Industry Week 2021 – website is now live!

Friday February 12, 2021

Industry Week 21

We’re excited to announce our website for Industry Week 2021 is now live! Check out the website now and see our amazing lineup of guests for yourself.  

We can’t wait for you all to see how many amazing guests we have coming your way. We’re going to make this year bigger and better than ever (virtually). Look out over the coming days and weeks for further guest and event announcements!

⭐ Competition ⭐

Do you want to win a £30 Amazon voucher? To enter simply attend Industry Week talks throughout the week. For a bonus entry share your experiences during the week on Twitter and/or Instagram using #IW21


  • The competition opens on Monday 8 March and will close on Friday 12 March
  • You must sign up and attend the event talks using your Confetti or NTU email address
  • The voucher will be sent to the winner’s registered student email address
  • The winner will be notified on Monday 15 March 2021
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their voucher
  • The voucher can not be exchanged for cash

For now we can give you a sneak preview of these amazing guests…

Brenda and John Romero

Without the work of John and Brenda Romero there wouldn’t be a gaming industry as we know it.  We have an unmissable chance to hear directly from them and ask any questions you might have about all things gaming.

Brenda and John Romero are award-winning games industry legends who are game director and studio director on the Empire of Sin franchise.

John is a virtuoso game developer whose work as a programmer, designer and level designer spans over 130 games, 109 of which have been published commercially. And Brenda is a BAFTA award-winning game director, entrepreneur, artist and Fulbright award recipient who has worked on 50 games and contributed to many seminal titles.

Games - John Romero

Anthony Farquhar-Smith

Ever wondered how Fantastic Mr Fox came to life? Anthony Farquhar-Smith is here to share his expertise and insights.

Stop-motion director Anthony has worked with the likes of Wes Anderson and Tim Burton on some of the most beloved animation films.

His storytelling and original animation style has led him to directing television commercials and programmes, as well as being the lead animator on Fantastic Mr Fox, and working on Corpse Bride and Isle of Dogs.

Media - Anthony FS

Sylvia Massy

Go behind the scenes and learn what it’s like to be an in-demand audio expert – and even learn what a piano sounds like when it’s pushed off a cliff!

Sylvia wrote the rule book and tore it up: never one to look at the picture in an obvious way, she’ll tell us what it’s like to work with Tool, Prince, Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rick Rubin. Recently Sylvia mixed Taylor Hawkin’s solo album with the likes of Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh and Roger Taylor as ‘fader fodder’.

Music - Sylvia Massi (Undertow)

We’ll be revealing more details on our brilliant line-up for Industry Week 20201, so stay tuned with us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

In the meantime, why not watch some of last year’s guests being interviewed over on our YouTube channel.

Are you interested in attending events like Industry Week as part of your studies? Book onto a virtual open day to find out more about our offer at Confetti.