October 21, 2022

The Shawnee State University Game Conference, originally scheduled for next month, has been moved to March 10-11, 2023 to coincide with the re-opening of the Kricker Innovation Hub.

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“This is the perfect fit,” David Kilroy, Director of the Kricker Innovation Hub, said. “Shawnee Game Conference is all about innovation, art and technology. We didn’t want to pass up the opportunity this year to showcase our newly renovated facility and expanded capabilities to conference attendees.”

Kilroy explained that the March 10-11 Shawnee Game Conference will feature speakers from the game design industry and, as it has for the past twenty years, it will bring gaming professionals, students and enthusiasts together to learn about latest developments. Participants will be able to attend workshops led by SSU gaming professors and students, view showcased games and projects, attend a career fair, and see Esports athletes in action.

“Attendees can expect more games, expanded technology, and a focus on what's new and innovative in the gaming industry,” Kilroy said. “That’s kind of our specialty at the Kricker Innovation Hub and we can’t wait to unveil our newly renovated building and share how our facility is being used to impact our entire community.”

The SSU Kricker Innovation Hub serves as an anchor for Portsmouth’s emerging Arts & Innovation District. Shawnee State was recently awarded nearly $1.5 million from the Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale grant program to build an innovation ecosystem and tech entrepreneurship infrastructure that will transform the region.

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