International Academy of Design and Technology's Annual Event, Interfaces

May 20, 2008

A Digital Conference for Game Production and Digital Media Students, Designers, Artists, Educators

Troy, Mich. (May 20, 2008) – The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) will host the second annual Interfaces conference on Saturday, June 14th, from 10 am – 6 pm at the Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Road). Tickets are $25 each, available at the door.

Interfaces is a one day conference that provides students, game designers, digital artists, and educators the opportunity to learn more about their respective industries. The event includes presentations from national industry professionals; portfolio reviews; networking, and an interactive lounge.

This year's renowned speakers include Fiona Cherbak, Vice President of Marketing for; Steve Reid, Managing Director for Red Storm Entertainment; Dalan Musson, Independent Writer; Pat Guarino, Interface Designer for Crystal Dynamics; Bob Baffy, Audio Director for Backbone Productions; Antoine Debucleard, President of Media Genesis; Brandon Bartlett, CG Supervisor for With A Twist; Justin Negrete, Level Designer for Raven Software; and Alicia Sweeney, Creative Director for Steel Fish Designs.

"It was a full house last year," said Kim Callery, Program Chair for Game Production at the Academy. "We're expecting this year to be even bigger and better, especially since we have another great roster of speakers and sponsors."

The 2008 conference is made possible in part by the platinum sponsor, GarageGames, and other sponsors, including Cengage Learning, Target Direct Marketing, and Pearson Publishing.

About the Academy
The International Academy of Design & Technology was originally founded in Chicago in 1977. The Troy campus was established in 2003 to help Michigan students develop their skills and abilities needed for success in the fields of design and technology. The career-oriented degree programs provide hands-on training and real-world insights, taught by industry professionals who work in the fields in which they teach. The Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor degrees. The Academy currently offers programs in Interior Design, Graphic Design, Game Production, Fashion Design, and Digital Media. The Academy is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO).

For more information about the Academy or Interfaces, please contact the school at 888-838-2111 or online at