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ATLANTA — The
Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo
(SIEGE) will debut an
International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
Leadership Track focusing on advancing the state of the art in game
production and management, Friday – Sunday, Oct. 4 – 6,
2012, at the Marriott NW Galleria Hotel in Atlanta.
The IGDA Leadership Track at SIEGE is an outgrowth of the
IGDA’s popular Leadership Forums.
“The IGDA Leadership Forum is one of the preeminent game
development conferences in the world, and we are honored to have it
continue at SIEGE,” said Andrew Greenberg, director of the
seventh annual SIEGE and producer of the upcoming Noble Armada iPad
game. “The Leadership Forum attracts the greatest minds in
game production and the speakers will reflect the innovations of
the last few years.”
The IGDA Leadership Track at SIEGE, headed by Keith Fuller of
Fuller Game Production, will encompass a broad range of topics
pertinent to the heads of game studios.
“The Leadership Forums have always featured industry
leaders sharing personal insights – the kind of tips and
insider learning available nowhere else,” said Fuller.
“It’s a couple of days not to be missed, for studio
Now in its sixth year, SIEGE offer attendees a chance to hear
from speakers from a wide spectrum of the game production industry,
including artists, programmers, designers, investors, writers,
teachers and business executives. Other sessions will be run
by government figures, experts on computer game violence, social
issues, and serious games development.
SEIGE also includes a college fair for high school students
looking to learn game design skills, a Games for Health Day @
SIEGE, a game investment conference and many networking events for
people looking to enter the industry as well as people already
The IGDA is the largest non-profit membership organization
serving all individuals who create video games. The IGDA advances
the careers and enhances the lives of game developers by connecting
members with their peers, promoting professional development, and
advocating on issues that affect the developer community. These
core activities advance games as a medium—and game
development as a profession.