Press kit


Event: Serious Play Conference 2024
Dates: August 12 – 14, 9 – 5pm

University of Toronto Mississauga, ON, Canada

Theme: Explore how the power of play, games and gamification are transforming education, training, and knowledge mobilization. This is where learning and innovation come to play.

Celebrating its 18th year, the Serious Play Conference 2024 is North America’s largest dedicated games and learning conference. Under a new leadership team, the event is a must-attend for anyone interested in the transformative power of games and play. With over 80 sessions and 120+ speakers, the conference covers everything from game development to education, and from healthcare to heritage. Whether you’re looking to level-up your professional skills, connect with experts, or just have fun, there’s something for everyone. Experience hands-on workshops, panels, talks, networking opportunities, and the chance to play innovative games including XR, VR, and AR.


Game Development, Higher Ed, K12, Healthcare, Culture & Society, Corporate, Government & Non-Government

Hashtag: #seriousplay24
Social Media: Linkedin, Facebook, X, Instagram
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Format: In-Person
Time Zone: GMT-4
Pass Types and Prices: $250 – $850 CAD / $225 – $750 USD
Meeting Platform: Brella


Keynote Speakers: 

Dr. Kris Alexander / Dr. Rachel Kowert


Speakers Page


Our annual International Serious Play Awards recognize outstanding games in various categories, including digital and analog games developed commercially and by students.

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The conference was fantastic! I can’t wait to go back and listen to the sessions I couldn’t attend. It’s exciting so see those higher education sessions. This conference will certainly be on my ‘MUST ATTEND’ list next year.

– Karen A. Burns

PhD, Assistant Coordinator of Faculty Development, Center for Instructional Technology, The University of Alabama

Compared to all of the other conferences I’ve attended, this seems to have been the one where there were a lot of folks interested in radical change to the status-quo of the education process. I think that outside the box thinking is very much needed in space. I’ll highly recommend your events to others!

– Todd Conley

Executive Director | HighSchool.GG

Serious Play is by and far the premier conference of my year. I get to quite a few perhaps 4 or 5 in the USA in a year and SPC for me has the right mix of size, diversity and intimacy for great value.

– Bron Stuckey

Consultant, Innovative Educational Ideas, Australia