2007 Game Festival & Symposium Agenda

Emerging Terrain in Games & Simulation

Friday & Saturday, April 13 & 14, 2007

Agenda Current As/Of: March 24, 2007

Friday, April 13

      Game Festival           DCC Great Hall

                    5:30 to 9 PM          Student Exhibition & Exhibition Tables (Recruitment and Clubs)

 Saturday, April 14

 Game Symposium          Biotech Center Auditorium

            9:15                      Student Awards Judges Meet

            9:30 - 2:00            Special Dmonstration, capAbility Game Research Project, Biotech Auditorium Lobby

           10:45 to 11:30         Introductions:  John P. Harrington, Dean, H&SS

                                         Opening Address:  Katie Salen, Parsons School for Design

          11:30 to 12:15         Panel:  Heading In Different Directions

                                                Katie Salen, Moderator

                                                Tim Sweeny, Lead Game Designer, PeaceMakers

                                                Ananda Gupta, Breakaway Games

                                                Mary Flanagan, Hunter College

          12:15 to 12:45          Lunch

          12:45 to   1:30          Panel: Tools: Working with Wacky Hardware

                                                Steve Meretzky,  Senior Designer, Blue Fang, Moderator

                                                Mary Flanagan, Hunter College

                                                Quing Ji, Rensselaer

                                                Dan Maynes Aminzade, Tangible Media & Stanford Univ.

                                                Jesse Raymond., Vicarious Visions  - the Wii

                       1:30 to 2:00        Panel:  Ask Away: Current and Future CEO's

                                           Game company CEOS respond to a panel of RPI students in an interview forum

                                                Karthik Bala, CCO, Vicarious Visions

                                                Michael DelPrete, President, Agora Games

                                                Michael Lewis, President, Cryptic Studios

                                                Zach Barth,  '09, ECSE

                                                James Morris-King, '09, Management/CompSci

                                                Corey Nolan, '10, EMAC/CompSci

               2:00 to 2:30        Closing Address: Jason Della Rocca, E.D., IGDA

                      2:30 to 3:00        Vicarious Visions Student Challenge Awards Ceremony    


SPECIAL PRESENTATION:  capAbilities Games Research Group in the Biotech Audtiorium Lobby.

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