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					Game Developers Conference 2008 Sessions
Advertising & Games – Opportunities, Pitfalls, and
Competition
Building a Successful Production Process
Developers in the Crosshairs: Mature Content, Censorship, and
Design Choices (Day 1)
Dr. Strangeflow or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
the Pipeline
Early Stage Funding for Gaming Start Ups
FIFA08 BE A PRO: Innovating in a Established Genre
Game Industry Advance: An IGDA Open House (Day 1)
Getting it into the Game (Day 1)
How to Go from PC to Console Development without Shooting
Yourself in the Foot
Improving QA (Day 1)
Localization Group Gathering

Master Metrics: The Science behind the Art of Game Design

New Dog, Old Tricks: Running Halo 3 Without a Hard Drive
Optimizing DirectX Rendering on Multi-Core Hardware
Sponsored by Intel

Perspectives for Better Game Sound
Player-Generated Content in Casual Games

Preserving Games: Saving the Past and Present Now (Day 1)
SAM AND MAX - Episodic Content Creation
Storytelling in BIOSHOCK: Empowering Players to Care about
Your Stupid Story
Taking Xbox LIVE Arcade Games to the Next Level Sponsored
by Microsoft
Technical Artist Roundtable (Day 1)

The Benefits and Challenges Associated with a Centralized
Model of Art Asset Creation for Video Games
The CRYSIS of Audio
The Ultimate Developers Toolkit Sponsored by AMD
The World within - Building Social Environments in EVE
Online's Space Stations

A Future Wide Open: Unleashing the Creative Community

Best Practices for Online Game Delivery Sponsored by Akamai
Gaming on the Go: Mobility Considerations for Gaming
Sponsored by Intel
Harnessing the Power of Multiple GPUs Sponsored by AMD
Rethinking Game Localization as Global Game Development
Sponsored by Localization World
Technical Consulting Engineer, Intel C++ Compilers Sponsored
by Intel
"An Ace Up Your Sleeve: Realistic Character Clothing and
Environmental Cloth Simulation Using Havok Cloth" Sponsored
by Havok
Advanced Dialogue Techniques for Games
Audio Post-Mortem: BioShock
Automating Regression Discovery: Finding the Wrenches in the
GEARS OF WAR
Casual Game Design: A Year in Review

Censorship of Game Content - A Report from the Trenches
COLLADA in the Game Sponsored by Intel
Designing Conflict Resolution without Combat (Day 1)
GOD OF WAR: Deconstructing an Epic
Hentai, Hardcore and Hotties: Sex in Games (Day 1)

How to Score Your Video Game with an Orchestra
Implementing Ragdoll Physics on the Nintendo DS
Mashups, Mods & Machinima: Who Owns the Rights to Your
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Next-Gen Lighting Using Illuminate Labs' Turtle Sponsored by
Illuminate Labs
Opportunity for Independent Developers: A Simple, Yet Brash
Idea Sponsored by Brash Entertainment
Outsourcing Group Gathering
Procedural Music in SPORE
QOL Today: 3 Years after EA_Spouse (Day 1)
Real World Texture Painting Tips for Game Developers
Sponsored by Maxon
Rules of Engagement: Blizzard's Approach to Multiplayer
Game Design
Security and Privacy in Games (Day 1)
Semantic Interactivity – Virtual Coherence Using Next
Generation Human Computer Interface
Small Studio Survival Stories (Day 1)
Substance: Redefining the Nature of Texturing Sponsored by
Allegorithmic
Technical Issues in Tools Development (Day 1)
The Technology of UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE
Ultimate Graphics Performance for DirectX10 Hardware
Sponsored by AMD
Uncharted Animation: An In-depth Look at the Character
Animation Workflow and Pipeline
(More of) The Real Story on Characters and Emotion: Taking it
'to the Streets'
10 Tips for a Successful Wiki
The Profile of a Great Software Tester
Agents Group Gathering
Agile Development – Is it the Silver Bullet? The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly (Day 1)
Art Directors/Lead Artists Roundtable (Day 1)

Art Outsourcing: Client Best Practices
Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games (Day 1)
Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya: Integrating High-Level
Shading Effects Sponsored by Autodesk
Better Tools for Sound Designers on PlayStation 3 Through
Open-Architecture Designs

Casual Games Roundtable – Production & Design (Day 1)
Design Reboot
E Pluribus Unum: Matchmaking in HALO 3
Game Studies Download 3.0
Game Writers' Round Table: Tricks, Techniques and Concerns
(Day 1)
How to Create an Industry: The Making of the Brown Box and
PONG
Interactive Ray Tracing in Games Sponsored by Intel
Middleware Promises: Warranties That Don't and Indemnities
That Won't
Multiverse: Under the Hood Sponsored by Multiverse
Next Generation Game Publishing is Here, Are You? Sponsored
by WildTangent
Optimization Techniques for Attacking CPU Data Bottlenecks
in PC Games Sponsored by AMD

Pollinating the Universe: User-generated Content in SPORE
Self-Publishing for Independent Developers on the PlayStation
Network Sponsored by Sony
Speaking out: Expanding the LGBT Development Community
(Day 1)
SQL Considered Harmful: Databases for MMORPGs
Standing the Test of Time: A Q&A with Sid Meier
Stories Best Played: Deconstructing the Best Interactive
Storytelling
Stupid Spherical Harmonics (SH) Tricks

Technical Art Techniques: State of the Industry
Voice of an Angel: Next-Gen Audio Processing and Effects for
SINGSTAR on PS3
XAudio2 – Audio Building Blocks for the Future Sponsored by
Microsoft
Your Shameful Secret Addiction to Crunch
"BLUE MARS" 3rd Party Developer Program Sponsored by
Avatar Reality
Advanced Skin Rendering in NVIDIA's Human Head Demo
Sponsored by NVIDIA

Art Outsourcing: Provider Best Practices

Audio Post-Mortem: HALO 3
Bend Microsoft Project to Your Will - Again!
Bloggers/Journos Group Gathering
Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles,
Processes, and Genteel Truculence
Creating Havok with Destruction Sponsored by Havok
Famous Last Words Live - An Open Mic to Discuss Game Dev
Contracts (Day 1)

