Europe’s Premiere Development Conference Soliciting Submissions to Present Lectures and Panel Sessions Now Through April 23
UBM TechWeb Game Network, organizers of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference® (GDC), have announced that submissions are now open for the 2010 Game Developers Conference Europe. The event, taking place Monday through Wednesday August 16-18, 2010 at the Cologne Congress Center East in Cologne, Germany, will once again run alongside gamescom to present the leading game industry event for developers, consumers, publishers and trade professionals. The event is soliciting session proposals now through Friday, April 23 via the official GDC Europe website: www.GDCEurope.com.
Lectures and panel proposals are being solicited from the international game developer community for all five of this year’s conference tracks, which include Business & Management, Game Design, Production, Technology, and Visual Arts.
By once again pairing GDC Europe with gamescom, Europe’s leading consumer and industry show, the conference can offer content to address the development community at a central location in the heart of Europe and command the critical mass of the European games sector. The event marks a return for the successful conference, which in 2009, its first year, saw more than 1,500 participants, including 130 international speakers, 40 exhibitors and 240 media representatives. With the growing expansion of German and European developers focused on online and browser-based games, GDC Europe will focus one day of the event, August 17, to cover social networks and online games, as well as key emerging markets in the region. In conjunction with this new focus, GDC Europe will also provide a major platform for online game companies to host press conferences on the second day of the event.
“Last year’s show proved to be a raging success, with content and sessions presented by some of Europe’s most important industry figures,” said Frank Sliwka, Vice President of European Business Development and Event Director of GDC Europe. “Once again we look to the expertise and talent of the international game developer community to provide the amazing content that makes GDC Europe the leading industry event in Europe.”