Archive for March, 2015

Doctoral Consortium

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Caroline Hardin No Comments

The Games+Learning+Society Doctoral Consortium offers select graduate students the opportunity for valuable career advice and critical feedback on their scholarship. Graduate students working on their dissertations will receive feedback on their research trajectories, publishing advice from successful authors and journal editors, and timely information about the job search from early career scholars who have recently been on the market. They will also have the opportunity to build new peer relationships and potential collaborations with other graduate students who are part of the consortium.



To apply, please send a 2-page CV and a 1000-word prospectus (excluding references) describing the (1) goals of your research project, (2) research question(s), (3) background & theoretical frame, (4) methodology, (5) current status of your project, and a (6) description of the topics that you would like to address at the doctoral consortium.


This prospectus should be saved in PDF format and emailed to [email protected].




The Doctoral Consortium will take place immediately prior to the GLS Conference, on July 7, 2015, in Madison, Wisconsin. The consortium is free to accepted participants, and we are delighted to announce that accepted participants will also have their GLS Conference registration fees comped.


Questions about the consortium or the application process? Contact the DC Co-Chairs, Deborah Fields, at [email protected] and David Simkins, at [email protected].

Game Night

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Caroline Hardin No Comments

Android: Netrunner is a card game that has taken the game design world by storm. At this year’s GLS, Indiana University’s Playful Culture Lab will host a Networking with Netrunner meetup in the Memorial Union Tripp Commons on the Tuesday evening before the conference. If you’re interested in learning how to play Netrunner, we’re happy to teach you! If you already know how and want to have some fun playing with other GLS attendees, bring your decks. If you’d rather play some other game, like Magic: The Gathering, The Metagame, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Family Business, definitely come and play with us! And, of course,if you’d just like to stop by, socialize, and meet other GLS attendees, then by all means, do.

Zoombinis Launch Party

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Caroline Hardin No Comments

Join us on the afternoon of Friday, July 10 for a a launch party celebrating the return of Zoombinis! We’ll be serving pizza and locally-made Wisconsin ice cream. Want to learn more about the game? Check out their Kickstarter page for more info.



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