September 23 - 25, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Orlando
Benjamin Noel, Executive Director, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy at University of Central Florida

Benjamin Noel

Executive Director, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy
University of Central Florida

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Benjamin.

Download The Latest Agenda


Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

10:30 AM The Power of Augmented and Virtual Reality: Insight from Leading Academia on Gaming

Orlando’s University of Central Florida has become a hub and vital partner for the U.S. Army Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team. Within the
university, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy is integrating popular commercial technologies with simulation and education.
• How Universities are integrating current commercial gaming technologies with simulation and education
• Partnering with academia to faster deliver better training and technical solutions
• Exploring new gaming methods to produce more accurate requirements

2:30 PM Site Tour

As an Internationally recognized research institute the UCF IST is dedicated to advancing human centered modeling and simulation technology with an additional focus on training and education. Earlier this year the U.S. Army’s Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team entered into a long standing partnership with UCF in order to collaborate on the development of state-of-the-art technology to bring together virtual and real-world environments to better prepare and protect soldiers.

Join IDGA on this unique tour of the Institute for Simulation and Training UCF to get a first hand glimpse into how the IST is working alongside and supporting the STE CFT and how the IST is training students and working on virtual systems and initiatives that correlate to the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) needs.