I had the pleasure of attending the first Montreal Game Summit (www.montrealgamesummit.com), hosted by the Alliance NumeriQC. What a great event! Over 400 people, great content and speakers. Best of all a celebration of Montreal's rich game development community.
I met some great folks at the event, including Jason Della Rocca (IGDA's program director). Check out his blog entry on the event (that include a terrible photo of me and some other 'Softies). http://www.igda.org/blogs/realitypanic/archives/000232.html
I think Canada should be proud of the awesome work being done by Canadians all over the gaming industry. Even Halo 2, which launches tonight, features a handful of good old Canucks (way to go Nathan and Michel). Check out the "Making Of Halo 2" DVD when you get your copy tonight and watch for the Canadian Flags up at Bungie's offices.
Congrats to the organizors and I am looking forward to next year!