GDC Europe opens lecture submissions for 2012 event

RG.jpgThe UBM TechWeb Game Network, organizers of the industry-leading Game
Developers Conference, have announced the call for submissions for this
August’s GDC Europe conference in Cologne, Germany.

GDC Europe, taking place Monday through Wednesday, August 13-15, 2012
at the Cologne Congress-Centrum Ost, will again provide the essential
pan-European perspective of game development and business trends
currently happening throughout the continent.

The conference is now in its fourth year, and will once again occur in the same week as the European gamescom
trade fair. With this pairing, GDC Europe can offer content to address
the development community at a central location in the heart of Europe
and reach the critical mass of the European games sector.

This year, the event’s call for submissions for lectures includes
main conference tracks in Business & Marketing, Game Design,
Production, Programming, and Visual Arts. Organizers are looking for
leading practitioners to propose lectures and panels with major
practical takeaways for today’s video game market.

Organizers are also accepting submissions for content for the three
GDC Europe Summits: the Social Games Summit, Smartphone & Tablet
Games Summit and Independent Games Summit, all of which were introduced
in 2011 and will be held concurrently with the main conference.

“GDC Europe offers the pan-European game development community a
unique opportunity to come together and dialogue about the local and
global changes happening in the industry, from their perspective,” said
Meggan Scavio, general manager of all Game Developers Conference events.

“As the conference heads into its fourth year, we are pleased to be
able to return to Cologne and to continue providing a venue for
developers to gain priceless learning experience featuring leading
industry tools and techniques.”

The call for submissions for both the main conference tracks and the
three GDC Europe Summits is now open through April 16, 2012. You can
learn more about the submissions process and guidelines on the event’s submissions page.

In addition to a marquee lineup of keynote speakers that included
Wooga founder and CEO Jens Begemann, co-creator of the legendary Ultima
series and founder of social media games developer Portalarium Richard
Garriott, and Epic Games president Dr. Michael Capps, GDC Europe 2011
hosted over 2,100 attendees, 170 speakers, 45 exhibitors and more than
300 media representatives.

With a developer-focused Expo Floor area, myriad day and evening
networking events, GDC Europe 2012 will continue to offer business and
networking opportunities to all attendees. For more information on GDC
Europe please visit its official website.