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Brandon Pittser

Marketing Director, Filament Games in Madison, WI

How to Sell Video Games to Schools

PRESENTED ON APR 13, 2017
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 22

Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.

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