By adding your email address, you are subscribing to the Team Orlando News newsletter. Team Orlando News does not share subscriber data under any circumstance. You can unsubscribe at anytime.
Exceeding All Expectations: Defense GameTech Users’ Conference
Home » Exceeding All Expectations: Defense GameTech Users’ Conference
TOPICS & CATEGORIES
By Terri Bernhardt
The 3rd Annual GameTech User’s Conference took place March 29-31, at the Orlando Hilton. Creating history, with 539 attendees and 89 attending “in world” contributed to one of the many successful aspects of this year’s conference. The event kicked-off very appropriately offering four tutorials: Serious Games, Instructional Systems Design, VBS2 and Virtual Worlds rolling into a break and continuing on with advanced tutorials including Immersive Learning and the future of Military Training Games.
Attendees, speakers and exhibitors enjoy the 3rd GameTech Users’ Conference in Orlando.
The dynamic keynote speakers: Gen., Melvin Spiese, USMC, Training and Education Command, Will Wright, Stupid Fun Club Inc., Gen. James Mattis, Joint Forces Command and Dr. Larry Johnson, New Media Consortium enhanced breakfast and lunch for attendees offering a wide variety of entertainment and purpose. A small group of committee members hosted Will Wright on a private tour of Research Park’s military simulators. At the conclusion of the tour he stated, “I can speak at a conference anywhere, but I can’t do this anywhere.”
GameTech 2010’s exhibit hall was gently laid out to a “full house” of 24 exhibitors eager to showcase their latest gaming technology. In fact, STTC sponsored a virtual world scavenger hunt, with an exhibitor playing host, generating team building for the attendees.
General Sessions and Panels continued throughout the remaining of conference, along with other tutorials offering topics such as: top research in gaming, multinational networking, language and cultural training, mobile medic applications and artificial intelligence.
“This year’s conference was wildly successful,” stated Pete Marion, Customer Support Executive, U.S. Army PEO STRI, “I would like to bottle exactly what we did right, cork it and drink from its’ elixir next year.”
People who read this article also found these articles interesting :
Team Orlando News offers two options of event listings:
A complimentary event listing includes the name and date of your event, as well as a link to your event’s website. Event listings must be approved by Team Orlando News staff and are then posted on the Event page; these listings appear in date order.
A signature event listing is featured on the Events page and includes all of the above, plus a description (up to 400 characters), entry fee, where the event is located and one featured image/photo. The cost per signature listing is $150.