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Women in Games International Announces San Francisco Event

Half-day conference features ?Games for Women, Games by Women? (February 05, 2006)

Women in Games International has announced a half-day conference in San Francisco that includes an opening keynote address, a post-conference networking reception and a recruiter Q&A with resume and portfolio reviews.

Program topics include:
* Keynote speaker Robin Harper, SVP of Community and Support for Linden Lab, will present "From the Virtual to the Real: How Second Life created an online world and community that strongly appeals to women, and how the virtual world has changed the real life of women participants."
* Marketing to Women
* An Array of Career Options
* Designing Games for both Genders
* The Ultimate Challenge: Balancing Work and Personal Life
* The Executive Perspective

This Women In Games International event is sponsored by title sponsor Microsoft Game Studios, event sponsor Ubisoft and series sponsors International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Game Developers Conference (GDC), Girls in Games,,, BusinessWire and ThemePark Studios.

Conference is 12 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, February 18
Fort Mason Conference Center, Landmark Building A
Attendance is $45 and space is limited.
Attendees are invited to register online today. Register at

Speakers include:
Ellen Beeman, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation; Amy Bendotti, Recruiter, Monolith Productions; Brenley Brotman, Senior Recruiting Manager, Lucasfilm; Don Daglow, CEO, Stormfront; Sheri Graner Ray, Content Designer, Cartoon Network; Gano Haine, VP Product Development, LimeLife; Sheri Hargus, CTO, Her Interactive; Kat Hunter, Frag Doll ?Katscratch, Ubisoft; Erica Kohnke Kain, President, Kohnke Communications; Tina Kettell, Staffing Consultant, Microsoft Game Studios; Nicole Lazzaro, President, XEO Design; Peter Leahy, Executive Producer of Online Products, CMP Game Group; Mitzi McGillvray, General Manager for Casual Games, Slam Dunk Productions; Robin McShaffry, VP of Operations,; Elisabeth Marty, HR Director, Linden Lab; Heidi Perry, Vice President of Marketing, PlayFirst; Nicky Robinson, Technical Director, Limelife; John Romero, EVP of Game Development, Independent Developer; Morgan Romine, Frag Doll ?Rhoulette, Ubisoft; Kathy Schoback, VP of Content Acquisition, Ageia; Lisa Sikora, Product Marketing Lead, Microsoft Casual Games; Margaret Wallace, CEO, Skunk Studios.

For more information visit

Microsoft Game Studios invites you to Women In Gaming on March 23, 5 7 pm in the Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel, adjunct to Game Developers Conference, San Jose.


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