Keynote Speakers:
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Co-presenting - Mary Matthews and Jolyon Webb
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Mary Matthews is Strategy and Business Development Director for Blitz Games Studios, one of the world's leading independent video games developers.

Jolyon Webb is Art Manager for TruSim, Blitz Games Studios' Serious Games division.


David Burden

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Dr Yung-Fang Chen

Senior Lecturer in the Deptartment of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management at Coventry University. Yung-Fang's research interests include risk, crisis, and disaster management, ethnographic research and training simulations and exercises. Based on the socio-technical systems perspective, her PhD focused on the use of training simulations to facilitate complex inter-organisations to respond to flood hazards. More Detail


Dr Sara de Freitas

Dr Sara de Freitas is Director of Research at the Serious Games Institute at the University of Coventry where she leads an applied research team working closely with industry. The Institute is the first of its kind in the UK and it is envisaged that it will play a leading role in future developments of game-based learning. Formerly Sara worked as Lab Manager, Project Manager on development programmes and Senior Research Fellow at the London Knowledge Lab. More Detail


Dr. Fotis Liarokapis

Dr. Fotis Liarokapis is currently a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University and a research fellow at SGI. He holds a DPhil in Computer Engineering at the University of Sussex, an MSc in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments at the University of Hull and a BEng in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sussex. He is also working as a honorary visiting research fellow at the Department of Information Science at City University and a visiting lecturer at the Centre for VLSI and Computer Graphics at the University of Sussex. More Detail


Prof. Craig Lindley, PhD

Craig Lindley is Professor of Digital Game Development, Game and Media Arts Laboratory, Department of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden. More Detail


Dr Graham McAllister

Dr Graham McAllister is a Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Sussex. His research is in the area of evaluating the usability and user experience of video games. More Detail


Genaro Rebolledo-Mendez

A visiting research fellow at the IDEAS lab at the University of Sussex, currently researching at the Serious Games Institute, University of Coventry. Interests lie in designing and evaluating technology that adapts sensitively to affective and cognitive differences among students. More Detail



Emergent Gamebryo Element Workshop for Academics
Emergent's Gamebryo Element is a flexible, cross-platform game development engine and toolset used in 300+ game titles including Oblivion, Sid Meier's Civilisation, Sid Meier's Pirates, Bully and Warhammer online. More Detail