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#play14 - Timisoara 2017
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 6:00 PM EEST
What is #play14?
A gathering of people with a common interest for playing, learning, and sharing
#play14 is an international gathering for people who share the idea that playing is a great way to teach, learn and understand!
Many different profiles of people are invited to share serious games, good practices, tips, knowledge, laughts and smiles in a common goal of spreading new ways to teach, learn, create or train. These profiles could be for example (and not exhaustively) : serious gamers, learning-by-doing practitioners, games designers, serious games facilitators from various communities like agile, teachers, specialists, service designer, actors, improvisers, therapists, speech therapists, creativity, Human Resources managers ... you!
What do we understand by Serious games?
Benjamin Franklin said “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
During the whole weekend (two and a half day), we'll play using metaphors, stories, competitions, sticky notes, drawing, improv, singing, and many others innovative ways!
Because we want to focus on the face to face nature of play and we believe it to be most relevant in the context of this event, we will not use nor create any digital or video games during the weekend.
What is an unconference?
An unconference is a conference format where attendees are also session contributors.
There are some simple rules for participants. They will be explained during the Friday evening plenary welcome speech, but usually, participants create the schedule during a marketplace session taking place at the beginning of each day of the event (saturday morning and sunday morning).
Anyone who wants to initiate a topic can claim a time slot in the agenda.
For more information about schedule location, please check our web page