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About External Development Summit (XDS)

External Development Summit (XDS) is the only annual, international games industry event 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 we meet in beautiful Vancouver, Canada to contribute to the advancement of our industry through collaboration, sharing of best practices, networking and the delivery of a high-caliber, educational program. XDS is considered to be a professionals-only event.

From the first keynote to the final remarks, XDS focuses on four core values:
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    Knowledge Sharing
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    Collaboration
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    B2B Networking
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    Industry Stewardship