The first of many such offers, no doubt, but barely 12 hours after Apple announced it, the industry-leading Games-Based Learning Conference is offering entry to a prize draw for an Apple iPad if you book your earlybird ticket before Friday (which also saves you at least £100 off the list price).
Games-Based Learning 2010 takes place on March 29-30 in London. I'll be talking at the event along with some of those transforming the look and excitement levels in our classrooms by using commercial, off-the-shelf games, as well as purpose made serious games, in education. This year features a special focus on how the military and health organisations are harnessing games technology more than ever before to achieve their goals. Given the demos of how the iPad can operate in a gaming situation, I'd love one of them to see its potential in the military - no longer do I have to press ctrl-shift-F5-returnonly to find myself wildly throwing grenades at my feet as I hit the deck in a crouch position.
You can view more information on the programme
, and then book your tickets with me
If you're in the games industry and have even the slightest interest in either selling directly into education or just seeing how your toys are being used for some serious learning, then book up your earlybird ticket now
, and I'll see you in March!