National Flair and Orlando's Expertise Remain GameTech's Two Key Selling Points

February 21, 2012. Orlando, Fla. the National Center for Simulation, along with Team Orlando, announced today they have filled 141 speaking slots and 91 sessions/tutorials for the Defense Users' GameTech Conference, most of them within our local community. 

"This year's conference certainly lives up to GameTech's historical delivery of high-level keynote speakers,” stated Brent Smith, 2012 Program Chair.  “The local gaming technology experts in our backyard are not only impressive, but an essential piece to the GameTech program." 

In brief, this year's conference includes these headliners:  General Edward A. Rice, U.S. Air Force, Air Education and Training Command,  Michael Jones, Chief Technology Advocate, Google; Maj Gen Thomas K. Andersen, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development & Education and Air University;  BGen Frank L. Kelley, Marine Corps Systems Command; Dr. Terry Allard, Office of Naval Research;  and COL (P) Pat White, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Training.   Complementing these speakers is a wide range of experts from our local military organizations, industry leaders from the modeling and simulation community, Professors from the University of Central Florida and hand-picked talent from the entertainment industry.

"You would be hard-pressed to find to another conference offering such a vast array of topics, speakers and networking opportunities," stated Mike Macedonia, GameTech Conference Chair.  "The GameTech agenda is carefully crafted each year to support the rapid changes in gaming, mobile application and virtual world technologies.  We are looking forward to sharing what we know and continuing to take this conference to new levels."

GameTech is a unique user-focused conference dealing with serious gaming, mobile application and virtual world technologies that can be leveraged to enhance warfighter training. Experts from around the world will discuss the current state of these technologies and the advancement of their use within the Department of Defense. Government, industry and academia will gather to share their knowledge, discuss current research and development and explore the state-of-the art of these technologies through several dozen workshops and stimulating presentations.

Registration is open for GameTech and it will be held at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center March 28-30, 2012.  GameTech is open to anyone interested in the use of games, virtual worlds, and mobile applications for training and education, so please accept this invitation to join us at this cutting edge event.  Additional information on the 2012 conference can be found at


About NCS

The National Center for Simulation is a non-profit regional Trade Association dedicated to providing support to the Central Florida modeling, simulation and training cluster.  NCS provides a strong voice and central location to facilitate innovative community partnering to help grow and enhance a critical segment of a diversified Florida economy.


About Team Orlando

Team Orlando, established by a Department of Defense Inter-Service Charter, builds upon a partnership established between the Army and Navy over 60 years ago.  Today, Team Orlando members from Government, academia, and industry are focused on one common goal: To improve human performance through simulation.



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