24th September 2010

GDX 2011 Call For Speakers

Game Design Expo 2011Our fifth annual Game Design Expo will take place on January 22-23, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. This two-day event features lectures and panels with some of the top minds in all aspects of game design, including designers, producers, artists, sound designers, and writers.

GDX is now accepting submissions from game industry professionals wishing to present at Game Design Expo 2011. They are looking for guest speakers with a desire to share their game industry expertise, and would like to encourage you or any of your colleagues to submit a proposal to speak at this event. It really is a unique opportunity to give back to the next generation of game designers and the whole community of genuine game-fans. The deadline to submit a call for speaker form (PDF) is October 4, 2010.

Schools CoolHaliburton-based School’s Cool is a participant in the online, global competition entitled the Best Brilliant Ideas for Humanity. The competition has three rounds and School’s Cool is currently in the top 12 as round one ramps to a close. Through participation in this contest, School’s Cool is launching a global social marketing campaign with hopes of providing services in Asia, Australia, the UK and elsewhere.

As part of their commitment to making kindergarten readiness skills available across the globe School’s Cool is proud to announce their involvement in the Best Brilliant Ideas for Humanity competition. This global competition allows School’s Cool to showcase its phenomenal 72 hour school readiness program throughout the competition’s various phases with an initial social media campaign.

School readiness is an issue in many areas as outlined in the CTV news report entitled “30 per cent of B.C. kids not ready for kindergarten.” School’s Cool wants to level the playing field for children everywhere. This unique program accelerates the developmental skills of children by up to one year in just a few weeks! And there’s not just interest in School’s Cool in Canada – people from the U.S., China, Australia, Egypt and Pakistan have been asking about how to bring this flexible curriculum to those places.

An exciting and informative video on their website outlines the School’s Cool kindergarten readiness program, its supporters, recent graduates, teachers and parent interviews. Even Haliburton’s own hometown hero Matt Duchene, of the Colorado Avalanche, is featured in the video as School’s Cools spokesperson and champion for the benefits of this school readiness program.

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