DotGovLabs: Games & Government Workshops

DotGovLabs is an R&D project co-funded by Directgov, NHS Choices and Business Link have commissioned tVPN to run a series of workshops. The aims of the workshop are to gather feedback on how the UK Government should (and should not) use games to interact with citizens, businesses and other stakeholder groups.

The feedback from the workshop will feed into a government report that will support future funding decisions. Workshop attendees include: games developers, academics and officials from the three sites, and the Technology Strategy Board.

The spirit of the workshops is to share ideas and steer government thinking in ways that will benefit the UK and use tax money wisely.

Topics covered are likely to include:
• Opportunities for presence in platform menus/dashboards
• How can we get government in the space where gamers are?
• Partnerships and placement with 3rd parties
• Online communities
• Being involved in storyline
• Likely costs

London evening workshop

2nd March 18:30 – 20:30
Event supported by London South Bank University’s BA in Game Cultures, and held at London South Bank University and facilitated by Feeding Edge.

London South Bank UniversityFaculty of Arts & Human Sciences

London day workshop

3rd March 14:00 – 16:00
Event supported by and held at London Knowledge Lab (just off Theobald’s Road) and facilitated by Feeding Edge.

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Brighton workshop

Details TBD

Scotland workshop

Details TBD

For more information and to request a place email info [at] virtualpolicy [dot] net.

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