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National Video Game Summit Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2006 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT

The National Institute on Media and the Family and Iowa State University will be hosting a national summit to address concerns regarding video game ratings and children's access to violent and sexually explicit games.

As dozens of new video games are being stocked on retailers' shelves before the holiday season, the two-day event will focus on ratings, and education

National Summit on Video Games, Youth and Public Policy

WHEN: October 20-21, 2006

WHERE: The University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
Falcon Heights, Minnesota

WHO: Dr. David Walsh, president of the National Institute on Media and the Family
Doug Gentile, Iowa State University-Center for the Study of Violence

WHAT: More than 20 nationally renowned scholars, educators and experts on media violence and child behavior issues

The summit's goals include: review current and emerging trends related to video game rating systems, education policy and government regulation; determine the accuracy and independence of video game ratings; and, recommend a 10-year action agenda based on the summit's conclusions.

Additional information on the summit, including an agenda and list of participants, will be available in the coming weeks.

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