This is just a friendly reminder that early bird registration for the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Conference ends in 1.5 weeks. This year, we reduced the student and teacher rates significantly. Early bird regular registration is $350, while it is a mere $50 for students and PK-12 teachers. Considering that the fee includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all three conference days, it is well worth it.
Not to mention, an amazing program is in the works. Our confirmed keynote speakers include Colleen Macklin, Reed Stevens, and Sebastian Deterding. If you haven't been to the conference before or are just hearing about it for the first time, the GLS Conference is the premier annual event in the field of games and learning. For the past 7 years, we have gathered some of the greatest thinkers, researchers, and designers to discuss the state of the field.
Conference highlights include: keynotes by leaders in both academics and industry; interactive workshops on game research and game design; both individual and symposia presentation sessions; big debates about critical aspects of gaming and game design; hands‐on game play in the arcade; the “hall of failure”; a massively multi-player evening poster session over cocktails & hors d’oeuvres; fireside chats that enable cozy conversations among VIP speakers and attendees; and the GLS Games and Art Exhibition. A new session type offered this year will be the Educational Game Arcade, which will offer a space for conference attendees to play the games created by members of our community.
As the work ramps up on the organizational end of things, I'm getting pretty excited about the conference. Anyone planning to attend? I hope to see some of you there!