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Digital Game Xpo and Conference Announces Keynote

The Digital Game Xpo and Conference, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina, has announced eight year veteran director Damon Conn, current 3Dsolveart director, as its keynote speaker.
The Digital Game Xpo and Conference, which takes place June 22-23, 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be hosted at Wake Technical Community College. The event is open to the public and targeted toward all levels of Game Developers, from beginner programmers to seasoned professionals. Damon Conn, a veteran director of eight years, will head as the keynote speaker. Damon Conn started his career in 1996 at Los Angeles' Westwood Studios, a division of Electronic Arts (EA), where he worked as a character animator and cinematics artist on the Blade Runner computer game. In 1999, Conn co-founded 7 Studios, where he raised a team of over 40 artists within eight years. Currently Conn is the art director of 3Dsolve where he set benchmarks for an elite level of quality by working at the production level of simulation and game development. "Damon is a veteran in his field and his extensive background and experience make him an asset to our team and to our customers," said Richard Boyd, chief executive officer of 3Dsolve. "This industry requires that the most creative and innovative minds be at the forefront of design, and Damon's artistic leadership and quality of work will enhance our team's capabilities." The DGXPO was created to advance the field of simulation and game development by helping students with educational preparation and career exploration, providing those in the field with continuing education and professional development, and connecting simulation and game developers at all levels with industry contacts. The DGXPO allows students to build skills and provides an independent forum in which simulation and digital gaming professionals worldwide can share ideas and learn about the latest technologies and techniques. For more information about the DGXPO, visit their website.

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