31st August 2011

Montreal Game Summit Expands Programme

MIGSThe Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS), presented by the Canada Media Fund, unveiled programming for the 8th annual event, which takes place this November 1st and 2nd at the Hilton Canada Media FundMontreal Bonaventure. Once again, MIGS is bringing together industry experts to create a educational event of unparalleled quality with presentations in six key areas of the business.

“One of the key objectives of MIGS is to expand the knowledge of developers so they will go back to work with their heads full of new and innovative ideas,” says Marie Claude Bernard, Director of MIGS. “With this year’s collection of inspiring speakers and our series of amazing events, the eighth edition of the MIGS is sure to be a great success.”

Participants will have the opportunity to hear the following experts:

* Arts & VFX:

  • Alex Alvarez – Founder, President and CEO of Gnomon School of Visual Effects
  • Hiroshi Matsuyama – CEO of CyberConnect2
  • Raphael Lacoste – Art Director at Ubisoft

* Audio *NEW this year:

  • Amaury LaBurthe – CEO and Assistant Professor at AudioGaming
  • Jean-François Guay – Audio Expert and Programmer at Ubisoft
  • Mona Mur – Composer
  • Paul Weir – Audio Director, Composer and Audio Designer at Eidos

* Business:

  • Jesse Divnich – Vice-President at EEDAR
  • Marc Jackson – Managing Director at  Seahorn Capital Group
  • Raphael van Lierop – Founder and Creative Director of HELM|Studio

* Design:

  • Alex Epstein – Screenwriter
  • Craig Morrison – Creative Director and Executive Producer at Funcom
  • Nels Anderson – Lead Designer at Klei Entertainment

* Production:

  • Andrée-Anne Boisvert – Associate Producer at Playdom
  • Patrick Hsieh – Producer at Playdom
  • Keith Fuller – Production Consultant for Fuller Game Production, LLC
  • Scylla Costa – Development Director at Bioware

* Technology:

  • Jeff Timanus – Software Developer for Google Canada
  • Mike Ruangutai – Technical Director for  GameSpy Technology
  • Renaud Bédard – Programmer at Polytron Corporation
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