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IGDA Perspectives Newsletter April, 2011

Charles Rector's Weblog; Apr. 27, 2011; By Charles Rector
Type: News

IGDA | International Game Developers AssociationAPRIL ISSUEIGDA | Perspectives NewsletterThe theme of this month's issue of the IGDA Perspectives Newsletter is IGDA Out & About. View the PDF here. Download the PDF here.

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IGDA Out & About

Greetings!

In this month's IGDA Perspectives Newsletter, we head Out and About to Japan, where developers have shared their personal experiences with the disaster and their hopes for the future. Next we head to Boston and San Francisco for recaps of IGDA experiences at GDC and PAX East.

Below you'll find information on some of the current happenings around the IGDA.

As always, if you have questions/thoughts/ideas, feel free to contact me or your Global Community Manager, Ryan Arndt (ryan@igda.org)

--Gordon

Advocacy

- The IGDA Board and our community have been in the news for our recent education initiative regarding the terms of the terms of Amazon's AppStore:http://igdaboard.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/amazon%E2%80%99s-clarification-fails-to-address-game-developer-concerns/. We hope that this will cultivate not only sustained thoughtful dialogue about all platforms, but tangibly better conditions for developers.

- Participate in the IGDA Quality of Life Message Boards @http://groups.yahoo.com/group/igda-qol/

- Please visit www.igda.org/join to support the IGDA's advocacy, professional development and community as an individual Lifetime or Annual Member for under $50 per year. (Global Studio memberships are also available.)

IGDA Events! Save the dates (Chicago & Seattle)

- June 2nd and 3rd IGDA Game Developer SCRUM w/ Clinton Keith www.igda.org/SCRUMChicago

- July 18 and 19th for the inaugural IGDA Summit in Seattle which will focus on Quality Assurance, Entrepreneurship, Narrative Writing, Monetization Game Journalism, Game Development Community and Game User Research.

- The IGDA is enthused to announce the expansion of its scholar program! For details, visit http://www.igda.org/scholarships

Call for Speakers is OPEN (Copenhagen, Los Angeles)

- October 20th and 21st are IGDA Leadership Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark, which will focus on production practices and entrepreneurship. October 27th and 28th will be IGDA Leadership U.S. in Los Angeles, CA, which features production practices and thought leadership. Visithttp://www.igda.org/leadership/ for more information.

-Visit http://www.igda.org/RoadMap2011 for more professional and educational events as well ashttp://www.igda.org/virginamerica travel savings to E3, IGDA Summit and IGDA Leadership US.

Upcoming IGDA Global Professional Development Partner Events (Boston, Brighton, Seattle, Los Angeles)

- Games for Health: http://www.gamesforhealth.org 
- E3 Expo: www.igda.org/e3expo2011 
- Casual Connect: http://www.casualconnect.org 
- Develop: Brighton: http://www.developconference.com/igdaweb/

Japan

- To directly support game industry efforts to provide aid during this crisis, please visit www.playforjapan.org.

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