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Call For Proposals Now Open For 2013 IGDA Summit

Friday, April 19, 2013  
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IGDA Summit | 31 July - 1 August 2013 | Hilton San Francisco Union Square

The IGDA Summit is about celebrating game development by sharing the knowledge and expertise of the IGDA membership. This event istheplace for our global community to provide valuable professional development, actionable insight, and candid discussion to elevate our craft.

For the 2013 IGDA Summit, industry leaders from across many disciplines will come together to contribute content to serve developers in the broadest sense, including programmers, producers, studio management, writers, designers, artists, QA, localization, and many other functions and specialties. The Summit is open to anyone - at any phase or level of their career, regardless of studio size or game types or platform - who seeks to learn from and share techniques for creating successful careers, games, and businesses.


When: The CFP is now closed. The deadline for submissions was Sunday 12 May 2013, 23:59 (US Pacific time). We are aiming to notify speakers of their acceptance by 31 May 2013. Speakers will receive a complimentary pass that provides access to both Casual Connect and the IGDA Summit!

What: For 2013, the IGDA is looking for great sessions and speakers across a wide range of topics. We are open to receiving proposals onanytopic relevant to the art and craft of game development, so if you have a great idea, please send a proposal! We are particularly interested in the following themes for the IGDA Summit:

  • Leadership / Management best practices and challenges
  • Advocacy on key issues affecting game developers
  • Community building and management
  • Professional development and career building
  • Workshops: Do you have a skill you'd like to teach other developers?
  • Microtalks: Quick, focused talks on a wide range of subjects

How: The CFP is now closed.

If you have any questions about the CFP process, please contact the IGDA Summit Planning Team at summit at igda dot org.

Your Feedback is Requested!

Whether or not you plan to submit a proposal, we would like to have your feedback on the kind of content you'd like to see at the IGDA Summit. Please take a few quick minutes to answer this Content Preferences survey. Thank you!

About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

The IGDA is the largest non-profit membership organization serving all individuals who create video games. The IGDA advances the careers and enhances the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. These core activities advance games as a medium—and game development as a profession.

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