Opening Keynote - David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies!

Vancouver Convention Centre

The Canadian Games Conference is a two-day conference/exhibition that brings together some of the industry's top innovators, businesses and talent responsible for the explosive growth of the gaming industry, providing a platform to share knowledge, and develop industry partnerships. This year's event will serve as a forum for developers interested in business, production, design, programming, social games, and iPhone games, and offers visionary keynotes, an expo hall, and evening networking events!


Keynote Confirmed

David Helgason is confirmed to open this year's Canadian Games Conference with a 9:30am keynote address on Thursday, May 19th.  David, an entrepreneur, visionary and ex-programmer, has served as the CEO of Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003. Click HERE for all the CGC speaker bios


CGC 2011 Sessions Announcements

    <*>4 Art Directions in One Game: Mission Possible? - Thomas Wilson, Creative Director, Beenox  <*>What Makes a Good Pitch?  Lance Davis, Slant Six and Rob Caouette, Export Development Canada <*>Microsoft KINECT Showcase  <*>Social Games: Manipulating Your Brain Chemistry for Good  - Michael Fergusson, CEO, Ayogo Games Inc. <*>From AAA Console Game Development to iPhone - Chris Ulm, Appy Entertainment  <*>Musing About Cloud - Denis Dyak, President, Silicon Knights  <*>Evolution of an App - Matt Chilek, VP, Softlayer Technologies  <*>How FIFA Stumbled on a New Business Model - Paul Hossack, EA  <*>How MMOs Really Work - Simon Ludgate, Soulrift and Craig Morrison, Creative Director, Funcom  Games  <*>On-Line Everywhere - Cyrus Greenall, Ubisoft Vancouver  <*>The Design Evolution of HOARD - Tyler Sigman, Big Sandwich Games  <*>Use Social Media Marketing to Grow Your Studio - Matt Tanner, Business Development Manager, Snowed in Studios  <*>So You Want to be a Game Programmer? - Karl Schmidt, Programmer, THQ  <*>An Argument for Smaller Big Games - Raphael van Lierop, Relic  <*>How to Self Fund Development - RBC, Export Development Canada and Big Sandwich Games  <*>Cross Platform iOS Development - Wolfgang Hamann, CEO, Koolhaus Games <*>DO Sweat the Small Stuff - Kris Piotrowski, Creative Director, Capybara Games   
Click HERE for the full conference agenda.


Early-bird Deadline April 25th

For on-line registration click HERE.   Remember, you can only get the early-bird rates until April 25th!  Group discounts are also available!


Canadian Videogame Awards

...AND, click HERE to buy your tickets for the Canadian Videogame Awards on May 18th, featuring Video Games Live!  The show is at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, and will be hosted by Electric Playground's Victor Lucas.  This is the party that will kick-off CGC, and tickets start at just $30!!  Join the biggest names in the Canadian game industry as we celebrate Canadian excellence!

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