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Register for Play Make Learn - July 20-21

Friday, June 9, 2023

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Registration for the Play Make Learn 2023 Conference, hosted in Madison, WI on July 20-21 (with pre-conference sessions taking place on July 19th) is open! This year's conference is more practitioner-focused than ever; please share with your networks and encourage them to register and attend. Play Make Learn is positioning itself as one of the most innovative playful learning and creative pedagogy conferences in the Midwest; you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

Hear from Play Make Learn 2023 keynote speakers, Dr. Margaret Huettl and Dr. Kishonna Gray, brilliant researchers and game-changers in multiple sectors of study.

Photo of Dr. Huettl Margaret Huettl, a descendant of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibweg, Assyrian refugees, and European settlers, is the Director of the Indigenous Studies Certificate at UW-Oshkosh. She is a scholar of Native American history and North American Wests, and her research examines the continuities of Ojibwe sovereignty in the context of settler colonialism in both the United States and Canada, centering Ojibwe ways of knowing.

Dr. Gray photoKishonna Gray is an Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard University. Dr. Gray is the author or co-editor of numerous books and articles including her foundational 2014 work Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live: Theoretical Perspectives from the Virtual Margins, 2018’s edited collections Woke Gaming and Feminism in Play (from our very own University of Washington press) and most recently Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming. She also has a book currently under contract with NYU Press entitled Black Game Studies. She’s a highly sought after speaker and regularly addresses both academic and industry audiences such as at the Game Developers Conference. She is the winner of a number of awards over the years including The Evelyn Gilbert Unsung Hero Award and the Blacks in Gaming Educator Award.

And don't forget the pre-conference sessions on July 19. In particular, Exploring A New Digital Tool for Documentation & Observational Assessment for Hands-on, Experiential Learning is being offered by Madison Public Library’s own Rebecca Millerjohn. Register for Play Make Learn 2023 today!

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

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