JANUS Research Group's Kishan Shetty, managing rules and rubrics, and Libby Pederson, managing website design, join the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge Committee (SGS&C) this year at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2023 in Orlando, FL. The conference will take place at the Orange County Convention Center and run from November 27th - December 1st.

This committee is a volunteer-driven effort, made up of a diverse group of individuals whose work is supported by their organizations and companies. The SGS&C celebrates the use of games and game technology as a delivery medium for learning and training. The Challenge welcomes industry, government, and student developers of serious games that target general audience or government specific learning needs.

After a rigorous evaluation, the top entries from all received are selected as finalists and invited to showcase their games on the exhibit floor during I/ITSEC. A second round of evaluations from worldwide industry experts determines the award winners for the following categories:

- Best General Audience Game
- Best Government Audience Game
- Innovation Award
- People's Choice Award
- Best Student Developed Game
- Best XR (VR/AR/MR) Category

Awards are presented at I/ITSEC to recognize this prestigious accomplishment PLUS an additional award is selected by all I/ITSEC attendees via ballots for the "People's Choice Award" - the serious game attendees deem the Best of Show.


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