The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced today the Jade Raymond (BAFTA-nominated game developer), best known for creating blockbuster game franchises including Assassin’s Creed, will deliver the 2015 BAFTA Games Lecture.
The BAFTA Games Lecture provides an insight into the creative experiences of some of the world’s most compelling games professionals, and provides a platform to share their personal vision for the future of the industry. Jade Raymond will be the first woman to deliver the lecture, following previous speakers including Will Wright, Peter Molyneux, Hideo Kojima, Drs Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk and David Cage.
Harvey Elliott, Chair of the BAFTA Games Committee, said: “Jade Raymond has played a leading role in creating some of the most influential games of the last decade. She is passionate about games, and equally passionate about the development of the future games workforce. Jade’s support for women in games is particularly significant and we look forward to welcoming her to BAFTA to share her insights and experiences.”
The event will take place on Friday 8 May at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London and public tickets will go on sale at 13:00 on Friday 17 April. To book tickets, go to the BAFTA whats-on page.
Don’t worry if you cannot attend as video highlights, a podcast and a transcript from the event will be available on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel.
Further information on up and coming events and the recent BAFTA Games Awards can be found here.