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The NASAGA 2017 conference will be in Reno, Nevada, October 24-27!

The North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) is THE home for instructional designers, game developers, performance improvement specialists, consultants, trainers, teachers, and educators who use active learning methods to increase engagement, enhance retention, and improve performance. The conference is an interactive experience! Breakout sessions let attendees brainstorm, collaborate, and play games with a focus on learning and improving results. Attend the conference to share your expertise, gain inspiration, experiment with a new idea, and meet one of the founders of the organization.

Keynote Announcement: Lindsey Tropf of Immersed Games!

Lindsey Tropf, Co-founder & CEO of Immersed Games, was a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in School Psychology, with a specialization in Program Evaluation and a Minor in Research & Evaluation Methodology, with expertise in data based decision making. Her background has led to expertise in teaching & learning, children’s development, social-emotional health, behavioral management, and executive functions.

Call for Proposals

Have you ever considered facilitating an interactive session at a gaming and simulation conference? If so, now is your chance to share those experiences and have fun with like-minds!  The call for proposals is open until April 14 and we want to hear from you.

You are invited to submit a proposal to one of our 3 session types:

  • Case Study/Playtesting Session – Allows attendees to play a game or simulation that you have designed or are using in your work, and debrief the experience and the design of the experience. This type of session is good if you are looking for feedback or want to share an experience you are developing.
  • Workshop Session – Allows attendees to learn about a technique or mechanic you are using in your work, and spend time implementing it themselves. This type of session is good if you want to share procedural information or get others to build games and simulations themselves.
  • Interactive Poster Session – Allows you to share your research findings or current work at an evening poster session and expo.

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Thank you for checking out what volunteer opportunities we have for the NASAGA 2017 conference in Reno, Nevada!

We have many volunteer roles that we are looking to fill, and we will be having regular planning meetings over the coming months.

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Donate to the Scholarship Auction!

821-AuctionStuffEvery year, NASAGA holds an auction (both live and silent) during its conference. This auction is important because it allows NASAGA to raise funds for the scholarship program, which increases participation in the conference by paying conference fees for scholarship winners. You can play a part in increasing conference participation by donating items to the 2017 auction. If you are unsure of what to donate, the following list of items are examples of made for previous conference auctions:

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Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

The North American Simulation and Gaming Association’s mission is to provide support and opportunities for learning professionals in North America, and around the world, who are dedicated to the design, implementation, and evaluation of games and simulations as training and educational interventions in order to improve the quality and availability of engaging learning experiences for all.

Please show your support for this worthwhile endeavor by sponsoring us in 2017! All donations are tax deductible.

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