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Digital Games: Playing in the Valley

Hampshire College, MassDiGI & Western Mass. Economic Development Council

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Amherst, MA

Digital Games: Playing in the Valley

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Seating is limited. RSVP to playinginthevalley.eventbrite.com

Carpooling is encouraged. Campus map: www.hampshire.edu/discover/17832.htm

Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, 893 West St., Amherst, MA 01002


Followed by an Open House at Hitpoint Studios, 59 North St., Hatfield, MA 01038

 

 Schedule of Events

Registration & Networking 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks  1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College
Congressman Jim McGovern, 3rd Massachusetts
Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Commonwealth of Mass.
John Musante, Town Manager, Am
herst

 

Mini Panel 1   1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.   

Talent and Innovation: Strengthening the Regional Economy

• Discussing the potential impact of games on the Pioneer Valley creative industry and digital technology clusters. 

Helena Fruscio,Creative Industry Director, MA EOHED - Moderator
Allan Blair, President & CEO, Western Mass. EDC - Panelist
Pat Larkin, Director, MTC John Adams Innovation Institute - Panelist
Cong. Jim McGovern, 3rd Massachusetts - Panelist
Lieut. Gov. Timothy Murray, Commonwealth of Mass. - Panelist
John Musante, Town Manager, Amherst - Panelist

 

Panel 2    1:55 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Creative Communities: Building Games outside the Hub

• Making games and building a business away from a major urban center

Mike Cavaretta, Atty., MBBP & Chair, MIT Ent. Forum Games SIG - Moderator
Raf Anzovin, Anzovin Studios - Panelist
Fred Fierst, Atty., Fierst & Kane - Panelist
Paul Hake, Hitpoint Studios - Panelist
Mike Levine, HappyGiant & Pileated Pictures - Panelist
Joe Minton, DDM - Panelist

 

Panel 3    2:45 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Games 101: Teaching and Learning

• Teaching students to build and learn from games

Paul Cotnoir, Becker College - Moderator 
Mark Claypool, WPI - Panelist
Paul Dickson, Hampshire College - Panelist
Jen Groff, MIT Education Arcade/Learning Games Network - Panelist
Terrence Masson, Northeastern University -  Panelist
Rudy Vogel, Trans Technologies LLC and Vogel & Associates - Panelist
Ruth West, Springfield College - Panelist

 

Panel 4    3:35 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Beyond Entertainment: Gamification and Serious Games

• Applying lessons from the game industry that have the potential to transform the world

Monty Sharma, MassDiGI - Moderator
Fred Fierst, Atty., Fierst & Kane - Panelist
Jen Groff, MIT Education Arcade/Learning Games Network - Panelist
Dave McCool, Muzzy Lane Software - Panelist
Jon Radoff, Disruptor Beam - Panelist
Walter Somol, Microsoft - Panelist
Sharon Wood, Stone Creek Entertainment - Panelist

 

Closing Remarks  4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Timothy Loew, MassDiGI
Ann Burke, Western Mass. EDC
Aaron St. John, Hitpoint Studios
Chris Perry, Hampshire College

 

Followed by an Open House at Hitpoint Studios, 59 North St., Hatfield, MA 01038. RSVP to the Open House at http://hitpoint.eventbrite.com/.

 

Please visit www.massdigi.org for more information.

 

Have questions about Digital Games: Playing in the Valley? Contact Hampshire College, MassDiGI & Western Mass. Economic Development Council
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Hampshire College
893 West St.
Franklin Patterson Hall
Amherst, MA 01002

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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