About the Conference

The Teach, Play, Learn conference was born from Indiana University’s continued interest in how games can be effective tools for teaching. The goal of the conference is to:

  • generate awareness and interest in the changing technologies and pedagogies in the quickly evolving area of educational games and playful learning.
  • demonstrate benefits of using games as part of classroom education.
  • showcase practical solutions for the design and implementation of games in the educational context.

Keynote Speaker - Sarah Smith-Robbins

Image of smithrobbins _40 0xSarah Smith-Robbins is the Director of LearningTechnologies for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Ball State where she studied virtual worlds. Recognized nationally as an expert in social media and emerging technologies and their application to organizations and education. She is in high demand as a speaker and game designer.

Where, When, & How Much

The Teach, Play, Learn conference will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 22 on the IU South Bend campus. The conference will be held in the Education and Arts Building.

View the Conference Schedule

The cost is to attend the conference is: 

Early Bird (before 6/1/18):

  • Regular: $90
  • Adjunct/Part-time faculty: $50
  • Student: $38

Late Bird (6/1/2018 and after):

  • Regular: $105
  • Adjunct/Part-time faculty: $65
  • Student: $38

We are seeking proposals related to the use of games as instructional tools. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to the:

  • implementation of playful elements in courses including, but not limited to:
    • using existing games, or creating new board, card, or video games for educational purposes
    • gamification of the course
    • simulations and role playing
  • use of Augmented and/or Virtual Reality (AR, VR)
  • use of games in unique and interesting ways outside of the classroom
  • study and research of games in the context of education

The call for proposals has closed. We will contact all proposal recipients by May 11th.