If you haven't already registered, there is still time! Don't miss this year's conference - click HERE for on-line registration and full conference information.
This year's event features sessions in business, production, design, programming, social games, and iPhone games, and offers visionary keynotes, an expo hall, and some great parties, receptions and networking events! Group and student rates also available.
Second Keynote Confirmed
Victor Lucas, host and executive producer of The Electric Playground is confirmed to open Day 2 of this year's Canadian Games Conference with a 9:30am keynote address. Seen daily by millions on his popular TV show, Victor is also the President of Greedy Productions and Executive Producer of Reviews on the Run. Victor will be interviewed onstage at CGC by Blaine Kyllo, popular Games critic and columnist for The Georgia Straight.
Click HERE for all the CGC speaker bios
CGC 2011 New Session Announcements
- Monster Teams: How One Producer Tamed the Beast and Lived to Tell About It. Alexandre Parizeau, Senior Producer, Ubisoft Toronto
- Classic Game Postmortem - Bejeweled. Jason Kapalka, Co-founder, and Chief Creative Officer, Popcap Games
- Don't Just Build an App - Build a Mobile Business. Charles Yim, Strategic Partner Development, Google
- Late to the Party: Go or No Go? A Facebook Games Panel
- <*> Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch, CEO Silicon Sisters*> <*> David Bezahler, CEO Blitzoo Games*> <*> Rick Davidson, CEO Inspirado Games*>
- <*> Magy Seif El-Nasr, Professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University*> <*> Paul Newton, QA Development Director, Electronic Arts Canada*> <*> Sang Mah, former Director of Interactive Media, Bardel Entertainment*> <*> Bruce Gooch, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, President and Manager, Relevant Games and Toon-FX.*>
PechaKucha to Close the Conference!
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Come be inspired by high energy stories from the world of Games as CGC closes with PechaKucha!
Canadian Videogame Awards
...AND, click HERE to buy your tickets for the Canadian Videogame Awards
on May 18th, featuring Video Games Live! The show is at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, and will be hosted by Electric Playground's Victor Lucas. This is the party that will kick-off CGC, and tickets start at just $30!! Join the biggest names in the Canadian game industry as we celebrate Canadian excellence!
To find out about exhibiting at CGC, hosting a party, reception or networking event please click HERE for the 2011 sponsorship package. And it's not too late to get in on the action for the CVAs! Partnership offerings can be found HERE with a range to suit every budget!