NASAGA 2022

Program

The full program is now available!

Here are some highlights…

Keynote speakers

  • Jimbo Clark – Break Through your B❐X for Breakthrough Results
  • Marie-Jo Leroux – 5 methods to boost engagement in assessments
  • Dr. Farhan Bhanji & Niki Soilis – The world of medical simulations

Game nights

  • Wednesday night – The Climate Fresk Workshop
  • Thursday night – Street poutine dinner and Montreal Downtown discovery game
  • Friday night – Saya Percussion Workshop with Alexandre Brisson

Expo


Break Through your B❐X for Breakthrough Results
with Jimbo Clark

Eleven years ago I had a client ask me to run a workshop focused on “thinking out of the box.”

As I sat in my office thinking about what the box is, and how I might help others think out of it, I saw an empty box…and put it on my head.

That led to a very out of MY box thought… “What if we took the cliche literally, and put boxes on the participant’s heads?”

Since then we’ve boxed and unboxed more than 30,000 people to discover
❒ what is the box?
❒ how is your thinking serving you?
❒ how is your thinking holding you back?
❒ and how can you change your thinking to get more of what you really want (while experiencing less pressure)?

In this keynote, you’ll have the chance to build and break through your very own B❒X as we explore the boundaries of your unconscious thinking that inhibit creativity and innovation…and find ways to consciously improve your thinking to get more of what you really want, while experiencing less pressure.

About Jimbo Clark

Jimbo Clark

I had just started my consultancy business when I first attended the 2006 NASAGA conference in Vancouver where I had the honor of taking the NASAGA Game Design Certificate course with Chris and Becky Seager, Kevin Eikenberry, and Brian Remer. It was EPIC! Not one single lecture. Everything was gamified (even lunch). There have been three times in my life when I realized I had found my “lost tribe.”

I joined the NASAGA Board in 2007 and served for a number of years which was another great learning experience. Living in Taiwan eventually made an annual trip to North America for a conference untenable, but I will always reference the NASAGA conference as delivering the best that a live conference can… new perspectives, new skills, and most importantly a vibrant community of practice to learn from and with all in a wrapper of FUN!

My company is called Innogreat (as in innovate to greatness), and we work with clients and facilitators on how to help people, teams and organizations be more innovative in the decision making process. Sometimes that means working on culture, or strategy, or team alignment…but it ALWAYS means working on mindset.

One of my mantras is “change your mindset, change your world,” and that is what I focus most of my time on…changing my own mindset (and helping others with their mindset along the way).

We now have over 200 licensed facilitators utilizing three different variations of The B❒X, with dozens of applications around the world, and I can honestly say that NASAGA played a large part in the inspiration of the idea, the interactive and playful design of the process and the framing of the product.

whatisyourbox.com


5 methods to boost engagement in assessments
with Marie-Jo Leroux

  • Designing a challenge (assessment) that users want to replay and master
  • 5 challenge types that you can use to gamify your knowledge checks

About Marie-Jo

Marie-Jo Leroux

After completing her studies in Psychology, Marie-Jo first had a 10-year career as a corporate instructional designer. Then she joined the wild world of games and spent another 10 years as a videogame producer working with the likes of Marvel, Disney, Sega and Ubisoft.

In 2014 she founded 42 Comets, a studio which makes gamified training programs in varied fields such as medical education, manufacturing, HR, and transportation.
She has taught college-level game production, and now teaches instructional designers how to gamify their training through her YouTube channel and her course, Fundamentals of Gamification.

Check her resourceful youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4KPTqG45LPTj4siOZdyCAg


Climate Fresk Workshop

Climate Fresk LogoIn just 3 hours, the collaborative Climate Fresk Workshop will teach you the fundamental science behind climate change and empower you to take action.

The workshop takes place in three steps :

  1. Reasoning: Discovering and linking the 42 cards and creating the collage.
  2. Creativity: Relaxing, taking ownership of the collage by decorating it.
  3. Discussion: A calm discussion on the participant’s emotions, positions, questions to finally brainstorm over the individual and collective solutions.

Saya Percussion Workshop
with Alexandre Brisson

A 100% participatory workshop where each participant will have their own instruments to use. We play and dance with popular Latin festive music. Participants will have the chance to try out up to 6 percussion instruments: Djembé, Caxixi, Tambourine, Maracas, Castagnettes & Claves.


Participants are guided through choreographies… check these videos to get into the rhythm!
Video 1: https://youtu.be/AdDzwsGgKZw
Video 2: https://youtu.be/uiWvYr40rs8

About Alexandre

Alexandre Brisson, better known in the artistic and percussion as Alexton, was born in Montreal to a Quebec father and a Bolivian/Peruvian mother. His passion for music was noticed from an early age. At the age of 12, he moved to South America for a year with his family. It was there that he began his first training in drums, which he would perfect upon his return to Quebec for many years.

He studied in the Professional Music Program at Vanier College. He was the drummer for the Zorté Latin-Fusion band, with whom he gave numerous presentations in Montreal and Toronto. He was also part of the Bolivian folk dance group Kollasuyo and participated in several performances in Quebec and Mexico.He has followed African, Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian and Afro-Cuban percussion formations in Montreal and Cuba. In 2012, he was the winner of the emerging talent competition at the Festival International de Percussions à Longueuil.

In 2011, Alexandre founded his own company of percussion workshops. To date, he has given more than 6,000 workshops. Saya refers to a folkloric dance of African origin from the Yungas region of Bolivia performed by an Afro-Bolivian community.