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Monday, July 31 • 11:20am - 11:40am
The Importance of Screwing Up: Improving Health Through Failure

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Sometimes when we want to motivate a friend to change their behavior we end up saying unhelpful things like “it’s time you do something with your life.” In this session, we'll discuss how making those kinds of mistakes in a virtual role-play experience with virtual humans can teach people not to make them in real life. We'll show examples of how games can get people to use effective communication techniques to change lives.

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Seth Bleecker

Instructional Designer, Kognito
Seth is a writer, problem-solver, and designer of interactive experiences. Through his work at Kognito, he discovered that communication skills are teachable, learnable, and can improve many aspects of life. Since then he's designed over 20 simulations in an attempt to make the world... Read More →
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Ron Goldman

Co-Founder & CEO, Kognito
Ron Goldman is an innovator, tech executive and social entrepreneur. Over the past decade, he has pioneered the use of gaming and simulation technology for learning and assessment experiences in health, behavioral health and education. Ron is the co-founder and CEO of Kognito, a health... Read More →

Monday July 31, 2017 11:20am - 11:40am EDT
Room 105