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Thursday, February 15 • 10:00am - 11:00am
How Game-Based Learning Can Inspire a New Generation of Learners

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Immersed Games Founder & CEO Lindsey Tropf will present background on the research and theory behind game-based learning. She will particularly focus on how games for learning have moved far beyond “engagement” as a superficial goal and into deeper applications for learning, and the power of what this can accomplish with learners. In the second portion of the talk, Mia Mota (The Tech Law Firm) will moderate a panel of experts across virtual schooling, game-based learning, and VR/AR to further discuss how game-based learning can inspire a generation and explore their various approaches to the medium. Panelists include Alfred Espidol of Launchable, Hunter Kelly & Jose Contreras of Lucerna Studios a VR edtech company, Jeramy Gatza of Florida Virtual School, and Lindsey Tropf of Immersed Games.

Moderators
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Mia Mota, Esq.

Attorney for Emerging & Established Technology Companies, The Tech Law Firm, PLLC
I counsel and represent emerging and established innovative technology enterprises. I understand the unique challenges you face as your business evolves. My preventive approach to providing legal services is focused on helping you make smarter, legally informed business decisions... Read More →

Speakers
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Jose Contreras

CTO, Lucerna Studios
Jose is CTO and Co-Founder of Lucerna Studios empowers learning through the passion for games. We believe that learning and play are intertwined t. We are using the power of Virtual Reality to create interactive immersive learning experiences and providing powerful analytics for the... Read More →
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Alfred Espidol

Founder, Launchable
Alfred Espidol is the Founder of Launchable, an augmented reality company based in downtown Orlando. He and his team created an engaging learning tool for early-stage readers that helps improve reading skills. Alfred incorporates augmented reality and other immersive technologies... Read More →
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Jeramy Gatza

Senior Manager, Enterprise Research and Discovery Office, Florida Virtual School
Jeramy Gatza is the leads the Enterprise Research and Discovery Office for Florida Virtual School. With more that 18 years in education as a teacher, administrator, and product designer, Jeramy has worn many hats as he continues to lead a team of creative developers charged with... Read More →
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Hunter Kelly

CEO, Lucerna Studios
Hunter Kelly is CEO and Co-Founder of Lucerna Studios. Lucerna Studios empowers learning through the passion for games. We believe that learning and play are intertwined t. We are using the power of Virtual Reality to create interactive immersive learning experiences and providing... Read More →
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Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed.

CEO, Immersed Games
Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., is the Founder & CEO of Immersed Games. Before founding Immersed Games, she was a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in School Psychology, with a specialization in Program Evaluation and a Minor in Research & Evaluation Methodology, with expertise... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701