Free to Play! Pay for Item: The Virtual Goods Debate (Day 1)
Game Accessibility Arcade: Or How to Do the Jedi Mind Trick
(Day 1)
How Heroes are Made: A Collaborative Approach to Serialized
Content in a Transmedia World
Innovative Touch Screen Controls – SPIDER-MAN 3 DS
Postmortem
Insomniac's SPU Programming Practices
MERCENARIES 2: Networked Physics in a Large Streaming
World
Sharing Code (Day 1)
Small Team, Big Dreams: How to Make an MMORPG without a
Massive Team or Budget
Speed Up Synchronization Locks: A Scaleform Case Study
Sponsored by Intel
Splash Damage: From Amateur to Triple-A in Five Years
Starting with SPUs. Exploiting the Power of the Cell Sponsored
by Sony
Structure VS. Style
Surprises from the HELLGATE LONDON launch Sponsored by
IBM
Tesselation in a Low Poly World Sponsored by AMD

The Art and Science of Creating Your Own Instrument Samples

The Games Industry Giving Back – OBG Version
The IGDA Credits Movement: The Revolution is Already Here
(Day 1)

What Do You Need to Become a Great QA Team? (Day 1)

WII FIT: Creating a Brand New Interface for the Home Console
Career Pavilion Booth Crawl
8th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards and 10th Annual
Independent Games Festival
Speaker                                                        Start Time

David Edery                                                             2/20/2008 9:00
Lesley Mathieson                                                        2/20/2008 9:00

Daniel Greenberg                                                        2/20/2008 9:00

Lane Daughtry                                                           2/20/2008 9:00
Matthew Le Merle                                                        2/20/2008 9:00
Sebastian Enrique                                                       2/20/2008 9:00
Mitzi McGilvray, Jason Della Rocca                                      2/20/2008 9:00
Adam Pino                                                               2/20/2008 9:00

Elan Ruskin                                                             2/20/2008 9:00
Chuck McFadden                                                          2/20/2008 9:00
Tom Edwards                                                             2/20/2008 9:00

Chris Swain, E. Daniel Arey                                             2/20/2008 9:00

Mat Noguchi                                                             2/20/2008 9:00

Leigh Davies                                                            2/20/2008 9:00
Torrie Dorrell, Tim Larkin, Blake Lewin, Steve Ogden, Chance
Thomas                                                                  2/20/2008 9:00
Wade Tinney, Daniel James                                               2/20/2008 9:00

Henry Lowood                                                            2/20/2008 9:00
Julian Kwasneski, Jared Emerson-Johnson                                 2/20/2008 9:00

Kenneth Levine                                                          2/20/2008 9:00

Scott Austin                                                            2/20/2008 9:00
Jeff Hanna                                                              2/20/2008 9:00


Dan Forden                                                              2/20/2008 9:00
Tomas Neumann, Inon Zur, Christian Schilling                            2/20/2008 9:00
Dan Ginsburg, Jonathan Zarge                                            2/20/2008 9:00

Torfi Frans Olafsson                                                    2/20/2008 9:00

John Schappert                                                        2/20/2008 10:30

Brian Harvey                                                          2/20/2008 10:30

Satheesh G. Subramanian                                               2/20/2008 10:30
Jon Story, Holger Gruen                                        2/20/2008 10:30

Miguel Bernal, Heather Chandler, Tom Edwards, Fabio Minazzi    2/20/2008 10:30

Ganesh Rao                                                     2/20/2008 10:30


Paco Vidal                                                     2/20/2008 12:00
David Freeman                                                  2/20/2008 12:00
Patrick Balthrop                                               2/20/2008 12:00

Martin Sweitzer                                                2/20/2008 12:00
Juan Gril, Nick Fortugno                                       2/20/2008 12:00

Lawrence Walters                                               2/20/2008 12:00
Remi Arnaud                                                    2/20/2008 12:00
Gordon Walton                                                  2/20/2008 12:00
Nathan Phail-Liff                                              2/20/2008 12:00
Brenda Brathwaite                                              2/20/2008 12:00

Tommy Tallarico, Jack Wall, Ross deRoche, Garry Schyman        2/20/2008 12:00
Eric Brown                                                     2/20/2008 12:00

Sean Kane                                                      2/20/2008 12:00

Niklas Harrysson, Jens Olsson                                  2/20/2008 12:00

Mitch Davis                                                    2/20/2008 12:00
Munir Haddad                                                   2/20/2008 12:00
Kent Jolly, Aaron McLeran                                      2/20/2008 12:00
Evan Robinson                                                  2/20/2008 12:00

Ben Mathis                                                     2/20/2008 12:00

Rob Pardo                                                      2/20/2008 12:00
Elonka Dunin                                                   2/20/2008 12:00

Allan Snyder, Randy Breen                                      2/20/2008 12:00
Jesse Schell                                                   2/20/2008 12:00
Sebastien Deguy, Brennan Priest, Jay Koottarappallil, Thomas
Bidaux                                                         2/20/2008 12:00
John Walker                                                    2/20/2008 12:00
Christophe Balestra, Pål-Kristian Engstad                      2/20/2008 12:00

Nicolas Thibieroz                                              2/20/2008 12:00
Judd Simantov, Jeremy Lai-Yates                                2/20/2008 12:00

Corey Nolan                                                    2/20/2008 13:00
James Everett                                                  2/20/2008 13:00
Anibal Sousa                                                   2/20/2008 13:00
Dan Rogers                                                     2/20/2008 14:30

Rich Vogel                                                     2/20/2008 14:30
Seth Spaulding                                                 2/20/2008 14:30

Paul Steed, William Podurgiel, Sherry Floyd, Carey Chico       2/20/2008 14:30
Neil Kirby, Steve Rabin                                        2/20/2008 14:30

Neil Hazzard, Bernard Kwok                                     2/20/2008 14:30

Michael Kelly                                                  2/20/2008 14:30

Brian Robbins, Wade Tinney                                     2/20/2008 14:30
Jonathan Blow                                                  2/20/2008 14:30
Chris Butcher                                                  2/20/2008 14:30
Jane McGonigal, Mia Consalvo, Ian Bogost                       2/20/2008 14:30

