Women in Games Conference Cancelled
by Annie Byrne
The seventh edition of the Women in Games Conference, hosted by the University of Bradford in cooperation with Bradford College, has been cancelled due to a lack of delegates signing up for the dates. Due to be held from 25 – 26 March, the conference had a strong line up of speakers including the Digital Games Research Association, Schell Games and the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology. A statement from this year’s conference chairpersons, University of Bradford lecturer in computer games, Kaye Elling, and Researcher at Bradford College, Marian Carr, said: "We are very sorry to announce that this year's Women in Games Conference has been cancelled due to low delegate numbers."The conference team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of WIG2010, and hope that you will continue to support Women in Games in any future events," they added. Full refunds will be issued to those who have already purchased tickets.The organiser says the goal for Women In Games 2010 was “to build bridges between different cultures within the games industry, game markets and game study, in what is becoming an increasingly globalised marketplace”.