Jane McGonical, game creator and World Innovation Forum speaker, featured in the New York Times
McGonigal will address the future of gaming during the World Innovation Forum event co-promoted by NetCom Learning and HSM
New York, NY - June 6, 2012 -
Jane McGonigal, world-renowned designer of alternative reality games and a keynote speaker at the World Innovation Forum was recently featured in the article "She's Playing Games with Your Lives" in the New York Times discussing her new game SuperBetter. McGonigal is set to discuss the future of gaming at the World Innovation Forum, co-promoted by NetCom Learning and HSM, June 20-21 at the New York City Center.
In the article, McGonigal discussed her latest online game, "SuperBetter", which helps gamers to deal with personal challenges like dieting and relationships.
"What I really want to do is help people suffer less," she said in the article. "What games do successfully is help you tap into certain gamer traits like optimism, resilience and learning from failure that are really useful to have when you're tackling a tough challenge. It's because gamers develop these giant calluses that help you work harder in the face of failure."
McGonigal has developed award-winning games and acclaimed ventures including "World Without Oil" and "EVOKE". She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Reality is Broke.
NetCom Learning CEO Russell Sarder said he is delighted to have McGonigal as one of the presenters at the World Innovation Forum event because of her insight into the world of gaming and how it intersects with people's lives beyond just gaming.
"Jane McGonigal is a terrific visionary when it comes to fostering community and engaging audiences in a creative way. We're excited that she will be joining the inspirational lineup we have planned," Sarder said.
The event is significant in that it brings together some of the most forward-thinking minds in business. Clay Shirky, Jean Claude Biver, Ray Kurzweil, Guy Kawasaki, Scott Cook, Sir Ken Robinson, Mohanbir Sawhney, Andrew Winston and Henry Chesbrough are among the business leaders offering insight from their experience at the event.
At the event, McGonigal will present "Serious Play: How Games are Reshaping How We Think, Feel and Act." Her topic will address what the real world has to offer; defining traits of a game; learning from game experience; how games can be an enabling platform; and the future of the game world.
Tickets are just $2,090 and can be purchased at http://www.netcomlearning.com/wif/
Tickets include an exclusive invitation to a rare networking opportunity at the NetCom Learning Cocktail Reception, admission to the World Innovation Forum, refreshments during the event, free access to Microsoft Office eLearning courses via Learning GG, the free book: Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner by Russell Sarder, and a Gift of Learning--$500 toward NetCom Learning Training Packages.
Information about the World Innovation Forum can be found at http://www.netcomlearning.com/wif/World_Innovation_Forum_New_York_2012_promotion.phtml?advid=834
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