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Registration Now Open - Play Make Learn 2023 Conference

Thursday, April 13, 2023

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Registration is now open for the Play Make Learn 2023 Conference in Madison, Wisconsin! The conference will be held July 20-21st on the beautiful and historic UW-Madison Campus.

The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, museum and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning. We aim to engage our audience in cutting-edge learning science ideas and experiences; communicate state-of-the-art design, education, and research; demonstrate new and upcoming games and technology; and network to spark new projects in the following 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, and more!


Registration Pricing:

Program Fee

Category Price
General Admission $100.00
Formal and Informal Educators $75.00
Students $25.00
July 19 Pre-Conference Session* $50.00

Play Make Learn has reserved a select number of rooms for attendees at the following hotels. Rates will be available until the cut-off date or until the block is filled, whichever comes first. Additional options will be added as they are confirmed.
Hotel: Graduate Madison
Address: 601 Langdon St. | Madison, WI 53703
Distance from Venue: 0.3 Miles
Rate: $169.00/night + tax
Cutoff Date: June 27, 2023
Make a Reservation

Additional Play Make Learn 2023 Opportunities:
Pre-Conference Session: July 19, 2023. Pre-Conference Session registration is in addition to conference registration. Visit the Pre-Conference Session Details webpage for more information.
PML 2023 Scholarships: Thanks to generous sponsors, scholarships are being provided for a limited number of people in need of financial support. Complete the scholarship application here.
GEE! Awards: Are you or is someone you know an educational game designer? Consider participating in the 2023 GEE! Learning Game Awards! The GEE! award recognizes excellence in educational game design. The award is judged by international leaders in the field. Applications for 2023 are open now and are due June 1st; submit your game today! Interested in Judging? Apply here!

Play Make Learn is hosted by the UW-Madison School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). This partnership was made possible by the generosity of the School of Education's Impact 2030 Initiative. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is a conference sponsor for 2023.


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