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Serious Games Summit DC Announced

Registration now open for October 2004 East Coast event (June 30, 2004)

Digitalmill, the co-founders of The Serious Games Initiative and CMP Game Group are joining forces in presenting the Serious Games Summit, a conference that addresses the use of interactive gaming technology in non-entertainment sectors. The conference will be held Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 18-19, 2004 in Washington, D.C. Session descriptions and registration are now live at

The Serious Games Summit will cover top line design, production, technology, and assessment issues related to the use of games in education, policy, national defense, homeland security, training and other non-entertainment sectors. Case studies of game-based solutions and simulations in development or already in use in military training, k-12 education, college curriculums and government management will be presented.

Professionals from the public and private sectors, policymakers, contractors, military personnel, government administrators, educators and experts in the game development arena will meet.

"Due to the success and energy level the Serious Games Summit enjoyed in conjunction with the GDC, we've decided to bring the exploration of games technology used for non-entertainment purposes to where the Serious Games Initiative was originally born, Washington D.C.," said Ben Sawyer, co-founder, Serious Games Summit. "As games become an everyday part of our culture, more organizations are finding incredible uses for the technology, talent, and ideas behind this new art form. That's why this is becoming a major new sector within the games industry and our mission is to grow that field."

For more information, please visit

The Serious Games Summit was originally launched at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world's largest annual trade event exclusively devoted to game creation. The Serious Games Summit will reconvene at the GDC 2005, March 7-11 in San Francisco, CA.

About Digitalmill
Digitalmill ( is an interactive technology consulting and development firm based in Portland, ME. In 2002 it co-founded the Serious Games Initiative, a project currently housed at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. The Serious Games Initiative is focused on uses for games in exploring management and leadership challenges facing the public sector. Part of its overall charter is to help forge productive links between the electronic game industry and projects involving the use of games in education, training, health, and public policy. For more information, please visit

About the CMP Game Group
The most trusted provider of essential information and community to the professional Game industry, the CMP Game Group includes the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine,, the Independent Games Festival, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. For more information, please visit

About CMP Media LLC
CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.


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