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Heavy hitters lined up for the third edition of the Montreal International Game Summit

Montreal, September 6, 2006 - The third edition of the Montreal International Game Summit, organized by Alliance numériQC, will take place on November 8 and 9 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. More than 60 speakers have confirmed presence at this unique event for video game developers and designers. Over 800 professional developers are expected to attend, to network with industry peers and share their knowledge and expertise.

Industry gurus accept the invitation

MIGS is very proud of its 2006 speakers lineup, and rightly so. Creators, developers and producers of games for consoles, PCs and mobile devices, online games and more will have the chance to see and listen to industry gurus and benefit from their expertise. More than 30 of the 50 or so presentations will deal with one of the four spheres of activity featured at the event: design, technique, programming and production/business. Participants can also attend the major sessions led by celebrated keynote speakers:

Reggie Fils-Aimé, President and COO of Nintendo of America Chaim Gingold, Game Designer, and Chris Hecker Technology Fellow at Maxis/EA, renowned for, among others, their work on SPORE Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Cofounder and Producer of Q Entertainment Inc. (Lumines (PSP), Meteos (NDS) and Ninety-Nine Nights (Xbox360) Ken Perlin, Professor/ Innovator, NYU Media Lab Glenn Entis, Vice-President and Chief Visual Officer, EA Worldwide

"Alliance numériQC is delighted with the speakers' enthusiastic response. As a result, this year's Summit program is more prestigious than ever, and sure to be fascinating for participants. In three years, our event has grown from the the foremost gathering of its kind in Canada, to one of the most anticipated game industry conventions worldwide," says Gilles Bertrand, General Manager, Alliance numériQC.

Major partners

MIGS benefits once again from the financial support of prestigious partners including Autodesk, leading partner for the 2nd consecutive year, and AGEIA, Ubisoft, Beenox-Activision, Nintendo, Electronic Arts Montréal, Artificial Mind and Movement, Havok, Audiokinetic, A.I. Implant and High Road Communications. The event is also supported by public partners : Investissement Québec, the Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and Canada Economic Development agency.

In addition, participants can attend seminars underwritten by various sponsors, including Autodesk, AGEIA, Havok, Audiokinetic, A.I. Implant and Softimage.

Special discounts for registration before September 30th

Be one of the first to register and save up to 30% on the regular admission fee. Simply register before September 30, 2006 on the Montreal International Game Summit website at Group rates are also available, as well as special rates for members of IGDA, ACM Siggraph and TIGA, the association representing game software developers in the UK and Europe.

About Alliance numériQC

Alliance numériQC - Québec's digital industry network - supports and accelerates the growth and competitiveness of the industry. Focusing its efforts on private companies and SMBs, the network has more than 200 members in the game, eLearning, education and Internet services and applications sectors. For anyone seeking to work with professionals in the field of interactive digital content, Alliance numériQC is the gateway.

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Source: Alliance numériQC,


Anne-Julie Gratton

High Road Communications

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Nathalie Bergeron

High Road Communications

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