Filament Games’ Co-Founder Dan White to Keynote Digital Kids Conference

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Game developer will discuss best business practices in taking educational games to the marketplace.

This Sunday, February 15th marks the kickoff of the Digital Kids Conference in New York, an event that highlights trends in best-selling apps, games, digital toys and online media services for kids and learners. Filament Games Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Dan White will keynote the conference, taking place in partnership with Toy Fair 2015.

The keynote will touch on the trends of game-based learning and how the industry as a whole has rapidly transformed over the past number of years. Filament Games has developed over 70 learning games and has an acute awareness of the challenges in producing and commercializing high quality game-based learning products. White’s keynote will focus on the commercialization of learning games and the challenges that developers face.

White’s keynote comes as Filament Learning, an imprint of Filament Games, releases their first physical science game title for classroom use, Backyard Engineers. The game teaches engineering design concepts and comes with comprehensive, standards-based curriculum for educators. The game will be available on the Filament Learning Store on February 18th.

“We are excited to have Dan White keynote the Digital Kids: Toys, Learning and Play Summit to discuss the commercialization of learning games and the business potential for developers," said Tonda Bunge Sellers, President of Digital Kids Media. "We are in a new frontier that Dan understands well. His insight into best practices will allow Digital Kids attendees to take their games or products to the next level."

About Filament Games
Filament Games is a production studio that develops engaging teaching and learning games. The company’s games combine best practices in commercial game development with key concepts from the learning sciences, sparking inspiration through exploration and discovery. Filament Games works with teachers, parents and students to engineer authentic gameplay mechanics that assist educators with meeting Common Core requirements and specific learning objectives. For more information, visit http://www.FilamentGames.com.

About Digital Kids Media
Digital Kids Media, a unit of Engage Digital, is a creator, owner and operator of specialized trade events focused on children's digital media. Digital Kids Conference takes place in New York City on Feb. 15-17, 2015. Digital Kids Summit takes place in San Francisco on September 9-10, 2015. Digital Kids is a trademark of Engage Digital. Get involved at http://DigitalKidsMedia.com

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