Reboot Develop, the boutique gaming conference for games industry professionals, is launching their first conference outside of Europe. Named Reboot Develop Red, the team selected Banff, Alberta, as the perfect spot to build gaming bridges across North America.
“We want to be a part of this growing community – when we started the original conference (now called Reboot Develop Blue) in Dubrovnik six years ago, it helped highlight the city as an important gaming ecosystem. The gaming industry in Dubrovnik is huge now,” said Pavol Buday, CEO & Co-Founder of Reboot
Big names in the gaming industry are already familiar with Alberta’s potential - companies like BioWare in Edmonton and New World Interactive and Thin Air Labs in Calgary, are propelling the local industry forward.
Given the growth of the gaming industry, there unlimited opportunities and advantages to having top gaming leaders in our backyard.
“When people think of gaming talent, they often forget how multidisciplinary it is,” said Buday. “It’s not just developer jobs, it’s marketing, design, audio, artists and professional services jobs that are required. Reboot Develop Red will provide exposure for the local industry to the world and will also bring talent to the region.”
With a commitment to hold the annual North American conference in Banff in future years, Reboot Develop Red will be an opportunity for gaming investors and media, to become even more familiar with Calgary’s gaming industry. It is also an opportunity to further develop talent – Reboot Develop Red launched a scholar program, to support both Canadian and International underrepresented talent to grow, connect with the industry and network, with 15 scholarship packages to this year’s conference.
With a lineup of stellar invite-only speakers and in-demand tracks, Reboot Develop Red takes place in Banff from October 30 to November 1, 2019.