2020 Speaker Submission

The goal of Serious Play is to allow attendees to be at the cutting edge of the thinking, strategies, knowledge and technology driving the serious games industry. We are seeking speakers who are thought leaders, teachers or professionals who will share both the mistakes and the successes of what they have learned developing or using game technology to improve learning or do other tasks like solving big research problems. Attendees also want takeaways — ideas they can implement.

In the course of your presentation, you may use examples of your programs.  However, your objective needs to be helping others learn from your experience.  Self-promotional presentations will be rejected.  We encourage potential presenters to imagine creative ways to make their presentation as interactive and playful as possible. For instance, proposals that explicitly outline the interactive nature of their workshop will be viewed favorably. Submissions are on a rolling application process, so apply as soon as you can. The final deadline for submissions will be February 15.

Come to Serious Play to help others improve their game based learning programs, so serious games become ubiquitous.  Together we can revolutionize education and training!

Speakers are not paid but are given free registration for the entire conference.  If you are interested in being a speaker at Serious Play, please fill out the form below:

If you have co-presenters or panelists, please supply their photos and bios at the bottom of this form.
Some game-based learning topics benefit from several points of view. For instance, a session on How to Start a Student Game Lab could benefit from the experience of several different universities/colleges. If you would like to organize a panel session, check here and provide a description of the topic. Add the names and contact info for other panelists later in the form
Be as specific about the content as possible. Space in the program is limited. It's more important to be clear than clever.
NOTE: Serious Play does not accept submissions focused on promoting a single game or a company. We are interested in speakers with broad knowledge of their topic who will share their successes and failures. Talk about the challenges your area of expertise faces. You may give examples from your company to explain what you set out to do and how you overcame various problems. NOT A SALES PITCH! Attendees are looking for practical advice and lessons learned.

Personal Info - Your bio and abstract will be available to attendees beforehand.

Limit to 200 words.
Maximum upload size: 134.22MB