Berlin, April 11, 2011: UBM TechWeb Game Network is teaming up with community management specialists Two Pi Team to organize the Community Management Summit at this year’s Game Developers Conference Europe™ (GDC Europe). On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, community managers from all over the world will have an opportunity to benefit from networking, sharing ideas with cross-cutting areas, and panel discussions on the latest trends and developments.
“Community management is becoming increasingly important. We’re delighted to be working with a leading company in this field and look forward to spotlighting this theme at a GDC,” declared Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development, UBM TechWeb, and Event Director for GDC Europe.
The Community Manager Conference was debuted by Two Pi Team in 2010 and is the first networking conference in the world to be set up by community managers for community managers. Presentations and debates will cover a wide range of topics aimed at community managers from the games industry and other sectors. Following its successful launch in 2010, this year the Community Manager Conference will be organizing a summit at GDC Europe.
“Our main objective behind the summit and the Community Manager Conference remains to raise awareness for the career of community manager and to give everyone working in this field a platform for exchange,” explained Nadja Bastawi, Chief Visionary Officer at Two Pi Team.“Working with GDC Europe will enable us to expand and build on this vision.”
To find out more about GDC Europe, log on to www.gdceurope.com.
For more information about Two Pi Team, visit www.two-pi-team.de
About the UBM TechWeb Game Network
A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the UBM TechWeb Game Network– formerly known as the Think Services Game Group– offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include the Game Developers Conference®, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com and network of sites, the Game Advertising Online ad network, the Game Developers Conference® Online, the Game Developers Conference Europe™, the Game Developers Conference™ China, the Game Developers Conference™ Canada, Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Game Career Seminars and GameCareerGuide.com, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards.
About UBM TechWeb, a division of United Business Media
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses– media solutions, marketing services and professional information– UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web&Digital professionals, Software and Game developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb’s communities. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street&Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
Two Pi Team:
Two Pi Team was founded in 2005 and is one of the leading providers for external Community Management worldwide. The 30 strong company which is based in Hilden, Germany, specializes in computer games, particularly MMOGs.
Two Pi Team offers a variety of additional services for games including Community Building, Moderation and support for Forums, Trainings, Localization and Social Media. Since 2005, the team has been operative for renowned companies and game projects.
The goal is to establish a lively and powerful community in order to develop and strengthen its image in the games community. Partners of Two Pi Team are among others: Bioware, Electronic Arts, Trion, Funcom, THQ, Bigpoint, Gamigo und Konami.
Two Pi Team has its own inhouse community crew and is in close contact with the major fan portals, fan pages and gamer communities.
Frank Sliwka, VP European Business Development
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