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International App Conference & AppJam

First speakers confirmed for November's do.

Dundee, September 16th 2010. The International AppConference has confirmed the first speakers participating in the event, which takes place at Discovery Point in Dundee on November 8th-10 th 2010. Speakers so far confirmed are:

Mark Ettle– Managing Director of Dundee-based Cobra Mobile, creator of iBomber, Low Grav Racer and other best-selling games John Chasey - Managing director of Finblade, Metismo and co-founder of IOMO, one of the first specialist mobile studios in the UK. Thomas Joos – Founder of mobile consultancy, designer & developer Jeroen Retrae and Lyan van Furth - co-founders Paul Trowe– Founder of Replay Games, USA, creators of downloadable content for next generation platforms Loretta Maxfield – Intellectual Property specialist from Thorntons Law. Mobile giant Nokia and Steel Media, the publisher of leading mobile gaming site, Pocket Gamer have also confirmed their participation.

The international AppConference, which will run alongside the 48 hour development challenge AppJam, is part-funded by the Interreg 'Creative City Challenge' project ( ).

Created by Dundee College and supported by industry partners, the three day AppConference is an event looking at the creation and development of applications for new platforms such as the iPad, iPhone, Android and Facebook. It promises to explore the issues facing the new generation of developers, creating applications for some of the world's largest and most rapidly evolving platforms.

Tickets for AppCon can be purchased at an early bird price of ?99 (plus VAT) until October 4, available for ?125 thereafter.

Tickets include the NeoN digital arts festival are also available at an early bird price of ?150 (plus VAT), jumping up to ?175 after October 4.

You can find out more about the events via or follow @AppJamDundee on Twitter.


Notes to editors:

The International App Conference & AppJam( )are part-funded by the Interreg 'Creative City Challenge' project ( )

Created by Dundee College and supported by industry partners. The AppCon has been created by Dundee College and is supported by partners including: Cobra Mobile, Denki, Digital Goldfish, Dynamo Games, Electric Tophat,, One Thumb Mobile, Realtime Worlds, Revolver PR, Sooper Double D, Tag Games, Waracle & YoYo Games.

North East Of North (NEoN)is an international digital arts festival featuring moving image, performance, music and technology driven arts. The over arching curatorial theme for 2010 is Character: evaluating the abstracted or physical agent in a work of art; investigation of the fictional or psychological systems; observation of the unit of information, symbol, sound or written language. Through this focused dimension NEoN intends to explore the notion of collaboration between visual art, information communication, media production and gaming that will expand digital development and knowledge. ( )

NEoN was created by Interactive Tayside ( ) .

Interactive Tayside is a partnership between public, private and academic sectors to develop and promote Tayside's digital media industry.

NEoN is sponsored by: Angus & Dundee City Council, Event Scotland, National Lottery Awards for All, The Japan Foundation, Creative City Challenge, Scottish Enterprise & the North Sea Screen Partnership

Partners include: Interactive Tayside, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA), Dundee City Council, The University of Abertay, Dundee College, Hungry Boy, Realtime Worlds, Revolver PR, Red Pepper Events & Insight Innovations



Andy Mackenzie

Dundee College


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