The Award-Winning Entertainment and Media University Aligns with International Digital Festival to Promote Orlando as a Global Leader in Entertainment Technologies, Simulation, Digital Arts and Interactive Media
OrlandoiX, an international digital festival to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 2 – 6, 2015, announced today Full Sail University as Presenting Sponsor. Full Sail University, an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, technology, gaming, art and media, aligns itself with OiX to promote Orlando as a global leader in entertainment technologies, simulation, digital arts and interactive media.
“Partnering with Full Sail University is a natural fit for OrlandoiX,” said David Glass, executive producer and founder of OiX. “Full Sail is the mirror image of all that Orlando has become which is a leader in entertainment media. The university is producing a stellar workforce, many of which have had a direct result in making Orlando the technology mega-power that it is today.”
Full Sail’s presence at OiX will be felt throughout including at the Gaming Arena on Oct. 3 and 4, when dozens of students, graduates, and faculty will showcase video games that they have personally developed. In addition, the university will be represented in the Digital Expo on Oct. 5 and 6 via the Speaker Series as well as on the exhibit floor.
“Technology, in all of its various forms across the entertainment and educational landscape, continues to be at the core of our curriculum and culture at Full Sail,” said Isis Jones, chief information officer and executive director of education at Full Sail University. “Having the opportunity to highlight the industries in which our graduates serve, while shining a light on the impactful tech community that is thriving in Central Florida is of great importance to our university, and is why we are honored to support the mission of OrlandoiX.”
In addition to being Presenting Sponsor, Full Sail joins EA SPORTS; Orange County Government; IZEA; Foley & Lardner; Purple, Rock, Scissors; and OUC: The Reliable One as OrlandoiX Founding Partners.
ABOUT FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2015 “Top 25 Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail University is a Graduate and Undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects. For more information about Full Sail, visit: www.fullsail.edu, or follow us on www.twitter.com/fullsail and www.facebook.com/fullsailuniversity.
The Orlando Interactive Experience (OrlandoiX/OiX) is an international digital festival to be held in Orlando, Fla. on October 2 – 6, 2015. OrlandoiX’s featured events include a speaker series, gaming experience, startup summit and digital expo that will showcase leading advancements in entertainment technology, interactive media and digital arts. Attendees will include: game developers, designers, producers, animators, artists, programmers, digital marketers, ad tech professionals, tech enthusiasts, national industry media, venture investors and entrepreneurs.
The opening party will be hosted at Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando on Oct. 2 and the Gaming Arena, Startup Summit and Digital Expo will be held at the Orange County Convention Center on Oct. 3 – 6.
Learn more at www.orlandoix.com and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #OrlandoiX15.