Edinburgh Interactive Public sessions confirmed

9 th August 2011 - London, United Kingdom – Edinburgh Interactive announces details and participants for this year’s two days of FREE Public sessions in The Great Scottish Hall at The Radisson Blu Hotel on The Royal Mile, kicking off next Thursday at 10:00am.

Ian Livingstone, Clive Robert, Ken Fee, Nicholas Lovell, Graham Brown-Martin, Jo Twist and Derek Robertson are just a few of the great speakers we have scheduled to participate at this year’s two days of public sessions starting next Thursday.

Not only is there the opportunity to see Games screenings from Disney, Dynamo Games and Nintendo; and be involved in workshops with BAFTA.  You can also find out How to get into the Games Industry, learn how to Make money giving your game away from free and The Craft of Animation and Story Telling in Games.

There is also the opportunity to learn all about Games based Learning in the We Learn, We Play session which is targeted at parents, children and Teachers and put together by Graham Brown-Martin (Learning without Frontiers) and Derek Robertson (Learning & Teaching Scotland).

Edinburgh Interactive Event Director, Alexa Turness said that “this years Public sessions are the best Edinburgh Interactive public sessions to date!  With such a fantastic line up and caliber of speakers, with such a variety of topics reaching out to a much broader audience, we’re predicting a very well attended couple of days.  The public sessions are free, ticketless and on a first come first served basis, so don’t miss out, get to The Radisson Blu early and we will prove that sometimes best things in life really are free”.

Full public program with timings

Edinburgh Interactive, currently in its 9 th year, is taking place from the 11 th – 12 th August at The Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh.  The Public sessions are Free but if you would like to book a delegate Ticket for the conference, they are available for just £175 + VAT from www.edinburghinteractive.co.uk.

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For all enquiries, please contact Alexa Turness, Edinburgh Interactive Event Director on +44 (0) 7990 522 004 / +44 (0) 207 534 0580 or by email, alexa@edinburghinteractive.co.uk

About Edinburgh Interactive

Now celebrating its ninth successful year, Edinburgh Interactive, taking place at The Radisson Blu Hotel on the 11 th & 12 th August,  is powered up to showcase the continued popularity, growth and influence of video games. And this year, the Interactive Festival is more synchronised with the world famous Edinburgh Festival than ever, appealing to the press, public and professionals from film, television and interactive media backgrounds alike, offering a bigger event for delegates, more consumer focusing – an overall spectacle for all.

As ever, Edinburgh Interactive wouldn’t be complete without the cornerstones of conferences, keynotes, panel sessions, debates, games screenings and even more people than ever jostling to get through the doors.

Edinburgh Interactive is managed by an Executive committee and a board drawn from all areas of the games industry, including publishers, developers and the two industry trade bodies: The Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA) http://www.tiga.org and the UK Interactive Entertainment Association (UKIE) http://www.ukie.org.uk. EIGF Ltd is the non-profit company behind the festival.  

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