Announcing the Intentional Play Summit, a new event in the San Francisco Bay Area exploring games for learning and meaningful purpose.

Announcing the Intentional Play Summit

FOR RELEASE August 2nd, 2016

Media Contact: Jen Helms,

We are pleased to announce a new event in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Intentional Play Summit. The Intentional Play Summit will take place this October 7th, 2016 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The goal of this event is to explore how we can make better games for learning and other meaningful purposes. The games industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. There is significant potential for games to make a positive impact with their audience. This event will explore how. How can we design more meaningful gameplay? How can we better leverage that gameplay to teach and motivate? The event will be a day to learn, grow, and be inspired as a community to take bigger strides in this direction. The event will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, mini-talks, and roundtable discussions over lunch. There will also be an arcade where curated games will be demoed throughout the day. We are thrilled to share our first set of confirmed speakers.

  • Noah Falstein, Chief Game Designer, Google
  • Dr. James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fenton Presidential Professor of Literary Studies, Arizona State University
  • Nicole Lazzaro, Founder and CEO of XEODesign
  • John Krajewski, Founder and CEO, Strange Loop Games
  • Jacob Klein, Co-Founder and CEO, Motion Math
  • Kathy Benemann, General Manager, EdTech Innovation Lab at GSVlabs
  • Michael John, Program Director, Games and Playable Media Master’s Program, UC Santa Cruz
  • Sooinn Lee, CEO and Creative Lead, Enuma
  • Khalil Fuller, CEO, Learn Fresh
  • Dr. Susan Rivers, Executive Director, iThrive

Held in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, we excited to bring this important conversation to the one place in the U.S. with the greatest concentration of game developers.

Anyone interested in getting involved as a sponsor, member of the press, or volunteer should contact

For more information, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at the Computer History Museum October 7th!

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