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Tech@State:Serious Games

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Tech@State:Serious Games

Time: May 27, 2011 at 7am to May 28, 2011 at 4pm
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
Street: 805 21st. St. NW
City/Town: Washington DC 20052
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Event Type: conference
Organized By: techatstate
Latest Activity: May 27, 2011

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Event Description

Tech@State gets fun, seriously, for its 5th edition May 27-28 when we explore Serious Games at an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University.We'll explore the mechanics of games, business and sustainability, design, education, international aspects, games for social change and much more.

Day 1 of the event will include speakers and topics like:

Ben Sawyer of Digital Mill
Asi Burak from
Jude Ower from
Jenn McNamara from
Michael Angst from
Nick Martin from
Rich Culatta from
Skip Cole from U.S. Institute of Peace
Dan Norton from
Mallika Dutt from will talk about

We'll also:

-hear how A Force More Powerful's newer version,, helped shape the Arab Spring
-discuss a new game about solving piracy off Somalia
-talk to NASA about games in government
-learn about the World Bank's

All facilitated by technologist and game designer J.C. Herz, a founding member of the IEEE Task Force on Game Technologies

The full agenda is unfolding at

Serious Games will take place over two days, with the second being an Unconference, where participants can create their own exploratory agenda with their colleagues.

Tech@State events regularly sell out so register now to hold your place. Please register here.

The event will also be streamed live on the Internet. Details on this and the developing schedule are all available at

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