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 50 people.

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


Celia Pearce, Northeastern University

Sarah Lynne Bowman, Austin Community College

Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati



Elizabeth Fein, Duquesne University

Kellian Adams Pletcher, Northeastern University



Theories and Principles (Sam Anderson)

Maury Brown, “Edu-Larps, Experiential Learning, and Affective Domain Outcomes”

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) 

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”

Susan Weiner, “Case Studies as Tabletop RPGs”

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






Adult Education (Jason Morningstar) 

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

Clio Yun-su Davis, “War in the Magic Circle”

Magdalene Loh, “Edu-Larping for Career Design”


Youth Outreach (Rebecca Slitt)

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) 

Edu-Larp Construction Workshop (David Simkins) 



Closing Ceremonies

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