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Save the Date! Unite 2010 - November 10-12, 2010

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by HiggyB, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. HiggyB

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    Oh man, I'm giddy with excitement to be sharing this with y'all, Unite 2010 is on! The following is taken from the press release that we just put out across the wire:

    Unity Technologies Announces Unite 2010, Its 4th Annual Developer Conference
    Top Unity Developers, Publishers and Enthusiasts to Gather for Three Information-Packed Days


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - July 14, 2010
    Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity development platform for highly interactive 3D content on the web, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android, Wii™, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3, today announced that Unite 2010, its fourth annual developer conference, will be held November 10 - 12, 2010 at the historic Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal, Canada and will follow the Montreal International Game Summit. Registration is now open at: http://unity3d.com/unite/.

    Unite 2010 is a time for developers, publishers, enthusiasts and anyone else interested in Unity to come together for a few days to learn more about the market-leading platform for creating high quality video games, training simulations, medical and architectural visualizations and other 3D interactive content — and how to get the most out of it. Unite 2010 will offer three days of material including advanced hands-on classes, technical sessions and plenty of time to network, socialize and have fun.

    more...


    If you want to learn even more about the conference then please use the "more..." link above to read the full press release, or visit the Unite 2010 pages on our site, both contain a lot of information!

    Or of course I'm sure folks will post here so following the discussion will be informative. For those on Twitter, please use #unite2010 to keep all the conversations together. And those on Facebook can join us on the Unite 2010 events page. w00t!
     
  2. mikesgames

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    Cool!

    it happens over my birthday!

    what a cool present!
     
  3. jashan

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    Argh ... I'm still at a seminar in Switzerland until Nov 9th, so there's no way for me to be in Canada Nov 10th :-( ... well, hopefully next year it'll work out again (and hopefully, next year Unite will return to good ol' Europe, too ;-) ).

    But hey - one guy's bad luck is another one's good luck. Congratulations mikesgames to that cool b-day present :)
     
  4. HiggyB

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    @mikesgames: cool, I'm glad we could deliver on your birthday!

    @jashan: bummer, but I'm glad to find a reply with that sort of positive attitude in that your bad luck is Mike's good luck.
     
  5. fivearchers

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    Hmmm could take the train straight there...
     
  6. bigkahuna

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    Montreal is a great city, excellent choice for a location!
     
  7. zumwalt

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    OMG OH JOY!!! I might actually get to make this one!
     
  8. Paris_legacy

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    This is great!

    Thanks Unity guys, and I can't wait - last year was a blast!
     
  9. Maker16

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    Sorry. I'm still stuck on the fact that Higgy used the word 'giddy'.
     
  10. KrankyBoy

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    Woot - I should be able to make this one.
     
  11. taumel

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    Montreal is a great city and i always liked the mix of french and english there but in november it's not this hot. Beside of this, too expensive, as always. :O)
     
  12. KrankyBoy

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    Higgy,

    I want to book everything - but the agenda is so vague I have no idea when I should be there Tues. And when to leave on Fri night?
     
  13. lirazshilk

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    it's on my birthday, 11/11! shame i couldn't make it, too far, too expensive :)
     
  14. DaveyJJ

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    Hurray!

    I'll make it for the first time since the first one in San Francisco ... and if anyone wants to drive up from the Toronto area Tuesday night let me know. I'm also looking for a roomie to split hotel costs. And I'll be able to show off my eight iOS game, the Unity-made, iPad only Move It, Soldier! which is into alpha testing now.
     
  15. marty

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    Are there a limited number of tickets for Unite and, if so, will you post when the event is nearing sell-out status?
     
  16. marty

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    Are there a limited number of tickets for Unite and, if so, will you post when the event is nearing sell-out status?
     
  17. Slem

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    I second that. I think I'm going, but I might not make the early bird. Can we get an indication on how many seats are left?
     
  18. HiggyB

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    Yes, tickets are limited being as we can't ever rent event space of infinite size, so there must be a cap at some point. With that in mind we've booked a nice large space and there is *plenty* of room so make your decision and hopefully we'll see you there! :)
     
  19. marty

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    You can't rent an infinite space or you won't rent an infinite space?

