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Thursday, July 9 • 10:30am - 3:30pm
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
James Cox

Anne and Emmett: The Other

Brian Pelletier, Andrea Kalin

Applying Escape Room Game Concepts to Informal Learning: Escape Fort Stanwix!

Scott Nicholson

Backyard Engineers
Matthew Haselton, Trevor Brown, Brandon Pittser

Bust A Cup: Reclaiming Risk in Play
Brian Schrank, Brian Gabor Jr.

CHL: Dearth of Darkness
Dana Klisanin

Choice: Texas
Carly Kocurek, Allyson Whipple

Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination
Tereza Slembacherova, Vit Sisler, Cyril Brom, Jakub Gemrot, Jaroslav Cuhra

EMPIRES: Trade Goats, Grow Grain, Master your Empire.  And Pre-Algebra
J. Scott Laidlaw, Martha Riecks

Ending the Cycle: An Educational Board Game On Abuse
Peter Wonica

Fujian Trader
Sari Gilbert

Lock Down: A Deck-Building Concurrency Game
Jazmyn Russell, Matthew Berland

Nyingi: A Multiplication Game
André Denham

Spaceteam ESL
David Waddington

Splattershmup: A Game of Art & Motion
Andrew Phelps

Stagecraft: Promoting Language Learning Through Play
Jen Helms, Justin Helms

The Design and Development of an Educational Game for Upper-Elementary School Children: Down with Food
Chantal Fry, Martha Han, Ohoud Alharbi, Qi Shi, Iris Zeng

The World the Children Made
James Cox

TimeString: Design and Philosophy
William Jordan-Cooley, Yoon-Ji Kim

Touching Triton
Kelly East, Adam Hott, Neil Lamb

Troubled Lands
Tom Fennewald

Twelve a Dozen
Justin Leites, Alan Dang

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Dennis Ramirez

Technical Director, USC IMGD, Videogame Researcher


Matthew Berland

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Trevor Brown

Art Director, Filament Games
Trevor specializes in interaction design at Filament Games. He relishes the many challenges involved in the creation of learning games, from designing intuitive interfaces to crafting attractive, audience-appropriate graphics. Trevor particularly enjoys using his career as an excuse to purchase and play countless intriguing games spanning every mechanic and subject matter imaginable. He feels extraordinarily fortunate to be a game developer... Read More →
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James Cox

Digital Wizard, Seemingly Pointless
Making 100 games in 5 years. Graduate student in USC's Interactive Media and Games Design program.
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André Denham

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, The University of Alabama
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Kelly East

Genetic Counselor, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Matthew Haselton

Game Designer and Research Assistant, Filament Games
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Jen Helms

Co-Founder, Playmation Studios
Jen is a co-founder at Playmation Studios, making games for people to play and learn about language in novel ways. Jen used to teach through real-world games and immersive play in Yosemite National park.
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Adam Hott

Digital Applications Lead, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
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William Jordan-Cooley

Instructional Designer, BrainPOP
Will is an Instructional Designer specializing in educational games. At BrainPOP, Will works on GameUp, a curated collection of over 100 educational games with K12 alignments and teacher support materials. | | Will obtained his M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University Teachers College, where he collaborated with Dr. Joey Lee, the Eggplant Games Lab and the NSF-funded POLAR research group on a variety of games... Read More →
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Dana Klisanin

Founder/Designer, Evolutionary Guidance Media R&D
I'm a psychologist & systems scientist that took up game design to activate Cyberhero League, a 21st century scout-like adventure that enables kids of all ages to tackle global challenge. Through "parterning for the goals" gamers set out to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & take on a host of Defilers. I'm passionate about using the digital Web to support the Web of Life and to spread human values, such as... Read More →

Carly Kocurek

Illinois Institute of Technology
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Scott Laidlaw

CEO, MidSchoolMath
Scott Laidlaw is a math teacher-turned-game designer. With 14 years of in-classroom teaching experience at the elementary, secondary and university levels, since earning his doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Scott has focused his research and development on how students learn mathematics through the imagination. Scott began teaching math at a middle school where fewer than 28% of his students were proficient in math... Read More →
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Scott Nicholson

Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Dr. Scott Nicholson is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the Director of the Because Play Matters game lab. His areas of interest include meaningful gamification and the creation of transformative games for informal learning and training through participatory design. Dr. Nicholson is a published board game designer, wrote the book Everyone Plays at the Library, and was the host of the Web video... Read More →
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Brian Pelletier

Creative Director & Head of Development, Games Learning Society Center & Learning Games Network
I'm a professional artist and appreciate the comic book art form for storytelling. I have been developing video games for 21 years. I love creating story through art and games provided me the opportunity to bring artwork to life in an interactive story. After developing and shipping 16 AAA retail games that my kids could not play I became passionate about creating games for them that would be fun and meaningful. I'm able to follow that passion... Read More →
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Brandon Pittser

Marketing Director, Filament Games
As Marketing Director at Filament Games, Brandon applies his passion for games and learning to their content marketing practice and overall marketing strategy. He thrives on creating and sustaining a meaningful conversation with educators and developers about game-based learning, all while pursuing partnerships that will expand the reach and adoption of learning games. Aside from marketing direction and content generation, his role at Filament... Read More →
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Martha Riecks

Director of Outreach/Director, National Conference, MidSchoolMath
Martha has spent over a decade in the nonprofit sector, developing a strong background in environmental outreach, experiential education and STEM programming for girls, in diverse roles within a range of organizations. She holds a Masters Degree in organizational management, with experience in outcomes-based program development and evaluation. Martha endeavors to leverage innovative pedagogy to transform how students, and society, comprehend math... Read More →
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Jazmyn Russell

Itamae, Air Nation

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 3:30pm
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