Mary Holtschneider has served as VIP Host for ECGC for the past several years and is dedicated to optimizing the ECGC experience for all VIPs. She has also served as a Conference Associate (CA) for Game Developers Conference (GDC) since 2010. As a professional health care simulation educator and registered nurse, she uses a variety of high fidelity simulation modalities and game-based learning techniques to teach inter-professional health care teams how to maximize their teamwork, communication, and emergency response skills. She co-directs a yearlong Inter-professional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation at the Durham, NC Veterans Affairs Health Care System, where she trains educators how to use simulation as a teaching modality. She has a Masters of Education in Training and Development from NC State University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill, and a AAS in Simulation in Game Development from Wake Technical Community College.