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Australian digital media conference announced

Australia's Department of Industry and Resources, in partnership with the school of IT at Murdoch University in Perth, has announced preliminary details of the Joint International Conference on CyberGames and Interactive Entertainment expo.

Australia's Department of Industry and Resources, in partnership with the school of IT at Murdoch University in Perth, has announced preliminary details of the Joint International Conference on CyberGames and Interactive Entertainment expo.

CGIE 2006 is a two day event scheduled to run on December 4th-6th, and will take place in Perth, Western Australia. The conference and expo is designed to enable professionals, researchers and developers to familiarise themselves with the latest developments in the games industry, create networking and business opportunities and sample the latest innovations and creations in digital media.

David Parkinson, project manager for Innovation and Emerging Industries at the Department of Industry and Resources, commented: "Events such as the CyberGames 2006 conference will provide an opportunity to showcase Western Australia âs creativity to an international audience and to create an occasion to establish networks and contacts that may foster broader partnerships in this global industry sector."

"The conference will also provide emerging practitioners and companies from within Western Australia with exposure to the latest in research and games industry best practice," he added.

The CGIE expo will include lectures and discussions on topics including art, technology and game design, with insight from industry professionals in digital media, digital business modelling, and digital production, on both a national and international level.

Conference details, registration and sponsorship or lecturing opportunities can be found by visiting the CGIE 2006 website.

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