May 8, 2008

Games for Health Underway in Baltimore

by Nick Montfort · , 8:58 pm

Personally, I’m struggling to keep my health up so I can continue playing this game, but if you’re the other way around, and in Baltimore, check out the second day of the Fourth Annual Games for Health Conference 2008. And, dear reader, if you are attending, drop us a note about how the conference is going or a link to anything you have online about your experiences.

May 8-9, 2008 / Baltimore Convention Center / Baltimore, Maryland / Web site for registration: www.gamesforhealth.org

The Games for Health Conference offers a rich platform for learning, promotion, networking and business development for organizations interested in the intersection between games and health. Topics to be covered include exergaming, medical simulation, interactive messaging, health behavior change, medical informatics, physical therapy and game development. More than 300 individuals from 100 organizations – academic institutions, government agencies and foundations – are expected to attend. Also, a pre-conference event on May 7 will offer two workshops: Games Accessibility and Virtual Worlds & Health. All conference participants will have the chance to interact and play with these games that are improving society. Registration is $495.00 for Thursday, May 8 & Friday, May 9 and the pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, May 7 are $99.00-$129.00.