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GDC 2011 Lecture Submissions Extended To August 27th

Game Developers Conference 2011 organizers have extended lecture submissions for next February's San Francisco GDC until August 27th at midnight ET, thanks to an "overwhelming number of requests".
Game Developers Conference 2011 organizers have extended lecture submissions for next February's historical 25th annual show until August 27th at midnight ET, thanks to an "overwhelming number of requests". The call for submissions to present lectures, roundtables and panel sessions for the 2011 Game Developers Conference -- the historic 25th anniversary show -- is now open through Friday, August 27th at the official GDC website. The main GDC advisory board is looking for submissions in the following game-related areas and tracks: Audio, Business and Management, Game Design, Production, Programming and Visual Arts, to be showcased on the prestigious Wednesday to Friday main conference of Game Developers Conference 2011. (Submissions for the GDC Summits, including Social & Online, Independent, Serious Games Summits and a number of others will open in the next 30-60 days, and interested parties can submit adapted versions to both Main Conference and Summits.) A talk abstract is required alongside a more detailed description and speaker information, and the GDC Call For Papers page has multiple annotated examples of previous submissions, giving detailed, precise instructions on speaker criteria and the selection process. Alongside this year's call for submissions, the GDC 2011 advisory board has been expanded, adding several leading industry figures in the social and independent gaming spaces, part of the team that reviews all GDC written submissions. In particular, new board members include Media Molecule studio director Siobhan Reddy (LittleBigPlanet 2), EA2D designer/programmer Soren Johnson (Civilization IV, Spore), independent developer Adam Saltsman (Canabalt, Flixel), and Playfish San Francisco GM Dan Fiden. Also added for their art and audio expertise respectively are Undead Labs' Steve Theodore and Microsoft's Scott Selfon. More information about the Game Developers Conference 2011 is available at the official website. Game Developers Conference -- part of UBM TechWeb, as is this website -- will take place in San Francisco's Moscone Center on February 28 to March 4.

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