Chairwoman of IGDA Education SIG to Speak at GC Asia Conference

GC Asia Conference (GCAC)

(September 6-7, 2007)

Leipzig, Germany– August 13, 2007– The organizers of the GC Asia Conference today announced that Susan Gold, chairwoman of the IGDA Education SIG, is set to hold a lecture entitled“Entering the Video Game Industry” at this years inaugural GC Asia Conference in Singapore, September 6-7. Taking place alongside Games Convention Asia at the Suntec Singapore International Convention&Exhibition Center (6-9 September), the conference will host game industry leaders and facilitate dialogue between international developers and publishers.

Susan Gold is an artist, teacher, and activist with a specialization in digital art, new media and video games. Her lecture“Entering the Video Game Industry” at GC Asia Conference will focus on preparing individuals to land and maintain a job within the extremely competitive and popular game industry. This includes putting together a resume and a portfolio, as well as advice on how to survive the interview process and establish a great network.

As an educator, Susan Gold has helped to shape a niche program in Entertainment Technology. Prof. Gold also sits on the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Curriculum Committee for Computer Graphics and the IEEE WG16.3 Committee on Theoretical Foundation of Entertainment Computing. Susan’s artwork and writing have been featured in numerous galleries and museums and she has received several grants and awards for her work.

GCA/GCAC registration now online

Online registration for GC Asia and GC Asia Conference is currently open. For more information and registration please visit

www.gc-asia.sg

Media Contacts:

Leipzig Fair

Stephan Reiss, Press Officer

+49 (0) 341 - 678 8186

s.reiss@leipziger-messe.de

Asia Pacific

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North America

Sean Kauppinen, Kohnke Communications

+1 415-777 - 4000

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Contact for GCA

Exhibitors, sponsors, and participants:

Jorg Zeissig, General Manager LMI

+49 (0) 341 - 678 7900

j.zeissig@LM-international.com

Contact for GCAC

Sponsors, speakers and participants:

Frank Sliwka, Project Director

+49 (0) 341 - 678 8288

f.sliwka@leipziger-messe.de

GC Asia Conference and GCDC on the internet:

http://www.gc-asia.sg

http://www.gcdc.eu

About IGDA

The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation. The IGDA's mission is to strengthen the international game development community and effect change to benefit that community. For more information on the IGDA, please visit www.igda.org or e-mail info@igda.org.

About GC Asia/GC Asia Conference

The GCA (Games Convention Asia) is the only Convention in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region for entire interactive entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, hardware and technology. The fair is organized with the LMI (Leipziger Messe International GmbH), a subsidiary of the Leipziger Messe GmbH, and CEMS (Conference&Exhibition management services Pte Ltd. Singapore). It is supported by the GCA Business Center, which is to be utilised as a business platform in separate rooms, equipped with internet access points, presentation technology and catering. The fair's is“Developing the game development industry” and the GCA 2007 Competition. The organizer's goal is to firmly establish what will be the Asia-Pacific region's largest convention devoted to digital media, computer games, entertainment and educational software as well as hardware.

www.gc-asia.sg


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