I’m on the advisory panel for this year’s Game Based Learning 2010 event in London and the line-up is looking very strong indeed.

The event is on 29th & 30th March and takes place at The Brewery, London, EC1. Last year’s event was one of the most fruitful, enjoyable and refreshing conferences I have been to and a genuine pleasure.

Learning Without Frontiers are the organisers and they managed to attract a bunch of new faces to the event which, if you have been to the plethora of ‘serious games’ events over the last 10 years, is a very good thing. The event offers an excellent and well thought-through blend of speakers from the commercial and public sectors, from training and from education and other peopel who offer alternative perspectives (last year we had the pleasure of Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari).

They are expecting around 600 people this year and the event will, I have no doubt, again attract a lot of press and industry attention.

With themes exploring how social media, commercial off the shelf and serious game technologies are improving learning in schools, universities, healthcare, military and corporate training the conference will bring together international thought leaders, innovators and practitioners from the education, entertainment and technology sectors.

Confirmed speakers for this years conference include:

  • Ed Vaizey, Shadow Minister for Culture and the Creative Industries
  • Matt Mason, Author, The Pirates Dilemma
  • Siobhan Reddy and Kareem Ettouney, Media Molecule
  • Alice Taylor, Commissioning Editor, Education, Channel 4
  • Ewan McIntosh, CEO, NoTosh
  • Stephen Heppell, Heppell.net
  • Jonathan Stewart, Director, Hollier Medical Simulation Centre
  • Major Roy Evans, British Army
  • Derek Robertson, Learning & Teaching Scotland
  • Michael Acton Smith, CEO, Mind Candy


Register before January 31st to attend this leading network building conference about video games, social media and learning and you will:

  • receive a FREE digital camcorder (640x480x30fps) RRP £75
  • receive a FREE pass to attend a workshop hosted in London by PlayGen worth £95
  • save up to £250 on standard and late registration fees

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I hope to see you there!