Richard Dansky                                                 2/20/2008 14:30

Allan Alcorn, Ralph H. Baer                                    2/20/2008 14:30
Daniel Pohl                                                    2/20/2008 14:30

Stephen Rubin                                                  2/20/2008 14:30
Rafhael Cedeno, Corey Bridges                                  2/20/2008 14:30

Alex St. John                                                  2/20/2008 14:30

Mike Wall                                                      2/20/2008 14:30

Caryl Shaw                                                     2/20/2008 14:30

Chris Eden                                                     2/20/2008 14:30

Jeb Havens                                                     2/20/2008 14:30
Shannon Posniewski                                             2/20/2008 14:30
Sid Meier, Noah Falstein                                       2/20/2008 14:30

Richard Rouse III, Steve Meretzky, Marc Laidlaw, Ken Rolston   2/20/2008 14:30
Peter-Pike Sloan                                               2/20/2008 14:30

Christopher Evans, Jason Parks, Paul Thuriot, Judd Simantov    2/20/2008 14:30
Dan Bardino                                                  2/20/2008 14:30

Brian Schmidt                                                2/20/2008 14:30
David Amor                                                   2/20/2008 14:30

Lihan Chen                                                   2/20/2008 16:00

Eugene d'Eon                                                 2/20/2008 16:00

Paul Steed, Manvendra Shukul, Jason Manley, Nick Falbo       2/20/2008 16:00
C. Paul Johnson, Marty O'Donnell, Jay Weinland, Mike
Salvatori                                                    2/20/2008 16:00
Mike McShaffry                                               2/20/2008 16:00
David Thomas                                                 2/20/2008 16:00

Ken Rolston, Mark Nelson                                     2/20/2008 16:00
Oliver Strunk                                                2/20/2008 16:00

Jim Charne                                                   2/20/2008 16:00

Daniel James, Matt Mihaly                                    2/20/2008 16:00

Michelle Hinn, Stephanie Walker, Mark Barlet, Reid Kimball   2/20/2008 16:00

Jesse Alexander                                              2/20/2008 16:00

Leo Zuniga, Muhammad Ahmed                                   2/20/2008 16:00
Mike Acton                                                   2/20/2008 16:00

Glenn Fiedler                                                2/20/2008 16:00
Brian Sharp                                                  2/20/2008 16:00

Hermann Peterscheck, Scott Brown                             2/20/2008 16:00

Abhishek Agrawal                                             2/20/2008 16:00
Paul Wedgwood                                                2/20/2008 16:00

Dave Coombes                                                 2/20/2008 16:00
Chris Hecker                                                 2/20/2008 16:00

Dave Laux                                                    2/20/2008 16:00
Bill Bilodeau, Peter Lohrmann                                2/20/2008 16:00

Troels Folmann                                               2/20/2008 16:00
Martin de Ronde, Ben Sawyer, Robert Khoo, Patricia Sterne
Evans, Jenny Lai                                             2/20/2008 16:00
John Feil                           2/20/2008 16:00

Dennis Mooney, Michael SB Johnson   2/20/2008 16:00

Takao Sawano                        2/20/2008 16:00
Speaker TBA                         2/20/2008 16:30

Speaker TBA                         2/20/2008 18:30
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Special Event

Special Event
Game Developers Conference 2008 Sessions
Adding New Revenue Streams with Voice Chat Services for the
MMOGs Sponsored by Vapps
Casual Games Roundtable – Business Models (Day 2)
Digital Distribution – From the Basement to the Boardroom
Sponsored by Macrovision
Dynamic Zone Emitters: Improved Spatialization of Large
Regions
Environment Design in HALO 3
Game Accessibility Arcade: Or How to Do the Jedi Mind Trick
(Day 2)

Game Music and the AFM
How to Break All Rules and yet Make a 90+ Game
NVIDIA Developer TechTalk Sponsored by NVIDIA
Outside the Box
Playing to Lose: AI and "CIVILIZATION"
Procedural Data Generation in FAR CRY 2
Producers Group Gathering
Proper Use of Episodic Content in a MMO
Sharing Code (Day 2)
Small Studio Survival Stories (Day 2)
Speaking out: Expanding the LGBT Development Community
(Day 2)
STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED: How LucasArts is
Building a Game, a Development Team and a Technology
Pipeline... At the Same Time
The Art and Science of Lighting
The Focused Portfolio Approach: Building a Design-Centric
Game Development Studio
The Future of Programming for Multi-core with the Intel
Compilers Sponsored by Intel

The Future of Story in Game Design
The Real Story on Characters and Emotion: Taking it 'to the
Streets'
When the Honeymoon Ends: 12 Ways to Keep Your Publisher
in Love with You

Getting the Most Out of Intel Graphics Sponsored by Intel
GPU Optimization with the Latest NVIDIA Performance Tools
Sponsored by NVIDIA
How Gamers Really Play and What That Means for Developers
and Publishers Sponsored by Wild Tangent
The Next 20 Years of Gaming
The Revolution in TV Gaming Entertainment: Championship
Gaming Series and the Development of Games for Global
Sports Television Sponsored by Championship Gaming Series
A Believable Character Postmortem: Motion Capture on the
Virtual Set of BEOWULF

At the Cutting Edge – Audio Production for HEAVENLY SWORD

Autodesk 3ds Max Tips and Tricks Sponsored by Autodesk
Beyond Printf: Debugging Graphics Through Tools
Client Focused Management
Comparative Analysis of Game Parallelization Sponsored by
Intel

Development of the Peripheral: From Inception to Release

Free to Play! Pay for Item: The Virtual Goods Debate (Day 2)
From Mundane to Epic: The Making of the STARCRAFT II
Cinematic Teaser

