Apr 22, 2009
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Ben Sawyer and I just agreed to create a new Cognitive Health track –Powered by SharpBrains– at the 5th Annual Games for Health Conference. I will host the 11-session track, covering a variety of cognitive health and brain fitness topics and an overview of SharpBrains’ upcoming report The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2009.
When and where: June 11-12th at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel in Boston, MA.
Context: The Games for Health Conference is produced by The Serious Games Initiative and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The conference brings together researchers, medical professionals, decision-makers at healthcare and insurance providers, innovators and game developers. I have attended a few times, and have always been impressed by the caliber of both speakers and everyone in the audience. Really a very good crowd.
Some options to participate?
1) Attend: The current price is $379, with a 15% discount if you use code “sharp09” (without quotation) when you register Here. Special price for students is $200.
Please note that the Cognitive Health track is being scheduled now — we will announce the detailed agenda during the month of May.
2) Speak: We are looking for innovators, researchers and decision-makers who would like to speak about their ongoing projects related to the use of games and other computer-based technologies for cognitive health.
If interested, please Contact Us, by May 1st, a couple of paragraphs summarizing a) your project, bio and organization, b) what key lessons learned and impressions you would share if given 20 minutes.
3) Advertise/ Sponsor/ Exhibit: To inquire about options, please contact Beth Bryant, one of the conference organizers, at bbryant at dmill.com
We are proud to collaborate with The Games for Health Conference and expand the Cognitive Health dialogue!