Gamification Summit to Offer Gamification Design Certificate

The Gamification Summit announces the world’s first program offering a Gamification Design Certificate. This certificate will be offered at the conference September 15-16 in New York City. Attendees will have the opportunity to jump into interactive workshops featuring new curriculum designed by summit chair and industry expert Gabe Zichermann, in consultation with various industry partners.

"Gamification is delivering unprecedented success in a wide array of industries — marketing, loyalty, health, education, and the enterprise, to name a few," said Gabe Zichermann, chair of GSummit. "There is an extraordinary shortage of gamification design experts who understand best practices and have the tools necessary to gamify inside their organizations. We believe there will be demand for 10,000 people with gamification expertise worldwide in the next decade, and are thrilled to be first in offering this program."

The program promises to teach the "foundations of gamification, uncover player types and what motivates and engages them, and reveal which game mechanics are most effective." Attendees who sign up for the GSummit workshop with a Workshop Pass will also be invited to review "foundational materials" beforehand, and gain access to the complete 2-day curriculum at GSummit. After that, Zichermann’s advanced workshop will go hands-on, showing the principles and techniques necessary to create engagement with gamification design. On-site presentations, Q&A with industry experts and additional video materials will supplement the workshop.

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