Future of MMOs
Game Writers' Round Table: Tricks, Techniques and Concerns
(Day 2)
Getting it into the Game (Day 2)
Home Tools and Support: Creating Content for PlayStation
Home Sponsored by Sony
How We Hear and Why it Matters: A Game Developer's Look
at the Perception of Sound
I-fi: Immersive Fidelity in Game Design
Improve Your Game Lighting Using Illuminate Labs' Beast
Sponsored by Illuminate Labs
Introduction to the Emotiv Software Development Kit
Sponsored by Emotiv
Making in-Game Commerce Work for You: SINGSTAR, a Case
Study
Minorities Group Gathering
Never Say Die: Breathing life into Game Characters with Havok
Behavior Sponsored by Havok
NVIDIA FX Composer 2: Shader Development Unleashed
Sponsored by NVIDIA
Production: Basics and Beyond
Self-Censoring Potential Content Risks for Global Audiences:
Why, How and When
Streaming Open World Pathfinding
The Emergent Gamer
The Music of KILLER7, GOD HAND, RESIDENT EVIL: THE
UMBRELLA CHRONICLES, and NO MORE HEROES

What Do You Need to Become a Great QA Team? (Day 2)
Dynamic Closed Captioning for Your Game
Dynamic Performance Profiling of C++ Code
Interactive Actors That Express Emotion

Autodesk HumanIK Middleware Introduction: Complementing
Your FK Animation Sponsored by Autodesk
Best Practices For Billing and Fraud Management Sponsored
by Vindicia
Bringing the Brick Online: Inside LEGO Universe
Can You Hear Us Now? Dolby's New Voice Solution for Online
Games Sponsored by Dolby
Concurrency, Distribution, and Server Scaling Sponsored by
Sun Microsystems
Dialog Production for BioWare's Mass Effect: Lessons Learned
and Future Plans
Drawing the Line in the Sand - Which Contract Issues to Fight
For?
Experimental Gameplay Sessions
Fast Water Simulation for Games Using Height Fields
Game Accessibility & Developers with Disabilities Group
Gathering
HALO vs. Facebook: The Emotions that Drive Play
Hentai, Hardcore and Hotties: Sex in Games (Day 2)
Improving QA (Day 2)
Life on the Bungie Farm: Fun Things to Do with 180 Servers
and 350 Processors

Living with Madden: The Drive for Consistent Excellence
Looking Back at LOST ODYSSEY - The Challenge of Cross
Cultural Development

Preserving Games: Saving the Past and Present Now (Day 2)
PROTOTYPE: Open World, Open Mind, Next Generation
Thinking

Realize Your Vision: Essential Music Production Techniques

Supercharge the Production Pipeline Sponsored by IBM
Technical Issues in Tools Development (Day 2)

The Art and Technology Behind Bioshock's Special Effects

The Art of FINAL FANTASY –Interview with Isamu Kamikokuryo
The Future of Animation is Games
The IGDA Credits Movement: The Revolution is Already Here
(Day 2)

Threading QUAKE 4 and QUAKE WARS Sponsored by Intel
Training as a Productivity Multiplier
XNA Keynote Announcements Sponsored by Microsoft

Audio for MMO's
Breaking in to Academia (Day 1)
Chills and Thrills: Undefined Behavior in C++
Creating Spielberg's BOOM BLOX
Designing Conflict Resolution without Combat (Day 2)
Developers in the Crosshairs: Mature Content, Censorship, and
Design Choices (Day 2)

Digital Delivery: How to Improve the Game Acquisition
Experience to Achieve Higher Conversion Rates and Lower
Distribution Costs Sponsored by Solid State Networks
Engaging the User
Famous Last Words Live - An Open Mic to Discuss Game Dev
Contracts (Day 2)
From DOOM to RAGE: Pushing Boundaries

G.A.N.G. Demo Derby - SOUND DESIGN
How to Prepare Your Game for Certification Sponsored by
VMC
Let Me Win! Best Practices for Approachable Game Design
Sponsored by Microsoft
Lighting and Material of HALO 3

Managing Copyright Issues in Videogames and Virtual Worlds
NaturalMotion: Runtime Character Animation with Morpheme
Sponsored by NaturalMotion
PhyreEngine - The New Hotness Sponsored by Sony
Successful Instrumentation: Tracking Attitudes and Behaviors
to Improve Games
Technical Artist Roundtable (Day 2)
The HALO 3 Cinematic Process

The Virtual Arts Studio: A Partnership for Development
Top Ten vs. Long Tail
Virtual Greenspans - Running an MMOG Economy
WiiWare Project Lifecycle: FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL
CHRONICLES, THE LITTLE KING
Writers Group Gathering
XNA Keynote Announcements Sponsored by Microsoft
Agile Development – Is it the Silver Bullet? The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly (Day 2)
Are Games Essentially Superficial? Exploring the Positive
Impact Model of Design
ARG Group Gathering
Art Directors/Lead Artists Roundtable (Day 2)
Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games (Day 2)
Autodesk MotionBuilder: Cross Product Integration - Autodesk
3ds Max and Autodesk Maya - of Animation Assets to Develop
Workable Motion Libraries

Composer Tips and Tricks for Creating Interactive Music
Creativity in the Form of Improvement
My First MMO
Networking 201: Navigating Corporate Culture
Outsourcing: Best Practices at Pandemic Studios
Predictability in Games: How to Avoid Pre-Conceived
Experiences in Design?
Security and Privacy in Games (Day 2)
Sparse Virtual Texture Memory
Stories from the Road: How to Achieve Your Audio Goals and
Avoid Nightmares

The Game Design Challenge: The Inter-Species Game
UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE Post-Mortem: Amazing Feats
of Daring
What Would a Black, Latin, or Caribbean Game Really Look
Like? (Day 1)
Your Music Is the Game: Designing PHASE, the Other Project at
Harmonix
Suite Night
Speaker                                                      Start Time

Jerry Norton                                                          2/21/2008 9:00
Brian Robbins, Wade Tinney                                            2/21/2008 9:00

Cal Morrell                                                           2/21/2008 9:00

Bryan Pearson                                                         2/21/2008 9:00
Mike Zak                                                              2/21/2008 9:00

Michelle Hinn, Stephanie Walker, Reid Kimball, Mark Barlet            2/21/2008 9:00
Janet Ketchum, Tom Lee, Paul Lipson, Bob Rice, Tom Salta,
Tommy Tallarico                                                       2/21/2008 9:00
Petter Sydow                                                          2/21/2008 9:00
Speaker TBA                                                           2/21/2008 9:00
David Fox                                                             2/21/2008 9:00
Soren Johnson                                                         2/21/2008 9:00
Dominic Guay                                                          2/21/2008 9:00
Heather Chandler                                                      2/21/2008 9:00
Jack Emmert                                                           2/21/2008 9:00
Brian Sharp                                                           2/21/2008 9:00
Jesse Schell                                                          2/21/2008 9:00

