May 14, 2018



Conference Offers Hands On Training for First Responders: July 10-12, 2018  at George Mason University

WASHINGTON, DC – May 14, 2018 – A 3-day conference offering practical, hands on sessions for first responders engaged in handling terrorism, public health crises and local community emergencies will be offered at George Mason University’s Science & Technology Campus in Manassas, VA, July 10-12, 2018.

Designed for federal government training professionals, military and local government officials and all categories of first responders, the conference will offer more than 20 practical, hands on sessions covering the use of simulations and other new technologies, leadership training and the use of game-based learning.

Part of a larger conference on use of serious games in education and training, the government/military track will be led by federal government trainers responsible for developing and implementing the latest methods for emergency response training methods and the leading DOD consultants.

Speakers include Garth Nelson, Naval Surface Warfare Center; Michelle Ralston, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dept of Homeland Security;  Barry Kinsey, also FEMA; Craig Goolsby, Uniformed Services University, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health; and Sarah Moffat, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Serious Play Conference, now in its 10th year, brings together serious game developers, instructional designers, training leads and others implementing learning programs in the military, government, corporations, healthcare institutions and education.

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Sue Bohle
Executive Director
Serious Games Association
(310) 721 9083