This is an exciting event in and of itself, but what makes it really exciting is that it's my first major consulting gig. I'll be talking to a university-wide group of academics and also to the educational technologists over the course of several days, which is kind of a big deal. I mean, the whole faculty of the university is coming to hear me talk! All of them!
Best of all, unlike the academic conferences I've been attending, I'm actually getting paid to do it!
It's a little nerve-wracking as I have no idea what they really want from me, and I don't want to disappoint them. On the other hand, I suspect I've built up enough expertise about games, over the years, that I can wing it if necessary. And I might have to: they've been weirdly resistant to telling me what they want me to talk about, which makes it hard to prepare.
My lecture proposal was rejected from the Game Developers' Conference (I think mostly due to the fact that I'm a grad student, not an active industry professional), so it's nice to know that there are people out there who want to hear what I have to say. :)