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      Monday March 29th and Tuesday March 30th.

      The conference brings together opinion formers from development, education and government, and this year hopes to shed light on the potential of social media, off the shelf product and serious gaming to enhance learning in schools, universities and healthcare.

      The conference is also still accepting session and talk proposals, and offering the chance for interested parties to present academic findings at the research strand.

      With confirmed speakers including:

      Ed Vaizey, Shadow Minister for Culture and the Creative Industries
      Siobhan Reddy, Executive Producer & Kareem Ettouney, Art Director, Media Molecule
      Matt Mason, Author, The Pirates Dilemma
      Alice Taylor, Commissioning Editor, Education, Channel 4
      Michael Acton Smith, CEO, Mind Candy
      Derek Robertson, Learning & Teaching Scotland
      Stephen Heppell, heppell.net
      Ewan McIntosh, CEO, NoTosh
      Jonathan Stewart, Consultant Surgeon, Director, Hollier Medical Simulation Centre
      Major Roy Evans, Army, Ministry of Defence
      Dan Giove, Founder, DubSpot
      Sean Brennan, Managing Director, Bethesda Europe

      Link: http://www.gamebasedlearning2010.com/


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      Actually would have liked to go to this but jesus it’s expensive

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      They always are. More questionable than the price is the timing. Why is this not happening at BETT next week instead?

      And where are the government agencies that work in this area? Future lab (formerly part of NESTA) have been pushing this agenda for years and always have a stand, and usually some speakers, at BETT. They even got EA involved. Why are we not seeing a representative from them on the speakers list?

      Why is the conference partner a tourism body rather than an agency in this area?

      If this is about schools, universities and healthcare why are the ministry of defence involved? why is it the shadow culture minister and not health or education that’s speaking?

      I see a lot of impressive resumes on the advisory group, but not speaking at the conference.

      To many grey areas for me to cough up for this one I think.

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