The first IEEE International Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications 2009 aims to meet the significant challenges of the cross-disciplinary community that work around these serious application areas by bringing the community together to share case studies of practice, to present new frameworks, methodologies and theories and to begin the process of developing shared cross-disciplinary outputs.

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Date: 23 March 2008
Location: Technocentre, UK

Open Source for Games Developers

Open Source for Game Developers will discuss the relative merits of their particular approaches in the context of the corporate games industry’s most recent successes to save a traditional business model by enforcing copyright law the hard way and potentially alienating future customers.

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Date: 28 October 2008
Location: 01zero-one, UK

Casual Connect Seattle

Casual Games Association Events are the premiere events for the casual games industry with over 3,000 professionals attending Casual Connect Events each year. Casual Connect Seattle brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning.

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Date: 23 July 2009
Location: Benaroya Hall, US

Game Developers Conference '09

Game Developers Conference 2009. The annual March conference on game developmen, charing tools, tips and technologies for unbridled professional learning, networking and fun. More details of this event are to be released in November.

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Date: 23 March 2009
Location: Moscone Centre, US

Women in Games Conference

The Women In Games conference encourages research and seeks to promote the careers of women within the games industry. Making the career path attractive from a female perspectie doesn't just make good business sense, it's vital both commercially and artistically.

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Date: 10 September 2008
Location: Warwick University, UK

Austin GDC

Austin Game Developers Conference inspires game industry folks to create better games. It's a simple equation: Game developers, game publishers, filmmakers, musicians, and educational institutions amplified by the independent spirit of Austin, TX equals one truly creative hotbed.

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Date: 15 September 2008
Location: Austin Conference Centre, US

Edinburgh Interactive Festival 2008

The Edinburgh Interactive Festival 2008, the world’s most important festival that seeks to expand the creative culture of games and interactive entertainment, is now open for registration. This year the Festival has some amazing events and plays host to some of the games industry’s biggest players, including the likes of Sony, Nintendo and Codemasters.

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Date: 10 August 2008
Location: various venues, UK

Game City 3

GameCity explores videogames in new ways, uncovering the most interesting parts of their culture and inviting you to join in. You'll find games to play, speakers to meet and learn from, music to dance to and plenty of surprises. We hope you'll discover something you'll love.

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Date: 30 October 2008
Location: UK

Writing for Games

Playing games online and off is an incredibly popular pastime and an industry that’s increasing in size all the time. Whether via consoles, computers, mobiles or online, people can’t get enough of gaming as entertainment. Writing for games is an often-overlooked career path, but it’s a great opportunity for writers who want to flex their creative muscles. It can involve plot development, script-writing, copywriting, dialogue creation, project documentation, humour writing, characterisation and character development and a load of other elements that exercise a writer’s abilities. But how is writing for games different to other kinds of writing? How do you get into it as a job? What do games developers and designers look for when selecting a writer to collaborate with? At what stage of the process does a writer get involved? What exactly does a games writer do on different types of games? Is it a good way to get into other forms of writing like TV and film (or is it the other way around)?

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Date: 17 June 2008
Location: Central London TBC, UK