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Call For Submissions Now Open For CMP Technology's 2007 Austin Game Developers Conference

SAN FRANCISCO - April 3, 2007 - The call for submissions to present lectures, roundtables and panel sessions at the 2007 Austin Game Developers Conference is open now through Monday, April 30. The three-day event, presented by the CMP Game Group, host of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference (GDC), will take place September 5-7, 2007 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

Building off of the Austin Game Conference which CMP acquired in October 2006, Austin GDC will feature four tracks: Game Audio, Writing for Games, and Online Games-including casual games, MMOs, and virtual worlds-and the all-new People's Choice, subdivided into four sub tracks:

Business and Management Community and Marketing Design Technology and Services Submissions may be made to the Game Audio, Writing for Games, and Online Games tracks; the proposals that are not selected for these three tracks will automatically be submitted to the People's Choice track voting site.

For a detailed list of topics and to submit a speaker proposal, please visit: http://austingdc.net/conference/callforsubmissions.htm

The strength of the Austin GDC will be built on the deep resources garnered from its association with the CMP Game Group under the guidance of the Austin GDC Board of Advisors., The CMP Game Group is the leading games industry media group dedicated to editorial integrity, industry growth, facilitating strategic partnerships, networking, and education. The Group will bring its editorial breadth of knowledge and experience from the GDC and its editorial products including the Webby Award winning Gamasutra.com and Game Developer Magazine. It will also leverage CMP's expert conference and event management experience, marketing resources, and exhibitor support from the industry-defining GDC. The experienced advisory board composed of leaders in their fields will guide the event's commitment to high quality education, exploration of innovation, and the nurturing of the game development community.

The GDC features over 300 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts.

About the CMP Game Group ( www.cmpgame.com)

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the CMP Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online and event products. These include Game Developer magazine, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, SeriousGamesSource.com, GameCareerGuide.com, the Game Developers Conference, the Austin Game Developers Conference, GDC China, GDC Mobile, the Serious Games Summit, the Hollywood and Games Summit, the Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com.

About CMP Technology ( www.cmp.com)

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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Tara Gibb

CMP Technology

415-947-6219

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