XDS: The External Development Summit 2016

  • Sep 5th, 2016 - Sep 9th, 2016, 8:00am - 9:00pm
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What is XDS?

External Development Summit (XDS) is the only annual, international games industry event held in Canada, with a primary focus on external development for art, animation, audio, software engineering, QA and localization.

XDS brings together a niche community of game developers and publishers, vendors, and middleware providers. The event itself is composed of industry players including the Advisory CommitteeSpeakersSponsorsExhibitors and of course attendees. Every year XDS meets in beautiful Vancouver, Canada to contribute to the advancement of the industry through collaboration, sharing of best practices, networking and the delivery of a high-caliber, educational program.

From the first keynote to the final remarks, XDS focuses on four core values:

  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Collaboration
  • B2B Networking
  • Industry Stewardship

Click here to view the External Development Summit Trailer!

The VEC is a proud, consecutive sponsor of XDS.

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Presented by the VEC
Hosted by Nancy Mott & Jillian Mood

Have your elevator pitch ready! After last year’s huge success with Speed Dating, we are bringing it back – bigger, and better than ever. This year’s agenda offers two different sessions – one focusing on “Creative Services” and the other focusing on “Technical Services.”


LEVEL UP: Vancouver

An exhibition and showcase space open to all Vancouver companies and XDS attendees. If you are going to the conference, be sure to stop by or even host a meeting in our space!