Conference Speaker Submission Form

The goal of Serious Play is to help attendees be at the cutting edge of the thinking, strategies, knowledge and technologies driving the serious games industry. We seek speakers who are thought leaders, teachers or professionals who are pioneering new ways of thinking, who will share both the mistakes and the successes of what they have learned purchasing, creating, using or implementing game technology to improve learning or do other tasks like solving big research problems.   We are commited to providing a diverse faculty and to addressing all ways experiential learning can be applied in education or training.

Our emphasis is on sessions that provide opportunities for participation and hands on learning. We encourage potential presenters to find creative ways to make their formal presentations somewhat interactive and workshops should offer hands on activity. Speakers that share tips and provide handouts are popular. Attendees also want takeaways — ideas they can implement.

In the course of your presentation, you may use examples of your programs.  However, your objective must be helping others learn from your experience.  If you wish to promote the use of a specific plaform or service offered by your company, you can apply for a sponsored demo.   

Submissions are on a rolling application process, so apply as soon as you can.  We begin selecting speakers in October and expect to have 75% of our speakers and a draft program in January.   After that, speaker applications would probably qualify only if we have a cancellation.  

If you have co-presenters or panelists, please supply their photos and bios at the bottom of this form.
Be as specific about the content as possible. Space in the program is limited. It's more important to be clear than clever.
NOTE: Serious Play does not accept submissions focused on promoting a single game or a company's services. We are interested in speakers with broad knowledge of their topic who will share their successes and failures. Talk about the challenges your area of expertise faces. You may give examples from your company to explain what you set out to do and how you overcame various problems. NOT A SALES PITCH! Attendees are looking for practical advice and lessons learned.

Co-Presenter/Panelist Details

Approval to Record Session *
If you would like to submit a second, alternate idea, for a session, please click below: (Not usable for submitting panel ideas)

2nd Session

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