Call for Submissions Now Open for the 2010 Game Developers Conference(R)
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    GDC Canada Returns for the Second Year with Insights into Managing
    Established Franchises, Developing New Global Titles, and Key Learnings
    about New Distribution Models




    
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<p><location>SAN FRANCISCO</location>, <chron>Dec. 3</chron> /CNW/ -- The call for submissions to present content for lectures, roundtables and panel sessions for the 2010 Game Developers Conference® <location>Canada</location> (GDC <location>Canada</location>) is now open through midnight, <chron>Tuesday, January 5, 2010</chron>. GDC <location>Canada</location> serves as a nexus point for established and promising young studios to learn best practices for developing new global titles and understanding emerging digital distribution models. The second annual GDC <location>Canada</location> is presented by Reboot Communications and Think Services, the organizers of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference.  GDC <location>Canada</location> 2010 will return to the <location>Vancouver</location> Convention Centre in <location>Vancouver</location>, BC from May 6-7, 2010.</p>
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<p><location>Canada</location> houses more than 260 videogame and digital entertainment studios and an ecosystem of more than 60 universities focused on gaming studies.  With this accomplished community of national and international talent to draw from, Vancouver's GDC <location>Canada</location> is the premier event for professionals to discover new insights into developing popular international titles, managing established franchises and taking advantage of thriving digital distribution models.</p>
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<p>"GDC <location>Canada</location> provides the perfect opportunity for game development teams to share knowledge for developing established franchises and guidance on taking advantage of new game distribution models," says Izora de Lillard, event director. "GDC <location>Canada</location> really benefits from the incredibly talented community here, and we can't wait to see what useful and insightful content they bring with them when GDC returns to <location>Canada</location> in early May."</p>
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<p>The session formats for this year's content include 25 and 60 minute lectures, panels, and roundtables.  The GDC <location>Canada</location> advisory board will rate sessions based on the criteria of concept, depth, organization, credentials and takeaway.  The topics for this year include:</p>
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    --  Business/Production
    --  Digital Distribution
    --  Game Design
    --  iPhone Games
    --  Programming
    --  Social and Casual Games
    --  Visual Arts


    
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<p>To read more about conference topics and for more information about submissions guidelines, please visit: <a href="http://www.gdc-canada.com/conference/c4p10/index.html">http://www.gdc-canada.com/conference/c4p10/index.html</a>. For more information on GDC <location>Canada</location>, visit <a href="http://www.GDC-Canada.com">www.GDC-Canada.com</a></p>
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    About Reboot Communications
    
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<p>Reboot Communications Ltd. is a Canadian company based in British Columbia, that specializes in organizing and implementing national and international conferences focused on information technology, public safety, privacy and security, health, electronic gaming and counterterrorism. Over the past thirteen years, Reboot has provided a full spectrum of conference management services to the private and public sector, including: marketing and communications, logistics, agenda development, sponsorship sales, research and intergovernmental expertise.  For more information please visit:  <a href="http://www.rebootconference.com/">http://www.rebootconference.com/</a></p>
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    About the Think Services Game Group
    
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<p>A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz, GameSetWatch.com, GamesOnDeck.com, SeriousGamesSource.com, the Game Developers Conference®, the Game Developers Conference® Austin, the Game Developers Conference® <location>Europe</location>, the Game Developers Conference® <location>China</location>, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards.  To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.tsgamegroup.com">www.tsgamegroup.com</a></p>
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    About Think Services, a division of United Business Media
    
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<p>Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and innovative media. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI.  Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with a market capitalization of more than <money>$1.6 billion</money>.   To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.think-services.com">www.think-services.com</a>.</p>
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<p>  Contact:   Teresa Tyndorf / <person>Brian Rubin</person></p>
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           fortyseven communications
           323.658.1200 / 212.391.4707
           teresa@fortyseven.com / brian@fortyseven.com
    
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           Ahmad White
           Think Services Game Group
           awhite@think-services.com
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For further information: For further information: Teresa Tyndorf, +1-323-658-1200, teresa@fortyseven.com, or Brian Rubin, +1-212-391-4707, brian@fortyseven.com, both of fortyseven communications, for Think Services Game Group; or Ahmad White of Think Services Game Group, +1-415-947-6207, awhite@think-services.com Web Site: http://www.tsgamegroup.com http://www.think-services.com http://www.rebootconference.com http://www.GDC-Canada.com

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