Games Convention Online Conference 2009/2010

Games Convention Online Conference 2009/2010

The Institute designed and organised several business talks dealing with the academic perspective and analysis of current developments in the area of social games. For this purpose, international experts were invited to Leipzig.

In the course of the Games Convention Online, the Hans-Bredow-Institut also organised an academic workshop with invited experts to discuss the status of the academic exploration of social games and identify research demand in this area. The results of the workshop were included in a workshop report.

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Project Description

About 100 national and international speakers and panelists from business, research and politics participated in the first international dialogue conference “Games Convention Online Conference” which took place in Leipzig on 31 July and 1 August in the context of the “Games Convention Online 2009”. The conference on status and future of the online and mobile games industry was designed by the Hans-Bredow-Institut and looked at topics ranging from business, usage and society in three parallel sections from different perspectives. Through an exchange of views, insights and self-conceptions, the Hans-Bredow-Institut aimed at a fruitful dialogue between different protagonists and a better understanding of system peculiarities, decision-making processes and backlashes.

Project Information


Duration: 2009-2010

Research programme:
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Third party

Leipziger Messe GmbH

Cooperation Partner

Leipziger Messe GmbH

Contact person

Dr. Stephan Dreyer
Senior Researcher Media Law & Media Governance

Dr. Stephan Dreyer

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 33
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 77




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