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NORTHERN EXPOSURE

WHAT IS NORTHERN EXPOSURE

A meeting of games industry minds on the banks of the Tyne.

Northern Exposure is a games conference held on the banks of the River Tyne, in Gateshead.

The event goes back to the roots of the region’s famous GameHorizon Conference by bringing together speakers from the North East games scene with guests from the wider games industry.

This one day event features talks from business owners, industry leaders, professionals and experts, to share stories of success and challenge. Hear expert tips and nuggets of knowledge to inspire your own business and games.

There are plenty of opportunities to network throughout the day, followed by a drinks party in the evening.

October 2018 Speakers

Topics include everything from running a business, publishing and marketing to art, technology and design

Sally Blake

Sally Blake

Hammerhead, Senior Producer

Stevie Ward

Stevie Ward

Caffeine, Community Developer and Streamer

Richie Southern

Richie Southern

Digital Union, Head

Emma Whitenstall

Emma Whitenstall

Generator, Head of Business Support

Natalie Griffith

Natalie Griffith

Identity Spark, CEO

Marc Williamson

Marc Williamson

Tag Games, CEO

Keeley Bunting

Keeley Bunting

Outplay, Senior Designer

Ron Ashtiani

Ron Ashtiani

Atomhawk, Founder

Bob Makin

Bob Makin

SockMonkey, Managing Director

October 2018 Event Schedule

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration, Breakfast and Networking (Sponsored by Proto)10:00 AMPROTO
2Introduction and WelcomeBob Makin 10:45 AMPROTO
3What do you want to be when you grow up? The passion that drives identityNatalie Griffith 11:00 AMPROTO
4Tag in 12: growing a mobile game studio over 12 yearsMarc Williamson 11:30AMPROTO
5Great In-Game Events for Player Engagement and MonetisationKeeley Bunting 12:00PMPROTO
6Introduction to GeneratorEmma Whitenstall 12:30PMPROTO
7Introduction to Digital UnionRichie Southern 12:35PMPROTO
8LUNCH: Pop Up Wok12:40PMPROTO
9Behind the Crab-Magnifying Glass: Building Communites That WorkStevie Ward 2:00PMPROTO
10Increasing Diversity in the Tech IndustrySally Blake 2:30PMPROTO
11Comfort Break3:00PMPROTO
12Panel: The Future of Northern Games Network3:30PMPROTO
13Start Up to Grown UpRon Ashtiani 4:00PMPROTO
14CloseBob Makin 4:30PMPROTO
15Drinks and Networking5:00PMHead of Steam

October 2018 Exhibitors

Thanks to our Event Partners who have supported this event.

October 2018 Sponsors

The people who make this event possible

Travel Information

Venue

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Hawks Road, Gateshead
NE8 3DF