Game::Business::Law Summit 2011 Dates Announced

Dallas, TX– (July 28, 2010)– Game::Business::Law Summit officials today announced that the third annual international conference on the business and law of video games will be held January 26– January 27, 2011, at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, TX.

Hosted by The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University, SMU’s Dedman School of Law and The Center for American and International Law, the event brings top game industry leaders, developers, publishers, lawyers and members of the venture capital and financial industry from around the world to discuss evolving trends in the digital games marketplace.

“Attendance is a must for anyone involved in the business development, legal affairs or financing end of the video game industry,” said ZackKarlsson, vice president of business development at Double Fine Productions, speaker from last year’s conference and a member of the Game::Business::Law 2011 planning committee.“The panel sessions are highly interactive, so real dialogue about the most relevant issues occurs. There are no canned speeches or lectures.”

Past notable conference speakers have included:

Jay Cohen, president of development, Jerry Bruckheimer Games

Paul Raines, chief executive officer, GameStop, Inc.

Jason Holtman, director of business development/legal affairs, Valve

Christian Svensson, vice president of strategic planning and business development, Capcom

Bob Loya, director of developer relations and acquisitions, Activision Blizzard

Keith Boesky, IP attorney, Boesky&Co.

If interested in speaking at Game::Business::Law 2011, or for information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ron Jenkins, deputy director, The Guildhall at SMU: jenkinsr@smu.edu /(972)473-3546.

To watch last year’s summit, please visit http://guildhall.smu.edu/GBL.349.0.html.

About The Guildhall at SMU

The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University is the premier graduate video game education program in the U.S. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. In six years, the program has graduated over 350 students, and alums have worked at more than 100 video game studios around the world, with several graduates now serving in leadership positions. SMU offers both a Master’s degree and a graduate Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in art creation, level design, and software development. For more information, please visit http://guildhall.smu.edu.

About Dedman School of Law at SMU

The Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University enjoys a strong national and international reputation, having produced successful leaders who live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, throughout Texas, across the United States, and in more than 70 countries. Dedman Law is among the top 25 most selective of law schools for admission in the United States. With a small entering class size in the day and evening programs, an outstanding teaching faculty with superb credentials, and numerous distinguished guest lecturers, we forge an invaluable link between legal theory and the reality of legal practice––providing one of the best legal educations in the country. For more information, please visit www.law.smu.edu.

About The Center for American and International Law

The Center is a nonprofit institution founded in 1947 and dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and law enforcement officials in the United States and throughout the world. Tens of thousands of lawyers and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and more than 125 countries have participated in its programs. The Center for American and International Law is located at 5201 Democracy Drive at Legacy Park in Plano, Texas. For more information about The Center, please visit online at www.cailaw.org.

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Contact

Ron Jenkins

The Guildhall at SMU

972.473.3546

Jenkins@smu.edu


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