Games, Learning & Society Conference 3.0
The third annual Games, Learning & Society (GLS) Conference will be held July 12-13, 2007 in Madison, Wisconsin. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and the Academic ADL Co-Lab, the GLS Conference fosters substantive discussion and collaboration among academics, designers, and educators interested in how game technologies – commercial games and others – can enhance learning, culture, and education. Speakers, discussion groups, and interactive workshops will focus on game design, game culture, and games’ potential for learning.
For two years the GLS Conference has been the space for academics, industry leaders, educators, and policy makers to meet and to engage, not just in industry building, but in serious discussion about the current state of the field: where we ought to be headed, and what impact games can and ought to have on culture and society. We are planning the biggest and best year ever for this very important gathering, and we hope you will join us.
This two-day conference will be held at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace Convention Center, overlooking downtown Madison’s beautiful Lake Monona. Conference highlights include: a special session of hands-on workshops designed by and for videogame researchers and designers; a two-day lounge featuring Chat 'n' Frag sessions with key scholars and designers; fireside chats with industry leaders and special guests; a game room; webcasts of selected conference sessions; and our signature Thursday night dinner party at the beautiful glass lobby of the Overture Center for the Arts.
As of April, 2007, conference submissions are closed and the final program is now available — it contains a wide range of excellent presentations, discussions, symposia, workshops, and debates. In short, there is something for everyone! We would like to thank all authors who submitted ideas for the conference; there were so many great proposals that it was very difficult to choose among them.
Thank you for your time; we look forward to seeing you in July!