The organizers of the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo, held from May 9th-12th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and which recently announced
a sold-out exhibit space for the event, have announced this year's conference and workshop program for this year's E3.
The E3 conference program, which will be held from May 9th to 11th, includes exclusively panel-based topics such as "Creativity and Technology: Taking Control of the Next Generation of Gameplay," "Business Strategy: Embracing a New Set of Best Practices" and "Market Analysis: Understanding the New Digital Entertainment Landscape".
On the game development front, The Sims
creator Will Wright, God of War
lead designer David Jaffe, The Movies'
Peter Molyneux, Indigo Prophecy
's David Cage, Junction Point's Warren Spector, and Half-Life
writer Marc Laidlaw are some of the creative talent participating.
From the business development camp, the program includes Lee Jacobson of Midway Games, EA Canada General Manager Alain Tascan, SOE President John Smedley, Pandemic CEO Andrew Goldman, Electronic Arts' Director of Videogame Advertising Julie Shumaker, and THQ VP of Global Business Development Dan Kelly.
In addition to conference sessions, E3Expo 2006 will offer a series of in-depth workshops and special midday sessions on Tuesday, May 9, which will provide attendees with a more in-depth look at key business issues. More information is available at the official E3 Expo website