Vancouver International Game Summit - May 21 - 22, 2008

The 2nd annual Vancouver International Game Summit, organized by Reboot Communications, is being held this month on May 21 & 22. The two day conference will bring together many of Canada's top video game leaders and businesses responsible for the explosive growth of the Canada gaming industry, providing a platform to discuss global perspectives on developing games for next generation consoles.

The Summit will focus on providing educational, networking and business opportunities for game development professionals through four tracks: Management, Technology, Design and Environmental.

To kick-off the event, Shane Kim, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Games Studio, will present the opening keynote address. The following day will feature a keynote from Jason Rubin, founder and former President of Naughty Dog.

Just announced on the VIGS blog, the Summit will feature closing remarks from some of the key leaders behind the 2007 Game of the Year: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, including Infinity Ward’s Vince Zampella and Tabitha Hayes from Activision.

My favourite part of the VIGS website is the Reasons To Attend section which includes, among others:
  • The parties are going to be amazing!
  • We serve real food! No box lunches!!
  • Not only will you have fun but you will learn something useful to take back to the office, we promise!
Hey, they had me at the first bullet point!