Think Services’ Game Group has entered into a partnership with Reboot Communications to present Game Developers Conference (GDC) Canada, in association with New Media BC’s Vancouver Digital Week in May 2009. In response to Canada’s increasingly important role in international game development, the GDC has committed to bringing a world-class conference focused on fostering critical information exchange, creating connections and stimulating creativity.
Building on the success of the Vancouver International Game Summit, GDC Canada will feature global perspectives on cross-discipline and cross-platform content, with an eye to serving the increasingly significant Canadian games business sector.
“GDC’s strength is in its ability to translate its core values to provide both global and local relevance,” says Kathy Schoback, Think Services’ executive vice president of Global Events. “We are incredibly excited to partner with Reboot and New Media BC on GDC Canada, which will serve the regional development community with conference content designed to engender learning, networking and inspiration.”
The first Vancouver Game Summit, dedicated to bringing the Canadian sector international perspectives on developing games for the new generation of consoles, took place in 2007. For the last two years, the Summit has served an audience of programmers, artists, game designers, producers and studio leads. GDC Canada will retain the focus of serving developers, and promises to bring GDC-quality conference content through top-tier speakers offering fresh viewpoints.
“We are proud to have served the Canadian game development community over the last few years,” says Greg Spievak, CEO of Reboot Communications. “Bringing the deep connections and expertise of the GDC to the community will take the developer event to the next level, and together we will serve this major game development region with the focus and resources it deserves.”
Vancouver Digital Week, organized by New Media BC, is an immersive week of innovative programming and partnership opportunities for the digital media industry that features top minds from around the globe. Participants gain access to international business match-making, “big picture” conference sessions on the latest trends and markets in digital media, high-level seminars for creators, designers and producers, and vibrant networking parties.
“Bringing the globally-respected GDC brand to the Vancouver digital media community will help to enhance business relations and learning quality for our region’s developers,” notes Kenton Low, president of New Media BC. “Vancouver Digital Week will be even more compelling with the addition of GDC Canada.”
Reportedly, more information will be available soon at www.gdc-canada.com.