Thought Leaders to Converge in Prince William this July

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The 10th annual Serious Play Conference will take place on July 10-12, 2018 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.  This year’s conference will bring together over 100 thought leaders and innovators in game-based learning, instructional design and training simulation within federal government agencies; military; business corporations; healthcare institutions; defense and cyber technology, K-12 and higher education; finance; first response; homeland security and museums.

Metaari’s CEO and Chief Researcher, Sam S. Adkins, will highlight his new five-year forecast on the global market for serious games in an evening keynote presentation on Wednesday, July 11.  Also making presentations are a high-caliber roster of speakers from multiple disciplines, including  Jeffrey Levy, CaseNetwork; David Clopper, CIA; Michelle Ralston, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security; Ross Smith, Microsoft; Eduardo Babulak, National Science Foundation; Garth Jensen, Naval Surface Warfare Center; James Piechocki, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies; Jesse Schell, Schell Games; Sarah Moffat, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; and Scott Martin, Virginia Serious Game Institute, to name a few.

Attendees will gain an insider’s understanding of how to push the envelope in the development and use of serious games, hear from edtech teachers who are leading a movement in K-12 education, learn about the growth and future of serious games from public and privately-held companies, access informational workshops on funding sources run by the top government SBIR unit managers, engage in the most advanced technology updates available, and more!

Who should attend? Corporate decision makers; cyber specialists; economic developers; educators,  training professionals and students; entrepreneurs and start-ups; executive branch managers; first responders; game designers, modeling and simulation professionals; government leaders – federal, state and local; healthcare professionals; homeland security personnel; industry influencers; military and warfighters; research scientists; software program developers; and other emerging industries.  To register click here.

How to sponsor and exhibit.  The 2017 conference not only posted record visitors and business numbers, but also stood out as the conference to meet with investors and purchasers.  2018 promises to exceed last year.  Companies willing to sponsor and/or exhibit can now register on the conference website here.

For more information, visit or contact Sue Bohle, Executive Director, Serious Play Conference, at 310.721.9083 or


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