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Interface 9 was an online event by, and for, the games industry held on 6th May 2020 that raised £3,000 (link) for Scottish NHS charities. Featuring eight speakers for just ten minutes each to create a varied and interesting event. Talk subjects can be very wide ranging; essentially anything that’s likely to be of interest to the majority of the audience.

It can be watched here: https://youtu.be/CX9iw7QSA3Y

For those interested in how the event was run, a followup blog appeared on Gamasutra (link).

Speakers were:
- Ron Ashtiani, Founder, ronashtiani.com
- Thomas Bidaux, CEO, ICO Partners
- Harry Hamer, VC, London Venture Partners
- Jess Hider, Technical Designer, Rare
- Nicoll Hunt, Indie-ish Developer, I Fight Bears / Space Ape Games
- Rich Keith, CEO, Fourth Floor Creative
- Arran Langmead, Tech Artist & Uk Evangelist, Epic Games
- Phil Scott, Director of Developer Relations (Europe), nVidia

Email colin@indiechampions.com if you’re interested in speaking, or with any queries.

This is a free event, intended for anyone working in/around the games industry, but open to anyone. Fundraising on the night will be for Scottish NHS charities.

Testimonials:
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Paul Durrant of the UK Games Fund; “A fantastic blend of speakers in a slick and short schedule around a common theme that kept the audience engaged.”
- Mark Hogarth, Partner at Techstart Ventures; “a great networking opportunity for everyone involved; bringing together a unique group of developers and speakers that would otherwise be hard to find”
- Matt Tester of Universal Music; “an excellent and insightful event, attracting a range of talent from the gaming industry. Universal Production Music were proud to support the inaugural event.”
- Philip & Andrew Oliver, Game Dragons; “We had a fantastic time, learnt loads, and met with so many great people.”
- Bobby Wertheim, Head of Content, Sega Searchlight “A friendly, and cosy atmosphere, perfect for networking with local talent as well as having a platform to talk about what you are passionate about to a receptive audience!”

Interface 9 is the online incarnation of the Games|Drinks|Scotland events, past events / speakers were:

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4th March 2020, Dundee
Ryan Bentley & Reuben Moyler, Universal Production Music
Neil Parmer, Escape Technology
Imre Jele, Bossa Studios
Chris McLaughlin, Moon Mode VR
Brian Baglow, Proper QA
Nick Streeter, Special Effect
Stuart Baird, Forza livery painter
Silvia Ferrero, MediaLoc
Ross McDonald, Ruffian Games

3rd March 2020, Glasgow
Graeme McKellan, NoCode
Chris McLaughlin, Moon Mode VR
Neil Parmer, Escape Technology
Hazel Gibbens, Tech Nation
Ryan Bentley & Reuben Moyler, Universal Production Music
Special Effect
David Purvis, Spelfie
Stuart Baird, Forza livery painter

2nd March 2020, Edinburgh
Chris Scullion, Games Journalist
Nick Barratt, Proper QA
Ryan Bentley & Reuben Moyler, Universal Production Music
Chris McLaughlin, Moon Mode VR
Sara Gatland, Filmmaker
Special Effect
Neil Parmer, Escape Technology
Greg Maguire, Humain

7th November 2019, Dundee
Philip and Andrew Oliver AKA The Oliver Twins
Bobby Wertheim, Sega
Mhairi Maxwell and Kirsty Hassard, V&A Dundee
Neil Parmer, Escape Technology
Paul Farley, Chilli Connect (Unity)
Neil Crawford, FindMyPast
Greg Lee, Ruffian Games
Alistair Low, Ninja Kiwi

5th November 2019, Edinburgh
Philip and Andrew Oliver AKA The Oliver Twins
Stuart Burnside, British Film Institute
Attila Vass, Speech Graphics
Mhairi Maxwell and Kirsty Hassard, V&A Dundee
Orfeas Boteas, Krotos
Neil Parmer, Escape Technology
Greg Lee, Ruffian Games
Tim Dew, Games Without Frontiers,

4th November 2019, Glasgow
Philip and Andrew Oliver AKA The Oliver Twins
Ged Grimes, Heist Records
Stuart Burnside, British Film Institute on Video Games Tax Credits
Danny Buksh, Glasgow School of Art
Sara Gatland, Video Editor
Neil Parmer, Escape Technology
Nick Streeter, Special Effect
Jason Frame, Curious Chip
Jeff Robbins, Bithell Games

31st July 2019, Dundee
Meredith More, V&A Dundee
Paul Leishman, Team Junkfish
Karen Troop, Freemantle Media
Graham McAllister, UX Expert
Sharon Methven, DC Thomson
Nazan Ünlütürk, ChilliConnect
Andrew Macdonald, Scottish Game Dev Association
Ronan Sandford, Etherplay
James Cope, Ruffian Games

30th July 2019, Glasgow
Lauren Bassam, V&A Dundee
Karen Troop, Fremantle Media
Simon Byron, Curve Digital
David Fox, indie game developer
Korina Abbot, Kinetic Atom
Stephen Hey, Merge Games
James Stewart, Get Well Gamers
Chris Scullion, Games Journalist
Jon McKellan, NoCode

17th April 2019, Dundee
Mal Abbas, Biome Collective
Stephen Hey, Merge Games
Alexis Evans, Tag Games
Sean Taylor, InGame
Chris Scullion, Games Journalist
Paul Durrant, UK Games Fund
Mike Dailly, Ogre Games
Stuart Burnside, The British Film Institute
Mark Hogarth, TechStart Ventures
Matt Tester. Universal Music
Ged Grimes, Heist Records

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