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2nd Annual Seattle Game Conference Returns February 2006Leading Video Game Job Conference and Resume Workshop Returns (December 21, 2005)
The Game Initiative, the leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry, today announced the 2nd annual Seattle Game Conference will take place at the Highline Performing Arts Center on February 4, 2005. The event which includes a job conference and resume workshop is designed for students and professionals looking to get into the computer and video game business. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with industry insiders, including game top recruiters and hiring managers from local game companies as well as network and meet with industry veterans. 500 people attended the first annual Seattle Game Conference in February 2005. The web site address is http://www.SeattleGameConference.com
The Game Initiative is once again pleased to host the one and only Seattle Game Conference, an event designed to allow attendees an unprecedented opportunity to interact with game industry professionals, gaining valuable contacts and strategies of how to get into the game industry, said Christopher Sherman, Game Initiative Executive Director. The program identifies technology trends and job requirements, includes a detailed resume workshop as well as an overview of the qualifications and skill-sets that are in demand. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and network with industry insiders throughout the day and participate in the Demo Reel Showcase, where can bring their laptops to showcase their demo reels to peers and industry professionals for direct feedback."
Students will learn how to build an early professional road map to a career in the game industry. Professionals looking to move into the business from other industries will learn how their experience and transferable skills can gain rapid entry into the game industry. The event will also provide a great opportunity for local game companies to meet potential new talent. The program offers plenty of one-on-one time with industry professionals throughout the day.
Seattle Game Conference - February 4, 2006 - Agenda
8:00am - 9:00am Registration and Networking
9:00am - 9:45am Industry Overview
10:00am - 10:45am Getting in at the Ground Floor
11:00am - 12:00pm Applying Transferable Skill Sets
12:00pm - 1:30pm Networking
1:30pm - 3:00pm Resume Workshop
The cost is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. The Seattle Games Conference, a job conference and resume workshop, takes place at the Highline Performing Arts Center in the Seattle suburb of Burien, Washington. Registration and additional details are available online at http://www.SeattleGameConference.com/
Seattle Game Conference attendees will:
* Find out what employers are looking for now and in the future
* Learn how the game development pipeline works
* Receive an overview of the industry and where it?s headed
* Understand the core competencies required in art, programming and design
* Meet and network with professionals in the industry
* Participate in a resume workshop designed to gain them critical interviews with hiring managers.
About The Game Initiative
The Game Initiative is the leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry. Game Initiative is chartered with the growth of the industry through events, public awareness, information and supporting programs and serves the needs of companies and people involved in producing interactive entertainment software and hardware for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. Game Initiative events include the Austin Game Conference, Mobile Game Conference, Seattle Game Conference, Women's Game Conference, the Game Writers Conference, Advertising In Games Forum, Casual Games Conference, Game Technology Association Meetings and the How to Break into the Game Industry national conference series. More information about The Game Initiative can be found at http://www.GameConferences.com
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