SIEGE 2009 Announces Call for Speakers, Sponsors and Volunteers for October Event

ATLANTA (June 11, 2009) - The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE) 2009 has announced the call for speakers, sponsors and volunteers for the October 2-4, 2009 event in Atlanta. The third annual conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Atlanta Perimeter NW.

Attendees can look forward to a packed program consisting of up to three keynotes, 60 sessions and 15 social events and parties filling a single three-day weekend. Industry professionals can attend all panels, multiple networking events and the career expo for only $65.

As the Southeast's leading gaming and interactive conference, SIEGE brings together students and professionals from across the region to celebrate the world of gaming. Along with a job fair and three days of keynote addresses, panels, workshops and tournaments, SIEGE 2009 will explore the connective power of games– through art, technology, and business. In past conferences, SIEGE has featured leading figures from a wide spectrum of the industry, including artists, programmers, designers, writers, teachers and business executives. Other speakers have included government figures, experts on computer game violence and social issues, to offer attendees a comprehensive view of the interactive entertainment industry.

Members of the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA) have been working diligently since February to plan this year's event. GGDA is a non-profit trade association of businesses and professionals of the video and electronic game manufacturing industry of Georgia. GGDA is committed to the growth and development of this industry and the success of its members as they compete internationally. Click here to learn more about GGDA and SIEGE 2009, and to register for this year’s event.

About Sponsoring or Participating in SIEGE 2009:

SIEGE presents an excellent opportunity for regional computer game companies to invest in employee training, marketing and recruitment. To learn more about innovative sponsorship opportunities, click here or e-mail sponsors@siegecon.net. Industry veterans who would like to share their perspectives about the growth and future of the industry are encouraged to submit their contact information and topic proposals to: speakers@siegecon.net. Individuals interested in being a SIEGE volunteer are invited to send an e-mail to volunteers@siegecon.net in order to become actively involved with the show. All accepted volunteers receive a free pass to the conference.

About SIEGE:

Founded in 2007, Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE), has established itself as the largest video game trade show in the southeast. This year, attendance is expected to reach 500-600. Conference doors will be open on Saturday to public guests for the college and career fair. The show is operated by Georgia Game Developers Association, Inc., a non-profit 501©(6) trade association. All proceeds from the show directly benefit the growth of the industry. The SIEGE staff is composed almost entirely of volunteers who donate about 10 hours of service in exchange for a free 3-day pass. SIEGE is a service mark of Georgia Game Developers Association. For more information, please visit www.siegecon.net.

About GGDA:

The Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA) is a non-profit trade association of businesses and professionals of the video and electronic game manufacturing industry of Georgia. GGDA is committed to the growth and development of this industry and the success of its members as they compete internationally. For more information, please visit www.ggda.org.

Contacts:

Deborah Thomas or Keith Winkler

SIEGE

press@siegecon.net


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