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19th June 2007
The Apple Store
235 Regent Street
London W1B 2ET

Researchers into "Second Life" will be meeting at an event organised by the Royal Insitution of Great Britain (yep - the people who organise the Christmas Lectures) and the London Nature Network. Highlights include:

April 29th - May 5th 2007
Stuttgart, Germany

The Developing Interactive Narrative Content Seminar will take place, again, in Stuttgart, Germany - parallel to and in cooperation with the fmx/07.

5th-7th September, Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas

The call for submissions to present lectures, roundtables and panel sessions at the 2007 Austin Game Developers Conference is open now until Mindnight on Monday, April 30. The Austin Game Conference will feature four tracks: Game Audio, Writing for Games, and Online Games-including casual games, MMOs, and virtual worlds-and the all-new People's Choice, subdivided into four sub tracks:

Develop Conference logoEurope’s leading event for the game development community, the Develop Conference & Expo launched last summer to wide acclaim, attracting around 1,100 attendees from 22 territories. It returns this year with a line up of world-class speakers, new conference tracks, themes, sessions, workshops and master classes, giving delegates the chance to be at the very forefront of the industry as it evolves.

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24 April 2007
Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Austin Court, Birmingham

This free seminar, hosted by the Government's British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), will present emerging themes in games and new technologies, which can be used for learning. It will also present recent research findings, together with Becta's thinking in relation to this developing area.

24th-26th September 2007
Hotel Mercure, Sophia Antipolis, France

Objectives
The aim of “Learning with Games” is to promote excellence in the research, production and deployment of Serious Games to support the learning of individuals within the academic, industrial and business environments. The conference covers a wide range of topics, categorized into game development, game design, content creation, mobile games, production, business, user studies, and deployment.

8th-11th November 2007
Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia

Narrative is a pervasive aspect of human culture in both entertainment and education. As the reliance on digital technology for both entertainment and education technology increases, the need for more innovative approaches to represent, perform, and adapt narrative experiences increases as well.The term "narrative intelligence" was coined to refer to the ability in both humans and computers to organize experience into narrative form.

September 15-17, 2007
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China

Call for Papers
We invite you to submit your work to the prestigious 6th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2007). Entertainment is taking a very important role in our life by refreshing our mind and activating our creativity. With the development of graphics hardware and software, interactive tools, media technologies, new types of entertainment have emerged, such as network games, video-based games and mobile games.

10-11th September 2007
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

The Third International Conference on Games Research and Development 2007 (CyberGames 2007) will be held during 10-11 September 2007 at the Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: To explore the latest developments in the game and interactive entertainment industry.

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Virtual worlds, real learning?
Thursday 10th May 2007
Congress Centre, London

The Eduserv Foundation is pleased to announce our third annual Symposium, to be held at the Congress Centre in London on Thursday 10th May. The event will attempt to look past the hype surrounding virtual worlds such as Second Life and evaluate whether they offer real opportunities for learners at UK educational institutions.

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