The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE) will be held in Atlanta October 2-4, 2009 at Crown Plaza Hotel at 6345 Powers Ferry Rd! Hosted by the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA),this annual conference is the only one of its kind to unite leading industry figures, including artists, programmers, writers, teachers and executives, as well as educate non-industry public guests who simply desire to learn how the industry operates. On October 3, 10am-2pm, the conference’s college and career fair offers public guests a glimpse of this exciting industry absolutely free!
Guests will be able to explore schools and interface with key industry personnel, so feel free to bring resumes and portfolios. However, due to the overwhelming past response to this signature event, unregistered attendees are advised to arrive at least 1 hour before the event begins. If you’re ready to join the SIEGE, register on line at http://www.siegecon.net/SIEGE2009/. The Georgia Game Developers Association is a non-profit trade association of businesses and professionals of the video and electronic game manufacturing industry of Georgia. GGDA is committed to the growth and development of this industry and the success of its members as they compete internationally.
To elevate the video and electronic game manufacturing industry of Georgia to a position of international recognition as a leading contributor of industry growth and maturity.
MISSION To promote the growth and success of game manufacturers in Georgia by providing oversight and guidance of government and academic involvement, identification and availability of resources, creation and application of best practices and certifications.
1. Establish and maintain a membership base representing at least 80% of all game manufacturing and associated activities in Georgia.
2. Represent the concerns of the industry on all issues that appear before Georgia lawmakers.
3. Foster collaboration between academic and corporate entities to develop well-prepared members of the industry.
4. Serve as a publisher and central repository of vital information and guidance for members of the industry.
5. Promote awareness of the industry outside the State of Georgia to attract continued economic growth and development.
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