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WGA and WEDC are proud to present Wisconsin Games Alliance Pro Series, a month filled with industry talks presented by leading game developers! Kicking off our series keynote is BAFTA award winning game director and entrepreneur, Brenda Romero! Romero asks the question, who determines the cultural and societal considerations of our physical and digital lives? What gets left out, and what gets brought in? Meta verses are mirrors of their creators. As a game director, Romero has worked on over 50 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons & Dragons and Def Jam franchises. Romero is the recipient of multiple lifetime achievement awards, a Grace Hopper Award, a GDC Ambassador Award. Romero is CEO and co-founder of Romero Games based in Galway, Ireland. This is surely a talk not to miss! 

Brenda Romero, Keynote
April 6th, 2022 - 12:00 PM (CDT)


Catch our second speaker in the Pro Series, Sarah Spiers, Senior Producer at PUBG Madison presenting Cheerleading from the Trenches: Producers as Team Advocates. Sarah serves as the Interim Executive Director of the IGDA Foundation, a non-profit focused on growing and retaining marginalized developers in the game industry. Sarah was recently inducted into the Women In Games Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement and was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Games for her leadership and impact.  

Sarah Spiers, Cheerleading from the Trenches: Producers as Team Advocates
April 13th, 2022 - 12:00 PM (CDT)




Our third speaker in the series, Nina Cammarata, Senior Environment Artist at PUBG Madison will be sharing her knowledge with Transforming Your Thinking About Environment Art. Explore some of the fundamentals pivotal to modern Environment Art development, and learn how to adjust your thinking to cement those fundamentals into your work. Previously, Nina has worked on games such as Injustice 2 Mobile and Mortal Kombat X Mobile. At PUBG she has contributed to many maps, including Sanhok, Karakin, Haven, and more. She is currently working on the next major iteration for PUBG: Battlegrounds. 

Nina Cammarata, Transforming Your Thinking About Environment Art
April 20th, 2022 - 12:00 PM (CDT) 


Anchoring our Pro Series with the ending keynote is the illustrious Sir Ian Livingstone. Listen to Life is a Game, Ian’s entertaining and visual account of his struggles as an entrepreneur in the 1970s when he and Steve Jackson set up Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe. The duo went on to write The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first Fighting Fantasy gamebook in the series which went on to sell 20 million copies worldwide. As Executive Chairman at video game publisher Eidos plc he launched hit titles such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Hitman. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Sumo Group and a founding partner in Hiro Capital, a UK venture capital fund. 

Sir Ian Livingstone, Life is a Game
April 27th, 2022 - 12:00 PM (CDT)




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