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AFK- SIAT Game Development Symposium

AFK Organization Commitee

Thursday, 30 April 2015 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

AFK- SIAT Game Development Symposium

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Student Ended Free  
Industry Ended Free  
Faculty Ended Free  

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The AFK (Away From Keyboard) game development symposium is an event designed to provide passionate undergraduate game design students with a chance to showcase their work to an industry audience. Students are encouraged to submit their game development projects to one the four event categories: narrative, thematic immersion, artificial intelligence, and strategic level design. From each category one project will be selected to present their work for feedback from a panel of five Vancouver games industry judges, as well as an audience of attendees. Selected students are also invited to the post-event mixer for a chance to network with Vancouver game industry officials and jumpstart their careers.

In addition to student projects the symposium will also feature two talks delivered SFU PhD faculty. These talks will focus on the speakers academic research involving expanding video games into areas beyond traditional entertainment.

Event Schedule:

Symposium: 9:30am-3:30pm

Post Symposium Mixer: 3:30pm-6pm

Full schedule available at:


Event Sponsors:

East Side Games


School of Interactive Arts and Technology


SFU Co-operative Education



Archiact Interactive


Archiact Interactive



Speakers and Panelists:


Adam Bullied
Relic Entertainment
Game Director
Dave Fracchia
Centre for Digital Media
Scott Inglis
East Side Games
Junior Software Engineer
Derek James
IUGO Mobile Entertainment
Game Designer
Kayla Kinnunen
Roadhouse Interactive
Game Director
Dinara Moura
Simon Fraser University
Ph.D Candidate
Michael Nixon
Simon Fraser University
Ph.D Candidate
Have questions about AFK- SIAT Game Development Symposium? Contact AFK Organization Commitee

When & Where

Simon Fraser University
250-13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3

Thursday, 30 April 2015 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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