The goal of Serious Play is to help attendees be at the cutting edge of the thinking, strategies, knowledge and technologies driving the serious games industry. We seek speakers who are thought leaders, teachers or professionals who are pioneering new ways of thinking, who will share both the mistakes and the successes of what they have learned purchasing, creating, using or implementing game technology to improve learning or do other tasks like solving big research problems. Our emphasis is on participation and hands on learning. We encourage potential presenters to find creative ways to make their formal presentations somewhat interactive and workshops should offer hands on activity. Speakers that share tips and provide handouts are popular. Attendees also want takeaways — ideas they can implement.
In the course of your presentation, you may use examples of your programs. However, your objective must be helping others learn from your experience. If you wish to promote the use of a specific plaform or service offered by your company, you can apply for a sponsored demo.
Submissions are on a rolling application process, so apply as soon as you can. We begin selecting speakers in October and expect to have 75% of our speakers and a draft program in January. After that, speaker applications would probably qualify only if we have a cancellation.