Next League of Kickass event – Gaming isn’t just for gamers anymore

I am very excited to share details about the third League of Kickass Business People event to be held in Vancouver, “Gaming isn’t just for gamers anymore”.  I hope to see you there!

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On Thursday, February 4, find out how gaming is revolutionizing your business and your world. You’ll learn how gaming trends are shaping everything from customer experiences to community building, leadership training to team collaboration, simplified interfaces to communicating complexities – and how gaming’s impact will accelerate in the next decade.

We’ll get the evening started with a panel discussion led by Vancouver’s gaming industry leaders (and with appetizers and beverages).

We’re counting on you to get in the game… and keep it going by exchanging ideas and building relationships with heavy hitters in Vancouver’s business community.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Our last event was a SOLD OUT success. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Pricing for Members: $30 in advance and $40 at the door (to become a League of Kickass member, just create a profile at www.theleagueofkickassbusinesspeople.ning.com- it’s free!)

Pricing for Non-Members: $40 in advance and $50 at the door

Order Today: http://lokbpgetinthegame.eventbrite.com/

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010
Location: Network Hub, 422 Richards St (3rd floor)
Networking: 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Introduction: 6:45 pm to 7:00pm
Panel Presentation: 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Apres party: 8:15 pm onwards

FEATURED PANELISTS

Steve Bocska

Steve is President of Pug Pharm Productions Inc., a company focusing on social networking online games. Steve is the past lead designer, producer, and executive producer at Disney Interactive, Black Box (E.A.), and Radical Entertainment respectively, and past-President and CEO of Hothead Games, winner of the Canadian New Media Association’s award for “Most Promising New Company of 2007”.

McElroy Flavelle

McElroy has been making games for 22 years. He is the CEO of Compass Engine, a company creating the tools and services that will allow developers to build the next generation of location based games.

Ian Clark

Ian runs RealSpace, a local interactive 3D studio that utilizes video game technology to train people. This can range from simulating life threatening situations to everyday tasks.

Victor Lucas

Victor is creator, executive producer and co-host of “The Electric Playground”, creator and executive producer of one of the world’s first High Definition videogame TV series “The Art of Play” for Gameplay HD, and creator and Emmy-winning executive producer and host of “GameTap News”. Over the years he’s worked with partners including Activision, Sega, Kojima Productions, Bethesda, Disney and Warner Brothers.

Mark Magnusson

Mark is a User Experience & Creative Consultant with Magnus Media. With a 15 year career in digital media, Mark has helped clients win awards from the World Media Festival, Popvox Awards and The Webbys.

MODERATOR

Eric Brooke is Principal of Friuch Consulting. With over 17 years of executive-level marketing and11 years of corporate leadership experience, including serving as Vision Critical’s past Vice-President of Marketing & Communications, Eric works with clients to develop strategy, facility innovation and build organizational infrastructure, teams and approaches that drive success. He has recently founded a new tech startup called Professional You with the intention of ridding the world of resumes.

EVENT SPONSORS

Agent Wildfire | Flip Video| Vitamin Water| Granville Island Brewery | Artisan Wine Company-Rigamarole Wine | Network Hub

Tickets can be brought at http://lokbpgetinthegame.eventbrite.com/

Thoughts on Mentorship

Over the years, I have been extremely fortunate to have had a number of kind, knowledgeable mentors in my career. I honestly do not believe I would be where I am today without their guidance and willingness to share insight and information based on their own experiences. They have been true treasure chests.

I received my start in marketing thanks to Frank Dennis, the President and CEO of Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company. Yes, Frank taught me a lot about marketing – specifically, disciplines from Kraft, Swiss Water’s former owner. More notably, through Frank, I learned an how to conduct myself as a marketing professional. With coworkers. With suppliers. With customers. With everyone I came into contact with.

Recently, from a greater geographical distance, I have had the opportunity to learn from Sean Moffitt and my involvement as a volunteer advisor committee member for The League of Kickass Business People. The marketing world has changed signficantly over the last few years, turned upside down I would say. Through Sean, and others in the league, I am learning how companies must adapt and reinvent their marketing strategies in order to breakthrough in the present climate. I am also learning skills and gaining experience that will enable me to benefit future employers with a forward-thinking marketing mindset.

I am always on the lookout for other potential mentors, I don’t believe there is a limit as to the number one can have. At the same time, I would like to develop the experience that will enable me to give back and mentor others.

Mentors can play a key role in career success. Who has helped you get to where you are today?

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