Sealund was invited to participate in the Society for Applied Learning Technology’s (SALT) Interactive Technologies Conference and Expo on August 20-22. The SALT Conference is a premier venue for the presentation of cutting edge, state-of-the-art technologies for education and training systems, job performance improvement systems, and knowledge management systems. Many of the nation’s defense agencies and corporate and healthcare decision makers were in attendance. Another distinguished guest, Dr. Carlene Peterson, Project Manager for Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Taskforce Training at St. Petersburg College co-presented with Barbara Sealund on how to obtain buy-in for Serious Games.
Ashley Hervas leaps at the chance to see the capital
The expo began with a wave of attendees interested in Serious Games, waiting in line at the Sealund exhibit to learn about solutions for their organizations —many were interested in viewing Sealund’s Serious Games. Sealund’s presentation, “Preparing Corporate America for Serious Games,” commanded standing room only! The presentation was highly interactive, engaging and fun. Serious Games were the central theme of the presentation and many were played. Those who participated in the games won prizes, but only a few were crowned MVP (Most Valuable Player). Hands shot up at the end and many questions were answered which spilled over into the expo immediately following.
Jack Butler, Senior Instructional Designer and a consultant for Wal-Mart, facilitated a very intriguing session Sealund had the opportunity to attend. The session, entitled “The Brains behind Our Work,” examined how thorough and up-to-date audience knowledge of the brain is through the use of quizzes.
Sealund entertains clients and friends at dinner in Georgetown
Sealund also had the opportunity to interact with clients throughout the conference. Sealund celebrated Carlene Peterson’s birthday with a delicious chocolate cake. Carlene was thoroughly surprised and elated that Sealund would celebrate her birthday at the conference. Sealund entertained other clients and friends like The Pentagon, US Bank, Northrop Grumman and Saudi Arabian Oil Company.
Barbara Sealund and Nintendo DS with Brain Age winner Sunshine Holm
Barbara Sealund and IPOD Touch winner Emmanuel Fournier
The final day at SALT was exhilarating as Sealund’s exhibit was full of interested professionals up to the closing! In addition, Sealund has been invited back to participate at the New Learning Technologies Conference in 2009!
Serious Games = Serious Learning!™
For more information about Sealund’s Serious Games, please visit our website at www.sealund.com.