The Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning Conference in San Jose, California was different from previous conferences Sealund has been invited to because it was created to host an atmosphere for “live learning” to take place. With its “Head in the Clouds” theme and use of newer technologies for communication like Wiki, Twitter and Facebook, it was the perfect conference for Sealund to have the opportunity to present Serious Games.
Sealund was also invited to exhibit in the Immersive Learning Arcade, which was an exclusive area reserved primarily for organizations who create Serious Games for training. As attendees circulated through the Immersive Learning Arcade, they were intrigued to meet Sealund and play Serious Games. Sealund was also asked to present in the Innovations Idol competition showcasing learning initiatives.
Melonie Wood (L) and Barbara Sealund (R) present a poem on Serious Games
Sealund was so well received in the Immersive Learning Arcade that the interest spilled over into the session “Preparing Corporate America for Serious Games,” presented by Barbara Sealund and co-presented with Amy Dreher, VP of Strategic Learning Initiatives at The Nielsen Company. The session was commanded standing room only as many attendees of the conference were eager to learn more about how to deploy Serious Games in their organization. It was apparent that there is an overwhelming need for innovative training.
Barbara Sealund (L) and Amy Dreher (R) present “Preparing Corporate America for Serious Games” There were various clients and friends in attendance at the Innovations in learning conference who Sealund’s associates had the pleasure of entertaining at dinner. Much time was spent discussing Serious Games and how they could support training initiatives within organizations. A celebration was also held for Amy Dreher, as she has recently been awarded the title of VP of Strategic Learning Initiatives with The Nielsen Company.
The need for Serious Games is spread throughout various organizations all over the United States. This conference truly exemplified that “Innovations in Learning” are in high demand throughout various organizations in the USA.