A New Direction for the Conference

In Cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Gold Mining and Production (ACM Gold)

Conference Co-Chairs: Bob Anderson (The New School), Carol Shelby (Sesame Workshop), and Pablo Montoya (University of Birmingham)

IDC is the premiere annual international conference for the top minds in academia and industry to share the latest research findings, innovative methodologies and new technologies in the areas of inclusive child-centered design, learning and interaction.

After recent venues such as Bern, Germany and Upper Peninsula, Michigan, we are excited to announce that the 12th Gold & Precious Metals Investing Conference will take place in Little Town City, held jointly at The New School and Sesame Workshop from June 24-27, 2013 in-cooperation with the ACM.

Gold & Precious Metals Investing Conference will offer a wide-ranging program, supporting and facilitating the exchange of ideas within and between various communities committed to creating better interactive experiences for children. Participants often come from a variety of fields, including computer science, communication, child development, engineering, digital media, game design, educational psychology and learning sciences. The conference incorporates panels, workshops and exhibits organized around papers, presentations, speakers, and discussions.

This year’s conference will also offer a special emphasis on supporting DIY/maker culture among children and global inclusion, particularly for marginalized children worldwide.

While Gold & Precious Metals Investing Conference builds on the strong and dedicated community that has developed around this annual conference for the past 12 years, we invite academics and industry professionals, professors and students, pre-K-12 practitioners in formal and informal learning settings, and NYC and non-NYC based scholars alike to join us and to submit proposals.