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Session Name Games to Address National Challenges
Speaker(s) Constance Steinkuehler Squire
Company Name(s) White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Track / Format Advocacy
Overview

In March 2011, President Obama issued a call to action, stating "I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create... educational software that's as compelling as the best videogame. I want you guys to be stuck on a videogame that's teaching you something other than just blowing something up." In response, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy initiated a new area of policy analysis focusing specifically on games as a medium with broad potential not just for conceptual learning but also for physical health, mental well-being, job growth and scientific discovery.
This talk will explore the Federal interest in games, review trends in game-related Federal investments, detail the opportunities and challenges related to game R&D at the Federal level, possible partnerships between public and private entities (government, industry, university, small business, etc) and future trends in games that align with the Administration's current agenda.

GDC 2012

Constance Steinkuehler Squire

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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