First Annual Game Developers Conference® Canada Announced: May 12-13, 2009, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver – Registration is now open for the Game Developers Conference® Canada  (GDC Canada). Building off of the success of the Vancouver International Games Summit (VIGS), GDC Canada will be a forum for Canadian developers to share best practices for fostering ingenuity and quality games. Presented by Think Services Games Group  and Reboot Communications , GDC Canada will take place May 12-13, 2009 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (VCEC) in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Conference is offering a special registration period for those who have attended past VIGS events. Paid conference delegates to either the 2007 or 2008 VIGS are entitled to special alumni savings of up to 25% on conference passes. Those who qualify for Alumni Rates will receive an email directly from GDC Canada which will give further registration details.
GDC Canada Conference Tracks
The Game Developers Conference® Canada emphasizes studying the challenges and opportunities of creating games with long production cycles, large development teams, and multi-platform releases. Unique to GDC Canada’s content lineup, is its focus on the production cycle of game development with tracks focused on:
- Post Launch/Analysis
February 25: Alumni Registration Ends
April 15: Early Registration Discount Ends
May 6: Online Registration Ends
May 12: Onsite Registration Opens
- All Access Pass
- Main Conference Pass
- Future Play Pass
- Future Play Student Pass (on-site only)
- Game Career Seminar Pass
The Game Developers Conference® Canada brings together top-notch sessions, speakers, and networking opportunities for Canadian developers. Get the attention of this valuable market and stand out from your competition. With signage, giveaways, event sponsorships and more, you can stay top of mind with developers at GDC Canada.
Future Play 2009@ GDC Canada  – May 12 & 13 2009
Future Play 2009 @ Game Developers Conference® Canada is a unique forum for academic and industry researchers to present their novel game-related research to an audience that includes academics, game developers, investors, government representatives and students involved in the digital media and game industry.
Programmed by the Game Developers Conference® (GDC), the Game Career Seminar, taking place Wednesday, May 13th, is a one-day program designed for students and individuals interested in learning how to build a career in the video game industry. More information about the GDC-Canada Game Career Seminar will be available soon. For information about all Game Career Seminar events, click here. 
GDC Canada is programmed by a dedicated group of industry professionals who volunteer their time to develop the numerous sessions. Learn more about the GDC Canada Advisory Board .
Other Key Information In Brief:
- GDC Canada Sessions Announced in February 2009: The GDC Canada Advisory board has been hard at work reviewing submissions to ensure that the top content and speakers are present in May 2009.
- Housing is Now Open: Special conference rates at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel  are now available through the GDC-Canada site. Rooms sell out quickly so book your dates early.