You love games + You love your job. What would that look like if you could put them together? GAMES+
On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, some of the nation’s most influential names in game theory and practice will convene an exclusive summit showcasing the latest concepts, designs, and prototypes that combine the energy and innovation of games with the key sectors of city planning, education, health, museums, and training.
Featuring a wide-ranging array of seminars, presentations, and one-on-one engagements, topped off with an evening reception, GAMES+ has been specifically created for women and men working in government, NGO, non-profit, educational and private-sector consulting who are looking for unique professional development opportunities, as well as those who are interested in obtaining a certificate and/or master's credentials in games.
12:00-13:00 Welcome lunch
13:00-14:30 One-on-one sessions for prospective students
14:30-17:00 Track presentations
(Adjacent to Reagan National Airport)
2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 10th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
The closest metro stop is Crystal City (yellow & blue lines).
The location is about a 7-minute walk from the station (you can also walk through the Crystal City Shops “Underground” and make most of the trip indoors - follow signs to “23rd Street”).
The building has an underground parking deck on 23rd Street S and Crystal Drive, right at the intersection. When you enter the parking lot, turn left following signs to the restaurant “Ruth’s Chris.” Make sure to park in the green zone to access the building directly (if you’re not sure, the pillars have the building address on them as well).
There is no entrance charge for GAMES+, but registration is required in advance. To ensure participants have the greatest opportunity to interact, share ideas and have meaningful discussions on the current and future states of game theory and practice, we request that you complete the following application to participate. Upon submission, a GAMES+ organizer will provide you with additional information.
Presenter: Benjamin Stokes
City planning can benefit from gamification on many levels.
Presenter: Lindsay Grace
Text description of Education track.
Presenter: Robert Hone
Text description of the Health track.
Presenter: Chris Totten
Text description of Museums track.
In this session, we run through the heuristics for converting educational games and simulations from the controlled environments of academic researchers to the rigor and pragmatics of product-based solutions in non-game organizations. These observations were collected from an ongoing research and implementation practice collaboration between the top-ranked Deloitte consultancy and the Princeton Review ranked American University game research community.