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IGDA Leadership Forum October 27-28 2011, Los Angeles Press Release

Charles Rector's Weblog; Sep. 20, 2011; By Charles Rector
Type: News

October 27th & 28th, 2011
Sheraton Gateway Hotel, LAX
6101 W. Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045 Friend on FacebookFollow on TwitterForward to a FriendREGISTER






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A limited block of rooms have been set aside for IGDA Leadership Forum attendees. Reservations may be called in through Central Reservations in the Continental U.S. and Canada at 1-800-325-3535. Calls outside the U.S. should go directly to the hotel at

The exclusive rate for IGDA attendees is $120/per night plus applicable taxes.

When making your reservations, please mention you are with the IGDA Leadership Forum. Reservations must be made by October 4, 2011 in order to guarantee the group rate. Additional information about the hotel can be found by visiting the Sheraton Gateway Hotel website.

Save 5% when flying Virgin America’s main cabin to the IGDA Leadership Forum by using this promo code: VXIGDA

The IGDA Leadership Forum is the premier event for producers, team leaders, project managers, studio directors, and all others seeking to learn and share techniques for leading teams in creating successful games.

The IGDA Leadership Forum:

  • Focuses on production and leadership
  • Is an intimate conference with great networking
  • Presentations by premier industry producers and managers
  • Speakers from Blizzard, id, Intel, Loot Drop, Microsoft Studios, Respawn Entertainment, Riot Games, Schell Games, Sony Santa Monica, thatgamecompany and many more!
  • A must attend event for producers, managers and leads and studio heads

OCTOBER 24th - 26th

OCTOBER 27th & 28th

Sheraton Gateway Hotel, LAX
6101 W. Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Brandon Beck
Co-Founder & CEO, Riot Games

Navigating Unforeseen Challenges – Why leveling up your talent pool is key to min-maxing your studio

Scott Crabtree
Tech Strategist, Intel AppUp Developer Program

Mind Your Mind: Training Your "Inner CEO" for Best Performance
Vince Zampella
GM, Respawn Entertainment
Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

Jesse Schell
CEO, Schell Games

Information Flow: The Secret to Studio Structure

Chuck Hoover
Studio Production Director, Schell Games

“I’ve attended the Leadership forum every year since its inception. It’s my can’t miss conference each year for a couple of reasons… 1. It’s a very personal conference, small enough to get to know everyone and large enough to attract great speakers. 2. The game industry tends to build leaders from with in, but being a great developer does not make a great leader. The Leadership Forum provides a wonderful opportunity to develop those traits and learn how others have gotten there. 3. Unlike some large events, this is a very focused conference. The topic is narrow enough to attract a lot of like minded people and broad enough to cross disciplines. I can’t recomend the Leadership Forum highly enoughto any producer, leader, or simply those in our industry seeking to be the best at their craft. ”

Kim Sellentin
Associate Producer,
Blizzard Entertainment

“I’ve had the pleasure of attending the IGDA Leadership Forum for 2 years now. The conference is small and focused, which is its greatest strength. Not only does it offer an excellent schedule with high quality speakers, attendees have many opportunities to connect with other developers. This networking and sharing of ideas is what gives someone the additional tools, and perspective to be better at their job. The IGDA Leadership Forum has had a huge impact on my career. Every year, I’ve come away with new friends and mentors, and new inspiration that I can immediately apply to create positive impact within my company. For such a low cost with such high return, I ask you this: How can you not afford to send yourself and your employees to the IGDA Leadership Forum?” 

Brett Douville
Lead Systems Programmer,
Bethesda Softworks

“If you’re a manager in the games industry, or you have managers reporting to you, you owe it to yourself to come out or send them to the IGDA Leadership Forum next year. Your competitors are out here trying to figure out how to get better at capturing the lightning and putting it in a package to ship out to customers. We desperately need better trained leaders in the industry, and this is a proven place where they can come and improve their skills. This year I found an insight in every talk to make me better at my job, and to help my reports become better at their jobs. I really don’t feel like I can afford *not* to go. Can you?”
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