Edinburgh Interactive Speakers, Sessions Detailed

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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