Overview

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[Sep 17, 2020: New and Improved with correct times!]

The NASAGA 2020 conference is going virtual with a variety of events over the two weeks from October 17th through October 30th. Registration gets you access to a special NASAGA app that allows you to access all aspects of the conference.  Attend live events, watch recordings of live events, participate in a challenge, explore conference resources, network with other attendees, and more!

NASAGA 2020 Game Design Certificate

This six-hour certificate program provides conference participants with the opportunity to gain professional credibility in the design of games, activities, and simulations for education and training. The focus is on the elements of games such as narrative, metaphor, mechanics, simulation, and competition that increase participant engagement, enhance the play experience, and result in learning. In addition, participants will learn facilitation skills in order to create an environment that encourages learning through games.  There is a fee of $50 for this program. Read more about it!

Spotlight Events

  • Welcome event: Climate Action Simulation from Climate Interactive where participants represent global stakeholders (civil society, government, business, etc) and work to solve climate change
  • Entertainment from The Doubleclicks, a pair of sibling musicians who write and perform songs that are “snarky, geeky and sweet”
  • Performance of a comedian musician for the conference closing (tentative)

Highlights of Conference Sessions

  • 30 workshop sessions on topics such as:
    • Online tool to make virtual training games
    • Adapting existing games for learning and virtual deployment
    • Team building, leadership, culture, communication, emotional intelligence
  • Case studies session showcasing health sciences, community engagement and playful learning
  • Play Test sessions on learning languages, intercultural communications, and converting analog games to digital

Asynchronous Activities

  • Posters for you to read, get inspired and chat with authors
  • Expo Sessions for promotions of products & services 
  • Networking via our app to connect with other practitioners

Game Rooms

Game night has always been a favorite part of NASAGA conferences. This year we will offer game rooms where you can play games with others on Zoom or via other platforms like Board Game Arena.