Jeb Havens                                                            2/21/2008 9:00


Haden Blackman, Matt Omernick, Cedric Collomb                         2/21/2008 9:00
Julian Davis                                                          2/21/2008 9:00

Jeff Pobst                                                            2/21/2008 9:00

Ganesh Rao                                                            2/21/2008 9:00
Matt Costello, Tim Willits, Denis Dyack, Mary DeMarle,
Matthew Karch, Michael Hall, Deborah Todd                             2/21/2008 9:00

Katherine Isbister                                                    2/21/2008 9:00

Michael Fitch                                                         2/21/2008 9:00

Raymond Paik, Katen Shah                                            2/21/2008 10:30

Jeffrey Kiel                                                        2/21/2008 10:30

Alex St. John                                                       2/21/2008 10:30
Ray Kurzweil                                                        2/21/2008 10:30
Andy Reif, Mike Burks, Steven Roberts                       2/21/2008 10:30

Parag Havaldar                                              2/21/2008 12:00

Garry Taylor                                                2/21/2008 12:00

Adrien Cho, Mike Trottier                                   2/21/2008 12:00
Dave Aronson, Karen Stevens                                 2/21/2008 12:00
Dave Ranyard                                                2/21/2008 12:00

Dmitry Eremin                                               2/21/2008 12:00

Mike Haigh                                                  2/21/2008 12:00

Daniel James, Matt Mihaly                                   2/21/2008 12:00

Nick Carpenter                                              2/21/2008 12:00
Mark Jacobs, Rob Pardo, Jack Emmert, Ray Muzyka, Min Kim,
Jon Wood                                                    2/21/2008 12:00

Richard Dansky                                              2/21/2008 12:00
Adam Pino                                                   2/21/2008 12:00

James Cox, Warren Keyes                                     2/21/2008 12:00

Tom Hays                                                    2/21/2008 12:00
Clint Hocking                                               2/21/2008 12:00

Rasmus Bonnedal, David Larsson                              2/21/2008 12:00

Julian Wixson                                               2/21/2008 12:00

Richard Bates                                               2/21/2008 12:00
Joseph Saulter                                              2/21/2008 12:00

Jeff Yates                                                  2/21/2008 12:00

Christopher Maughan, Aravind Kalaiah                        2/21/2008 12:00
Laura Fryer                                                 2/21/2008 12:00

Tom Edwards                                                 2/21/2008 12:00
Quinn Dunki                                                 2/21/2008 12:00
Rod Humble                                                  2/21/2008 12:00
Masafumi Takada                               2/21/2008 12:00

Dennis Mooney, Michael SB Johnson             2/21/2008 12:00
Michelle Hinn, Reid Kimball                   2/21/2008 13:00
Kim Steen Riber                               2/21/2008 13:00
Ken Perlin                                    2/21/2008 13:00


Eric Bibeau, Jason Walter                     2/21/2008 14:30

Brett Thomas, Greg Worch                      2/21/2008 14:30
Mark Hansen                                   2/21/2008 14:30

Paul Boustead, John Griffin                   2/21/2008 14:30

Jim Waldo                                     2/21/2008 14:30

Simon Pressey, Mac Walters                    2/21/2008 14:30

Jim Charne, Alex Chapman                      2/21/2008 14:30
Jonathan Blow                                 2/21/2008 14:30
Matthias Müller-Fischer                       2/21/2008 14:30

Michelle Hinn, Mark Barlet                    2/21/2008 14:30
Nicole Lazzaro                                2/21/2008 14:30
Brenda Brathwaite                             2/21/2008 14:30
Chuck McFadden                                2/21/2008 14:30

Luis Villegas, Sean Shypula                   2/21/2008 14:30

Phillip Holt                                  2/21/2008 14:30

Ray Nakazato                                  2/21/2008 14:30

Henry Lowood                                  2/21/2008 14:30

Eric Holmes, Tim Bennison                     2/21/2008 14:30

Rod Abernethy, Clark Crawford, Jason Graves   2/21/2008 14:30

George Dolbier, James McConnell               2/21/2008 14:30
John Walker                                   2/21/2008 14:30

Jesse Johnson, Stephen Alexander              2/21/2008 14:30

Isamu Kamikokuryo, Steve Theodore             2/21/2008 14:30
Bill Kroyer, Mark DeAngelis                                   2/21/2008 14:30

John Feil                                                     2/21/2008 14:30

Anu Kalra, JP van Waveren                                     2/21/2008 14:30
John Nash                                                     2/21/2008 14:30
Albert Ho, Dax Hawkins                                        2/21/2008 14:30

Russell Brower, Michael Henry, Geoff Scott, Chance Thomas     2/21/2008 16:00
Ian Schreiber                                                 2/21/2008 16:00
Pete Isensee                                                  2/21/2008 16:00
Louis Castle                                                  2/21/2008 16:00
Gordon Walton                                                 2/21/2008 16:00

Daniel Greenberg                                              2/21/2008 16:00




Tom Ketola                                                    2/21/2008 16:00
Ernesto Perez, Jeremy Rawls                                   2/21/2008 16:00

Jim Charne                                                    2/21/2008 16:00
Matt Hooper                                                   2/21/2008 16:00
Paul Lipson, Tim Larkin, Gene Semel, Russell Brower, Scott
Gershin                                                       2/21/2008 16:00
Linda Lemieux, Dave Steele, Samer Raad, H. Percival Nghiem,
Kara Matthew, Dwayne St. Arnauld                              2/21/2008 16:00

Katie Stone-Perez                                             2/21/2008 16:00
Hao Chen                                                      2/21/2008 16:00

Sean Kane                                                     2/21/2008 16:00

Simon Mack                                                    2/21/2008 16:00
Richard Forster                                               2/21/2008 16:00

Ramon Romero                                                  2/21/2008 16:00
Jeff Hanna                                                    2/21/2008 16:00
CJ Cowan                                                      2/21/2008 16:00

