GGDA ANNOUNCES 16thANNUAL SIEGE COLLEGE FAIR
Fair offers game development and esports sessions for high school students
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – (Sept. 27, 2022) – The Georgia Game Developers Association announced today that the college fair for its 10th annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE, www.siegecon.net) would take place Nov. 3,2022 at the Kennesaw State University Center. SIEGE is the largest professional game development conference in the South, and its college fair attracts 500 –1000 high school students interested in a career in game production and esports.
“Technical fields attract many students because they want to make games,” said Andrew Greenberg, SIEGE conference director. “SIEGE lets them both get an overview of how to make games and visit with colleges that can help them make their dreams a reality.”
Confirmed exhibitors include Kennessaw State University (KSU), Georgia State University (GSU), the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and more. The college fair also includes STE(A)M classes for students and teachers. Past classes have included how to create game art, work with game engines, organize an esports team, develop virtual reality and more.
"Events like the SIEGE College Fair showcase how Georgia's esports ecosystem has been designed around education and workforce development," said Todd Harris, chair of the Atlanta Esports Alliance. "Esports transforms screen-time into skill development and personal development. The hundreds of high school and college esports programs we have across Georgia translate directly to a workforce better equipped with both the soft skills and hard skills to succeed in the 21st-century economy."
Taking place in Atlanta, SIEGE is the longest-running professional game development conference in the Southern United States. Since 2007, SIEGE has featured leading figures from the industry and has hosted panels reflecting a wide spectrum of the game production industry, including artists, programmers, designers, investors, writers, teachers and business executives.
The Georgia Game Developers Association is the non-profit trade association for the video game industry in the state of Georgia. It supports its members with business opportunities, professional development and public affairs coordination.
The Atlanta Esports Alliance is a private 501(c)6 division of the Atlanta Sports Council (ASC), comprised of business and community leaders in the esports ecosystem working to further metro Atlanta's position as a global leader in the space. Its unique structure allows the Alliance to leverage the championship pedigree of the ASC as it bids on, wins, and then manages major esport events and investment. The Alliance board includes team owners and investors, major venues and events, universities, game publishers, hardware manufacturers, service providers, and others. Learn more at: http://www.atlantaesportsalliance.com/.