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SEATTLE, Washington, May 9, 2008 - High-level networking and knowledge-sharing between online game industry professionals starts on May 13th, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel for those attending the 2008 ION Game Conference. Over 500 attendees representing 260 globally diverse companies have already signed on to participate in the ION experience. Only one day, Friday, May 9th, is left to register online for ION. Online registration ends on May 10th at 12 AM Pacific Standard Time.
ION attendees will have access to nearly 70 sessions covering a wide range of in-depth topics, led by over 110 game industry veterans. Keynote addresses over the three days are being given by Won Il Sue, Vice President of Neowiz; John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment; Yat Siu, Founder and CEO of Outblaze, Typhoon Games, and Sanrio Digital; and Alex St. John, CEO of Wild Tangent.
To view the entire conference agenda, visit http://www.ionconference.com/agenda.php.
One of the key amenities that defines the sophistication of the ION Game Conference is the food and snacks served at the event. The gourmet food served during the keynote lunches includes cedar plank roasted salmon, prime rib French dip au jus, tiramisu with coffee crème anglaise, and much more.
Menus for the conference keynote lunches and snacks can be viewed here: http://www.ionconference.com/mailings/ionconnection_2008-05-05.html#intro.
Engaging networking opportunities have been prepared for ION attendees as well. "Speed date" style networking breakfasts are available to encourage participants to meet and greet while enjoying a hearty meal. After hours, the Welcome Reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriot Hotel and the Official Conference Networking Party at the Seattle Aquarium extend the socializing opportunities beyond the business of the day.
For more information about the official conference parties, visit http://www.ionconference.com/mailings/ionconnection_2008-05-08.html#intro.
James Hursthouse, President of GNi Japan and ION Game Conference Advisory Board Chairman describes the values behind ION this way: "ION has clearly established itself as one of the premier business events focused on the online games industry and we look forward to another great year. The whole Advisory Board takes great pride in the efforts made to ensure that both the conference content and networking opportunities are second to none."
"ION Conference is going to rock!" adds Brandon Reinhart, Lead Designer at Spacetime Studios and Design Track Advisor. "We've got a great line up of top notch game designers covering topics that should appeal to developers of large scale MMOs or small scale mobile online games. We've got developers from every corner of the globe here to talk about developing markets worldwide. I'm really excited to get out to Seattle and dig into the sessions, because I know the conference is going to improve my development skills. Food, friends, and online game design — is there anything better?"
The ION Game Conference is an annual Seattle-based game industry event designed for an experienced international attendee audience or those who strive to network and learn about new online game development and business trends. Visit the official website at http://www.ionconference.com for the latest news and information about the 2008 ION Game Conference. For more information about the global and diversified advisory board supporting the ION Game Conference, visit http://www.ionconference.com/advisors.php.
To keep informed about the latest news about ION and the online game industry, sent straight to your e-mail Inbox, sign up for the free ION Connection newsletter at http://www.ionconference.com/signup.html. To network and share news with fellow members of the online game development community, join up with the ION Network here: http://ionnetwork.ning.com.
ION is Powered By:
2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE SPONSORS: 24 Seven, Aria, Big Fish Games, BigWorld, Convergys, Dolby, Eidos, enterpriseSeattle, GNi, Goodwin Procter, iovation, Kelley Drye, MindArk, Omni Interactive Audio, Parature, PlaySpan, PLAYXPERT, PowerUp Games, Solid State Networks, Sony Online Entertainment, Terremark, Testronic Laboratories and Vivox.
2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE PARTNERS: Association of Virtual Worlds, China GC Networks, DFC Intelligence, MPOGD, Pearl Research, Stratics, Themis Group and Thisisgame.
About Evergreen Events
Evergreen Events, Inc., ( http://www.evergreenevents.org/), 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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