Dr. Farhad Javidi

Founder | CEO, Simbryo Corporation

Dr. Javidi is the founder/CEO of Simbryo Corporation, a North Carolina-based game development company, where he has developed and published over 200 video games. He serves as professor/chair of the Simulation and Game Development program at Central Piedmont Community College, the fourth largest community college in the US, where he created the first state-approved associate degree program in Simulation and Game Development in the nation.

Dr. Javidi’s teams have won the ImagineCup US Game Championship twice and were finalists at the World Finals. Dr. Javidi is a poet, an author, a nationally-recognized conference speaker, a judge for the Smithsonian Museum Arcade, a judge for Microsoft’s ImagineCup World competition in the areas of Game and Mobile App Development. He served on the executive board of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for 3 years and currently serves as the chair of IGDA Charlotte.


b>Leaders: Brad Swearingen, Dr. Farhad Javidi, Marc Tucker

Many Colleges across the nation already have, or are interested in creating, a curriculum program related to the Game Development industry. This full-day event will bring together Simulation and Game Development faculty and Industry Leaders to share their ideas, discuss issues, and examine what the future holds for education in the Entertainment Industry as it applies to Game Development.

We will hold round table discussions with Faculty and Industry leaders, discuss classroom best practices, and feature workshops for faculty interested in ways to teach topics effectively in online, hybrid, and fully online courses. Course topics will include best practices for delivering effective content for 3D Modeling, Animation, Engineering, Narrative Design, Sound Engineering, and Game Design.