The following is an edited press release.
Montreal, and the province of Quebec, is home to more than 10,000 developers and industry professionals, making it one of the largest video games industry hubs in the world. Once again this year, MIGS will tap into this unique ecosystem, bringing together some of the best local and worldwide experts to share their knowledge and experience with 2,500+ industry professionals through a series of keynotes panel discussions and master classes.
In addition to being the largest technical conference on the American East Coast, MIGS is designed with personal interaction in mind between experts, senior and junior professionals. And this year, MIGS 2016 is searching for industry professionals with impressive knowledge in Audio, Programming & Technology, Production & Project Management, Design, Visual Arts and Business & Marketing, as well as experts that can cover VR/AR, eSports, streaming, influencer marketing and Indie success stories.
“Montreal has one of the most vibrant video game development industries in the world. Speaking at the MIGS is an amazing opportunity for individuals and companies to share their wisdom, promote their accomplishments and to network with partners, colleagues and friends,” said David Lipes, president of Alliance Numérique.
Industry professionals interested in joining MIGS 2016 as speakers should submit their topics through the MIGS website before May, 30th.
Studios that wish to present live demos in the Expo Zone are also invited to submit their applications through the MIGS website before May 30th.
MIGS 2015 speakers have included Sir Ian Livingston, one of the industry’s leading pioneers, and Jade Raymond and Amy Hennig of EA who are working on a new Star Wars project in Montreal. Previous live demos have included PlayStation PS VR, Google’s Project Tango as well as a live ‘For Honor’ tournament from Ubisoft.
MIGS is co-presented by the Canada Media Fund, an essential support for innovation in the industry of Canadian production. For more information about MIGS16, visit www.migs16.com.
About Alliance Numérique
Since its creation in 2001, Alliance Numérique (AN) has been the business network for Quebec’s video game industry. Its membership includes a full range of video game and digital entertainment developers of all sizes. It is also a key industry contact for government relations. Its mission is to support the growth and competitiveness of its members and put the province of Quebec center stage in the field of interactive content creation, production and distribution. Please visit www.alliancenumerique.com for more information.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.