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Play Make Learn 2023 Call for Proposals is Open

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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The invitation is now open for library and educational practitioners to submit proposals to present at the 2023 Play Make Learn Conference. The conference takes place July 20-21 at the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI.

The Play Make Learn Conference is a chance for collaboration between peers on research and innovative design of playful learning games. Librarians, educators, researchers, game designers, makers, and artists are encouraged to submit new ideas or follow this year’s Play Make Learn Conference themes:

  • Playful learning
  • Games for learning and positive social impact
  • Making and makerspaces
  • STEAM education
  • Arts integration in formal and informal spaces
  • Research/practitioner partnerships

Several formats offered for presenters are workshops for 90 minutes, panel presentations for 60 minutes, and individual presentations for 20 minutes. Additional sessions include poster presentations, Arcade Playtest or Demo interactive sessions, and Break the Mold Session for those presentations that do not fit any of the listed formats.

The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2023. To submit a proposal or to find out more on the submission process, visit the Play Make and Learn website. If you have additional questions, contact PML Conference organizer and WI Department of Public Instruction Public Library Consultant Chris Baker at

For questions about this information, contact Chris Baker (608) 264-6709

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