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The 25th Annual Game Developers Conference, GDC 2011, Opens Its Call for Submissions Now Through August 25

The call for submissions to present lectures, roundtables and panel sessions at the 2011 Game Developers Conference (GDC) is now open through Wednesday, August 25th. Organized by the UBM TechWeb Game Network, GDC 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the game industry’s most comprehensive professionals-only event where game developers converge for a week of learning, networking and inspiration. GDC 2011 will take place February 28-March 4 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

The GDC advisory board is looking for submissions in the following areas: Audio, Business and Management, Game Design, Production, Programming and Visual Arts. To read more details regarding the submission system and guidelines, visit http://gdconf.com/conference/callfo....

The industry has seen the scope of gaming experiences evolve to include more connected social games and independently produced titles. The GDC 2011 advisory board has been expanded to address these areas and welcomes a slate of new members including Dan Fiden, (GM, Playfish San Francisco), Adam Saltsman (Co-Founder, Semi Secret Software ), Soren Johnson (Lead Designer and Programmer, EA Maxis),Siobhan Reddy (Studio Director, Media Molecule), Steve Theodore (Technical Art Director, Undead Labs) and Scott Selfon (Lead Program Manager, Microsoft). These new members join industry veterans such as Dave Perry (Gaika.com), Mark Cerny (Cerny Games), Chris Hecker (definition six), Rob Pardo (Blizzard Entertainment), Julien Merceron (Square Enix), among others on the advisory board. The complete list of the GDC 2011 advisory board members is available at http://www.gdconf.com/.

"We pride ourselves on providing best practices for game developers of all genres and GDC 2011 will continue this tradition as the gaming space grows and adapts to the evolving market," said Meggan Scavio, director, Game Developers Conference. "We’re excited to welcome our newest advisory board members and expect them to bring a healthy balance of their past experiences along with a fresh approach to the conference program. The forward-facing content, inspired sessions, and especially the insightful advisory board are what has kept the event thriving for 25 years, and will sustain it for the next 25."

For further information and to begin the submission process, please visit http://www.gdconf.com/.

 [July 14, 2010]


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