It's not E3, and it's not the Game Developers Conference, but maybe that's a good thing.
Now in its third year, the Montreal International Game Summit brings together a diverse group of the industry's finest to showcase innovations, and talk about issues old and new to the business.
It's a small event when compared to the likes of GDC, but MIGS focuses almost entirely on industry-oriented workshops and speakers, and always features an impressive lineup of personalities. This year, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé is scheduled to give a keynote, as is Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi, best known for trance-inspired titles like Lumines and Rez.
Joystiq will be there, covering the best of the presentations, workshops, and speakers. With any luck, we might even get in a few extra-special interviews (so keep your fingers crossed for us).
More in Montreal: For a more consumer-oriented gaming event, check out the Arcadia Gaming Festival, which starts later this week.