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NORTHERN EXPOSURE

27.02.2019

WHAT IS NORTHERN EXPOSURE?

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

Northern Exposure is a B2B 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.

The first Northern Exposure of 2019 will take place on Wednesday 27th February at the Northern Design Centre, Gateshead, UK.

Speakers

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

Imran Yusuf

Imran Yusuf

Professional Stand-Up Comedian

Richard Sanderson

Richard Sanderson

Chilli Connect, Lead Developer

Lucy Kyriakidou

Lucy Kyriakidou

2D Artist and Animator

Kane Forrester

Kane Forrester

Coatsink, Marketing Manager

Kish Hirani

Kish Hirani

Terra Virtua, CTO

Bruce Slater

Bruce Slater

Radical Forge, Founder and Creative Director

Adam Willingham

Adam Willingham

Ubisoft Reflections, Learning and Development Specialist

Ron Ashtiani

Ron Ashtiani

Atomhawk, Founder

Bob Makin

Bob Makin

SockMonkey, Managing Director

Event Schedule

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration09:30 AMNorthern Design Centre
2Introduction and WelcomeBob Makin 10:00 AMNorthern Design Centre
3The growing pains when balancing own IP work and contract workBruce Slater 10:15 AMNorthern Design Centre
4How To Be Shameless: The Life of a FreelancerLucy Kyriakidou 10:45AMNorthern Design Centre
5Morning Break11:15PMNorthern Design Centre
6How to avoid failing at the final hurdleKane Forrester 11:30PMNorthern Design Centre
7Failure to launch - avoiding day one disaster in online gamesRichard Sanderson 12:00PMNorthern Design Centre
8Lunch12:30PMNorthern Design Centre
9What challenges does the UK Games Industry face going forward?Dr Jo Twist OBE 1:30PMNorthern Design Centre
10Grow Your OwnAdam Willingham 2:00PMNorthern Design Centre
11Afternoon Break2:30PMNorthern Design Centre
12Leading a creative team through the design processRon Ashtiani 2:45PMNorthern Design Centre
13Interactive Panel: Benefit of GamesImran Yusuf , Kish Hirani , Dr Jo Twist OBE , Ron Ashtiani 3:15PMNorthern Design Centre
14Break3:45PMNorthern Design Centre
15UKIE Hub Crawl4:00PMNorthern Design Centre
16Drinks, Pizza and Networking!6:00PMNorthern Design Centre

Exhibitors

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Sponsors

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