Time to get your game on — at least academically speaking. The 4th Annual International Games Innovation Conference is hitting the National Museum of Play this week, bringing with it three days of programming likely to appeal to the programmers among us. Keynote speakers include Seamus Blackley, co-creator of the Xbox and president of Innovative Leisure; Ian Bogost, professor at Georgia Tech and founding partner of Persuasive Games; Anthony Salcito, vice president for Microsoft Education; and Vincent John Vincent, co-CEO, president, and co-founder of GestureTek, Inc. This is a conference for those interested in how video games get made, and how the industry works. There is also student lunch-speaker series, including talks on how to break into the fabled world that is the video-game industry.
The International Games Innovation Conference takes place Friday, September 7-Sunday, September 9 at the Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. Registration costs between $50 and $600, with ticket discounts for college students. For more information call 263-2700 or visit icheg.org.