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Meaningful Play 2010


Platinum Sponsors

Health Games Research

Health Games Research is a national program that funds research to advance the innovation and effectiveness of digital games and game technologies intended to improve health. It is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio and headquartered at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


AT&T Lectureships in Information Technology Endowment

AT&T is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services.



Gold Sponsors


Educators everywhere use TechSmith’s screen capture and recording software to communicate clearly and creatively, deliver engaging multimedia presentations, and record and distribute lectures. For over 20 years, we’ve helped people communicate visually and look great doing it. Plus, with our free training materials and technical support, we’ll make you look like a multimedia expert in no time. Go to for free trials of our software, including Snagit, Camtasia Studio, Jing and Camtasia Relay.


The Michigan Film Office

The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and to promote the growth of Michigan's own film industry. In 2008, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed the Michigan film incentives program into law as part of an economic stimulus package designed to grow the economy and create jobs in new sectors in Michigan. The program provides incentives for film, television and other digital media production in Michigan, as well as infrastructure development and workforce training.


MSU Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media

The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University prepares students for positions of leadership and responsibility in a variety of media and communication fields including TV, cinema, radio, interactive media, games, web, media management, media research and the management of many other forms of information communication technology.


East Lansing Technology Innovation Center (City of East Lansing)

The East Lansing Technology Innovation Center (TIC) offers traditional and enhanced technology incubator services, such as low-cost rent, shared equipment, business consulting, secretarial services, conference rooms, and mentoring programs. The TIC caters towards developing MSU spin-offs, IT entrepreneurs, and local, regional and national technology ventures. The goal of the TIC is to create opportunities to grow or attract businesses associated with Technology by providing incubator space, entrepreneurial expertise, exposure to potential markets, access to capital, incentives, and long-term planning. The long-term goal is to create and retain these businesses in the local market or in the regional economy. The TIC is located at 325 E. Grand River in Downtown East Lansing, on the third floor of the Barnes and Noble building.



The LEGO Group is engaged in the development of childrens creativity through playing and learning. Based on the world-famous LEGO brick, the company today provides toys, experiences and teaching materials for children in more than 130 countries. The LEGO Group has approximately 8,000 employees, and it is the worlds fifth largest manufacturer of play materials.

Silver Sponsors

OfficeMax Impress

OfficeMax ImPress is the fresh new face of print & document services at OfficeMax. With nearly 900 locations nationwide, we're right in your neighborhood and connectable anytime online. Whether you are an established business, an emerging start-up, a nonprofit organization or a college student or working family, OfficeMax ImPress is here to bring perfection to your project.

  impress is a multi-faceted resource for Flash game developers and companies interested in the web game space. FGL brings developers and buyers together into one marketplace ensuring the best possible prices and widest library of content. In addition, provides tools, such as and, to help improve games, broaden distribution, and improve monetization. FGL assisted developers in making more than $5 million while working with buyers and portals to drive hundreds of millions of new gamers/visitors to their websites.

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The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law

The James H. and Mary B. Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law at Michigan State University is dedicated to original research on current issues of information and communication management, law and policy. The Quello Center is located in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and affiliated with the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University.

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Michigan State University Office of University Outreach and Engagement

The Office of University Outreach and Engagement (UOE) applies MSU's land-grant mission by bringing the benefits of University knowledge to the public. UOE tackles priority issues of concern to society by encouraging, supporting, and collaborating with MSU faculty and community partners to generate, transmit, apply, and preserve knowledge. The aim of this work has always been to enhance the quality of life and the economic viability of Michigan residents and beyond.


MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences

The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University, established in 1955, was the first such college in the country. Today, with over 3,000 students, it is one of the largest and most respected. The College is a dynamic environment, committed to preparing students in cutting-edge technologies and timeless critical thinking. Nationally renowned faculties in the Departments of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Communication, Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, and the School of Journalism educate students in both the theory and the practice of communication, and have graduated generations of leaders in communications industries and associations.

Bronze Sponsors

Hero Interactive

Hero Interactive is one of the top flash game developers in the online community, creating such popular titles as Bubble Tanks, StormWinds, Pixel, Pirate Defense, and more. Our focus has always been on game innovation, quality, and fun. With our hearts set on these goals we've created and released over twenty two of our own IP projects- each a success that we take much pride in. With the help of our valued partners these games have spread out across the world, are hosted on thousands of sites, and have been played millions of times. Whether you're looking for the highest quality and best performing games on your website, or you're just looking to strengthen this new and growing community, we want to help! Please visit us at or send us an email!

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Microsoft Kodu Game Lab

Kodu Game Lab is a free visual programming language for building games - simple enough for children and fun for all ages. Users build their analytical thinking and problem solving skills as they create their own worlds and their own games. While Kodu introduces computer science concepts such as conditionals, objects, variables and states, it can be taught by any teacher, no previous programming expertise required. Kodu is a product of Microsoft FUSE Labs.

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E-Line Media and The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

E-Line Media is a publisher of digital entertainment that engages, educates and empowers with a core focus on computer/video games and webcomics/graphic novels. E-Line is in development on a slate of games and comics that are fun, relevant and genuinely impactful in the areas of learning, health and youth empowerment.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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The Information Technology Empowerment Center

The Information Technology Empowerment Center increases the technology skills of students in the Capital region to prepare them for a fast-paced, global IT-based economy. ITEC classes, camps and tutoring programs enable Lansing youth to work towards academic and career success through innovative science, technology, engineering and math experiences, including gaming and robotics. ITEC has created a community of students, teachers, parents, volunteers, donors and organizations dedicated to making science and math accessible to all students.


Everything2 is a collection of user-submitted writings about, well, pretty much everything.


Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab

The mission of the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University is to design innovative prototypes, techniques, and complete games for entertainment and learning and to advance state of the art knowledge about social and individual effects of digital games. The GEL Lab is an association of game research and design faculty and students at Michigan State University, primarily in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.



Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center

The WIDE Research Center creates new knowledge about digital communication and promotes the transfer of this knowledge to school, workplace, and community contexts to promote learning, knowledge work, and citizenship.

Additional Sponsorship?
If you are interested in sponsoring Meaningful Play, please email Brian Winn, the conference chair. Sponsorship provides an excellent way for you to raise awareness of your organization and connect with the Meaningful Play attendees.