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IGDA Leadership Conference

July 28, 2008

Registration is now open for the soon-to-sell-out IGDA Leadership Conference. I loved how an attendee last year put this – “it was the single best conference I attended all year.” Registration is capped at 500, and last year’s conference sold out.

Here’s the official blurb:

The IGDA, in coordination with the Production SIG, is hosting the  second annual IGDA Leadership Forum (November 13-14, San Francisco).  This event will focus on advancing the state of the art in game
production and management.

The IGDA Leadership Forum is intended for all those who serve in a leadership role in the game development industry and are seeking to become better leaders, create successful games, and learn from other working professionals in the game industry.

The first IGDA Leadership Forum was a smashing success with top rated sessions and 300+ delegates from over 15 countries. The 2008 IGDA Leadership Forum has EXPANDED its session offering to 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.

Baseball all-star Curt Schilling (38 Studios) and Mark Cerny (Cerny Games) will open each day with a keynote. Other production/leadership gurus speaking include Mike Capps (Epic Games), David Edery (Xbox Live Arcade), Mat Hart (Ninja Theory), Richard Hilleman (EA), Clinton Keith, David Mann (Foundation 9), Trent Oster (BioWare Corp.), Michael Saladino (Pandemic Studios), Tim Train (Big Huge Games) – among many others.

Full program and speaker details are at:

For registration details (early bird pricing ends September 1st):

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2008 1:54 pm

    If you’re a student or looking to break into the industry is this kind of event suited for those people? Sounds like an industry veteran event.

  2. July 31, 2008 7:29 pm

    We do not artificially restrict students from attending, but indeed, it is an event clearly focused on working producer/lead/exec types. FYI:

    Not a single student attended last year… Hmm, which could be seen as a good or bad thing 😉


  3. Chris Pioli permalink
    August 2, 2008 12:36 am

    I’d like to go, even if it is just for leaders. I’d like to be a leader in the video game industry, eventually…

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