E3 2005 Program Unveiled

Tech freaks can start planning their E3 activities with the agenda for the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo conference and workshop program now available.

Scheduled to take place May 17-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the expo will see more than 150 leading industry experts discuss the latest trends, innovations and business practices that define today’s thriving global computer and video game industry.

Conference sessions will focus on such topics as strategies for next-generation consoles, in-game advertising, the mobile marketplace, digital distribution and international opportunities. The program is broken up into three tracks–Creativity and Technology: Building the Framework for Innovative Gameplay; Business Strategy: Navigating New Avenues of Success; and Marketing Analysis: How to Read the Market Ahead of the Competition.

The day-long workshops will take place on Tuesday, May 17. Representatives from Electronic Arts, Vicarious Visions, THQ, Midway Games, SEGA, Bioware, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Activision and others will be on hand to offer insight on a variety of topics concerning game creation, the job market, advertising and more.

The full E3 2005 program and online registration forms can be found at www.e3expo.com.