Below you can find all sessions of 2021 Serious Play Conference. This Scheduler allows you to pre-select the sessions you want to attend.  You will also be able to sign into the Conference with your personal ID right from this schedule when we are in session.  The Main Conference days are Wednesday–Friday. Preconferences, which require a separate registration, are shown on Tuesday and Saturday.
 
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Use the Scheduler to select the sessions that interest you.
 
You can go straight into the conference from here, but we recommend you take some time to review session descriptions ahead of time and choose the presentations you most want to hear. See “How to … Mark Sessions to Attend” below. Since we will have only 30 minutes between talks and workshops, this will help you be on time. All session times will be your time zone, based on your Browser setting.

You can use the dropdown function if you plan to stick to one track.
 
You can also search for a key word of interest with the search box.
 
Click in a session box in the calendar to see session details/abstract and a link to the speaker bio. 
 
On conference day, you click on the session button to join a session. 
 
Zoom will ask you for your sign in ID email and password. Use the ones we provided to you. Sign in as you normally would when entering a Zoom meeting. See above instructions under “Webinar Platform” if you are a new Zoom user. You will be attending as a silent participant.  Your speaker, however, may opt to let you ask questions in the chat window.
 
In between sessions, you will return to this schedule page to select and enter the next session the same way you exit any meeting in Zoom. 
 
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If you are having a hard time choosing between sessons, you can pick more than one and make your ultimate chice on the day of the conference. You actually can also hop to another session during the conference, if you discover the content of that sessions is not what you thought.
 
When you are finished, click the “Show My Picks” button.
You can come back to the Scheduler and enter the Conference by opening the box for each of your choices on the day we are actually in session by clicking anywhere in the box.
 
To print a copy, click the “Print This Page” button. (You must first click the “Show My Picks” button).

  • Tuesday 22 Jun 2021
  • Wednesday 23 Jun 2021
  • Thursday 24 Jun 2021
  • Friday 25 Jun 2021

Tuesday 22 Jun 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create Serious Games without Coding: Using Visual Scripting - Mon

Paul Pivec, CranberryBlue R&D, Austria; Maja Pivec FH Joanneum, Univ of Applied Sciences, Austria3

An All Day Learning for Educators and Entrepreneurs

Paul Pivec
CranberryBlue R&D, Austria

During this fun, all day workshop, attendees with or without coding skills will create a 3D world using Unity as a game engine and Game Creator as a visual scripting tool.

Serious Play’s workshop hosts will guide attendees through a rapid development process for a serious game using only a drag and drop technique. This valuable day that will provide the basic knowledge and transferable skills attendees can use to make a serious digital game on any platform.

Used within education, by indie developers and commercial companies, Unity with the Game Creator plugin enables anyone to drag and drop highly efficient and functional code into their creation. This allows anyone, from students and teachers through to commercial developers to decrease their timeline to focus on the aesthetics, mechanics, and learning outcomes of the resulting product.

Game Creator can also be used as a teaching tool for the programming process. With scripting modules called triggers, conditions, and actions, users can learn about programming logic with variables, collisions, and loops, but only if this is a desired outcome. However, much of this logic will become obvious while using the plugin.

This 6 Hour workshop will be engaging and informative and most of all, the attendees will learn easy to use computer-based tools that will let them create their own serious digital game. An complimentary Educational version of Game Creator will be provided to all participants, along with digital assets needed to complete the workshop, totaling around $200 in value.

Please Note:
To maximize learning within the allotted time, all participants should bring their laptops (Mac or PC) with Unity already installed. Instructions can be found here: https://www.piveclabs.com/how-to-documentation

Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Post-conf Workshop

Wednesday 23 Jun 2021

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Announcements & Welcome

Sue Bohle, Executive Director, Serious Play Conference; Ben Noel, Host, FIEA

Wed 9:00 am - 9:30 am
OPENING SESSION

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Break

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Open Mic

Host: TBD1

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Wed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Open Mic 2

Host: TBD1

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Wed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Open Mic 3

Host: TBD1

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Wed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Break

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner Break

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Evening Workshop Sessions

VR Prototyping: Best Practices (Original Session Cancelled)

Bernard François, Founder, CEO, Preview Labs7

 

Click to Attend in Zoom

Test

Having overseen the development of prototypes for over 200 concepts, Bernard has learned a lot about the best practices for rapid prototyping with game technology. A recurring pursuit while prototyping for VR is to find a way of interaction that feels ‘natural’ – as opposed to ‘realistic’. By using more intuitive ways of interaction, this can be taken to a new level in VR. Bernard will talk about what he and his team have learned over the years, and will show how these best practices apply to VR projects using a few related project cases.
Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
GAME / INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Thursday 24 Jun 2021

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Schedule Changes/Announcements: Sue Bohle, Executive Director, Serious Play Conference

Sue Bohle, Executive Director, Serious Play Conference1

Schedule Adds and Changes: Scott Provence, CEO, Ground Rounds: Functional Failure: How We Learn More by Getting It Wrong today at Noon; Alicia Sanchez, Game Czar, Defense Acquisition University: "Making Memorable Games" Thursday at 3:45 p.m.; Bernard Francis, CEO, Preview Labs: VR Prototyping: Best Practices, at dinner break Thursday Link for help: https://seriousplayconf.com/tech-support/
Thu 9:00 am - 9:15 am
OPENING SESSION

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Break

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Open Mic

Host: TBD1

 

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Open Mic 2

Host: TBD1

 

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Open Mic 3

Host: TBD1

 

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Break

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dinner Break

Friday 25 Jun 2021

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Announcements: Sue Bohle, Executive Director, Serious Play Conference

Sue Bohle, Executive Director, Serious Play Conference1

Fri 9:00 am - 9:15 am
OPENING SESSION

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Break

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Lunch

Open Mic

Host: TBD1

 

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Open Mic 2

Host: TBD1

 

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Open Mic 3

Host: TBD1

 

Click to Attend in Zoom

 

Since we can't meet in the hallway and grab a cup of coffee at a virtual conference, we decided to set up some drop in opportunities to meet with like-minded individuals.  Feel free to join this session, or another.

Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Break

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Break

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Conference Post Mortem -- Informal Session, Anyone Join to Give Feedback

Fri 5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Groups