James Sutherland, Paul Steed                                  2/21/2008 16:00
Dave Walls, John Welch, Dan Prigg, James C. Smith             2/21/2008 16:00
Eyjolfur Gudmundsson                                          2/21/2008 16:00

Fumiaki Shiraishi, Toshiro Tsuchida                           2/21/2008 16:00
Wendy Despain                                                 2/21/2008 16:00
Michael Klucher                                               2/21/2008 16:00
Rich Vogel                                                   2/21/2008 17:30
Chris Taylor, Louis Castle, Peter Molyneux, Rusel DeMaria,
Kenneth Levine                                               2/21/2008 17:30
Adam Martin                                                  2/21/2008 17:30
Seth Spaulding                                               2/21/2008 17:30
Neil Kirby, Steve Rabin                                      2/21/2008 17:30


Justin Muir                                                  2/21/2008 17:30

Dan Bardino, Richard Jacques, Marty O'Donnell                2/21/2008 17:30
Yoshiki Okamoto                                              2/21/2008 17:30
Dave Jones                                                   2/21/2008 17:30
Darius Kazemi                                                2/21/2008 17:30
Carey Chico                                                  2/21/2008 17:30

Jonathan Morin                                               2/21/2008 17:30
Elonka Dunin                                                 2/21/2008 17:30
Sean Barrett                                                 2/21/2008 17:30

Caesar Filori                                                2/21/2008 17:30
Eric Zimmerman, Alexey Pajitnov, Brenda Brathwaite, Steve
Meretzky                                                     2/21/2008 17:30

Richard Lemarchand                                           2/21/2008 17:30

Joseph Saulter                                               2/21/2008 17:30

Chris Foster                                                 2/21/2008 17:30
Speaker TBA                                                  2/21/2008 20:00
End Time                 Track

       2/21/2008 10:00 Production
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       2/21/2008 10:00 Business and Management

       2/21/2008 10:00 Audio
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       2/21/2008 10:00 Game Design

       2/21/2008 10:00   Audio
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       2/21/2008 10:00 Production
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       2/20/2008 10:00 Programming

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       2/21/2008 11:30 Programming

       2/21/2008 11:30 Programming

       2/21/2008 11:30 Business and Management
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2/21/2008 13:00 Programming

2/21/2008 13:00 Audio

2/21/2008 13:00 Visual Arts
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2/21/2008 13:00 Visual Arts

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2/21/2008 13:00   Production
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2/21/2008 15:30 Visual Arts

2/21/2008 15:30 Business and Management
2/21/2008 15:30 Business and Management

2/21/2008 15:30 Audio

2/21/2008 15:30 Programming

2/21/2008 15:30 Audio

2/21/2008 15:30 Business and Management
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2/21/2008 15:30 Programming

2/21/2008 15:30   Game Design
2/21/2008 15:30   Game Design
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2/21/2008 15:30 Audio

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2/21/2008 15:30 Programming

2/21/2008 15:30 Visual Arts
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2/21/2008 15:30 Programming
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2/21/2008 17:00   Audio
2/21/2008 17:00   Production
2/21/2008 17:00   Programming
2/21/2008 17:00   Game Design
2/21/2008 17:00   Game Design

2/21/2008 17:00 Game Design




2/21/2008 17:00 Business and Management
2/21/2008 17:00 Visual Arts

2/21/2008 17:00 Business and Management
2/21/2008 17:00 Production

2/21/2008 18:00 Audio

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2/21/2008 17:00 Business and Management

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2/21/2008 17:00 Production
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2/21/2008 18:30 Production

2/21/2008 18:30   Game Design
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2/21/2008 18:30 Visual Arts

2/21/2008 18:30   Audio
2/21/2008 18:30   Game Design
2/21/2008 18:30   Game Design
2/21/2008 18:30   Game Career Seminar
2/21/2008 18:30   Production

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2/21/2008 22:00 Game Design
Format

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60-minute Lecture
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60-minute Panel
60-minute Lecture
60-minute Sponsored Session
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60-minute Group Gathering
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60-minute Keynote
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60-minute Roundtable
60-minute Poster Session
60-minute Poster Session
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60-minute Sponsored Session

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60-minute Lecture

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2-Hour Panel
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60-minute Group Gathering
60-minute Lecture
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60-minute Sponsored Session
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2-Hour Panel

60-minute Sponsored Session

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60-minute Lecture
60-minute Group Gathering
60-minute Sponsored Session
60-minute Roundtable

60-minute Panel
60-minute Group Gathering
60-minute Roundtable
60-minute Roundtable


60-minute Lecture

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Special Event
Game Developers Conference 2008 Sessions
'Do, Don't Show' – Narrative Design in FARCRY 2
An Agile Retrospective
Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games (Day 3)

Challenges of Creating Linear Content in a Game Engine

Composer Challenge GDC 2008
Creating a Character in DRAKE'S FORTUNE
CRYSIS in the Making

Designing and Implementing a Dynamic Camera System
Designing Conflict Resolution without Combat (Day 3)

Internal & Outsourcer Management Of Tools & Pipelines
More Tales of Audio from the Third Dimension!
Planning the Wii Menu: From Pre-Launch to WiiWare
QOL Today: 3 Years after EA_Spouse (Day 2)

Raising Venture Financing for your Startup: Tips, Tricks, and
Hacks - Startup Launchpad Presented by GDC and CRV
Security and Privacy in Games (Day 3)
Teaching Players: Tutorial and Opening Mission Design for
COMPANY OF HEROES
Technical Artist Roundtable (Day 3)

The State of the Hotel - What Makes Teens Tick at HABBO
Treat Me like a Lover
Womens Group Gathering
Agile Development – Is it the Silver Bullet? The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly (Day 3)
Autodesk Mudbox: Integration and Use with Autodesk 3ds
Max and Autodesk Maya
Brainstorming in Public: 52 Game Ideas in 52 Weeks
Casual Game Developers Group Gathering
CRYSIS Next-Gen Effects

Designs on Writing: Improving the Game Writing Process
Development - SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL
Entrepreneurship: From Zero to Pandemic
Famous Last Words Live - An Open Mic to Discuss Game Dev
Contracts (Day 3)

Free to Play! Pay for Item: The Virtual Goods Debate (Day 3)
From Grunt to God to Startup: Career Lessons From the Edge
of Game Development by David Jaffe
Hitting the Jackpot in the MMO Game Space
Momentum vs. Character Animation

Music in Video games: Surpassing the Scope of Film Scores?
Pioneering in Episodic Games and Digital Distribution
PROTOTYPE: The Artistic Vision Uncensored
Taming the Mob: Creating believable crowds in ASSASSIN'S
CREED
Technical Issues in Tools Development (Day 3)
The BioWare Live Team: Building Community through
Technology
What Can Original IP's Learn from Movie Games?

