San Francisco – January 14, 2010 – After a successful 2009 debut at which more than 800 members of the Canadian game development community came together for learning, inspiration and networking, the Game Developers Conference™ Canada (GDC Canada) will return for a second year to the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC from May 6-7, 2010. GDC Canada will once again serve as the premier local event for developers and business development professionals looking for best practices for managing established franchises, developing new global titles, or looking to take advantage of new distribution models. This year’s conference will feature tracks focused on Digital Distribution, Social Games, and iPhone Games alongside tracks on Game Design, Business/Production, Programming, and Visual Arts. The Game Career Seminar also returns to GDC Canada as a one-day event for students and individuals who want to break into the video game industry. The second annual GDC Canada is presented by Reboot Communications and Think Services, the organizers of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference. Registration and conference information is available online at the official GDC Canada website at www.GDC-Canada.com.
GDC Canada 2010 will return with visionary keynotes, lectures, panels and roundtable discussions programmed by an advisory board of industry veterans from all across Canada. This year’s advisory board is comprised of Brenda Bailey (Deep Fried Entertainment), Steve Bocska (Pug Pharm), Howard Donaldson (Disney Interactive Studios), Dave Elton (EA Blackbox), Tabitha Hayes (EA), Dan Irish (Threewave), Jerome Kashetsky (National Research Council of Canada), Colin Macrae (EA), Gerri Sinclair (Great Northern Way Campus), Tarrnie Williams (EA), Kerry Whalen, (Ubisoft), and Kelly Zmak (Radical Entertainment).
“Attendees to this year’s GDC Canada will gain new insights to current technologies across different game platforms as well as new business opportunities and distribution models,” said Izora de Lillard, event director. “We’re proud return to Vancouver and provide the forum for Canadian developers to connect, celebrate, and further the industry.”
In addition to all of the conference’s editorial content, GDC Canada features an expo hall and a host of evening networking events. For more information about content and registration information for GDC Canada 2010, visit www.GDC-Canada.com.
About the Think Services Game Group
A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz and other Gamasutra Network websites, the Game Developers Conference ® , the Game Developers Conference ® Austin, the Game Developers Conference ® Europe, the Game Developers Conference ® China, the Game Developers Conference ® Canada, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards To learn more, visit www.tsgamegroup.com.
About United Business Media Limited
( www.unitedbusinessmedia.com) United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.
About Reboot Communications
Reboot Communications Ltd. is a Canadian company based in British Columbia, that specializes in organizing and implementing national and international conferences focused on information technology, public safety, privacy and security, health, electronic gaming and sustainability. Over the past fourteen years, Reboot has provided a full spectrum of conference management services to the private and public sector, including: marketing and communications, logistics, agenda development, sponsorship sales, research and intergovernmental expertise. For more information please visit: http://www.rebootconference.com/.
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