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SEATTLE, Washington, April 28, 2008 - The fast-moving Seattle game development community will very soon be center stage for one of the most influential international game industry conferences this year, the 2008 ION Game Conference, held from May 13th - 15th at the elegant Seattle Waterfront Marriott Hotel. By registering before 12 AM Pacific Standard Time, April 29th, attendees can register for $695 and save three hundred dollars off their registration.
An attendee pass at the 2008 ION Game Conference permits access to all keynotes, nearly seventy sessions and panels led by over one hundred speakers, the expo area, delectable lunches and snacks, as well as official conference parties. Several hundred attendees are already attending the 2008 ION Game Conference, represented by a diverse audience of executives and decision-makers. Almost 20% of current attendees originate from outside the United States.
The keynote addresses over the three days are being given by Won Il Sue, Vice President of Neowiz; John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment; and Yat Siu, Founder and CEO, Outblaze and Sanrio Digital, respectively.
A partial list of participating companies at the 2008 ION Game Conference include: 38 Studios, Access Law International, Alchemic Dream, ArenaNet, AristoDigital, Babel Media, Big Fish Games, BigWorld, BioWare, Bungie, Cartoon Network, Chase Paymentech, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, Community Engine Inc., Cryptic Studios, Disney, EA, Emerging Playgrounds, Flying Lab Software, GAIA Interactive, Inc., Gamania Digital Entertainment (HK), Gameshastra-India, Giant Interactive, GNi, Goodwin Procter LLP, GoPets Ltd, Headlock Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Hidden City Games, Hidden Path Entertainment, Hydrogen Whiskey Studios, IBM, Innova Systems, Interzone Games, IOActive, iovation, K2 Interactive, Kelley Drye&Warren LLP, Krome Studios, Kreeda Games India Pvt Ltd, Markee Dragon, Mellon Consulting, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Mindark / Entropia Universe, Ncsoft, Neowiz, NetDevil, NeoPets, Nexon America, Ntreev USA, Orbus Gameworks, Philips amBX, Philomath Games, PopCap Games, Priest Game Graphics Consulting, Relic Entertainment, Riot Games, Sanrio Digital, Sierra Online, Simutronics, Slipgate Ironworks, Social Sage, Sony Online Entertainment, Spacetime Studios, SysTest Labs, Inc, Terremark, Testronic Labs, Thriller Publishing Inc, Triggerfinger Software, TubeMogul, Turbine, Ubisoft, Versant Company, WildTangent and XEODesign, Inc.
The ION Game Conference is an annual Seattle-based game industry event designed for an experienced international attendee audience or those who strive to network and learn about new online game development and business trends. Visit the official website at http://www.ionconference.com for the latest news and information about the 2008 ION Game Conference. To review the full ION Game Conference agenda, check out http://www.ionconference.com/agenda.php. For more information about the global and diversified advisory board supporting the ION Game Conference, visit http://www.ionconference.com/advisors.php.
To keep informed about the latest news about ION and the online game industry, sent straight to your e-mail Inbox, sign up for the free ION Connection newsletter at http://www.ionconference.com/signup.html. To network and share news with fellow members of the online game development community, join up with the ION Network here: http://ionnetwork.ning.com.
ION is Powered By:
2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE SPONSORS: Aria, Big Fish Games, BigWorld, Dolby, Eidos, enterpriseSeattle, GNi, Goodwin Procter, iovation, Kelley Drye, MindArk, Omni Interactive Audio, Parature, PlaySpan, PLAYXPERT, PowerUp Games, Solid State Networks, Sony Online Entertainment, Terremark, Testronic Laboratories and Vivox.
2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE PARTNERS: Association of Virtual Worlds, China GC Networks, DFC Intelligence, MPOGD, Pearl Research, Stratics, Themis Group and Thisisgame.
About Evergreen Events
Evergreen Events, Inc., ( http://www.evergreenevents.org), is an independent Seattle area-based producer of conferences and events for the interactive entertainment industry. Evergreen Events is dedicated to the enrichment of both established and aspiring professionals through innovative first-class events offering exceptional content that is compelling, educational, and cogent. Our directors and advisors bring over a century of collective successful experience and involvement in the game industry.
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