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GDC 2016 Unreal Engine Education Summit

Epic Games

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)

GDC 2016 Unreal Engine Education Summit

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Unreal Engine Education Community Summit


Join the movement to Unreal Engine 4, the professional game development tool created by developers, for developers.

Spend your morning with special guests presenters, key members of the Unreal Engine development and support team, and fellow educators exposing valuable UE4 learning and support resources.  

Gain a better understanding of how you can take full advantage of the many free training and support materials available to you and your students that assist with game projects, visualization, VR and cutting-edge research.

Reserve your seat now as space is limited.      


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Intercontinental, Ballroom C, 5th floor

888 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

(Located at Howard and 5th in downtown SF)



Schedule and presenters include:

8:30 AM - Doors open

9:00 AM -  Welcome and event kick-off

Luis Cataldi - Epic Games

Join us for the second Unreal Engine Educational Community Summit at GDC.

9:05 AM - The Future of Unreal Engine and Our Educational Partners     

Kim Libreri - Epic Games CTO

Kim is a force of nature and his vision and drive are helping to shape the way Unreal Engine is moving into the future. In this opening session, Kim will explore the ways in which our academic partners will play an important role in game education, visualization, and research.   

9:20 AM - Epic Games Internship Program Guidelines

Emily Gabrian - Epic Games Recruiting

This is the second year of Epic's Summer Internship program. In this brief session, Emily will outline what educators and interns can expect as we've opened this comprehensive program to the entire education community. Come hear directly from Emily about the best methods to lead students and recent graduates to this amazing opportunity.

9:30 AM - Supporting Unreal Engine in the Classroom

Paul Oliver - Epic Games Director of Developer Support

We are fortunate to have Paul join us at our event this year. He helps to oversee global support for thousands of developers working with UE4. Both his wealth of knowledge and his understanding of development best practices will serve as valuable resources to all who attend. This presentation is not to be missed.    

9:50 AM - Growing the Unreal Engine Community in Schools

Chance Ivey - Epic Games Sr. Community Manager

Chance heads up our community efforts both online and in person. He is a driving force in our monthly UE4 Game Jams as well as events, project and developer promotion and many other initiatives at Epic. Chance will cover what Epic offers developers on the community and promotional side and how Epic is striving to get developers plugged into the worldwide and local Unreal Engine communities.

10:10 am - Unreal Engine Curriculum for Virtual Reality

Wes Bunn & Sam Deiter - Epic Games

Noam Ben-Avi & Jack Reidy - LayoutVR

In this VR-focused session, two of Epic’s top VR specialists, Wes Bunn and Sam Deiter, will share tips, tricks, best practices and upcoming VR features for UE4, while Noam Ben-Avi and Jack Reidy from LayoutVR will present their new open source curriculum for Unreal Engine VR.  This presentation is designed to inspire and motivate those working in virtual reality.   

10:30 am - Getting the most from the Unreal Engine Learning Resources

Lauren Ridge - Epic Games Technical Writer

Lauren will return by popular demand to share updates and insights to help you get the most from learning resources available  With 1,500 pages of written reference and tutorials and almost 100 hours of video, understanding where to look is a critical component in the process of putting the vast Unreal Engine learning resources to work for you and your students.     

10:50 am - Quest-Based Learning in UE4

Dr. Cynthia Marcello - Professor, SUNY Sullivan

Dr. Marcello gave an amazing presentation on Quest-Based Learning in UE4 at our SIGGRAPH 2015 summit.  Since then, she and a team of students have been hard at work on an integrated suite of tools within UE4 to help instructors teach not only the engine itself but many aspects of game development utilizing principles of Quest-Based Learning as well.

11:30 AM - Closing Remarks, Mingling and Networking

***** Reserve your spot early, space will be limited.

**** GDC 2016 Badge is NOT required.  

*** Unreal Engine prizes and giveaways for all attendees.  

** Schedule and speaker list is subject to change.

Have questions about GDC 2016 Unreal Engine Education Summit? Contact Epic Games

When & Where

Intercontinental, Ballroom C, 5th floor
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)

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