    Cheap bastards.
     
  20. WARRIOR4CHRIST

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    I'm going to try and make this one.[/i]
     
  21. mehware

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    Just bought my ticket... right before the deadline too for the discount ! Look forward to meeting a lot of you.

    - Matt
     
  22. KrankyBoy

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    Booked baby! See you all there.

    Anyone using Air Miles, can use them at the Embassy Hotel. Which is next to the hotel that Unity has a deal with.
     
  23. HiggyB

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    Awesome, I can't wait to see y'all there! I love the conference and a huge part of that is getting in-person face time with everyone in the community.
     
  24. pgbrandao

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    Purchased the ticket right now, just in time for the early bird discount.

    See y'all there!
     
  25. MikeHergaarden

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    Booked ticket+flight, looking forward to meeting you all!
     
  26. psychicparrot

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    Hey guys,

    I've only been to Montreal twice and I have no idea about where the event is etc. - anyone got any good hotel suggestions? (preferably hotels that ain't going to empty my bank account!)

    Cheers!
    Jeff.
     
  27. gregorypierce

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    Ticket booked, time to take care of travel. Looking forward to it. I've been trying to get to one of these events FOREVER!
     
  28. psychicparrot

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    I managed to get a great deal on a hotel and I'm all ready for it! I'm really looking forward to this, too. I 'almost made it' the last two times, but both times something else cropped up. Not this time oh no!

    Looking forward to meeting everyone (and seeing old friends!).
     
  29. etoiles

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    I'll be there! (and my birthday is Nov 10th in case somebody wants to buy me a drink :)

    Is everybody staying at the Westin?
     
  30. bravestface

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    Does anyone know if some of the sessions will be recorded like the last few years?
     
  31. antenna-tree

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    Yes, the sessions will be recorded. But with the exception of the Keynote, the talks will not be released for several months.
     
  32. bigpants

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    I'm really looking forward to Unite!
    I live in Toronto and vacation occasionally in awesome Montreal.
    I have a few tips/recommendations for people new to the city:

    Most everyone is bilingual (je wish je was).
    If you only speak English, you will be fine.
    Bonjour means Hello.

    Le Valet d'Coeur - fantastic board game store
    http://www.levalet.com
    Proof? They were the first to carry "Pitch Car"
    ~30 minute walk

    "Les 3 Brasseurs" - a casual place to eat drink
    http://www.les3brasseurs.ca/eng/our_story.php
    Not cheap but not expensive. Right inbetween.
    Their beers are brewed fresh on site - you can buy a "metre" of beer.
    Unless your group is large, you shouldn't need reservations.

    Au Pied de Cochon
    http://www.restaurantaupieddecochon.ca
    High-end restaurant with absolutely amazing food.
    It's pricey and you'll need a reservation
    Be warned, they're known for foie gras.
    ~45 minute walk.

    Montreal Style Bagels - debatedly better than New York
    If you find a place that takes pride in its bagel, order it.
    Ensure it's from a wood-fired oven.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal-style_bagel

    Poutine - thick cut french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds
    A cheap filling dinner - especially great if it's cold outside.
    I don't have a place to recommend.
    http://www.montrealpoutine.com/reviews.html

    While I doubt there will be snow, it will be cold.
    You'll need a winter jacket.

    Simon's - my wife buys me funky, reasonably priced shirts here
    (I wish I could take credit for looking somewhat stylish these days).
    Montreal styles tend to be less conservative than Toronto.
    http://www.simons.ca

    Old Montreal - it feels like an old European city - worth walking around
    Amazing art galleries/stores are everywhere, although it's a bit of a tourist trap.
    Notre-Dame Basilica is Montreal's CN Tower.
    http://www.basiliquenddm.org/en/
    It might be too cold to enjoy the "Old Port of Montreal"
    (during the summer it's amazing).

    Eggspectations - while a franchise, it was founded in Montreal and retains some local flavour
    http://www.eggspectations.com/canada_eng/html/home.html
    They use "real" maple syrup - which screams Canadian. Try the "Construction Pancake".
    Very popular for brunch. No reservations required.
    Note: In Montreal Quebec, I believe it's common to add syrup to everything including your eggs.

