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IGDA April 2008 Newsletter – Call for Speakers

April 27, 2008

From the IGDA Newsletter (you’re a member, right?)

1: Leadership Forum: Web vids, DVDs, call for speakers
The first IGDA Leadership Forum was a smashing success with top rated sessions by Don Daglow, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk (BioWare), Tim Schafer (Double-Fine), Mike Capps (Epic Games) and Clinton Keith (ex High Moon Studios). And, we welcomed 300+ delegates from over 15 countries, including the UK, Finland, India and Australia.

All 21 conference sessions were recorded and are now available for purchase on DVD. The 4-disc set of hi-res video is priced at $99 (plus shipping). If you would like to purchase a copy, please email us via and we’ll forward you the order form.

Also, we have made lo-res videos available via Google Video:

The 2008 IGDA Leadership Forum (13-14 November, San Francisco) is EXPANDING its session offerings so we can encompass a broad range of leadership topics, including personal leadership, project leadership and management leadership. The sessions will run in parallel tracks and will consist of a mix of lectures, panels, and interactive workshop sessions.

The Program Committee is welcoming session proposals until May 1st. Full details via:

Discounts on upcoming conferences:
Member discounts at upcoming events and related event action include:

– 20% member discount for LA Games Conference in Los Angeles, CA (May 21-22)

– 50 euro member discount for Paris GDC (June 23-24)

– 10% member discount for Develop in Brighton (July 29-31)

– $50 member discount for Sandbox Game Symposium in Los Angeles, CA (August 10-11)

Full discount details and links available online:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    April 28, 2008 11:43 pm

    I’m disappointed that you only put that listing up. It’s one thing to say a leadership conference is going to take place (which I’m tempted to go to, even if I have to sacrifice my work hours), but I am concerned about what you think as well. Is the video game industry short on leaders? Do you (we?) need more courage in game development?

    I have the feeling you want to say something here, and that you aren’t getting it out properly. Am I wrong?

  2. Chris permalink
    April 28, 2008 11:44 pm

    Oh, ermm, yes, I got the E-mail, btw. I am a member (I forgot to say that).

  3. April 29, 2008 5:38 am

    Hi Chris,

    Actually, I didn’t have anything extra to add, but your questions gave me a great idea for a post. Thanks!

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