[vworld-tech] Games, Learning, and Society conference

Margaret Chmiel muchmiel at wisc.edu
Thu May 12 13:26:10 PDT 2005

      The following is a description for a coming conference opportunity 
some of your members might be interested in.  Please let me know if I 
can do anything more to help you circulate the information.

Contact:  Margaret Chmiel
muchmiel at wisc.edu


  The inaugural Games, Learning and Society Conference (GLS) will 
provide an ideal opportunity for participants to help define the 
direction of a burgeoning field.  The GLS Conference will foster 
substantive discussion and collaboration among academics, designers, 
and educators interested in how videogames – commercial games and 
others – can enhance learning, culture, and education.  The GLS 
Conference is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison 
(http://www.education.wisc.edu/) and the Academic ADL Co-Lab 
(http://www.academiccolab.org/), and will be held June 23 and 24, 2005 
at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI.
  Speakers, discussion groups, interactive workshops, and exhibits will 
focus on game design, game culture, and games’ potential for learning 
and society more broadly.
       The GLS Conference is the first of its kind and therefore a 
unique and ideal opportunity for those interested in interactive media 
and its intersection with society and education.  Because there is a 
growing interest among academics, software developers, school 
districts, and granting agencies to learn more about interactive 
technologies, simulations, and games, the GLS Conference organizers 
created this two-day event to begin to explore how these parties might 
work together.  Space for enrollment is limited, so please register 
soon at http://www.glsconference.org/.
      The Games, Learning, and Society Conference is an exciting, 
interdisciplinary meeting that will define the direction of a 
burgeoning field.  Registration is still open at 
http://www.glsconference.org for the conference taking place June 23 
and 24 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI.

Margaret Chmiel
University of Wisconsin Madison
Researcher:  Games and Youth Culture
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