Sandbox Summit @MIT Tackles Mobile Revolution & Play;
Discounted Hotel Rates Available through March 12
February 27, 2012 | Educators, toy and game
designers, developers, child psychologists, digital media producers,
analysts and more will come together to present discussions and lead
workshops at the 2012 Sandbox Summit, Going Mobile, Going Global:
Tracking the Anywhere/Everywhere State of Play, held at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from April 17-18, 2012.
Registration for the two-day conference is
currently open; discounts on hotel rates at the Boston Marriott
in Cambridge, Massachusetts are available through March 12,
Launched in January 2008 by Claire Green and Wendy Smolen, Sandbox
Summit® is a series of conferences designed to address how
technology affects the ways kid play, learn, and connect.
Presented by the MIT Education Arcade and Comparative Media Studies, the
2012 Sandbox Summit will tackle the mobile revolution and its impact on
the “tools” and “rules” of play:
Confirmed speakers include:
- Alex Chisholm, Executive Director, Learning Games Network;
- Drew Davidson, Ph.D., Director, Entertainment Technology Center
– Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University;
- Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, President and Founder, No Crusts
- Alex Games, Education Design Director at Microsoft Studios;
- Jane Gould, Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights,
Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group Research;
- Jamie Gutfreund, Head of Business Development, The Intelligence
- Russell Hampton, President, Disney Publishing Worldwide;
- Jeremy Roberts, Director of Technology, PBS KIDS Interactive;
- Dr. Carla F.P. Seal-Wanner, Director of Education and Curriculum,
- Alice Wilder, Educational Psychologist and Producer; and
- Eric Zimmerman, Game Designer
… and more.
The event will also include keynote addresses delivered by Rex
Ishibashi, CEO, Callaway Digital Arts and Colleen Macklin, Associate
Professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New
School for Design and Director of PETLab.
“Participants will hear the latest research, touch the newest
devices and discover what real-time technology is teaching our kids in a
dynamic forum that includes a wide range of different disciplines and
viewpoints,” said Claire Green, Sandbox Summit Co-Founder.
Interactive workshops on both afternoons and a cocktail party and
product showcase co-hosted by ShowStoppers® make this a hands-on
experience for all attendees.
Registration for the Summit is now open
and discounted hotel rates are available through
March 12th. For more information, including the conference agenda,
visit SandboxSummit.org. The Toy Industry Association
(TIA) is a sponsor for the 2012 Sandbox Summit.