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Leading Game Industry Recruiter Hosts VIP Contest for Serious Games Summit D.C.

Winner Receives Conference Pass and Dinner


Thursday, September 1---Austin,, a leader in international recruitment services for the interactive entertainment industry, is pleased to announce their second annual Serious Games Summit D.C. VIP Contest. Co-sponsored by the CMP Game Group, this online contest offers a VIP experience at the Serious Games Summit D.C to one lucky winner.

Presented by the CMP Game Group, the second annual Serious Games Summit D.C. (SGSDC) promises to be a unique two-day event focusing on interactive learning for shared challenges. The SGSDC brings together attendees from various fields, including health, military, government, academia, and more, to share ideas and methods for using non-entertainment games in training and educational environments. Scheduled from October 31 to November 1, the SGS conference program features dynamic keynotes, 40+ conference sessions organized in six tracks, and notable speakers. More details are available online at

Conference supporter is sponsoring the second annual VIP contest for the Serious Games Summit D.C., which includes one Serious Games Summit D.C. Pass (Value: $795); dinner at upscale Chesapeake Grill (Value: $150) and a complimentary one-year subscription to Game Developer Magazine: Digital Edition. The conference pass provides access to all sessions, lectures, panels, and keynotes, entrance into the Developer Showcase and entrance into the Opening Night Reception. The deadline to enter the VIP contest is Monday, October 10. The winner will be notified by October 12 by e-mail or telephone. Enter online at: http://

Robin McShaffry, VP of Operations for offers, "Since attending some of the very first gatherings of serious game developers, corporations and government bodies, we have been an enthusiastic promoter of this exciting genre of game development. Serious Games Summit D.C. represents the pinnacle of these events. I am proud of the growth in this very important area and look forward this year to seeing the latest applications for serious game technology."

This year's conference promises to both build on the success of last year's debut event and bring focus to the latest topics and trends in the serious games industry. A new conference feature will be the first Developer Showcase event being held on Tuesday, November 1 at the Serious Games Summit D.C. This inaugural gathering brings together developers and program managers to network, and enables developers to demo game content to interested parties. This is a must-attend event for anyone looking for a new serious game project to fund, a current game to adopt, or has one to share.

Serious Games Summit D.C. 2005 will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Serious Games Summit D.C. offers one all-inclusive pass to the conference for $795. Register early to take advantage of Early Rate pricing of $595. Discounted conference registration is available through Wednesday, September 21. To register online, visit:

About is a leading recruitment firm in entertainment software, representing top clients and creative leaders in the games software and hardware industries. With offices in London, Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, Washington D.C. and Miami, is continually seeking and placing highly-qualified creative, executive and technical talent for clients in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe and Australia.

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