IGDA Toronto January Meeting (UPDATED)

EDIT (Jan 16): If you want tag along with us: http://forum.utgddc.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1168

I just got an email regarding the IGDA meeting for January and the location has changed and will take place at No Regrets bar & restaurant. Here’s the most recent email:

We’re excited to bring you some updates about January’s meeting. We’re having it at a new location, No Regrets, located at 42 Mowat Avenue. It’s also happening on a new date, Wednesday January 16 at 7 PM. And we’ve got some amazing speakers, so you definitely don’t want to miss this event!

Date & Time:
Wednesday, January 16, 2007, 7 PM

No Regrets (Upstairs)
42 Mowat Avenue, M6K 3J6, 416-535-0050
Stick around for networking and schmoozing after the presentations.

Who can attend?:
Anyone currently working or interested in working in the gaming industry is welcome to attend. IGDA Memberships are recommended but not required.

Jason Della Rocca, Executive Director, IGDA
‘At Least 10 Reasons Why the Game Industry Doesn’t Suck’

It is human nature to focus on the bad stuff, and developers are no less human than everyone else! One too many conference “rant” sessions and countless blog posts on the brokenness of the industry has led us all into the dumps. Taking Chris Hecker’s lead (after winning a Choice Award for Community Contribution), let’s rave a bit about all the cool and good stuff that’s going on in the game industry today. At least 10 trends, ideas and success stories will be presented to inspire the downtrodden into once again proclaiming the greatness of games and the industry/people that produces them.

Mike Fletcher, One Laptop Per Child project

Jim McGinley and Rob Segal, TOJam
‘Why TOJam is the greatest fun you can have with pants on.’

See you there!
The IGDA Toronto Steering Committee