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Evergreen Events Reveals Game Plan for Career Discovery

Career Discovery series bridges ground between sought-after careers and school-age students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE, Washington, February 5, 2007 - Evergreen Events is extremely proud to announce a series of upcoming educational events under the "Career Discovery" banner. Each Career Discovery event will cover a specific vocational topic. The first of the events, "Career Discovery 1, Careers in the Game Industry," will be held on March 24th in Bellevue Washington at the Interlake Performing Arts Theatre.

The Career Discovery series is a sequence of day-long events with a strong focus on middle school and high school students. The Career Discovery Series will feature informative sessions from leading industry experts from a wide variety of backgrounds, including the games and film industries as well as careers related to writing, art, and animals. Attendees will be able to interact face to face with speakers and sponsors to learn more about their career options. Evergreen Events is hoping to inspire and motivate young people to not only consider their career paths and critical decisions they will face along the way, but to follow their dreams and passions. Evergreen Events is working closely with Washington School career counselors to help design career-minded programs that are educational for students, parents, and teachers alike.

"Career Discovery is a terrific opportunity for speakers to share with students the challenges and rewards they encountered progressing in their careers," proclaims Cynthia Freese, CEO for Evergreen Events, Inc. "Students are excited about meeting role models, especially from an exciting career field they can relate to like the interactive entertainment industry. I expect this event will be a perfect place to showcase new ideas and new technology to the next generation of movers and shakers."

Gold sponsor DigiPen Institute of Technology's, Raymond Yan, Senior VP of Operations asserts, "As a leader in game development education, DigiPen Institute of Technology is pleased to be a major sponsor of the Career Discovery event for students in our community to learn more about what it takes to work in this exciting yet challenging industry."

Key Speakers for the "Career Discovery 1: Careers in the Game Industry":

Michael Austin - Hidden Path Entertainment

Nelson Brown - Amaze Entertainment

Kevin Chung - Amaze Entertainment

Christopher Erhardt - DigiPen Institute of Technology

Jess Lebow - Flying Lab Software

Chris Taylor - Gas Powered Games

Mark Terrano - Hidden Path Entertainment

Robin Walker - Valve

John Williamson - Zombie Studios

Visit the Career Discovery official website at

http://www.careerdiscovery.org for registration, latest news, and

information about the entire Career Discovery series. Website visitors

can also sign up to receive updates and information on future Career

Discovery events.

For more information on being a Career Discovery sponsor or speaker, contact Evergreen Events Directly.

About The DigiPen Institute of Technology

The DigiPen Institute of Technology is authorized to offer degree programs in Washington State and is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. (Please see DigiPen's Authorization and Accreditation details at www.digipen.edu). At DigiPen, students not only learn the academic skills for making games and animations, but they also learn how to perform in teams, design complete projects, and produce on a schedule. The Institute offers the following degree programs:

Master of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Real Time Interactive Simulation Associate of Science in Real Time Interactive Simulation Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation Associate of Applied Arts in 3D Computer Animation

More information about DigiPen is available by visiting www.digipen.edu.

About Evergreen Events

Evergreen Events, ( www.evergreenevents.org), is dedicated to the enrichment of the games industry through innovative, high-quality conferences that are both informative as well as connective. Our directors and advisors have decades of game industry and conference

experience.

Contact Information:

Edward Van Duering

press@evergreenevents.org

Evergreen Events

12922 206th Ct. SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

Voice: 425-996-8478; Fax: 425-642-8256

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