Thursday, October 3
$15 per person
About the Program
Celebrate the contributions of women to the electronic games industry, past and present, during the second annual Women in Games celebration on October 3. Enjoy an evening of discussions with female innovators and leaders from the video game industry, including Jacinda Chew, Emily Greer, Keisha Howard, Robin Hunicke, Elizabeth LaPensée, Ann McCormick, Jennifer Oneal, Kellee Santiago, Meggan Scavio, Jen Taylor, and Kiki Wolfkill.
Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Guests must present tickets at the museum admissions desk the day of the event. Tickets are required for all guests. Admission is limited to 250 guests. Tickets are non-refundable. ASL interpretation will be provided for the event.
About The Strong
The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to the history and exploration of play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play.
Women in Games: Create! Student Symposium
Friday, October 4
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Age 17 and older
Registration and Fees
$40 non-refundable fee per person
About the Student Symposium
Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore important topics with trailblazing women and today’s leaders in the electronic gaming industry. In small group settings, participants will discuss the gaming industry, the creative process, and how to chart a path to success. Special guests include gaming innovators Jacinda Chew, Emily Greer, Keisha Howard, Robin Hunicke, Elizabeth LaPensée, Ann McCormick, Jennifer Oneal, Ryh-Ming Poon, Kellee Santiago, Meggan Scavio, and Jen Taylor.
Registration includes breakfast and lunch, a behind-the-scenes tour of The Strong’s collections, and the opportunity to visit the MAGIC game design center at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
This program is for high school and college students ages 17 and older. Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700. Participants must present tickets at the museum admissions desk the day of the event. Tickets are required for all participants. This event is limited to 30 participants. Tickets are non-refundable.
Roundtable Session #1
- Topic 1: Sparking the Imagination: The Creative Process
- Topic 2: Narrators and Characters: Telling Inclusive Stories
Roundtable Session #2
- Topic 1: Been There, Done That: Creative Plans for Success
- Topic 2: Pushing Creativity in Visuals and Sound
Women in Games: Create! Sponsored in part by Vicarious Visions
Women in Games: Create! Sponsored in part by Tasteful Connections, Inc.
In-kind support provided by Indus Hospitality Group