On November 8, as part of Media Awareness Network’s National Media Literacy Week, ESAC and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) – Montreal Chapter will host a discussion with leading academics and senior members of the Montreal games industry on the topic of Cyber-ethics. Panelists include:

  • Jason Kee, Director, Policy and Legal Affairs, ESAC (moderator)
  • Mia Consalvo, Research chair in game studies and design and Faculty Member, Communication Studies, Concordia University
  • David Waddington, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies, Concordia University
  • Craig Morrison, Executive Producer and Creative Director, Funcom
  • Thiéry Adam, Producer, Ludia

As more and more games transition to partial or full digital platforms, online social interactions are permeating games of all types. From basic civility to issues of legality, new standards of cyber-ethics are being forged online and a new form of digital citizenship is emerging. As one of the world’s biggest hubs for production of first-rate video games, Montreal is leading the world in creating games on digital platforms. But what role does the video game industry have in shaping cyber-ethics and fostering a true sense of digital citizenship.

Join us on November 8, 2011
7pm-9pm
Visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2459887590 for free tickets

Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT)
1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2X 2S6 Canada

For more information, call 416-620-7171 ext. 252

Posted October 7, 2011