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EIF Announces Festival Dates, Call For Speakers

Organizers for the Edinburgh Interactive Festival announced that this year's event will take place August 13-14 alongside the general Edinburgh Festival, and that it's accepting speaker proposals.
Organizers for the Edinburgh Interactive Festival announced that this year's event will take place August 13-14 alongside the general Edinburgh Festival in Edinburgh's city center. The event has also opened its call for speakers, and industry leaders from the game development, publishing, and hardware fields, plus interested parties from government, film, television, and broader entertainment industries, are invited to participate. The two-day event will offer panels, lectures, networking events, and screening sessions providing previews of upcoming titles. The festival will also continue its partnership with Abertay University and its Protoplay event, which showcases new games talent as part of the Dare to be Digital program. He continues, "The Content Committee is organizing the most creative and enlightening line-up of conference sessions in EIF history, looking at new frontiers in game design, and new mobile game devices as well as the expanding role of community in on-line gaming," says EIF chairman Chris Deering. "There will be some amazing demonstrations as part of the ever popular and unique EIF Screenings and the some new business issues discussed in panels. Edinburgh attracts "thinkers" and the 'vision seekers' from all facets of the interactive industry and stimulates ingenuity, which is critical in the new 'post bubble' age."

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