After a full day of keynotes, panels and breakouts, you may feel like collapsing in your hotel room—but first, make sure to join us at the Cocktail Reception on Thursday, January 24, located in the Atrium. It’s your chance to eat, drink and be merry, while mingling with other attendees, speakers and Summit sponsors.
We've just added a new panel to the program. At 12:30 on Thursday, January 24, Luke Hohmann will moderate a panel on how Serious Games are used in the design process.
Luke, and the panelists (to be announced early next week) will discuss how modern organizations, whether large or small, must address a variety of complex factors when designing products and services. From reducing time to market, responding to change, integrating users, flexible business models, global markets -- and more -- the list can seem endless. Several movements have emerged to help corporations in this process, including Agile, Lean Startups, Lean UX, co-design, and Innovation Games. The panelists will explore how these movements affect design, with an emphasis on how Innovation Games and other serious games are used in design.
What goes better with breakfast than lean startups? BigVisible's David Luzquiños will be hosting a discussion Friday, January 25 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM on how Eric Ries' Lean Startup principles aren't just applicable to startups, but can and do work in the enterprise as well. David will discuss what lean startup in the enterprise is, how it works, and how agile principles and practices can help you quickly test and validate your hypotheses and gather customer feedback.
Want to learn more? BigVisible is also offering a free e-course, The Enterprise Lean Startup Survival Guide, starting Jan. 30. Details here.
Due to overwhelming demand, we've added a second Innovation Games Certification Workshop taught by Deb Colden on Jan. 22-23, making 24 more All Access Passes available. Become a Certified Innovation Games Facilitator and attend the Innovation Games Summit. All for the price of our regular 2-day class.
When: 22-23 January 2013
Timing: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Instructor: Deb Colden
Where: Biltmore Santa Clara
Workshop + IG Summit
$1,295 All Access Pass*
Innovation Games Summit participants are coming from eight countries and three continents--so far! Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, France, Sweden, Germany, Canada and the U.S. It's no secret that collaborative play is changing the world at work, but it's definitely exciting to see how many different perspectives will be shared in 5 short weeks!
And speaking of short weeks, the hotel deadline for registering at the conference rate is January 8, 2013, but with such an International bunch, the room block may not last that long. Get your room here.
Your country not yet represented? Register today and join us in January.
Tom Grant, Senior Analyst with Forrester Research will be speaking at the Innovation Games Summit on Friday, 25 January. His keynote, "It's Time to Change the Rules of Work" focuses on the ways Serious Games can improve and change the way we work, leading to better decisions, improved customer insight, and improved ROI. Grant includes real world casestudies from market research, software development, interactive marketing, corporate strategy and more.
Innovation Games Summit attendees are encouraged to participate in the 3rd Annual Budget Games for the City of San Jose, CA, following the summit on January 26, 2013.
Since 2011, we've helped San Jose's elected officials, community leaders, city management and citizens work together--through games--to tackle the city's budget shortfall. This year our nonprofit arm, the Every Voice Engaged Foundation, is leading the charge and we need You to make it a success!
What: 3rd Annual Budget Games
When: Saturday, January 26, 2012
Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.
Volunteer facilitators will lead groups of neighborhood, civic and city leaders in structured exercises, including the specially designed Innovation Game Budget Games, designed to address current budget tradeoffs. The results from last year’s Budget Games populated 80% of the Mayor’s final budget message. (Read more about how Budget Games work in these profiles in the Financial Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.)
Don’t miss this chance to make an impact and see--first hand--how serious games are moving one city beyond rhetoric and toward sustainable success. We need volunteer facilitators, observers and helpers.