Conference Description

The G.A.M.E.S. Synergy Summit 2006 brings together forward thinkers and doers from the Government, Academia, Military, Entertainment and Simulation fields, to focus on the convergence of interactive games, immersive entertainment and simulation techniques and technologies. Researchers, developers, users and policy makers from these synergistic sectors will together explore beneficial uses of these technologies in a variety of potential non-entertainment applications for educational and medical institutions, governments, militaries and commercial entities.

This international summit provides a nexus where best practices, lessons learned and future needs are shared through expert speakers, panel sessions, technology demonstrations and case studies. The Synergy Summit strives to create an atmosphere of collaboration, and to help bridge the differences in terminology, culture and processes that often exist between different communities of practice.

  • Pre-Conference Workshops provide educational in-depth looks at game development tools and techniques, government contracting and financing approaches, and interdisciplinary development.
  • Keynote and Plenary Sessions highlight key issues and challenges at the intersection of the G.A.M.E.S. disciplines, and provide shared context for the discussions to take place during subsequent panels, case studies and working groups.
  • The Bridge Sessions bring together individuals from three or more disciplines to address common issues in business methods, models and opportunities; game research, learning theory and education; and development technologies and techniques. Bridge keynotes by renowned experts provide unique insights and visions for the future.
  • Interdisciplinary Working Groups identify and address key issues, commonalities and strategies, and report recommendations for future actions.
    For more information on Bridge Session topics and speakers, please review the Bridge Sessions page. To learn about the interdisciplinary working groups, please review the Working Groups page.
  • For More information on last years Conferences click here.

Synergy Summit Schedule At-A-Glance

Pre Conference Day

7:00am 6:00pm Workshops and Conference Registration Open

7:30am 2:30pm G.A.M.E.S. Cross-Discipline Charity Golf Outing

8:30am 6:00pm Workshops

12:00pm 1:15pm Lunch Workshops

7:00pm 10:00pm Welcome Reception

Conference Day One

7:00am 6:00pm Registration Open

8:00am 9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00am 10:30am Plenary Keynote Session

10:30am - 11:00am Networking Break Exhibit Hall Opens

10:30am - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Open

11:00am -12:30pm Plenary G.A.M.E.S. Super Panel

12:30pm -1:15pm Luncheon Presentation

1:15pm - 3:30pm BRIDGE Session I (4)

3:30pm 4:00pm Networking Break Exhibit Hall

4:00pm 5:30pm BRIDGE Session II (4)

5:30pm -7:00pm Palms Foyer bar, Play Space and Demo Zone Open

7:00pm 9:00pm The Main Event - Networking Cocktail Reception

9:00pm 11:00 pm Suite Night - Exhibitor and Sponsor Hospitality Suites

Conference Day Two

7:00am 5:00pm Registration Open

7:45am 9:00am Buffet Breakfast

9:00am - 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open

9:00am 10:30am BRIDGE Session III (4)

10:30am 11:00am Networking Break Exhibit Hall

11:00am- 12 30pm BRIDGE Session IV (4)

12:30pm 2:00pm Luncheon Working Group Selection

2:00pm 3:30pm Working Group Sessions

3:30pm 4:00pm Networking Break Exhibit Hall

4:00pm 5:00pm Working Group Sessions

5:00pm 6:00pm Closing Reception/Working Group Recaps/Departures

 

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