Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Writing a keynote speech

I'm in the process of writing my keynote speech for the Women in Games Conference 2008. The event is held at the University of Warwick in West Midlands, UK. I'm really excited to go -- it will be my first solo travel abroad! -- but of course am kind of overwhelmed with the creation of the speech.

My topic is "The Perception of Games," which is broad enough to give me plenty to talk about for 45 minutes. I've written and delivered speeches before, but 45 minutes is pretty darn long.

I am very excited about it, and can't wait to report on the conference once I'm back home!


Curt Hopkins said...

Feel free to use any of the following lines. I've found each of them to be real "ice-breakers"!

Spent all afternoon on the banks of the Seine watching Sleestaks garrote prawns.

Dutch makes me FURIOUS.

'Santa Claus vs. Hitler'

"Why are poor people always hanging around in parks eating shrimp out of leather buckets?" C. Deneuve just asked. "I find it so tacky!"

He's a bad man so I put him in the cornfield.

I bought a key-cutting machine so I can duplicate keys with "do not duplicate" on them.

Valerie said...

Ooh lala! You will do brilliantly, Karen! Would love to hear more about games - and women gamers in particular.
Yer blog is cool, too.