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Wednesday, October 23
7:00 am Registration opens
9:00-12:00 All Day Preconference Sesssions:

  • Games for Learning: Design, Theory, and Facilitation with Certificate Option (Full Description)
  • Preconference: Altering Reality Through Play: Designing Alternate Reality Games for Learning and Training (Full Description)
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch on Own


Preconference sessions continue

  • Special Preconference Symposium on Playful Learning: Exploring the Nexus Between Informal Education and Game Design (Full Description)


5:00-6:15 Newcomers’ Orientation
6:30-8:30 Welcome Reception – poolside
Thursday, October 24
7:00 am Registration opens
8:00 Breakfast (provided)
9:00-10:00 Keynote: Tribute to Garry Shirts: Defender of the Playful

Sivasailam Thiagarajan, Sandra Fowler, Raja Thiagarajan

10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions (Thursday Concurrent Sessions)
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch on own
1:30- 3:00 Concurrent Sessions (Thursday Concurrent Sessions)
3:30- 5:00 Concurrent Sessions (Thursday Concurrent Sessions)
5:30- 7:30 EXPO and  networking with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres
7:30-9:30 GAMES NIGHT: (Full Description)
-BaFa’ BaFa’A Cross Cultural/Diversity/Inclusion Simulation
-Game Jam (What’s a game Jam?)
Friday, October 25
7:00 am Registration opens
8:00 am Breakfast (provided)
9:00-12:00 Friday morning we are presenting two special sessions. (Full Description)

  • StarPower: The Gary Shirts classic simulation
  • Playing the Future: An Asteroid Adventure
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch on own
1:30-4:30 Friday afternoon features two options for active learning (Full Description)

  • An Immersive Game at MOTE Marine Lab
  • Junkyard Sports
 5:00 on
  • NASAGA GeoPubCrawl: Dine by Design (Find out more.)
  • Informal Gameplay at hotel
Saturday, October 26
7:00 am Registration opens
8:00 am Breakfast (provided)
9:00-10:30 Keynote: A Historian and his Games Redux

Martin Campion 2013 NASAGA’s Ifill-Raynolds Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

11:00-12:30 Concurrent Sessions (Saturday Concurrent Sessions)
12:30-1:45 pm Lunch at hotel (provided)
1:45- 3:15 Concurrent Sessions (Saturday Concurrent Sessions)
3:45- 5:15 Concurrent Sessions (Saturday Concurrent Sessions)
6:00 pm Cash bar/Silent auction
7:00-10:00 pm Dinner/Live auction/Conference Closure