Career Catalyst For Digital Creatives

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Austin, Texas -- January 13, 2011 -- Mary-Margaret Network announces a new event,“Career Catalyst for Digital Creatives presented by Austin IGDA, Austin SIGGRAPH and AIGA Austin.” Career Catalyst will take place on February 19, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at J. J. Pickle Research Campus WPR Building, 3925 West Braker Lane in Austin, Texas. The event is a career development conference aimed at digital media, interactive, graphics, videogame, film, design and creative industry professionals and students. Co-hosted by the Austin chapters of international industry and academic organizations IGDA ( www.igda.org), SIGGRAPH ( www.siggraph.org) and AIGA ( www.aiga.org), the afternoon event will contain opportunities for portfolio and resume review by professionals (Portfolio Posse), keynote speakers, career networking and industry enrichment. Attendees, sponsors and exhibitors will hear career-boosting talks and be able to meet, connect, get to know and potentially hire people who are currently working in these vibrant industries.

Jennifer Bullard, president of the Austin chapter of International Game Developers Association (IGDA) says,“We are excited to be partnering with SIGGRAPH , AIGA and Mary-Margaret Network to bring synergy to career development for digital creatives in Austin. We’re looking forward to putting on a great educational program and a fun afternoon of professional networking.”

Mary-Margaret Walker, CEO of Mary-Margaret Network adds,“Our one true goal continues to be game career enlightenment. Even if you have no intention of leaving your current job, your career is still important and the road forward is your responsibility. Career Catalyst will be the best place to hire top talent and the best place for top talent to network.”

If you’re interested in attending, please visit www . mary - margaret . com careercatalyst to register for this free event. IGDA, SIGGRAPH and AIGA members will have access to exclusive members-only content at the event.

Austin area creative companies and vendors will benefit greatly from reaching attendees of this event. To exhibit or become a sponsor, please visit www . mary - margaret . com or contact us via phone at 877-662-3777 ext. 711 or email us at info @ mary - margaret . com. Early-bird Exhibitor and Sponsor rate discounts end January 30, 2011.

Career Catalyst is powered by Mary-Margaret Network, the leader in business services to employers and job seekers in the entertainment software industry since 1996.

Career Catalyst

February 19, 2011, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WPR Building, 3925 W. Braker Lane

Free Admission, registration required

Info at http://www.mary-margaret.com

Mary-Margaret Network (MMN) is the game industry's leading light on company hiring and career development. MMN's Premier Retained Recruiting service has placed key executives and senior-level staff across all disciplines and fields. In 2008, MMN launched its Job Board and Career Development Services helping employers promote their jobs and candidates to raise their profile with advice and a top-class resume. Mary-Margaret Network continues to run the best career newsletter in the business with career advice, jobs and personal growth. For more information visit http :/ www . mary - margaret . com.

IGDA-Austin (International Game Developers Association) is a nonprofit advocacy group for the video games industry in Austin, Texas. Our goals are focused on strengthening professional game development in the Austin area by fostering a sense of community amongst game developers, keeping and attracting talent and showcasing the fact that Austin has an excellent game development community. Subscribe to our public mailing list at http :/ games . groups . yahoo . com group IGDA - Austin .

Austin SIGGRAPH’s purpose is "the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques." This community includes Computer, Game, Print, Film, Video, Web, Interactive disciplines, Graphics Hardware/Software professionals and educators of these fields. Learn more about Austin SIGGRAPH at http :/ austin . siggraph . org .

AIGA Austin, the professional association for design, stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. For more information visit http :/ aigaaustin . org

Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.