DigiPen Institute of Technology announced that the first ever Serious Play Conference is seeking speakers to talk about creating serious games that help various industries and educational needs. The conference will be held Tuesday – Thursday, Aug. 23 – 25, 2011 at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington.
DigiPen says that its Serious Play conference aims to push serious game development to a higher competency – building games that deliver predictable results." They also promise that heads of corporate, military, health care programs, senior educators, top simulation and education developers, strategic hardware and software vendors and industry leaders will be in attendance.
The conference will offer six tracks: Education/At Home Learning; Corporate; Government/Military; Medical/Health Care; Games for Good; Simulation Design and Development; and Serious Game Design and Development. Over the course of the three day event, attendees will be treated to keynotes and smaller focused sessions, aligned by interest and project. Speakers offering information and techniques valuable for multiple tracks are sought and will be given two sessions
Those interested in submitting speaker proposals should visit www.seriousplayconference.com. The Serious Play Conference is being facilitated by the efforts of DigiPen Institute of Technology, Clark Aldrich - author and serious games consultant, and game industry veteran Sue Bohle - president of The Bohle Company.