Reboot Communications, a British Columbia-based company, this week announced the first Vancouver International Game Summit. Taking place at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC, November 27-28, 2006, the conference brings together
the innovators responsible for the explosive growth of the West Coast gaming industry, providing them with a platform to share knowledge and develop industry partnerships.
The Summit provides a forum for developers and producers of console and PC games, mobile games, online games, and more. The event will not only be a learning and networking opportunity for the gaming community, but it will also focus on providing information and insight with the goal of industry growth in the coming years. It is expected to attract more than 750 attendees, representing gaming companies and trade associations from around the world.
This year's conference focuses on the following subjects:
Creative Crossroads—How rising costs of development limits creative innovation
Content Development in the Next Generation—How the content creation process has changed the next-generation consoles
Is Bigger Better—The impact of increased team size on creative development
Effective Project Management In Next-generation Development—How to manage large productions effectively
Designing Emotion—How to use technology to deliver emotional experiences
Interactive Storytelling—Merging storytelling techniques with interactive experience
Teaching with Video Games—How interactive entertainment can be used explore the link between learning and fun
Balancing the People Equation—Developing games without exploiting your employees
Community Management—Developing and maintaining effective gaming communities online
Massively Multi-player—Designing massively multi-player games
The conference is also currently accepting presentation proposals. The call for papers is open until August 31. For more information on submissions and the event, visit www.rebootconference.com/games2006