What Do You Need to Become a Great QA Team? (Day 3)
What's Next for God Games?
Defeating Designer's Block, Tools to Boost Creative Output –
Part 1: the Principles, Tools & Theory
Defeating Designer's Block, Tools to Boost Creative Output –
Part 2: Putting the ideas into Practice
26 Slick Tricks for Game Dialog and Other Voiced Bits

A Leap of Faith: When to Leave your Job and go Independent
Autodesk Maya Tips and Tricks Sponsored by Autodesk
Automatic Audio in Frostbite
Breaking in to Academia (Day 2)
Casual Games Roundtable – Community Issues (Day 3)
Creating Scalable and Dynamic Graphics for WORLD IN
CONFLICT
DataPlay: Living Games
DINER DASH: HOMETOWN HERO Postmortem: Where Casual
Games Meet Virtual Worlds

Game Design Based on Micro-Transactions in Online Games

Jazzing Up Agile Software Development Sponsored by IBM
Lawyers Group Gathering
Little Hands, Foul Moods, and Runny Noses: Researching
Games with Kids
Massive D: STRANGLEHOLD's Breakable Object System


Pouring Gas on the Flames: Game Designers Rant
Practical Light and Color
Producing Award Winning Audio for Games: A Producer's
Guide to Sounding Great
Sharing Code (Day 3)
Small Studio Survival Stories (Day 3)
The 1st Annual Startup Showcase - Startup Launchpad
Presented by GDC and CRV
The Technology of FINAL FANTASY
Transition to Scrum Midway through a AAA Development
Cycle: Lessons Learned
What Would a Black, Latin, or Caribbean Game Really Look
Like? (Day 2)
Writing Great Design Documents
10 in 20: Ten Keys to Designing for New IPs
Adventures in Data Compilation and Scripting for UNCHARTED:
DRAKE'S FORTUNE
All About Art
Art Directors/Lead Artists Roundtable (Day 3)
Building and Maintaining an Art Department
D3D10: Getting From 0 to 60 Hz Sponsored by Microsoft
Don't Mess with Great Gameplay! How WIPEOUT Innovated
on PSP
FABLE 2 –The Big Three Features Revealed

G.A.N.G. Demo Derby - Music
Game Industry Advance: An IGDA Open House (Day 2)
Game Writers' Round Table: Tricks, Techniques and Concerns
(Day 3)
Getting it into the Game (Day 3)
Improving QA (Day 3)
LGBT Group Gathering
Lightmap Compression in HALO 3
Nuances of Design
Python for Technical Artists
Semantic Environment Sensor System: Data-driven
Interactions of Characters with the World
Stylization with a Purpose: The Illustrative World of TEAM
FORTRESS 2
The Changing Landscape in Composer Game Music Underscore
Deals
UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3 Postmortem: ULTRA KILL!

Up Against the Wall: Game Makers Take On the Press
A Survey of Font Rendering Techniques
How to Create the Greatest Boss Battle (and Why Not to Do
It!)
How Wikipedia is Like a Multiplayer Game
Real-Time Depth-Buffer-Based Ambient Occlusion
Snakes on a Seamless Living World!: Stackless Python as a
Scripting Language

How to Pick a Lock: Creating Intuitive, Immersive Minigames
Invasion of the Prefabricated Communities!
Tamarin: A Free, Fast, Open Scripting Runtime
Truer Impostors

Using Wavelets on the Xbox360 for Current and Future Games

A PORTAL Post-Mortem: Integrating Writing and Design
Academics/Students Group Gathering
Building a Better Battle: HALO 3 AI Objectives
Conquering Bane's Citadel: The Collision of Casual and
Hardcore Gaming in PUZZLE QUEST
Dynamic Cinematic Gameplay: Creating STRANGLEHOLD's
"Tequila Bombs"

Hottest Jobs at the Hottest Companies
Interactive Actors That Express Emotion
Interactive Music Systems: Planning, Producing and Executing
an Adaptive Score

Lessons from the Front Lines: Startup CEOs share their insider
stories - Startup Launchpad Presented by GDC and CRV
Metaplace Postmortem: Reinventing MMOs
The Blur – Creating in the Eye of the Storm
Speaker                                                  Start Time
Patrick Redding                                                   2/22/2008 9:00
Clinton Keith                                                     2/22/2008 9:00
Neil Kirby, Steve Rabin                                           2/22/2008 9:00

Kim Libreri, Jerry O'Flaherty                                    2/22/2008 9:00
Lennie Moore, Billy Martin, Adam Gubman, Sean Beeson,
Charlie Malone                                                   2/22/2008 9:00
Christian Gyrling                                                2/22/2008 9:00
Cevat Yerli, Sten Huebler, Bernd Diemer                          2/22/2008 9:00

Phil Wilkins                                                     2/22/2008 9:00
Gordon Walton                                                    2/22/2008 9:00

Adam Pletcher, Brendan Holloway                                  2/22/2008 9:00
Scott Selfon                                                     2/22/2008 9:00
Takashi Aoyama                                                   2/22/2008 9:00
Evan Robinson                                                    2/22/2008 9:00

Nabeel Hyatt, Jason Hable, Susan Wu, Emily Greer, Matt
Mihaly                                                           2/22/2008 9:00
Elonka Dunin                                                     2/22/2008 9:00

Neil Jones-Rodway, Aldric Sun                                    2/22/2008 9:00
Jeff Hanna                                                       2/22/2008 9:00

Sulka Haro                                                       2/22/2008 9:00
Margaret Robertson                                               2/22/2008 9:00
Barbara Lippe                                                    2/22/2008 9:00

