"Developing the developers of tomorrow"

An international conference for computer game educationalists and the development industry.

GAMES:EDU is an annual conference which aims to light a spark under the debate over the current and future education needs of the gaming community. It offers a unique opportunity for those who have a passion to transform the UK development community. GAMES:EDU brings together the UK’s foremost educators from across all disciplines to connect directly with developers and games producers, to exchange ideas and perspectives.

The GAMES:EDU conference is backed by Skillset, which works with both the industry and government to identify and tackle the skills and productivity needs of the audio visual industries throughout the UK.

GAMES:EDU06 takes place on Friday 14 July in Brighton. To mark the official opening of the conference Skillset (the sector skills council for the audio-visual industries) will announce the newly accreditated games courses at a drinks reception on Thursday 13 July with Ian Livingstone (EIDOS) and Kate O'Conner (Skillset) presenting the awards.

GAMES:EDU06 creates a space to share best practice and understanding with the aim of assisting educators to create and drive an agenda that truly meets the needs of the development community.

Senior staff from Skillset will share information on the new accreditation scheme and the support package available to those university courses that have been successful in their accreditation.

The games industry sees accreditation as the best means of enhancing provision of education in this sector by identifying, signposting and supporting higher education courses throughout the UK that provide the skills, knowledge and experience needed for individuals to confidently enter the computer games industry.

GAMES:EDU is produced and organised by Pixel-Lab ltd and Tandem Events