LA Games Conference agenda revealed

LA Games Conference agenda revealed

By Ed Fear

May 16th 2008 at 3:49PM

Hollywood-based event to cover 'the future of connected games and entertainment'

The organisers of the LA Games Conference have revealed the programme for their upcoming event.

Taking place at the Roosevelt Hotel in LA on May 21st and 22nd, the conference brings together publishers, developers, portals, technology companies, venture capitalists and analyists to discuss the evolving frontiers of casual, mobile and online games, as well as the future of the links between Hollywood, the games industry, social networks and advertisers.

Amongst the two day conference will be talks such as "Casual Games: What's Next Now Everyone's Involved" and "How to Win the Social Game: Harnessing the Power of Online Communities and Social Networks", featuring speakers such as Microsoft's Games for Windows general manager Chris Early and representatives from YouTube, MTV, Endemol, Glu, Double Fusion and more.

“Since last year's highly successful event with over 400 participants, we've had an ongoing dialogue with our amazing group of advisory board members about how to build on our success and make the event even bigger and better this year,” said Ned Sherman, event chair and CEO/publisher of organisers Digital Media Wire.

“This year's event will focus on 'The Future of Connected Games & Entertainment' - a theme that reflects much of the innovation and mindset in the industry and provides a great platform to involve companies and participants from a broad range of areas - from game publishers and developers to technology innovators to online and mobile entertainment platforms such as communities, social networks, user-generated content platforms and virtual worlds.”

For more information and a more detailed look at the event schedule, check out the official website.