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Charles Rector's Weblog; May. 23, 2011; By Charles Rector
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International Game Developers AssociationTOP TENMAY 19TH, 2011

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Your IGDA is doing a host of fantastic things across the globe, here's some insight into what's happening near you.

Gordon BellamyExecutive Director, IGDAIGDA Scholars Program


Our IGDA Scholars program has expanded to 6 new events this year!  Our

15 Ph. D, Graduate and Undergraduate Scholars for E3 have been chosen

and are preparing for a week of fantastic events, mentorship, talks, tours and more!


For more information on how to apply for a 2011 Scholarship, visit and to be a mentor visit



Lifetime Memberships!

Did you know that a limited number of Lifetime Memberships are available for only $600. Annual memberships are $48.  Visit

Ryan's Canadian Tour


Global Community Manager, Ryan Arndt, has been on the road visiting your local Canadian chapter meeting!  This week he stopped in Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa. Follow his adventures on twitter: @igda


SCRUM Chicago


In need of SCRUM certification?  Living near Lake Michigan?  Join SCRUM Master Clinton Keith for two days of training in practical, project-proven techniques at the Renaissance North Shore Hotel in Chicago.  Visit to register and receive more information.



ChinaJoy Scholars


IGDA Shanghai is hosting the first IGDA China Joy Scholarship!


Visit for more information on how to apply, sponsor, or mentor.


Video Games Live

IGDA Summit Sponsorships


Development community leaders are hard at work on the inaugural IGDA Summit! July 18th and 19th in Seattle, US.    This conference takes a look at important and evocative game dev topics ignored and skipped over by other conferences that affect you as a developer. Sponsorship opportunities are available now @



IGDA Newsletter Relaunch


IGDA Perspectives heads Down Under to the Antipodes for an Australian themed newsletter next week.  Keep your eye out for Perspectives in a new easy to read online format next week!    


And for your business, we have new cost-effective digital ad opportunities available today!


Call for Proposals in LA & Copenhagen

The call for proposals is open for IGDA Leadership Forum US in Los Angeles and IGDA Leadership Forum Europe in Copenhagen.   Both events are in October of 2011.   Visit to submit your talk. 



SAVE 5% on Virgin America

Did you know IGDA Members save 5% on main cabin Virgin America travel to game industry events like E3, IGDA Summit, Casual Connect, PAXDev and IGDA Leadership Forum.   And you help the org too!  Visit for codes


Video Games Live


Video Games Live is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become.  VGL, in partnership with the IGDA, will be offering a myriad of opportunities to our membership and local chapters! If theshow is headed to your area, contact your chapter leader today for information on pre-sale tickets and other chapter benefits.


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