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ION Game Conference 2008

MMO developers conference finalizes agenda of goings-on.


SEATTLE, Washington, April 14, 2008 - The complete conference schedule for the 2008 ION Game Conference is now online. With over 100 speakers seated on almost 70 sessions, the agenda reflects the conference's promise to deliver cutting edge information and compelling networking opportunities across three full days. The 2008 ION Game Conference will take place in Seattle, Washington from May 13-15 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Among the new speakers listed in the full schedule and participating at the 2008 ION Game Conference are:

• Craig Sherman, CEO of Gaia Online

• Rich Weil, Community Director of Cartoon Network

• Dr. Lars Butler, Founder and CEO of Trion World Network

• Grant Wei, Director of Publishing of Cryptic Studios

• John K. Bates, Business Development & Strategic Marketing with Mindark / Entropia Universe

Visit to view the complete list of speakers and full scheduling for sessions.

Less than a month remains before the excitement of 2008 ION Game Conference officially commences. Only two weeks remain to register online at the discounted rate of $695 for one of the year's most influential and forward-thinking conferences within the game industry. An attendee pass at the 2008 ION Game Conference permits access to all keynotes, the expo floor, all sessions and panels, as well as conference parties. The entire room block for the conference has just sold out at the official conference venue and hotel, the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel; however, organizer Evergreen Events has negotiated an extension on the discounted rate for attendees. However, this exclusive rate extension will expire on Friday, April 18, 2008.

The ION Game Conference is an annual game industry event designed for an international attendee audience, for those who strive at the highest level to network and learn about new online game development and business trends. Visit the official website for the latest news and information about the 2008 ION Game Conference. To review the global and diversified advisory board supporting the ION Game Conference, visit

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2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE SPONSORS: Aria, BigWorld, Dolby, Eidos, Enterprise Seattle, GNi, Goodwin Procter, iovation, Kelley Drye, Mindark, Omni Interactive Audio, Parature, PlaySpan, PLAYXPERT, PowerUp Games, Solid State Networks, Sony Online Entertainment and Vivox.

2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE PARTNERS: Association of Virtual Worlds, China GC Networks, MPOGD, Pearl Research and Themis Group.

About Evergreen Events

Evergreen Events, Inc., (, is an independent Seattle area-based producer of conferences and events for the interactive entertainment industry. Evergreen Events is dedicated to the enrichment of both established and aspiring professionals through innovative first-class events offering exceptional content that is compelling, educational, and cogent. Our directors and advisors bring over a century of collective successful experience and involvement in the game industry.


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