Game 20Developers 20Conference

A gathering of ComputerGame developers, put on by the same people who manage Gamasutra and Game_Developer_Magazine?. It includes a fair bit of art, sound, programming, and business -- but also some very insightful information on general GameDesign. Unfortunately, the entrance fee (not even counting travel and expenses) can be rather prohibitive, especially for someone only interested in general design. Proceedings are available for purchase at Gamasutra, but are once again a little pricy for what they are. Fortunately, much of the written material appears to be available on the web site