[Health] Fwd: Games for Health Conference 2012 is Two Weeks Out

Samuel Klein sj at laptop.org
Thu May 31 00:42:18 EDT 2012


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From: Ben Sawyer <bsawyer at dmill.com>
Date: Wed, May 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Subject: Games for Health Conference 2012 is Two Weeks Out


The 8th Annual Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA at the Hyatt
Harboside Hotel is June 12-14!

Register today at: http://www.regonline.com/gbew2012

All our conference, and pre-conference events are now fully scheduled and

   - Games for Health (June 13-14)
   - Out & About III: Mobile Serious Games <http://bit.ly/ooasched12> (June
   - Enabled Play: 4th Annual Games Accessibility
Day<http://bit.ly/enabledplay2012>(June 12)
   - Ludica Medica II: Game-based Medical Modeling, Simulation &

  *Games for Health Keynotes!*

  *Constance Steinkuehler Squire*, senior policy analyst for the White
House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will discuss the
opportunities for videogames to address national challenges, including
those in health, health care, and biotechnology.  *Bill Crounse, MD*,
senior director of worldwide health for Microsoft, will present “Connecting
& Kinecting Health and Health Care,” which will explore how Microsoft and
its partners are merging its information and game technologies to create
global solutions for personal health and professional health care.

  *Jane McGonigal*, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of
SuperBetter Labs, will highlight the design and release of SuperBetter, a
game-based social application designed to help people boost personal
resilience and lead healthier, longer, and more positive lives.  *Jay Walker
*, curator and chairman of TEDMED, a global community of people who
passionately believe that the future of health and medicine is here, will
provide the end-of-conference special guest keynote: “Gaming the System”.

*To see all the latest scheduled sessions please visit:*

Our Schedule Block

You can also follow us <https://twitter.com/gamesforhealth> on Twitter.

Our conference features several tutorials you may be interested in

A tutorial by Ben Sawyer is offered on Monday, June 11. You can sign up for
this tutorial during registration. A full agenda is pasted at the end of
this email.

Designer Jessica Hammer <http://replayable.wordpress.com/about/> (who
worked on Lit2Quit - a great mobile game to aid smoking cessation) has
agreed to do a free workshop in the late afternoon of June 12 for our
Pre-Conference attendees and early arrivals on June 12 from 4pm-6:30pm. If
you wish to take part in this tutorial please email us
<STAFF at DMILL.com>with subject line
**Hammer Tutorial and you will be added to the limited but available spots
for this session.

Attendance to this tutorial is open first to attendees of our June 12
program, and then to all other registrants as space allows.

Didier Combatalade of Thought Technology is going to provide mini-sessions
during breaks, lunch, and other points for people interested in processes
for detecting, measuring, and recording phsyiological signals in and from


On November 4-5 join us in Amsterdam for the 2nd Annual Games for Health
Europe Conference.

Click here for a special SUPERPASS
you attend both events in 2012.

For complete details on Games for Health Europe visit:

Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community,
knowledge, and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and
game technologies to improve health and health care. The Pioneer Portfolio
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the lead conference sponsor and a
major supporter of the Games for Health Project. To date, the project has
brought together researchers, medical professionals, and game developers to
share information about the impact games and game technologies can have on
health, health care, and policy.

A major effort of the Games for Health Project is the annual Games for
Health Conference. Over three days, more than 400 attendees will
participate in over 60 sessions provided by an international array of 80+
speakers, cutting across a wide range of activities in health and health
care. Topics include exergaming, physical therapy, disease management,
health behavior change, biofeedback, rehab, epidemiology, training,
cognitive health, nutrition, and health education.

*Promote this Event*
If you want to help us promote the conference on Twitter, Facebook &
Google+ here are some suggested <140 character posts

Three Days, 4 Events, 6+ Tracks, 100+ Speakers, 60+ Sessions:
@GamesForHealth Conf 2012 in Boston 6/12-6/14 http://bit.ly/gfh2012

8th Annual @GamesForHealth Conf. Boston: 6/12-6/14. Great talks+demos on
use of videogames in health/healthcare. http://bit.ly/gfh2012

@GamesForHealth Conf 2012 Boston 6/12-6/14. 3Days exploring videogame help
with health+healthcare http://bit.ly/gfh2012

Attend the 2012 @GamesForHealth Conf! Boston 6/12-6/14. Explore how
videogames help with health/healthcare http://bit.ly/gfh2012

The Mobile Pre-Conference schedule for @GamesForHealth on 6/12 in Boston is
now available: http://bit.ly/ooasched12

Schedule for Out & About III: Mobile Serious Games in Boston 6/12 is now
available: http://bit.ly/ooasched12

*Serious Games Design and Production Tutorial*
Monday June 11, 2012
Hyatt Harborside Hotel

Register here to attend <http://www.regonline.com/gbew2012>

The tutorial walks through a number of important areas concerning serious
games and how to best think about their design & production. Drawing on 10
years of experience working on the design, and production of over two dozen
serious game projects this tutorial helps novices and experts by combining
key basics with specific experience-based stories of past projects.

