Lucien Vattel


Chief Executive Officer, GameDesk

Education trailblazer and game development visionary, Lucien Vattel, is at the forefront of a nationwide crusade to revolutionize learning in the classroom and beyond. As the CEO of the Los Angeles-based interactive curriculum creator and digital publisher GameDesk, Vattel is transforming the traditional school model into a hands-on, digitally-charged ecosystem for students to discover and nourish their greatest gifts while embracing STEM skills through game-based learning. Founded to help at-risk students in low-income regions tap deeply into their intelligence and talents, GameDesk instills the value of learning through play, and empowers students to collaborate and be active producers of the content from which they learn. Building upon this methodology, Vattel founded and is Co-Director of PlayMaker, a next-generation, choose-your-own adventure middle school program designed to help teachers and students transcend the confines of textbooks and chalkboards. After securing the largest contribution in AT&T history, Vattel currently leads the design and development of a Los Angeles-based digital learning center and fully comprehensive online portal for educators.

During the last 15 years, Vattel has spearheaded a variety of educational projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lockheed Martin, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Motorola, Sandia Labs, National Academies of Science, and others. Previously, Vattel Co-founded and Co-architected the undergraduate and master's computer science programs in game development at the University of Southern California, where he served as faculty lecturer. He has taught courses in both digital game development history and advanced game design. Vattel is also a frequent speaker and influential player in the Edtech space, having recently spoken at TEDx, Games for Change, and SXSW.

Event Information

Thursday, May 22, 2014

8:30 - 9:00AM Registration
9:00 - 2:45PM Program

Complimentary Registration

1940 E. Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

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