    The adventurous should note that Montreal might be the strip club capital of Canada
    http://nightlife.wikia.com/wiki/Montreal

    Mount Royal - a mountain in the middle of the city.
    You probably won't even notice the mountain unless you look for it.
    Thanks to strategically placed stairs, you can easily walk up it.
    Amazing views, a giant cross, and not much else awaits you at the top.
    While I believe you can, I wouldn't want to try this at night in the dark.
    If you stay Saturday, and want some exercise, this is the ticket.
    ~2 hours to casually walk to the top
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Royal
    http://www.frommers.com/destinations/montreal/0018020036.html
    http://spacingmontreal.ca/2008/07/29/mount-royal-by-bike-at-night

    Bienvenue!
     
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    As a huge board gamer, and former resident of Cornwall during my ATC training days, I visited Montreal (and Ottawa) many a time, and agree that Le Valet d'Coeur is a great game store. They already have Worthington's Anzio/Cassino (which I also have now) and there are some real oddities there too. Recommended if you like boardgames (I'm up for a visit).

    BTW, bigpants, how are you getting to YUL? If you need a ride from TO, let me know!
     
  34. SpinWing

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    Quick suggestion... (even though I can not make it to Unite this year.)
    If you are looking for a great experience and meal. Le Dragon Rouge.
    Medieval Pub/Restaurant excellent micro brews.
    I hope they are still there on Cite des Jeune. I have not been back to Canada in 4 years but grew up in Ottawa and as they say. "For a fun time in Ottawa... go to Montreal!"
    Oh ya also check out the Chinese district.

    Have a great time... I'm just gonna cry now and get back to work.
     
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    Just got everything done: ticket, hotel, flights and the visa.

    First time to Montreal and Canada.

    I'm taking note of all your recommendations, bigpants SpinWing.

    Hope to see you all there, thought I don't know anybody ;)
     
  37. DaveyJJ

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    There are many, many great restaurants, bars, clubs, live music venues (jazz in Montreal is always good) down the the old part of the city and surroundings. It's a great place to hold Unite ... just a two weeks to drive day. Can't wait. Looking forward to seeing all the old timers from the first Unite in SFO.
     
  38. Django

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    I used to work at the Dragon Rouge as a musician. Cool place if want to enjoy a good meal in a medieval setting.
     
  39. Razieln64

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    Got my ticket since the day it was announced it would be in my hometown. Can't wait to be there to show off my iPhone game demo!

    Unite is only a couple of blocks(10-15 min walk) from Ste-Catherine street which is considered as one the busiest street in downtown Montreal. It's nice to take a walk there. Rue St-Denis in plateau Mont-Royal is also a nice place to walk and see another part of downtown with very specialized boutiques and restaurants. Anyways, there's always the metro if you want to see the "Oratoire St-Joseph", the church on the mount Royal mountain bigpants was talking about. I also recommend you go to the olympic stadium and climb to the top of its tower. The view is magnificent.

    As for the food, you could go to Swartz, the restaurant that serves the best smoked meat in the world! It's also not that far from downtown if you take the metro.
     
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  40. Slem

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    I'm already in town. Looking forward to Wednesday, but now I'm off sightseeing.
     
  41. Ullukai

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    I made my new website just in time for this event. I worked on it all weekend and I think it is done now. here it is: http://unity3d.ca I don't think I can attend though.
     
  42. azeitler

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    Hi there!

    You are getting me pretty worked up over all this Unity 3.1 and "important announcements" stuff. Is there any way to catch the Keynote by David in a Livestream/Webcast?
     
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    The time of the live keynote stream is quite early for my coders. It's implied on the last page of this thread, but I can't find it definitively said anywhere: Will the keynote be available for viewing after the live stream?
     
  45. antenna-tree

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    Yes, we will try and get the video up on the site same day as the Keynote for people who miss it.
     
  46. eain

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    Thank you!
     
  47. DaveyJJ

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    Settled into a nice modern top floor condo in old Montreal just waiting for the morning. And realizing I've forgotten to get my dev certificates put on this work laptop, grrr.
     
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