"Climbing Your Skill Tree" is Theme for 11th Annual Conference

 ATLANTA, GEORGIA (March 23, 2017) – The Georgia Game Developers Association announced a call for speakers for the 11th annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE,, set for October 6 - 8, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the Southeast, with tracks addressing game design, programming, art, audio, business, and serious games. The theme for this milestone conference is "Climbing Your Skill Tree," focusing on developing the myriad skills that go into game development.

Those looking to join this lineup of speakers can apply at or email [email protected]. The call for speakers closes April 30.

“SIEGE brings seminal leaders in the game industry to share their knowledge and experience,” said Andrew Greenberg, SIEGE conference director. “Innovative game thinkers such as Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, EA Chief Creative Director Richard Hilleman, Myst co-founder Rand Miller and others have spoken at SIEGE. It is a great chance for anyone to up their game for making games.”

The speaker list for SIEGE2017 already includes notables such as Tripwire Interactive Vice President Alan Wilson, SMITE Senior Gameplay Programmer Mick Larkins, and renowned game composer Chris Rickwood.

“SIEGE hosts a variety of sessions, including presentations, panels, workshops and roundtables,” said Greenberg. “We always appreciate speakers who submit great session ideas, and we are delighted with how these speakers share ideas with others on their panels. The speakers often learn as much as do their audiences.”

Taking place in Atlanta, SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the Southeastern United States. Since 2007, SIEGE has featured leading figures from the industry and has hosted panels reflecting a wide spectrum of the game production industry, including artists, programmers, designers, investors, writers, teachers and business executives. The event also showcases a College Fair for high school students and a Game Studio Investment Conference.


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