Confirmed keynotes:


Kelly Boudreau (PhD) is an assistant professor of interactive media theory and design at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. With a background in sociology, film studies, and games studies, her work focuses on digital games, players, and games user research. Her current research ranges from exploring different forms of sociality in gameplay and player/avatar hybridity developed through the networked process of play to addressing different issues around toxic and problematic behavior in digital gameplay.


Jaakko Stenros (PhD) is a game and play researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (at the Game Research Lab, University of Tampere). He has published seven books and over 50 articles and reports on topics such as foundations of games, play and playfulness, pervasive games, larp and role-play, social network games, and queer play. Stenros has also taught game studies for almost a decade and he has collaborated with artists and designers to create ludic experiences. He lives in Helsinki, Finland.


Preliminary program:


Wed Nov 28 Thu Nov 29 Fri Nov 30
12.00-17.00 Pre-conference program 08.00-09.00 Registration and coffee 09.00-10.00 Keynote
18.00 Reception 09.00-09.30 Welcome 10.00-12.00 Session 4
09.30-10.30 Keynote 12.00-13.00 Lunch
10.30-11.00 Break 13.00-15.00 Session 5
11.00-12.00 Session 1 15.00-15.30 Break
12.00-13.00 Lunch 15.30-17.30 Session 6
13.00-15.00 Session 2
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-17.30 Session 3
20.00 Conference dinner