Schedule for the Role-Playing and Simulation in Education Conference 2018!

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference, which will take place at Northeastern University directly before the Living Games Conference.

If you plan to attend the conference, please register here. Note that registration is capped at 100 people.

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9am – 4pm
Where: Shillman Hall, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Price: Free for Living Games attendees, $25 for non-Living Games attendees

Introduction — Shillman Hall, Room 105

Celia Pearce, Northeastern University

Sarah Lynne Bowman, Austin Community College

Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati



Elizabeth Fein, Duquesne University, “Live Action Role-playing and the Autism Spectrum”

Kellian Adams Pletcher, Northeastern University, “Role-playing and Games in Museums”



Theories and Principles (Sam Anderson) — Room 220

Samara Hayley Steele, “Understanding Larp Literacy: Noise Filtering, Direct Diegesis, Extradiegetic Statement Exchange, and Intradiegetic Objects”

Katherine Castiello Jones, “Encouraging Perception through Playfulness and ‘World’-Travelling: Feminism, Larp, and Learning”

Andrew Harris, “What Makes a Game an Effective Tool for Developing Social Skills?”


Techniques and Innovations (Will Osmond) — Room 320

Rian Oliveira Rezende, “Wonder Cards Storytelling: Imagination, Storytelling, and Role-playing in the Creation of Objects, Spaces, and Experiences”

Amanda Siepiola, “Who Would Win? Edu-Larp vs. Dorothy Heathcote’s Mantle of the Expert”

Lux Faros, “Immersive Narratives, Personas, and Multi-intelligence Scaffolding”






Adult Education (Jason Morningstar) — Room 220

Celia Pearce and Lizzie Stark, “Teaching Video Game Design (and Feminism!) Through Larping”

Magdalene Loh, “Edu-Larping for Career Design”

Susan Weiner, “Case Studies as Tabletop RPGs”


Youth Outreach (Rebecca Slitt) — Room 320

Mikael Hellström and Ken Keziej, “Year Zero Economics: Using edu-larps to exploring economic systems in the Ninth Grade”

Anna V. Konovalenko, “The Noon Project: Methodological Aspects of Socialization”

Andrew Lacanienta, “Creating a New World at Summer Camp”

Krysten Callina, “The Educational Micro-LARP: Redefining Live Action Role-play for Social, Academic and Therapeutic Applications”



Public Speaking Workshop (Kate Hill) — Room 220

Edu-Larp Design Workshop (Evan Torner and Sarah Lynne Bowman) — Room 320



Closing Ceremonies — Room 220

Celia Pearce, Sarah Lynne Bowman, and Evan Torner

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We look forward to the each of the panels and hope the conference will spark fruitful collaboration and discussion.

Posted February 28, 2018 in: news by lgadmin