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The South West Branch of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT has announced that its 2011 AGM will be held on Thursday, 29th September 2011 at 6:30pm at Plymouth University. The formal meeting will be followed by a presentation at 7:00pm by Dr Dan Livingstone (Plymouth University).
Dr Livingstone's presentation will provide an overview of current shifts in the perceived value of games development and the impact on the South West of this fast evolving sector as well as the opportunities for independent developers; Gamification, Tangental Learning and Experiential Design.
Dr Livingstone leads the new BSc Computing and Games Development degree at Plymouth University and has well established links with key players in the sector, including graduate startups, nationally recognised independent development studios and regional initiatives such as explay.
He is an academic partner and Jury member of Europrix awards with the International Center for New Media in Salzburg, he leads the new interactive systems studio within the University's School of Computing and Mathematics and is a staff member of CRNS the Center for Robotics & Neural Systems.
The event, which will conclude with a free buffet and networking opportunity, is open to the general public (although voting at the AGM will be restricted to Branch members). People who wish to attend are asked to register at http://www.bcs-southwest.org.uk to help with catering arrangements, etc. The web site also includes directions to the venue on the university's campus.