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Milieux is hosting an unusual and exciting symposium on cultural mediation within the indie games industry. The public is invited to keynote address, game session and networking event on September 28th at GamePlaySpace/L’espace Ludique, a co-working and event space dedicated to Montreal’s gaming industry.


6:30 p.m. – Doors open

7:00 p.m. – Welcoming comments by Jason Della Rocca of Execution Labs; John Polson of Humble Bundle; and Bart Simon, Felan Parker, and Jen Whitson, coordinators of the Indie Interfaces Symposium.

7:15 p.m. – Keynote address by Kelly Wallick of Indie MEGABOOTH: “Building the IMB and lessons learned in community building”

8:00 p.m. Playtesting games on loan from local indie developers


NOTE: Symposium programming continues Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th, but attendance is by invitation only. This year’s attendees and panelists include Jason Della Rocca (Execution Labs), Nathan Vella (Indie Fund/Capybara Games), Jen Whitson (University of Waterloo), Vinciane Zabban (Universite Paris 13), Hovig Ter Minassian (Universite de Tours), Casey O’Donnell (Michigan State University), Olli Sotamaa (University of Tampere), Christopher Floyd (Seattle Indies Workshop), Liv Lunde (GamePlay Space) Oliver Clarke (Arch Creatives), JP van Seventeen (Dutch Game Garden), Fenwick McKelvey (Concordia University), Daniel Joseph (Ryerson/York Universities), John Vanderhoef (California State University, Dominguez Hills), Mia Consalvo (Concordia University), Enric Llagostera (Concordia University), Anita Cavaleiro (University of Sao Paulo), Christopher Young (University of Toronto), John Banks (Queensland University of Technology), Stephanie Barrish (Indiecade), Sagan Yee and Jim Munroe (the Hand Eye Society), Thorsten Weidemann (A MAZE), and Felan Parker (St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto). If you’re interested in attending a future Indie Interfaces Symposium, please contact milieux.institute@concordia.ca