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CEDEC Gets a Name Change

New name for Japanese version of Game Developers Conference is a bit easier to explain.


CEDEC, Japan's annual game developers conference, is going through some big changes for its thirteenth year.

Previously, CEDEC stood for CESA Developers Conference, which always made people ask, "what does CESA stand for?" Today, show organizer CESA (Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association) announced that it's changing the full name to Computer Entertainment Developers Conference. The short name remains CEDEC.

CEDEC 2011 will be held from September 6 through September 8 at Pacifico Yokohama, the same event space as last year's show. Joining the usual 60 minute sessions, panel discussions and round tables, CESA will bring back the 20 to 30 minute short sessions that debuted last year. Sessions are expected to number 200 this year, similar to last year.

CESA began taking applications for speakers today. The deadline is March 31. Further details can be found at the event official site. As usual, the site is initially available in Japanese only, but CESA will usually open up an English section at some point.

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