THE LONGEST RUNNING GAMES EVENT IN THE UK!
This year heralded the 10th Anniversary of EIF – two days of conferencing and networking events that included a Dragon’s Den style session, and saw one successful entrepreneur walk away with a real £50k investment!
Taking place at the Radisson Blu on the 9th and 10th of August, Edinburgh Interactive has evolved through its ten year history to become a future gazing event that seeks to highlight, debate, and explore the emerging trends and talents from within the games industry. The theme of the event was ‘looking forward’; a sentiment echoed and reinforced by the eclectic mix of speakers and delegates who attended.
The big surprise of the conference came during the Dragon’s Den session ‘Thare be Dragons’ – three brave start-ups took to the stage to pitch their ideas to our panel of industry ‘dragons’, who each had an imaginary £100k to invest. The session provided a valuable platform for all three candidates to display their ideas and gain feedback, and all three received a figurative investment. For one candidate though, that investment was very real – walking away with a financial investment of £50k, and the opportunity to be mentored by one of our dragons!
With the addition of the public programme on the 11th – a day of free workshops and sessions attended by the public – EIF cemented its reputation as a savvy, forward thinking and unique conference that can provide insight and entertainment for both industry professionals, and the wider audience alike.
For more details about this year’s conference, including links to videos, photos and speaker info, click here
We are now ‘looking forward’ to EIF 2013, and will be announcing dates soon!
In the energy charged setting of the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, EIF will continue with its successful eclectic mix of presentations and debates relating to emerging trends and future gazing at the world of interactive media and entertainment. Nintendo, MCV and Develop have already confirmed renewal of their partnership for the 2012 anniversary year.
Edinburgh Interactive exists to explore and celebrate the social, creative and cultural building blocks of the interactive entertainment and media sectors. Edinburgh Interactive does this with both a conference and a series of public events focusing on the skills and creativity of those working in the industry and the strong tradition of Scottish innovation. The event has consistently kept its agenda ahead of the game!
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