William Peace University to Sponsor 2015 East Coast Gaming Conference

March 10, 2015

William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, it will sponsor the 2015 East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), a gathering that is the largest of its kind on the east coast, and provides educators, prospective game development students, parents and anyone interested in game development, a glimpse of opportunities for employment and education in the rapidly growing field of game development. The University will participate in the conference’s newly announced “Community Day” on Tuesday, April 7.

“We are very proud of what the SGD program, as well as our many other fields of study, has to offer.”

Specifically, WPU will host conference participants on campus to meet and speak with Simulation and Game Design (SGD) faculty, including Assistant Professor of SGD, Justin Johnson, and tour the University’s renovated SGD Lab, which houses many state-of-the-art technologies, including a full-scale video motion capture system, a 3-D printer, personal sketch tablets, and 3-DS animation software, among other items. The space was completed in the summer of 2013, and has been successfully used in partnerships with places such as Duke Hospital, which is currently using the Lab to create procedural simulations for various types of medical training.

“We are very proud of what the SGD program, as well as our many other fields of study, has to offer,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “The Lab is one of the most technological spaces on campus and is sure to ‘wow’ many conference participants. We can’t wait to host the event.”

“We welcome all who wish to learn more about our exciting program. Student learning is focused on the entertainment and serious gaming career fields,” said Roger Christman, Associate Professor and SGD Department Chair at William Peace University. “Our Bachelor’s degree prepares students to be significant contributors in the Simulation and Game Design industry.”

The conference begins on Tuesday, April 7 and will run through Thursday, April 9, at the Raleigh Convention Center. In 2014, more than 1,300 people attended the event.

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