FuturePlay 2007 - Only one week away

Get out of your office or cubicle! The investment is small and the benefits great, plus it is a wonderful professional development opportunity. Future Play 2007, November 15-17, at the Novotel in Toronto, Ontario, is just a week away! Learn about the gaming industry, current trends and research.

Who’s going to be at Future Play 2007? Game development experts and researchers from across Canada, the US, the UK, Sweden, Norway, and New Zealand. You’ll meet people from Microsoft, Garage Games, Groove Games, MIT, UOIT, Western, the MARS Discovery District, Carleton University, Michigan State University, Silicon Knights, Artificial Mind and Movement, and many other keen minds from in and around the gaming world.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to improve your skills, expand your business, leverage academic research for game design, and network with potential partners and prospective employees. The Future Play 2007 Conference is approaching fast.

A Pre-Conference Seminar, on November 14, geared towards game production professionals, will teach attendees about ways to improve their production processes and management skills, will allow for networking with other like-minded professionals, and will provide participants their personal copy of "The Game Production Handbook". (sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre)

Don't miss out. Register Now! http://www.futureplay.org

About Future Play 2007

Algoma University College has teamed up with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to bring you many of the leaders in the gaming world today to examine the future and potential of computer gaming underthe tag of Research. Play. Share.

The conference themes include academic research and emerging industry trends on: future game development (game technology and design) and future game impacts and applications (designing games for learning, for gender, for serious purposes, and to impact society). Industry and academic perspectives on the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes to excel in the games industry is the third theme, future game talent.

New this year, the Arcademy Games Award faces-off over 20 new, never-before-seen-or-played games as they vie for prizes and recognition. Play the games, meet the developers and vote for the "People's Choice" Game Award.

http://www.futureplay.org

NOTES&NEWS:

Please pre-register on-line as space is limited and walk-in registrations may not be accepted.

The published proceedings of the Future Play 2007 Conference has been accepted into the prestigious ACM Digital Library!


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