WHAT IS GIG?

City of Ballarat, with the support of Federation University Australia, Highlands LLEN and other sponsors and supporters, hold an annual electronic-games focused expo for senior secondary students from Ballarat and surrounding regions.

The 2018 event will be held on Friday 18 May. It is an invitation-only event, with registrations currently being managed by Highlands LLEN.

The event highlights the potential career options available within the gaming industry, and exposes the transferability of these skills to other industries. As well as demonstrating to students what is available to them in terms of future study and work, it also highlights potential business opportunities within the Ballarat region to Australian Game Developers. Plus there is a focus on having fun!

Ballarat GiG features a main stage area where speakers from the gaming industry and Federation University Australia present to students, with the surrounding areas set up for gaming activity during breaks from the presentations – including virtual reality, the latest PC games and retro games. Sponsors also have exhibition booths in place – to provide information regarding potential career paths and study options for students.

WHO'S RUNNING IT?

City of Ballarat
The City of Ballarat coordinates the event, with support from Federation University Australia, the Highlands LLEN and industry partners such as Game Developers Association of Australia and industry partners. The City of Ballarat is committed to encouraging a pipeline of IT and creative industry skills that will support Ballarat and the region’s established industry base and build its reputation as a premier high tech and knowledge based regional economy.

Purpose
The event highlights the potential career options available within the gaming industry, demonstrates the learning pathways available locally, and showcases the games industry as being a legitimate and viable career option - with increasingly transferrable skills in our future economy. It also demonstrates to the industry Ballarat’s capacity to foster these skills.

Who is Ballarat GiG for?
Ballarat GiG is for students wanting to get more information on how to get into the games industry. It also provides information for teachers on potential careers pathways. It is an invitation-only event, with invitations and attendance coordinated by Highlands LLEN.

HOW TO REGISTER

The Program
There are two distinct elements:
1. Careers & Industry Opportunities; and
2. Having fun! Playing video games.

When and where is it on?
The 2018 event will be held on Friday 18 May. It is an invitation-only event, with registrations currently being managed by Highlands LLEN.

What does it cost?
Free Admission - School event.

If you have any questions about Ballarat GiG, please contact the City of Ballarat at
EconomicDevelopment@ballarat.vic.gov.au

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