[Air-l] Games, Learning & Society Conference--6/23-24--Madison, WI

Alice J. Robison ajrobison at wisc.edu
Sun Feb 20 09:36:39 PST 2005


Announcing a call for proposals for the Games, Learning &
Society conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin June 23-24, 2005.
Information is also available at the conference website,
www.glsconference.com <http://www.glsconference.com/> . We seek proposals
from games researchers, K-12 teachers, and designers/developers by March 14,
2005.


Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Academic ADL
Co-Lab, the GLS Conference will foster substantive discussion and
collaboration among academics, designers, and educators interested in
how videogames - commercial games and others - can enhance learning,
culture, and education. Speakers, discussion groups, interactive
workshops, and exhibits will focus on game design, game culture, and
games' potential for learning and society more broadly. This two-day
conference will be held at Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace
overlooking downtown Madison's beautiful Lake Monona. Conference
highlights include a two-day exhibit hall featuring poster
presentations and interactive demos of games; a special track of
selected, hands-on sessions designed specifically by and for practicing
teachers (continuing education credit may be available); and an outdoor
dinner party at historic Quivey's Grove. Participants and speakers
currently include John Seely Brown, Edward Castronova, Doug Church,
James Paul Gee, Henry Jenkins, Jesper Juul, Jay Lemke, Kurt Squire, and
Eric Zimmerman.







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