MA Video Game Industry Focus Group

by Darius Kazemi on March 20, 2011

in Event announcements

If you are interested in helping figure out how local academia, government, and the game industry can work together, we highly recommend you attend this focus group by Becker College and the Mass Technology Collaborative. It’s at lunchtime on a weekday, but it’s very important that they get as many industry participants as possible. It’s also right in Cambridge, and they’re providing lunch, so really, if you’re in the area on Tuesday, take a long lunch, take the T to Kendall, and help out our industry!

We invite you to join video game industry stakeholders from the Greater Boston region for a discussion designed to solicit input from industry on the challenges, opportunities and strategies for growing a vibrant video game industry throughout the Commonwealth.

The Massachusetts Video Game/Digital Entertainment Industry Focus Group

Date: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Location: The Cambridge Innovation Center – Kendall Square (1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142)
Time: 12noon-1:30pm
Room: Mandalay Conference Room, 4th Floor

A light lunch will be provided

This is event is free and registration is required. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible at this eventbrite page: http://massvideogamescic.eventbrite.com/

Background:
On December 21, 2010, Lt. Governor Timothy Murray announced the Patrick Administration’s call for the development of a plan for an industry-led video game technology collaborative- the Massachusetts Video Game Institute (MassVGI). The Lt. Governor asked Becker College and MTC’s Innovation Institute to organize industry leaders and produce a statewide plan by April 1, 2011.

MassVGI would build a cohesive program to support and advance an agenda of common goals for industry, educators and government, including research, training, internships, technical assistance, and policy- and business-assistance programs. To identify these shared goals, we are looking to include input from industry across the state, as well as other stakeholders in the video game industry in Massachusetts.

For any questions, please contact Christopher Scranton at the Innovation Institute; scranton@masstech.org, phone: 508.870.0312 x1276

About MTC’s Innovation Institute:
A division of the quasi-state agency the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the John Adams Innovation Institute focuses on encouraging innovation-led economic development throughout the Commonwealth.

About Becker:
Becker College is a private, non-profit, undergraduate college in Massachusetts with campuses in Worcester and Leicester. The college offers educational programs in human and animal health sciences including nursing and veterinary technology, various management and criminal justice disciplines and computer game design. Becker’s Game Design and Development bachelor’s degree program was ranked #1 in New England and #4 in the nation by the Princeton Review.

We look forward to your participation in this important discussion.

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