The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience is delighted to announce that Dr. Jane McGonigal,world-renowned game designer, will be part of this year’s First-Year Distinguished Speaker Series on November 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m at the Mershon Auditorium. We would like to invite you and your members, students, and/or associates to attend this lecture. Please email me for free group tickets–while supplies last. Also, if you know of any other people or groups that would be interested in this event, please contact me.
Each year Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience hosts the First Year Distinguished Speaker series where speakers of national or international prominence address our first year students as they begin at Ohio State. Dr. Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned game designer who takes play seriously. She is the leading edge of innovation in the field of game design for future forecasting and problem solving. Dr. McGonigal is best known for creating games that inspire global-scale collaboration and collective intelligences. One of her games, Superstruct, brought together more than 7,000 players from 90 countries to tackle real-world problems such as pandemics, food systems, and climate change.
Dr. McGonigal’s research on games and extreme-scale collaboration has been featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times; and on MTV, CNN, BBC, and NPR. In 2009, Business Week called her one of the 10 most important innovators to watch; Gamasutra named her one of the 20 Most Important Women in Videogames; and Fast Companyhailed one of the 100 most creative people in business. For more information about Dr. McGonigal, please visit her website, http://www.avantgame.com.
If you are interested in attending Jane McGonigal’s lecture, please contact me at email@example.com or 614-292-9937 for tickets. If you are also able to advertise for this exciting speaker, please contact me as well.
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Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210