This year’s Game Developers Conference Online, held October 9-11, 2012 in Austin, TX, has added a one-day Gamification Summit. Submissions are due by Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Granted, the GDC is industry-focused, but take a look at the Game IT Summit at this year’s main GDC in San Francisco, and you’ll see it likewise had a strong academic column. Anyhow, here’s the CFP:
The new Gamification Summit at GDC Online will discuss the debatable and sometimes problematic process of building game-like incentives into non-game applications, to address issues like productivity, health, marketing, and customer engagement. The day long program will include lectures and panels for game developers and other tech creators to exchange ideas, introduce best design practices and learn how to best serve the player to meet your organization’s needs. This summit will bring fresh discussions about the integration points between games and technology and highlight inspired, successful case studies from today’s forward-thinking businesses.