Energy, from the Greek en- (within) and -ergon (work), is defined as the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. Energized people are engaged, propelled to move forward, more creative, and infectious in their positive emotions!

At NASAGA, we strongly believe that play is a portal to energy. Play adds joy to life, relieves stress, reinforces the connection to the community, boosts learning and develops skills.

While play could look like simple goofing off with friends, successful games and simulations are designed and facilitated with strong connections to meaning, mood, means, and momentum. Those strategies help better energize the participants to further reach development and performance objectives.

This year, NASAGA’s conference is expected to take place in person in the vibrant city of Montreal, November 3-6. There is still a great deal of uncertainty about what the public health situation will be in November and we will be reassessing our plans as more information becomes available. Updates will be posted on this page. Regardless of what format the conference ultimately takes it promises to connect you with more insights, ideas, and strategies for playful learning!

A glimpse of what is being prepared…

  • 3 pre-conference sessions
  • Awesome planned events including a city discovery with a poutine stop, some drinks and fun at a game bar, a festive musical celebration, and more
  • 3 keynote speakers bringing light on the latest trends in facilitation, video-gaming, and more
  • 21 break-out workshops with amazing learning activities, game testing, and other crazy ideas
  • An expo time to present or promote projects and services
  • A raffle to support our scholarships with surprising prizes
  • And much more…

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday (11/3)

  • Optional Pre-conference workshops
  • Official launching program

Thursday & Friday (11/4 & 11/5)

  • Full days of workshops, fun and learning
  • Game nights are not to be missed during a NASAGA conference

Saturday (11/6)

The closing session ends at 12:30

Request for Proposals

Every NASAGA member or participant can share their knowledge, test their games and facilitate interactive workshops. Request for proposals will be published by April 1st 2021. Last day to submit proposals is June 01 and finalized program will be published on July 01, 2021.