Announcing the Women in Games Global Festival 2021

Announcing the Women in Games Global Festival 2021

The Women in Games Galaxy will encompass more star events & satellite activities than ever before 

Conference, Awards, Games Jam, Esports Tournament, Networking, Community Events and more will be hosted virtually from September 6th-18th 2021

Women in Games has announced details of its new, expanded Women in Games Global Festival 2021, taking place virtually – across all your devices – from September 6th to 18th

The Women in Games Global Festival 2021 is a first of its kind, inviting women within the games ecosystem and their allies from across the world to gather in the digital Women in Games Galaxy for a collaboration of community and industry partners that will provide a universe of entertaining, informative and inspiring celestial experiences.

The Festival will encompass:

Launch Event

Taking place on the evening of Monday September 6th, the Launch event will be hosted via the Hopin platform and will allow delegates to network and enjoy entertainment. This event is free to attend. Simply register your interest using the subject line: Launch Event.

Women In Games Conference

The Women in Games Conference will once again sit at the heart of the Festival. Internationally established and respected, the Conference will Inspire, Engage and Educate, focusing on our four Key Pillars of:-

  • Community
  • Industry
  • Education
  • Policy

The two-day Conference will be broadcast and scheduled to suit all major time zones, allowing Women in Games around the world to tune in to inspirational speakers, fireside chats, panels, stories on day one.

And on day two visit the Expo Booths to connect to community groups, studios and businesses. Learn something new in our learning labs and network with a global community. 

Tickets will go on sale shortly, priced at just $25. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with the subject line: Tickets.

Women in Games Global Awards

For 10 years, the Women in Games Awards have played a vital role in recognising the talent and achievements of women throughout the industry. For 2021, they have been expanded to cover Video Games Awards, Women In Games Community Awards, Women in Games Education Awards, Women in Games Lifetime Achievement Awards, plus Gaming & Esports Awards.

Finalists will be announced on August 13th, with the Awards Ceremony taking place virtually via the Hopin platform on Saturday September 18th.

If you would like to find out more about attending or sponsoring the awards, get in touch with the subject line: Awards.

Women in Games Jam

Women in Games is delighted to once again collaborate with Into Games on this year’s Side Quest Games Jam, which will take place from Wednesday September 8th-15th. The week-long jam will feature livestreams with industry professionals to help participants in their game-making journey.

If you would like to get involved, get in touch, using the header Games Jam.

Esports Tournament

In 2020, Women in Games co-hosted its first ever esports Tournament to great success. It’s back for 2021, taking place over the weekend of September 11th & 12th. If you’d like to get involved, get in touch using the subject line: Esports Tournament.

Satellite Events

Importantly, the Women in Games Global Festival in 2021 will open up to companies and organisations across the games and esports sectors to host Satellite Events during the Festival fortnight.

This is an opportunity for those organisations to directly interact with women in games and esports around the world. These events will include Webinars, Roundtable Discussions, Networking, Wellbeing Sessions, Live-Testing, Open Studio Days, Cosplay, DJs & Entertainment, Virtual Quizzes & Competitions and more!

It’s entirely free to host a Satellite Event during the Festival. If you would like to get involved, contact Women in Games with the subject line: Satellite Events.

Closing date for submissions is August 13th.


There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for companies and organisations who would like to engage with the hugely influential Women in Games community – and show their support of this important Not For Profit organisation. To find out more get in touch using the subject line: Sponsorship.

Marie-Claire Isaaman, the CEO of Women in Games said:

The Women in Games Festival is a hugely important event in the calendar for highlighting gender diversity across games and esports around the world. The Festival is the only one of its kind and is celebrated for bringing women and allies together for two weeks of learning and inspiration. We urge as many individuals and organisations as possible to get involved and look forward to seeing many of you in September.”

For more information on the forthcoming Global Games Festival, visit the Women in Games website.

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