To help attract, cultivate and retain serious games and advanced learning technologies firms in Wake County, the Raleigh Convention Center and Marriott City Center will host the Triangle Game ConferenceWednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. This gathering of leading industry experts plans to be the premier forum on the East Coast for networking, career building and sharing computer and video gaming expertise.
Wake County is the east coast hub for the development of advanced learning technologies, with more than 30 companies employing more than 1,000 people in the industry. This event will showcase how serious we are about games by featuring panels, lectures and discussions on market innovations, trends and the future of the industry.
There are five tracks that attendees can choose from among four sessions every day, divided by breaks and lunch: Game Technology, Game Design & Production, Serious Games & Advanced Learning Technology, Games & Media, and The Business of Games. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games, Inc. ofCary, N.C., which has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, most recently shipping “Unreal Tournament 3.” Epic’s breakthrough game, “Gears of War,” sold 5 million copies and won over 30 Game of the Year awards.
The conference also will feature an expo, a career lounge and Game Development University, a student-oriented exhibition to help aspiring game developers tap into educational resources and make connections with industry leaders.
We are hoping this conference will become an annual event as a confirmation of Wake County’s status as a hotbed for this industry. Early registration prices are available through March 31, and several attendance passes are available, including ones for students. For a full listing of confirmed speakers and more details on how to attend, visithttp://www.trianglegameconference.com.