the Games Gateway!
We have a great opportunity to develop a serious games community here in the Mid-Atlantic region, so I thought I would kick things off.
My hope is that this and subsequent monthly events will bring together game designers, developers, graphic artists, storytellers, educators, marketers, organizations, agencies, companies...just about everyone who is interested in the serious games sector. I have included mobile and entertainment games as well because we have a small community here and much to learn and share across genres so I prefer to be as inclusive as possible.
We have the good fortune to have our first event hosted and sponsored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Date: December 6, 2007
What happens when teenagers curate museum content in the virtual world of Second Life? What possibilities does this technology offer for educational outreach and project development?
David Klevan, Education Manager for Technology and Distance Learning at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss these and other issues as we tour an in-world exhibition designed by teenagers working with the Holocaust Museum. David will explain the process through which he and his partners at Global Kids in New York City prepared a group of Washington, DC teens to select a topic, identify assets in the museum's collections, and curate their virtual exhibition.
8:15am Registration & Networking with light breakfast
8:45am David Klevan's presentation, and Q&A
9:30am Discussion about future steps for the Games Gateway: what you want it to be, timing, locations, and etc.
The Museum is kindly also providing coffee/tea, and muffins/pastries.
Please RSVP to Limor at Limor@keystonetechgroup.com or 703.907.4043.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Main telephone: (202) 488-0400
Smithsonian (Orange/Blue). Exit at Independence Avenue. Walk on block West to 14th Street. Cross 14th Street and turn left (South).
There is a paid parking lot at 12th and C St., SW ( two blocks east of the Museum) which costs approximately $4 per hour, and hourly metered parking along Independence Ave [though no parking during rush hour]. There is also metered parking on some of the side streets (ie, C Street SW, etc.) which may not be restricted during rush hour. Finally, three-hour free parking is available on Madison (north of the Mall) and Jefferson (south of the Mall) drives, Expect competition for those spaces.
We look forward to seeing you!
Please pass this invitation on to
anyone you think may be interested.