GDC Canada attracts 800 visitors

GDC Canada attracts 800 visitors
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

May 21st 2009 at 6:37PM

Dates set for 2010 event as conference doubles previous year's attendance records

The organisers of GDC Canada have confirmed that attendance reached 800 at the event this year.

Doubling the 2008 attendance figures, last week's conference has been deemed a success by Think Services, which hosts the event. The event boosted over 40 lectures, panels, and sessions which covered cross-discipline collaboration throughout the game development production cycle.

“With perspectives from Don Mattrick of Microsoft and the BioWare doctors, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, GDC Canada was an opportunity for Canadian developers to assess where the industry has been and where it is going,” said Izora de Lillard, event director.

“This event’s focus on collaborative learning and career programs were met with tremendous support from the Canadian developer community and really demonstrated its passion, commitment and resilience that will continue to move the industry forward.”

GDC Canada 2010 has been confirmed, and returns to the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center for May 6th to 7th next year.

For more details on next years event, click here.