Allowing plenty of time for the careful selection of guest speakers at the next E3 expo, organisers have invited proposals from the industry for the 2006 event, to be held in May.
Session ideas can be submitted via the event website at www.e3expo.com between today and the 18th November. The conference sessions are open to all topic ideas, but ideas of particular interest in the current market include the transition to next generation consoles, the impact of handheld devices such as the PSP and DS, the expansion of Massively Multiplayer Online Games, digital distribution and the development of wireless and portable gaming markets.
Although somewhat overshadowed by the commercial showcase of new software, hardware and peripherals, the E3 conference sessions offer an invaluable forum for the exchange of ideas, resolution of issues and analysis of the development of the games industry, attracting thousands of attendees from all sectors of the industry.
2005 conference highlights included panels on the creation of AAA software titles, pitching game ideas to major publishers and a game preview panel discussion which featured Ubisoft's forthcoming movie tie-in, Peter Jackson's King Kong.
Speakers at the conference sessions, which run from the 9th-11th May 2006, will be granted free access to all areas of the expo, scheduled for three days from the 10th-12th May.