Social Gaming and Gamification: The Challenges and Opportunites

Over the last two years the world has gone casual gaming mad, with 5 million hours of Angry Birds being played every day and 200M people playing Facebook games for over 40mins each per month. Facebook is set to make a huge $1B from gaming in an industry set to make an incredible $70B in 2015.

This broad adoption has given rise to branded gaming and gamification as a marketing strategy. This event will dive into the opportunities, examples and challenges for brands entering the gaming world.

Date: 2nd November 2011

Location: The Order of Melbourne, 2/401 Swanston Street, Melbourne

For more information visit: http://socialgaming.eventbrite.com/

AATE National Conference 2011

Curriculum documentation can sometimes seem fairly lifeless, focused on stern precepts about what should be taught to enhance the social and economic well being of the nation. More often than not the role of the imagination and the place of creativity appear as afterthoughts

Join the 2011 AATE Conference and learn about opportunities to explore and celebrate the creative potentialities of an Australian English curriculum which meets the needs of students in the 21st century.

Date : 3rd to 6th December 2011

Location : Melbourne Cricket Ground

For more information visit: http://www.vate.asn.au/aateconference2011/

WordCamp Gold Coast 2011

Join WordCamp Gold Coast for two full days of WordPress, Networking and Gold Coast Culture.

The event is not just for Developers but people of all levels of experience. There are even sessions aimed at new users.

Date : 5th – 6th November 2011

Location : Stunning Bond University, Australia

For more information visit : http://2011.goldcoast.wordcamp.org/

OzViz 2011 Sydney

OzViz is the major workshop especially for visualisation practitioners and researchers. It gives the chance for participants to present research outcomes, share innovative ideas, publicise work and meet colleagues. It is highly multidisciplinary, with participants from fields such as mathematics, geoscience, architecture, biology, medicine and astronomy presenting alongside computer graphics and visualisation experts.

Date : 23rd to 25th November 2011

Location : University of Sydney, Civil Engineering Building, 1st level, Sydney

For more information visit : https://sites.google.com/site/ozvizworkshop/ozviz-2011

Google Developer Day 2011

Google Developer Day features advanced technical content on Google platforms and products from the teams that work on them.  You’ll find out about the latest developments in Android, Chrome, HTML5, Cloud and more. You can also follow googlecode.blogspot.com to stay up to date on GDD and other news from the Google Developer team.

Date : 8th November 2011

Location : Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

For more information visit: http://www.google.com/events/developerday/2011/sydney/

IAB Event: Leading Edge – Mobile Advertising

Come along to IAB’s first mobile event, with a great lineup of key industry speakers.  You’ll hear their insights into what’s happening now, what the opportunities are and what’s next in the world of mobile advertising.

Morgan Stanley forecast, that by 2014, global internet access from mobile devices will exceed internet access from more ‘fixed’ (computer, laptop) devices. Mobile device usage is soaring the world and it is critical to understand the future direction of how this plays a role in the advertising industry.

Sydney – 22nd November 2011

Melbourne – 23rd November 2011

For more information : http://www.iabaustralia.com.au/index.php?/events/item/iab_event_leading_edge_-_mobile_advertising