Contact: Levente Smith

July 13, 2006

Guildhall Director to Give Closing
Keynote at UK Conference

Dr. Peter E. Raad, executive director for The Guildhall at SMU, will deliver the closing keynote address for GAMES:EDU in Brighton, United Kingdom on Friday, July 14.

The annual conference brings together the UK’s foremost educators from across all disciplines to connect directly with developers and games producers, and to exchange ideas and perspectives.

In his address, Raad will examine frameworks and issues around game education and the positioning of the emerging specialization within a larger context of an academic discipline, present ideas and advance opinions that may be helpful in shaping the tenets of the new discipline, and share insights and practical experience gained over the last four years in establishing The Guildhall at SMU and offering its programs.