It’s official! NASAGA 2021 will be a virtual 3-day conference, to be held Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7. Our theme this year is “Into the Future.”
Why virtual in 2021? With so many things opening up now, why is NASAGA 2021 virtual? There has been so much uncertainty about travel, travel budgets, social distancing restrictions, and the availability of facilities — going virtual again this year was the right thing to do. We are planning the best conference possible to ensure maximum participation. We are saving the plan to meet live in Montreal for 2022!
How will this virtual conference be different from the 2020 conference? We are going back to the shorter, focused 3-day timeline, more like our live conferences. We will have more sessions per day, and do our best to keep everyone engaged continuously for the entire event. We encourage you to set aside these days as if you were actually traveling to a 3-day conference. Plan to be in NASAGA World November 5-7!
What do we mean by “Into the Future”? The worlds of training and education have been upended by COVID-19 … now what? We’ve learned how to facilitate on Zoom, but what comes next now that learner experiences and expectations have changed? Now that we’ve had to react to the mandemic, how will we be proactive to break boundaries of creativity in learning, using games and simulations, for the future? We’ll be looking for thought-leading presentations that demonstrate forward-looking approaches to teaching and training with games in this brave new world.
What’s the schedule? Look for a call for proposals in the early summer, and registrations to begin around the first week of August. We also hope to have an announcement in the coming weeks about a Certification Program to be held November 4.