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10th Annual Games for Health Conference
Back Bay Events Center, Boston MA
June 18-20, 2014!

Register Today! http://www.regonline.com/gfh2014

Three Days to Explore...The Role of Videogames in Health & HealthcareThe 10th Annual Games for Health Conference is coming. Join hundreds of developers, health professionals, researchers, funders, and more at the largest event devoted to games in health & healthcare.

Three days covering platforms, and business opportunities will prepare you and your organization to deploy effective solutions for behavior change, consumer engagement, public health, professional development, research and more.

For Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities: bbryant@dmill.com
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Friday, June 20 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
The Come Out & Play Festival : Brainstorming Outdoor Games

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In the heyday of the Wii, PS3, and Xbox, as the games for health field moved into view from its humble beginnings so much discussion was around console and desktop-based experiences.  In 2014, nearly everything is mobile, enabling entire new experiences, and genres of games.  One particularly interesting genre of games are new forms of outdoor games that blend together new game designs and/or technologies to foster innovative ways to get people to move more throughout their life.

This session will offer a review of innovative outdoor game efforts including new non-technical efforts that are regularly celebrated by groups like Come Out & Play, and specific technology based opportunities that are made possible by mobile devices, wearables, sensors, and environmental technologies like iBeacons.

After discussing and hearing about some of the existing work and technologies, attendees will be challenged to propose new ideas for games played outside and how they might not only be developed, but also released such that they create new kinds of activities that engage millions of people around the world.

Through this participation attendees will may gain new perspectives on using mobile technologies to instigate exercise, in-store games to foster better food choices, and new ways to get families outdoors enjoying parks, and other forms of recreation.


Friday June 20, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
A. John Hancock Hall

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