Rich Vogel                                                      2/22/2008 10:30

Rich Diamant, Louis Marcoux                                     2/22/2008 10:30
Patrick Curry                                                   2/22/2008 10:30
Charles Merrin                                                  2/22/2008 10:30
Tiago Sousa                                                     2/22/2008 10:30

Mac Walters, Steve Jaros, Tom Abernathy, Dalan Musson           2/22/2008 10:30
Masahiro Sakurai                                                2/22/2008 10:30
Josh Resnick                                                    2/22/2008 10:30

Jim Charne                                                      2/22/2008 10:30

Daniel James, Matt Mihaly                                       2/22/2008 10:30

David Jaffe                                                     2/22/2008 10:30
Allen Partridge                                                 2/22/2008 10:30
David Wu                                                    2/22/2008 10:30

John Debney                                                 2/22/2008 10:30
Kevin Bruner                                                2/22/2008 10:30
Maurice Kimball                                             2/22/2008 10:30

Sylvain Bernard, James Therien                              2/22/2008 10:30
John Walker                                                 2/22/2008 10:30

Derek French                                                2/22/2008 10:30
Don Daglow                                                  2/22/2008 10:30

Dennis Mooney, Michael SB Johnson                           2/22/2008 10:30
Ernest Adams                                                2/22/2008 10:30

Sam Coates                                                  2/22/2008 10:50

Graeme Ankers                                               2/22/2008 11:10
DB Cooper, Patrick Fraley                                   2/22/2008 12:00
Brandon Sheffield, Charles Nicholson, Andy Schatz, Tom
Plunket                                                     2/22/2008 12:00
Sam Sharit, Steven Roselle                                  2/22/2008 12:00
David Mollerstedt, Stefan Strandberg                        2/22/2008 12:00
Ian Schreiber                                               2/22/2008 12:00
Brian Robbins, Wade Tinney                                  2/22/2008 12:00

Rodrigo Cortes                                              2/22/2008 12:00
Justin Hall                                                 2/22/2008 12:00

Brad Edelman, Kenny Shea Dinkin                             2/22/2008 12:00

Gyuhwan Oh, Taiyoung Ryu                                    2/22/2008 12:00

Scott Ambler                                                2/22/2008 12:00
Jim Charne                                                  2/22/2008 12:00

Carla Engelbrecht                                           2/22/2008 12:00
Steve Anichini                                              2/22/2008 12:00

Eric Zimmerman, Clint Hocking, Daniel James, Jenova Chen,
Jonathan Mak, Jane McGonigal, Jason Della Rocca             2/22/2008 12:00
Jeremy Vickery                                              2/22/2008 12:00

Jonathan Mayer, Greg deBeer, Phil Kovats                    2/22/2008 12:00
Brian Sharp                                                 2/22/2008 12:00
Jesse Schell                                                2/22/2008 12:00
Susan Wu, Owen Mahoney, Jamil Moledina, David Wallerstein        2/22/2008 12:00
Taku Murata                                                      2/22/2008 12:00

Asbjoern Soendergaard                                            2/22/2008 12:00

Joseph Saulter                                                   2/22/2008 12:00
Damion Schubert                                                  2/22/2008 12:00
Timothy Longo                                                    2/22/2008 14:30

Dan Liebgold                                                     2/22/2008 14:30
Carey Chico                                                      2/22/2008 14:30
Seth Spaulding                                                   2/22/2008 14:30
Steve Reid, Mike Haynes                                          2/22/2008 14:30
Kevin Gee                                                        2/22/2008 14:30

Clark Davies                                                     2/22/2008 14:30
Peter Molyneux                                                   2/22/2008 14:30
Paul Lipson, Chuck Doud, Bob Rice, Chance Thomas, Jason
Hayes                                                            2/22/2008 14:30
Mitzi McGilvray, Jason Della Rocca                               2/22/2008 14:30

Richard Dansky                                                   2/22/2008 14:30
Adam Pino                                                        2/22/2008 14:30
Chuck McFadden                                                   2/22/2008 14:30
Jeb Havens                                                       2/22/2008 14:30
Yaohua Hu                                                        2/22/2008 14:30
Jonathan Blow                                                    2/22/2008 14:30
Adam Pletcher                                                    2/22/2008 14:30

Julien Hamaide                                                   2/22/2008 14:30

Jason Mitchell                                                   2/22/2008 14:30

Jim Charne                                                       2/22/2008 14:30
Michael Capps, Jeff Morris                                       2/22/2008 14:30
Brian Crecente, N'Gai Croal, Geoff Keighley, Garnett Lee, Andy
McNamara, Stephen Totilo                                         2/22/2008 14:30
Cameron Egbert                                                   2/22/2008 14:50

Scott Rogers                                                     2/22/2008 14:50
Elonka Dunin                                                     2/22/2008 14:50
Miguel Sainz                                                     2/22/2008 14:50

David Hawes, Doug Wolff                                          2/22/2008 14:50

Kent Hudson                                                      2/22/2008 15:10
Joel Gonzales                                               2/22/2008 15:10
Ben Garney                                                  2/22/2008 15:10
Eric Risser                                                 2/22/2008 15:10

Michael Boulton                                             2/22/2008 15:10

Kim Swift, Erik Wolpaw                                      2/22/2008 16:00
Susan Gold                                                  2/22/2008 16:00
Damian Isla                                                 2/22/2008 16:00

Steve Fawkner                                               2/22/2008 16:00

Neill Glancy                                                2/22/2008 16:00

Jill Duffy, Jason Pankow, Matthew Jeffrey, Karen Chelini    2/22/2008 16:00
Ken Perlin                                                  2/22/2008 16:00

Jonathan Mayer, Keith Leary                                 2/22/2008 16:00

Susan Wu, Erik Bethke, Craig Sherman, Susan Choe, Michael
Lewis                                                       2/22/2008 16:00
Raph Koster, Sean Riley                                     2/22/2008 16:00
Flint Dille                                                 2/22/2008 16:00
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2/22/2008 12:20 Game Design

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2/22/2008 14:50 Game Design
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2/22/2008 15:10 Game Design
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2/22/2008 15:10 Programming

2/22/2008 15:30 Game Design
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