Sony, Riot Games, Shell Games Executives To Share Insights at October IGDA Leadership Forum in LA


LOS ANGELES – August 18, 2011 – Get ready to be inspired! IGDA has lined up top executives from Sony, Riot Games and Schell Games to share insights on the dynamics driving game production at the fifth annual International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Leadership Forum Thursday - Friday, October 27-28 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Shannon Studstill, Studio Director, Sony Santa Monica Studio
  • Brandon Beck, Co-Founder and CEO, Riot Games
  • Jesse Schell, Owner, Schell Games
IGDA’s annual event draws team leaders, project managers, studio directors, department executives and others seeking to learn and share techniques for leading teams in game design and management.

“Leaders have to create an environment that fosters innovation, help their teams understand goals and lead them in attaining studio objectives.  Knowing how to achieve these processes is an invaluable tool that can make or break a game.  The Leadership Forum gets managers to share ideas on these topics and foster the kind of discussion that leads to change.” Gordon Bellamy, executive director of IGDA, said.

Alongside an impressive set of keynote speakers, the event will offer insight on creating successful games through team development with sessions on production, management and leadership skills.

The two-day Leadership Forum costs $399 for IGDA members and $499 for non-members. 

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About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

The International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The IGDA is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. For more information on the IGDA, please visit:


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