Call For Submissions Now Open For 2008 Game Developers Conference

SAN FRANCISCO—Aug. 16, 2007—The CMP Game Group is now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, tutorials and poster sessions at the 2008 Game Developers Conference (GDC). GDC, CMP Technology’s annual conference dedicated to the art, science and business of games, will take place at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center February 18– 22, 2008. Abstracts can be submitted via the official GDC website at http://www.gdconf.com. Submissions are being accepted through Monday, October 1.

Prospective speakers can address topics ranging from game production and business to programming, art, design and audio. In addition, this year the conference is seeking casual, independent and serious games content, each of which will be addressed during two-day tutorials on Monday and Tuesday of the GDC, as well as in traditional hour-long sessions throughout the main conference Wednesday through Friday. Abstracts are reviewed, graded and selected by the GDC advisory board before final decisions are made on specific sessions. The GDC 2008 advisory board includes four new members, each with considerable talent, knowledge and experience in videogame design and visual arts; they are Pandemic Studios’ Carey Chico, Square Enix’s Ichiro Otobe, Blizzard Entertainment’s Rob Pardo and SCEE London Development Studio’s Dave Ranyard. The advisory board also includes fourteen additional senior industry figures including Cerny Games’ Mark Cerny, Exigent’s Paul Steed, Eidos’ Julien Merceron, Microsoft Game Studios’ Laura Fryer, Shiny Entertainment founder David Perry, Electronic Arts’ Louis Castle and many others.

"One of the key elements that makes GDC the one crucial developer event of the year, is that the content is presented by the world's leading developers at the cutting edge of game creation," said Jamil Moledina, executive director, Game Developers Conference. "To that end, we are encouraging multiplatform and interdisciplinary sessions; asking developers of casual, online, mobile, serious, and indie games to submit targeted talks for the main conference; and offering our call for papers significantly closer to GDC.”

For the second year, the GDC site features an all-new welcome video featuring advisory board member David Perry helping those applying for the first time to understand what makes a successful submission. For further information and to begin the submission process, please visit http://www.gdconf.com

About the CMP Game Group ( www.cmpgame.com)

The CMP Game Group delivers essential information and enables community within the game industry through events, services, and media. The group's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference and the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com. For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com.

About CMP Technology ( www.cmp.com)

CMP Technologyis a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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