SOURCE: Interactive Ontario

Interactive Ontario

October 10, 2012 11:00 ET

X-Summit Announces Xbox Co-Creator Seamus Blackley and YouTube Star Corey Vidal as Speakers

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Seamus Blackley, game industry veteran and co-creator of the Microsoft Xbox, has been tapped to deliver a keynote address at Interactive Ontario's X-Summit conference, while YouTube star Corey Vidal will join the "TV on the Internet: Success, Lies and Videotape" panel. X-Summit is a cross-media conference dedicated to enabling content producers to tell their stories seamlessly across multiple platforms, happening in Toronto on November 6 & 7, 2012.

"From his work on the Xbox to heading the video game division of CAA and closing over $500 million in deals, Seamus Blackley has a wealth of knowledge across many facets of interactive digital media," said Interactive Ontario President & CEO Donald Henderson. "Mr. Blackley is a giant in the gaming industry and we're thrilled that X-Summit attendees will have the chance to hear his insights and advice." 

Toronto's own Corey Vidal has been making videos on YouTube since 2006 and in that time his videos have garnered over 65 million views. His company, ApprenticeA Productions, spans 9 YouTube channels and releases dozens of videos a month, making it one of the largest and most-viewed YouTube networks in Canada.

Conference attendees can book up to five 1x1 meetings with select speakers. Visit for details or to register.

About Interactive Ontario: Interactive Ontario (IO) is a member-driven not-for-profit trade association committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital content industry. IO is the voice of the interactive industry in Ontario, representing companies working in e-Learning, video/online games, mobile, broadcast, social media and other forms of interactive digital media. IO's programming includes the INplay, X-Summit and GameON: Finance conferences.

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