Monday, July 07, 2014

CFP Alert: Meaningful Play Conference

Cut & Paste from the email announcement for this year's Meaningful Play Conference, with a warning that the deadline for submissions is next week! Also, please note the publication opportunity with Games and Culture journal. Very cool.

Meaningful Play 2014October 16 - 18, 2014East Lansing, MI, USAhttp://meaningfulplay.msu.edu
Call for Submissions (Deadline July 14, 2014) 
Whether designed to entertain or to achieve more "serious" purposes, games have the potential to impact players' beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, emotions, cognitive abilities, physical and mental health, and behavior.  

Meaningful Play 2014 is a conference about theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices.   Meaningful Play brings scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways.  

Paper, Panel, Poster, Roundtable, Workshop, and Game submissions are sought from both researchers and practitioners in academia and industry. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to submit either jointly with an academic/member of industry or alone. 

The conference includes thought-provoking keynotes from leaders in academia and industry, peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel sessions (including academic and industry discussions), innovative workshops, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions of games and prototypes. 
Meaningful Play 2014 and the Journal of Games and Culture have partnered to bring a Games and Culture special issue containing top papers from the Meaningful Play 2014 conference. The Journal of Games and Culture Culture is a peer-reviewed, international journal that promotes innovative theoretical and empirical research about games and culture within interactive media. 
Details on the conference, including the call for submissions, is available at:http://meaningfulplay.msu.edu

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