Last Days for Early Registration at Meaningful Play

Meaningful Play Game Conference

Early registration ends this Monday for Meaningful Play.  If you are planning to attend and you want to save some money, now’s the time to register.

Meaningful Play 2010 is an interdisciplinary academic conference that explores the potential of games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways.

The conference takes place October 21 – October 23 in East Lansing, Michigan USA and is hosted by Michigan State University.

The conference is for game designers, researchers, and students. The two primary themes of the conference are “exploring meaningful applications of games” and “issues in designing meaningful play”. The first theme includes an examination of games (of all types) from primarily an academic research perspective. The second theme focuses on much more practical knowledge from the front-line of actual design, development, and use of games for meaningful purposes.

The conference includes thought-provoking keynotes from leaders in academia and industry, peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel sessions (including academic and industry discussions), roundtable discussions, an exciting poster session, and an exhibition of games.

The final keynote line-up for Meaningful Play 2010 includes:
*       James Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University
*       Robin Hunicke, Producer & Game Designer, thatgamecompany
*       Contance Steinkeuhler, Assistance Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
*       Ben Sawyer, President of Digitalmill and Games for Health Founder
*       Katherine Isbister, Associate Professor, NYU-Poly
*       Helle Winding, Senior Director, LEGO Group

The early registration for the conference ends September 13, 2010.

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

We are currently forming the program committee. If you are interested in serving on the program committee, please email inquiries@meaningfulplay.msu.edu. The current program committee includes:

More details are available at:
http://meaningfulplay.msu.edu

About admin

Lindsay Grace is a teacher, software developer and designer. He has served industry as an independent consultant, web designer, software developer, entrepreneur, business analyst and writer. Lindsay has a joint position between Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the School of Fine Arts. His research areas include human-computer interaction, creative and critical gameplay, and web design. He writes regularly about interactive media design and education.