2018 Speakers

James Piechocki

Mercury Cyber Warfare Program, Raytheon Blackbird Technologies

Kevin M. Holloway

Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), Uniformed Services Univ of the Health Sciences

Alicia Sanchez

Defense Acquisition University

Garth Jensen

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division

Eduard Babulak

National Science Foundation

Thomas Talbot

USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Michael Freeman

Naval Postgraduate School  (in Monterey)

Todd Chang

Children's Hospital Los Angeles / University of Southern California

Peggy Sheehy

EPIC Learners

Marianne Malmstrom

Know Clue Kidd

David A. Smith


Edward Metz

U.S. Dept of Education

Michelle Zimmerman

Microsoft Education

David Metcalf

Institute for Simulation and Training, UCF

Scott Martin

Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI), George Mason

Arianne Miller

The Lab at OPM, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

James Gatto

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Ira Sockowitz

Learning Games Studios

Terrence Gargiulo


Boris Willis

George Mason University

Jenn McNamara

BreakAway Games

Tony Crider

Elon University

Dov Jacobson


Seth Andrew Hudson

George Mason University

Michael DiPonio

Quicken Loans

Doug Whatley

BreakAway Games

Tammie Schrader

Northeast Washington Education Service District 101

Monica Cornetti

Sententia Games

Marc Ruppel

National Endowment for the Humanities

Richard Boyd

Tanjo Inc.

Paul Darvasi

York University, Canada

Carole Bagley

Technology Group, Inc. and University of St. Thomas

Ross Smith

Skype / Microsoft

Scott Brewster

Triad Interactive Media/Hats & Ladders, Inc.

Mitch Weisburgh

Academic Business Advisers

Tony Beck

NIH Funding Opps & the Art of Successful Grant Writing

Lorin Grieve

School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh

Lucas Blair

Little Bird Games

Dmitriy Babichenko

School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Bradley Tanner

Clinical Tools

Roger Stark

BrainWare Learning Company

Elizabeth Newbury

Wilson Center

Dan Little

Research Institute for European and American Studies

Paul Thurkettle

NATO Allied Command Transformation

Jim Lacey

Marine Corps War College

Jurriaan van Rijswijk

Games for Health Europe

Daria Catalui

University of Lancaster

Robert McCreight

Schar School of Policy & Govt

Dan Norton

Filament Games

James Collins


Ravi Patel

University of Pittsburgh

Ben Grimley

Speak Agent

Eric B. Bauman

Adtalem Global Education

James Kiggens

Adtalem Global Education

John Kolm

Team Results USA

Lisa Buckley

Ross University School of Medicine

Michael Nemirovsky

St. Elizabeth's Family Medicine Residency Program

Sean Kearney


Sonja Schmer-Galunder

Smart Information Flow Technologies

Stephen Baer

The Game Agency

Anders Gronstedt

Gronstedt Group

David Eng

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Ryan Schaaf

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Scott Macklin

University of Washington

Helen J. Wechsler

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Jonathan Southgate

University of Maryland, College Park

Lakita Edwards

National Endowment for the Arts

Lisa Holman

United States Postal Service (USPS) Corporate Information Security Office (CISO)

Marco Arnaudo

Indiana University

Mechel Glass

United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sharon Gander

The Institute for Performance Improvement

Shipley Owens


Silvina Fernandez-Duque

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Stephanie Hull

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Jeffrey Levy


Lara Henneman

International Youth Foundation, Director of Product Development

Dr. Mark Johnston

Shenandoah County Public Schools (Virginia)

Henry Kelly

Univ. of Michigan, Senior Scientist, Michigan Inst. for Data Science

Glen Hoptman

How to Think Like

Sarah Moffat

U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

Dr. Deepika Mohan, MD

University of Pittsburgh - Department of Critical Care Medicine

Bette Gardner

Breakthrough Learning

Jennifer Whiteman Crist

College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

Dennis Glenn

Dennis Glenn LLC

Mariam Adil

GRID - Gaming Revolution for International Development

David Gagnon

Field Day Lab, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Craig Goolsby

Uniformed Services University, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health

Brenda Bannan

George Mason University

Kevin McCabe

George Mason University

Anna Cechony


Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit

Aarhus University

Michael Dockery


Lev Horodyskyj

Arizona State University - Center for Education Through eXploration

Owen Gottlieb

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rebecca Rufo-Tepper


Dr. Stacy Dunn

Edinboro University

Eric Gordon

Engagement Lab, Emerson College

Benjamin Stokes

American University / Game Lab

Sion Lanini

DreamRider Productions

Bob Hone

American University Game Lab

Michael Hopmeier

Unconventional Concepts, Inc.

Colleen Macklin

PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab)

Dr. Bron Stuckey

Innovative Educational Ideas, Australia

Tiffany Taylor Attaway

US Department of State

Cary Harr

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Prof. Sang U Nam

George Mason University

Dr. Jungmin Kwon

Seoul National University of Education

Chitra Sarmma

Organisations & Alternatives

Michelle Zimmerman

Microsoft Education