May 25, 2005

Serious Games Summit DC 2005

The Serious Games Summit DC 2005 is slated for October 31 through November 1st in Crystal City.

Posted by Jason at May 25, 2005 2:52 PM | TrackBack

Man, who's going to give me six benjamins to go to the serious games summit?

Posted by: Matt K. at May 25, 2005 4:30 PM | Permalink to Comment

Seriously, what's with that price tag? :-)

Posted by: greglas at May 25, 2005 10:31 PM | Permalink to Comment

Yeah, I really don't know. I mean, the last DC Summit was enjoyable, but the only reason I went was because my employer kindly picked up the tab. It's not like the ham & cheese sandwiches for lunch made up for the $600 tab either.

Posted by: Jason at May 25, 2005 11:27 PM | Permalink to Comment

My guess? Exclusivity: the conference organizers are using that whopper cost to measure just how serious the attendees will be. No *Dance Dance Revolution* fans here.

Posted by: Ryan at May 26, 2005 8:39 AM | Permalink to Comment

It's actually not out of line with other corporate/industry/tech conferences. Like flying first class, the assumption there is it's always on someone else's dime.

Which is why academics don't fly first class.

Posted by: Matt K. at May 26, 2005 10:29 AM | Permalink to Comment

Or think about "serious games". ;-)

Posted by: marc at May 26, 2005 11:43 AM | Permalink to Comment

It does make one wonder how skewed towards military/business the Summit's emphasis will be, rather than education... which might increase the number of "sales pitch" presentations over earnest research presentations.

But Matt - true enough - 600 clams is not out of range for the business/govt types.

Posted by: Jason at May 26, 2005 2:09 PM | Permalink to Comment

Why the flat fee? Maybe someone should petition them for a student/education rate?

Posted by: kari at May 31, 2005 8:45 AM | Permalink to Comment
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