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Game Developers Conference Canada 2009

GDC Canada plans to serve this fast-growing region by providing a forum for Canadian developers to share best practices for fostering ingenuity and quality within their globally distributed games. Unique to GDC Canada's content lineup is an emphasis on the production cycle of game development, with tracks focused on: Concept/Preproduction, Production, Finalling and Post Launch/Analysis. By organizing the conference tracks according to the stages of development rather than specific fields, participants can better understand production cycle efficiencies and their teammates' point of view. The Game Developers Conference Canada is taking place May 12-13, 2009 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Don Mattrick, SVP of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, will deliver the keynote address. Mattrick leads the Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows businesses at Microsoft.

The advisory board for GDC Canada is composed of expert industry veterans throughout Canada including:

-- Brenda Bailey -- Deep Fried Ent. -- Steve Bocska -- Pug Pharm -- Ron Clement -- Bioware -- Howard Donaldson -- Disney Interactive Studios -- Derek Elliot -- Ubisoft -- Dave Elton -- EA (Blackbox)/IGDA -- Tabitha Hayes -- EA -- Dan Irish - -Threewave -- Jerome Kashetsky -- National Research Council of Canada -- Matt Robinson -- Bioware -- Gerri Sinclair -- Great Northern Way Campus -- Douglas Tronsgard -- Next Level Games -- Tarrnie Williams -- THQ Canada (Relic) -- Kelly Zmak -- Radical Ent.

To address the growing talent, demand and opportunities within Canada, the Game Developers Conference Canada will play host to a one day Game Career Seminar. Additionally, for developers looking to address the emerging challenges of game development, the Future Play Conference @ GDC Canada, an annual conference hosted by Algoma University, will enable academic, industry and government interests to present and promote research in the area of video game development.

To register for GDC Canada, learn about sponsorship opportunities or to view conference information, visit

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 11:00am to Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 12:00pm