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ISTE Games & Sim Network Events
Sunday June 26

Community Networking Fair 3 to 5 pm CCC Lobby D
Look for the Games & Sims table!!! We’d love to hear what you want next year. If you are already doing something we’d love to help promote it or collaborate.

Monday June 27
Mile High PhotoQuest 830 to 1130 am CCC Blue Bear
Come explore, experiment with the app and take pics of Denver with the Mobile Learning Network. Apps include Voxer, klikaklu and Ingress.

ISTE LAN Party and Game Nite 530 to 730 pm Room CCC 109
If you are going to ISTE we'd like to invite you to what started out 3 years ago as a LAN party but is now includes every kind of game. We will have tables for World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, ARK, Ingress, Interactive Fiction, and more. Feel free to bring your own Computing Device or dice and socialize with other players! There may even be some Guild Recruitment going on :D Come celebrate all games; digital, tabletop, cards, and more! Sign up at

This is a low key, no hype event where you can talk to other educators and play games. Even if you are not gamer just come for conversation.
We are also excited to be able to showcase games from students in Sherry Jones’ Game Design class at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. These games are works in progress so your feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Tuesday June 28
Games & VEN Playground 2 to 530 pm Concourse E
2:00 - 3:00: Playground Kickoff Keynote with Dr. Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo)

Cynthia has been been a speaker for Games & Sims before giving the Ready Player One closing keynote titled Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions (recording). Cynthia returned this March as one of our discussant on Martian Madness since she just happens to have a Mars simulation in OpenSim. She will be talking about the past, present and future of games and virtual worlds.

3:00 - 3:30: Explore! Google Expeditions-Want to learn about the next generation of Simulations in education? Google’s own, Lyman Missimer will give us a guided tour using Google cardboard with Google Expeditions. Devices will be available for participants to try.

3:30 - 4:00: Game Jams (“The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development with Erica Liszewski @BlueAppaloosa.

4:00 - 4:30: ‘Bitcoin, Blockchains, and the Future of Education’ Doug Levin leads a demo and discussion on the implications of cryptocurrency for privacy and identity management, badging/credentialing, and learner agency.

Games and Simulations Network Tables
Table 1 Martian Madness/Minecraft what can you create?
Table 2 Game Jam / Escape Rooms/Hackathons
Table 3 Girls and Coding / Bridging Worlds & Game Designs