The 2010 Game Developers Conference™ Canada (GDC Canada) has revealed a new set of sessions and networking opportunities tailored to game developers managing established franchises, developing new global titles, and looking to take advantage of new distribution models. GDC Canada 2010 will also present content for professionals looking to develop successful franchises for consoles, iPhone and digitally distributed platforms. The second annual conference is returning to the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC from May 6-7, 2010.
The newly-announced sessions from the 2010 GDC Canada are geared towards established studio as well as first time publishers who are grappling with legal and business development strategies needed to identify commercially successful projects in emerging game spaces.
These featured sessions include:
o Bringing Your Game to the Web - 73 Practical Tips
Speakers: Bjarne Rene (Managing Director, Vostopia.com), Tore Birkeland (Technical Director, Vostopia.com)
o Console Games – New Realities Require New Strategies to Win
Speakers: Howard Donaldson (Vice President - Studio Operations, Disney Interactive), Kelly Zmak (Former GM, Radical Entertainment), Adel Chaveleh (TimeGate Studios, Inc.), Dan Tudge (VP and General Manager, Propaganda Games), Dan Winters (VP Developer Relations, Activision Blizzard)
o Funding for Game Developers - Do’s and Don’ts
Speaker: Glenn Entis (Founder and General Partner, Vanedge Capital)
o One Year in the App Store: A Case Study of Backflip Studios
Speaker: Julian Farrior (CEO / Founder, Backflip Studios)
o Tax Credits: How Does This Affect My Decision on Where and How to Produce a Game?
Speaker: Howard Donaldson (Vice President - Studio Operations, Disney Interactive)
In addition to the two days of sessions, GDC Canada offers the ideal venue for studio heads, developers and investors to come together and discuss business. Towards that end, GDC Canada 2010 is introducing the Business to Business Lounge, supported by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. The lounge is a place for industry business development professionals, fellow developers and leading tool vendors to make deals and network. To help further initiate these important business connections, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service can facilitate introductions between investors and domestic and international developers.
GDC Canada kicks off with the official opening night party at 8pm on Wednesday, May 5 sponsored by Epic. For more information on pass options, sessions and special events, visit GDC-Canada.com.