9:00 AM Introduction to Day

9:30 AM Tutorial I : Understanding the Basics
Games, Simulations, and Gamification

10:45 AM Tutorial II : Basic Scoping for Serious Games
Developing and Refining a Basic Game Design

11:45 AM Tutorial III : Developers, Budgets, and Schedules
Finding, Contracting, and Managing Developers

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Tutorial IV : Next Level Serious Game Design
A Deeper Dive Into Designing

2:45 PM Tutorial V : Production & What do I Do?
What Happens Once Work Starts?

3:45 PM Tutorial VI : Making the Case & Case Studies

Part I: How Do You Advocate for Games
Part II:Examples of Successful Projects

4:45 PM Tutorial VII : Big Insights in Small Sentences

The Little Things That Make a Difference

5:30 PM Ending Mixer + Q&A

Questions, Wine+Beer, Networking

   *Join attendees from over 200 organizations including...*

1st Playable Productions
3-C Institute for Social Development
3D Lab, University of Michigan
Ablerta Health Services
ADAM Center at Long Island University
ADL Co-Lab (Katmai)
Alberta Children's Hospital
Association of American Medical Colleges
Auckland UniServices
Baylor College of Medicine
Blitz Games Studios
Blue Marble Games
Boston Medical Center
BreakAway Games
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Center for Organ Recovery & Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Charles River Analytics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Child's Play Charity
Cigna Corporation
Computer Sports Medicine, Inc.
Context Communication Consulting
Cybex International
DePaul Univ.
Di ITEK - Confederation of Danish Industries
E-Line Media
Education Development Center
EK Shriver Center, UMASS Medical School
Elbrys Networks
Eliza Corporation
enVie Interactive
Entertainment Software Association
Etcetera Edutainment
Feldman Stakeholder Relations
Field Fresh Apps, LLC
Foley Hoag, LLP
Frederico Arts, LLC
Games for Health Europe
George Washington University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Health Games Research
Health Resources in Action
Healthcare Delivery Institute at WPI
Hughes BioPharma Advisers LLC
IGDA Game Accessibility SIG
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation
Institute for Creative Technologies
IT University of Copenhagen
Jennifer Ann's Group
Kansas State University
Klein Buendel, Inc.
Knowledge Lab
Kognito Interactive
Kyushu University
LearningPort Strategies, LLC
Legacy Foundation
Little Chicken Game Company
Lawrence Memorial Regis College
Mango Health
Massachusetts General Hospital
McGill University
McMaster University
Medical University of South Carolina
MeYou Health
Michigan State University
Mighty Play
Mindbloom, Inc.
Morphonix LLC
Muzzy Lane Software
National Center for Telehealth & Technology
NMSU / Exergames Unlocked
Northeastern University
Numedeon Inc
O'Reilly Media
Odense University Hospital
Osaka University Hospital
Pediatric IBD Foundation
Post University
Publicis Healthware International
Pulse + Signal
RANJ Serious Games
Realtime Associates, Inc.
Rivers Lab UMDNJ
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
RTI International
Schell Games
Seoul National University
Start Strong Rhode Island
Stupid Fun Club
SuperBetter Labs
Teachers College Columbia University
Terrific Corp
The Century Council
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s University Hospital
The Games for Health Journal
The Geneva Foundation
The Get-Well Gamers Foundation
The MITRE Corporation
The Rose Family Foundation
The University of Hong Kong
Thought Technology Ltd
Tufts University
University of Missouri
UC Santa Barbara
UMass Medical School
UMMS E.K. Shriver Center
UnitedHealth Group
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati
University of Florida
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan
University of Ottawa
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Vienna - Faculty of Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University South Florida
Virtual Heroes/ARA
Viximo, Inc.
WellPlay Health
West Health Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xvivo Scientific Animation
Yale School of Nursing
Yale University School of Medicine
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