ED Games Expo 2018 to help students learn about game design

The ED Games Expo 2018, an event showcasing educational games and learning technologies, is happening on Monday, January 8, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Children, teenagers, and adults will learn more about games and technologies covering a wide range of topics in education and special education.

The expo’s “So You Want to Be a Game Developer?” sessions, which are free and open to the public, are a great opportunity for dialogue with educational game developers and researchers. Prominent members of the field will take the stage to share a personal story on why and how they became game developers and give advice to students interested in doing the same. Students can then ask questions during a Q&A.

More than 550 students from the D.C. area and their teachers are attending those sessions. The a.m. sessions outlined below include grade school students while the p.m. sessions include middle and high school students.

10 – 10:45 a.m.: Moderator: Mark DeLoura, Video Game Technologist

11 – 11:45 a.m.: Moderator: Susanna Pollack, Games for Change

12 – 12:45 p.m.: Moderator: Eric Jones, Small Business Administration

1 – 1:45 p.m.: Moderator: Erik Huey, Entertainment Software Association

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