June Meeting — RSVP Now!

by Darius Kazemi on March 19, 2009

in Event announcements,Post Mortem

(UPDATE: we had the RSVP email address wrong. It’s now fixed: igdarsvp@gamesforhealth.org )
 
Hey folks — here’s a waaay ahead of time heads-up. Our June Post Mortem meeting is a special one, to be hosted by the Games for Health Conference! In order to attend, you’re going to have to RSVP. (You don’t have to attend the conference to attend the Post Mortem. They are two different events.) There will be food and drink tickets available. Details below, from the Games for Health folks.
 
It will be held on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7pm at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel, over by Logan Airport. Here are directions to the hotel.
 
The 5th Annual Games for Health Conference is taking place June 11 and 12, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  As part of the event’s activities Games for Health Organizers are hosting the June 9 monthly Boston Post Mortem gathering at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel where the conference is being held.
 
You may RSVP for the 9th by either registering to attend any part of Games for Health or by sending an email to igdarsvp@gamesforhealth.org
 
Games for Health is a wonderful event that you might find worthwhile to attend.  As WiiFit has shown game developers – there is game development work to be found in the health and wellness industry.  Games for Health is one of the best ways to explore and network in this field.
 
Registration for this event is now open at:     http://www.regonline.com/gfh2009/
 
15% OFF DISCOUNT CODE FOR FRIENDS OF BOSTON POSTMORTEM: igda09
(enter this during registration for 15% off our current price)
 
This will be the event’s biggest content offering yet.  The first 30 core sessions are already available to browse online and much more is to follow.  There are a limited amount of speaking opportunities still left.  Please email bsawyer@dmill.com if you are interested.
 
On June 10 the conference hosts its second set of pre-conference events which includes Games Accessibility Day and Virtual Worlds and Health.
 
Full details on the conference including travel and lodging information are available directly at: http://www.gamesforhealth.org
 
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
– Over 55 sessions include many with research results
– 4-5 Total tracks are planned with special tracks dedicated to cognitive gaming, exergaming/active gaming, simulation + training
– Three exhibit rooms including a dedicated Exergaming/Active Gaming Exhibit Area sponsored by Humana
– Networking reception sponsored by Virtual Heroes
 
SPONSORS
The Games for Health 2009 conference will be hosted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio, which has served as a major sponsor of the conference since 2004. The Pioneer Portfolio supports innovative ideas that may lead to significant breakthroughs in the future of health and health care, providing Games for Health with the opportunity to become the leading professional community in the growing health games industry.
 
Humana Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, will also return as a premiere health care sponsor this year, providing support for several conference activities.  Humana will present new initiatives from the Humana Games for Health (HG4H) program, which officially launched at the Games for Health conference in 2008.
 
Virtual Heroes of Cary, NC will also return as an evening reception sponsor.
 
If your organization would like to join our growing set of sponsors please contact Beth Bryant at bbryant@dmill.com

 

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Dennis Bachman March 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm

The RSVP email address provided (igda-rsvp@gamesforhealth.org) fails, and you can’t RSVP on the Games for Health website unless you are registering to attend the conference.

Darius Kazemi March 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I fixed that, it’s igdarsvp@gamesforhealth.org — sorry!

Liz Surette May 21, 2009 at 4:15 pm

The annoucement says it’s on the 9th, but up above that it says the 10th. Which is correct? Thanks

Alex May 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm

The site isn’t exactly clear on the when and where of the post mortem. Could someone clear this up for me?

Darius Kazemi May 25, 2009 at 9:14 am

It’s June 9th, 7pm, at the Hyatt Haborside Hotel, over by Logan Airport. I put the wrong date in the date box, I’ll be fixing that. Here are directions to the hotel:

http://www.harborside.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/services/maps/index.jsp?icamp=propMapDirections

Marvin May 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Do we need to RSVP if we only plan to attend the post mortem and not the games for health conference?

Darius Kazemi May 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Yes, the RSVP is so that they know how many appetizers and drinks to purchase for the Post Mortem. So please RSVP!

Liam June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I RSVPed, but I didn’t get any confirmation. How do I find out if I’m confirmed for the meeting?

Darius Kazemi June 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Liam: I don’t know, that email is owned by the Games for Health people. You should be all set, though. The RSVP is just for a head count, there’s no guest list to my knowledge.

Liz Surette June 2, 2009 at 7:21 am

I RSVP’d back in April and I got a confirmation email, but I wouldn’t sweat it if you didn’t. GL!

Lisa DiOrio June 7, 2009 at 8:20 am

Is the start time 5pm or 7pm?

Also – do you know if we will be able to preview any of the exhibits for the conference? Thanks!

Darius Kazemi June 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Lisa, the start time is 7pm, my mistake. Fixed now.

Alec Shobin June 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Does this PM meeting cost money?

Alec Shobin June 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm

And is there a schedule of who will be speaking at the event? These questions are probably too last minute, but I hope to see you all there!

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