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13th April 2011

David Helgason To Keynote Canadian Games Conference

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Canadian Games ConferenceAlong with a reminder that the deadline for Early Bird ticket prices for this year’s Canadian Games Conference is April 25th, organizers have confirmed that David Helgason will open this year’s Conference with a 9:30am keynote address on Thursday, May 19th. David, an entrepreneur, visionary and ex-programmer, has served as the CEO of Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003. David Helgason

Canadian Games Conference has also announced the following sessions, and I believe there are still more session announcements yet to come:

4 Art Directions in One Game: Mission Possible? – Thomas Wilson, Creative Director, Beenox

What Makes a Good Pitch? Lance Davis, Slant Six and Rob Caouette, Export Development Canada

Microsoft KINECT Showcase

Social Games: Manipulating Your Brain Chemistry for Good – Michael Fergusson, CEO, Ayogo Games Inc.

From AAA Console Game Development to iPhone – Chris Ulm, Appy Entertainment

Musing About Cloud – Denis Dyak, President, Silicon Knights

Evolution of an App – Matt Chilek, VP, Softlayer Technologies

How FIFA Stumbled on a New Business Model – Paul Hossack, EA

How MMOs Really Work – Simon Ludgate, Soulrift and Craig Morrison, Creative Director, Funcom Games

On-Line Everywhere – Cyrus Greenall, Ubisoft Vancouver

The Design Evolution of HOARD – Tyler Sigman, Big Sandwich Games

Use Social Media Marketing to Grow Your Studio – Matt Tanner, Business Development Manager, Snowed in Studios

So You Want to be a Game Programmer? – Karl Schmidt, Programmer, THQ

An Argument for Smaller Big Games – Raphael van Lierop, Relic

How to Self Fund Development – RBC, Export Development Canada and Big Sandwich Games

Cross Platform iOS Development – Wolfgang Hamann, CEO, Koolhaus Games

DO Sweat the Small Stuff – Kris Piotrowski, Creative Director, Capybara Games

Please visit the Conference site for a full listing of speaker sessions and bios.Canadian Video Game Awards

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Canadian Videogame Awards on May 18th, featuring Video Games Live. The show will be held 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 $30.00. Join the biggest names in the Canadian game industry as we celebrate Canadian excellence.

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