Kae Novak is an instructional designer and hybrid training coordinator in Colorado. She is currently a doctoral student in Educational Leadership in Equity at the University of Colorado - Denver. She is the chair-elect of ISTE’s Games and Simulations Network. She has created and facilitated online educational conferences and events for the past ten years. She authored articles and chapters on game based learning, online communities and pervasive games. She has won educational awards for advocacy in educational technology, game design, design in virtual worlds, professional development offerings and Machinima.