UKIE and TIGA partner to deliver Edinburgh Interactive Festival 2011


Today brings news that UKIE and TIGA are to work together in delivering this year’s Edinburgh Interactive festival.

Edinburgh Interactive, which for those that don’t know is an annual industry event celebrating the creative culture of interactive entertainment, is due to take place on the 11th & 12th August 2011. It promises to blend a mix of business, education and fun through a focused industry conference, a selection of free public screenings demonstrating new games and technology as well as public sessions and information on how to get involved in interactive entertainment.

It has also been announced that the prestigious Radisson Blu Hotel, located on the Royal Mile, will be the venue for the conference and screenings programme.

“Having the combined force of TIGA and UKIE working together can only make this year’s Edinburgh Interactive the best ever,” commented David Yarnton, Chairman of Edinburgh Interactive and General Manager Nintendo UK.

“This year is a fresh start for Edinburgh Interactive and there’ll be something for everyone. We’ll be developing an exciting programme of business events, fun showcases and educational seminars that will highlight the very best of the interactive entertainment industry. Having the conference and showcase screenings at the prestigious Radisson Blu Hotel, on the Royal Mile, will ensure that Edinburgh Interactive will be right at the heart of this year’s Fringe.”

“I’d urge people to take advantage of the Early Bird rates and book their tickets now.”

Those wishing to attend can purchase an Early Bird Delegate pass up until May 31st, priced at £175, and available to be booked through the Edinburgh Interactive website.

For those looking for accommodation, you can use the Edinburgh Interactive booking code 2248725 to receive special rates at the Radisson Blu Hotel on +44 (0) 131 557 9797. Rates are guaranteed until 15th June, subject to availability.

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