Saturday, August 1, 2009

Gen Con Day for Educators

I just discovered that there is an educators' day at Gen Con! Only problem is I've heard rumors that we'll have teacher training that week. How can I convince administration that gaming in the classroom is a better value? Hmm. Here are the details from the website:

For Educators, Librarians, and Hobby Retailers Trade Day 2009 will be held from 12-6 p.m. on Wednesday August 12th

For the third year in a row, Gen Con Indy is hosting trade day to provide hands-on training to educators, librarians, and retailers on using games to increase patronage, develop community, and help children achieve. Events include targeted seminar tracks from 12-2 led by expert presenters in each field. Manufacturer presentations and demonstrations will be held from 2-5 where all attendees have opportunities to win and play games. A closing panel of specialists representing all fields will be held from 5-6 to answer questions.

Registration is $100 and will include a 4-Day badge, free games and gaming supplies from companies such as Out of The Box, and exclusive offers from presenting manufacturers. To Register, visit the Gen Con Kiosk on the first floor of the Westin hotel starting Wednesday August 12th at 9 a.m.

Sunday is also Family Fun Day when a family of four can get in for just $28. What a bargain! I might just have to settle for that though I doubt the Mrs would want to go.