Women in Games International announced today that Dona Bailey, creator of Centipede, will be the keynote speaker for their upcoming conference, titled “She’s Got Game.”

In her keynote, Dona Bailey will take a look at where videogames have been, where they are now and in which direction she’d like to see them develop.

Featured women in gaming panel discussions will be “Diversity Equals Dollars: Why having a diverse development team is good for your bottom line” and “Her Virtual Life: Women and Online Games.” Related round table discussions will include topics like “Attracting and Retaining Female Players in Virtual Worlds,” “Looking Good on Paper,” “Handing Your Daughter the Controller,” “Making Good Industry Connections” and more.

Fiona Cherbak, WIGI Steering Committee Member and Strategic Alliances Chair, said, “We know that there have been certain, significant changes in the industry over the last two decades, especially in relation to workplace diversity and understanding how a diverse workplace affects game product success in the marketplace. The WIGI-Austin conference is proving to be a timely, well-positioned opportunity to focus on this evolution and find out how we can leverage this knowledge for both the current and next generation of game industry workers, and the game players who buy their products.”

The conference is being held Saturday, September 8, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center.

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