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SEATTLE, Washington, October 28, 2008 - Evergreen Events has established a tradition of excellence hosting leaders and influencers in the online games industry at its annual conferences. Beginning in 2006 with the Global Games Summit, and continuing in 2007 and 2008, with OGDC and the ION Game Conference respectively, the tradition is set to continue in 2009 with the LOGIN Conference. LOGIN 2009 brings together three years of feedback from the community and the expertise of an industry leading advisory board to create an innovative event designed to facilitate education, networking, and entertainment for both business and development professionals. LOGIN 2009 will be held May 11th-14th 2009 in Seattle, Washington at the fantastic Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
The call for speakers will be announced by late November. Early bird registration will begin in January 2009. Additional details about speaking, registration and the conference will be announced shortly.
"We are thrilled to continue to evolve our conferences, building on 3 years of amazing success," stated Cynthia Freese, co-founder of LOGIN and Evergreen Events, its parent company. "LOGIN, our new identity, more accurately reflects our desire to help our attendees get connected with new developments in the ever-expanding online game industry, and also get connected with each other. LOGIN 2009 Conference attendees will be excited to learn that we will build on the best of what made our 2008 conference so successful and distinctive."
LOGIN 2009 builds upon the strong foundation of past Evergreen Events' conferences, where attendees, sponsors, and media within the online game industry are treated as exclusive guests. In 2008, the audience spanned 19 different countries, with 20% of attendees originating from outside the United States. Over 40% of attendees held Director, VP or C-level positions, underscoring the predominantly senior level of participants.
The conference has garnered an enthusiastic and loyal following; the majority of 2008 attendees indicated they were present at the conference based on the recommendation of a colleague who had previously attended. 86% of all attendees rated the 2008 conference as "excellent" or "better than" all other industry conferences.
The vision of the 2009 LOGIN Conference advisory board has been expanded with the diverse and experienced insights of Erik Bethke, Founder&CEO of GoPets Ltd.; Steve Klebe, Senior VP, Business Development at Vindicia, Inc.; John W. Ratcliff, Senior Programmer at Simutronics Corporation; George Sarhanis, Management Consultant; and Rich Weil, Community Relations Director at Cartoon Network. To review the expanded advisory board supporting the LOGIN 2009 Conference, visit http://www.loginconference.com/advisors.php.
The LOGIN Conference is an annual game industry event created for the leading voices and minds of the online game industry from all corners of the globe. The conference is designed to encourage networking and to create unique business opportunities for all attendees. LOGIN 2009 will feature dozens of insightful speakers, five different tracks, a networking expo area and business lounge meeting rooms. Visit the official website http://www.loginconference.com for the latest news and information about the LOGIN 2009 Conference.
"Evergreen's conferences are everything a game conference should be-great sessions, speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. We look forward to participating in 2009!" proclaimed Matt Tullis, Sr. Manager Game Segment of Dolby Laboratories.
"Last year's conference was the perfect venue for bringing together leaders and visionaries within the online gaming industry. It was an honor to serve on an executive panel with my peers, and very fulfilling to attend the wide variety of great sessions offered at the event. In my opinion it was the key event of the year for networking, catching up with industry colleagues, and making new friends. I look forward to the LOGIN 2009 event," said Bob Ferrari, VP of Business Development of Turbine.
"Like the 2008 conference, LOGIN 2009 will no doubt be a compact conference with the right mixture of high level designers, developers and executives to get things done while being small enough to not be a media circus," said Marty Poulin, CEO of ShadyLogic Studios.
"Evergreen Events has created a conference that's provided a tremendous opportunity for iovation to connect with our gaming clients, network with the some of the biggest names and newcomers in the industry, and learn more about all of their exciting new products. We are anxious to be a part of LOGIN in 2009!" said Cory Swick, Sr. Enterprise Sales Executive of iovation Inc.
LOGIN is supported by:
LOGIN 2009 SPONSORS: BigWorld Technology, Dolby, Garvey Schubert Barer, and iovation
LOGIN 2009 PARTNERS: China GC Networks, Mary-Margaret Network, Massive Gamer Magazine, MPOGD, Pearl Research, Redline China and Thisisgame
About Evergreen Events, Inc
Evergreen Events, Inc., ( http://www.evergreenevents.org ), is a 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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