Edinburgh Interactive Speakers, Sessions Detailed

June 23, 2011 -

Edinburgh Interactive is set for August 11 and 12 in Edinburgh, Scotland (The Radisson Blu Hotel), and organizers say there are four reasons why those in the region won't want to miss it this year.

Sean Dromgoole, CEO of Some Research and Edward Williams from BMO Capital Markets will discuss their different points of view on recent developments in the games industry in the area of social gaming. The event will also host two Gamification sessions. The first is "Gamification: Building Games - the Mechanics, Rewards and Influences," and will feature a presentation from Kam Star, Chief Play Officer at Playgen, along with James Allsopp, Playgen’s Games Designer and in-house Psychology expert.

The second Gamification session, "Gamification: Trick of the Trade," will be a panel discussion and debate that will look at platforms for game developers, TV producers and retailers. The panel will include Rajat Paharia, CEO of Bunchball; Philipp Mohr, CEO of Comufy; and James Sampson, Head of Product at Enteraction.

Other speakers include Graham Brown-Martin Founder of Learning without Frontiers; Jason DaPonte, Managing Director & Executive Producer of The SWARM; Jo Twist, Commissioning Editor of Education for Channel 4; Mike Rogers from Image Metrics and Kevin Beimers, Art Director at Straandlooper Animation, voted #54 in the Develop 100.

Ian Livingstone and Abertay University have confirmed their participation in a discussion on the game industry and the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review.

There will also be public sessions on Games Based Learning featuring Graham Brown-Martin from Learning Without Frontiers, Jo Twist from Channel 4, Derek Robertson from LT Scotland, and Ian Livingstone.

Tickets are priced at £175 + VAT and cover both days of the conference and all events. Student and Scottish Developer discounts available. Find out more at edinburghinteractive.co.uk.


 
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Andrew EisenRead it here: http://www.zenofdesign.com/getting-diversity-to-speak/07/01/2015 - 4:42pm
Andrew EisenFormer Bioware dev, Damion Schubert, offers an interesting thought on diversity in the industry. Not only is it important to have, it's important to make sure they feel comfortable offering their perspective.07/01/2015 - 4:40pm
Andrew EisenHeh, I did consider it!07/01/2015 - 4:37pm
Craig R.Aww, video gamer players wasn't an option for the poll?07/01/2015 - 4:33pm
KaylaKazeI think the problem here is certain people don't know what "shouldn't" means, even after it's been explained to them half a dozen times.07/01/2015 - 4:19pm
Andrew EisenWhat if creators heard our feedback, agreed with it and then... oh god... made a better show? The HORROR!!!07/01/2015 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenI mean, next thing you know they'll make a YouTube video. A YOUTUBE VIDEO!!!07/01/2015 - 4:07pm
Andrew EisenHow DARE anyone write an opinion suggesting that people who suck at something might consider a better way to accomplish the same thing or improve so they suck less. The NERVE!07/01/2015 - 4:06pm
Goth_SkunkYes, but we complain about it amongst ourselves, we shake our heads, we sigh, shrug our shoulders and say 'oh well, what can you do?' We don't write articles for Wired and say 'Anyone can write about X, but should they? Probably not.'07/01/2015 - 3:57pm
Andrew EisenMy favorite is: "Zoom and enhance!"07/01/2015 - 3:55pm
E. Zachary KnightGoth, you must not hang out with many technology experts. We complain about bad portrayals of tech all the time.07/01/2015 - 3:52pm
Andrew EisenPeople should be free to write about anything their little hearts desire. Even if they suck at it. Maybe not the most advisable thing to do, depending on their personal goals. But that's why you listen and learn and improve! Or try to, anyway.07/01/2015 - 3:50pm
Andrew EisenAnd you're straying from the path a bit but the sentiment in and of itself I agree with.07/01/2015 - 3:47pm
Goth_SkunkBut, as in the example I provided with call tracing and cell phone triangulation, the audience lets it slide, even the subject matter experts.07/01/2015 - 3:47pm
Andrew EisenGreat! Maybe you'd change your mind if you read her reasons for suggesting such a thing, maybe not. But at least now you're opining what she actually said!07/01/2015 - 3:46pm
Goth_SkunkFor the sake of entertainment, people write about things they shouldn't write about all the time. If they stopped, most things fiction would cease to exist.07/01/2015 - 3:46pm
Goth_SkunkAnd I think that's a despicable thing to suggest, worse than someone who sucks at writing a rape scene doing so. By all means, if the rape scene was poorly written, criticize it after the fact.07/01/2015 - 3:45pm
Andrew EisenYou're not wrong that she's suggesting that people who suck at writing rape scenes (which is who "anyone" refers to) probably shouldn't, yes.07/01/2015 - 3:42pm
Goth_SkunkAnd I will point out again that you're wrong. It's quite plainly stated anyone can write a rape scene, but they probably shouldn't. She's very general in the statement because she's using the word 'anyone,' but I am not wrong.07/01/2015 - 3:39pm
Andrew EisenBut, at least that was a lot closer to what she's actually arguing.07/01/2015 - 3:38pm
 

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