Meet, dine and drink with fellow experts from the field of serious games. Whether you call them applied games, educational games, citizen science games, health games, training games, awareness games, diversity and inclusion games, or social impact games, it does not matter.
As long as you do something (or are interested in doing something) with games other than pure entertainment, this is your dinner party!
We bring together all kinds of experts from the field of serious games, to inspire and connect on our field of work. There will be a three-course dinner, a panel discussion and time to mingle and network.
To make this valuable for everyone, we ask you to put three themes, challenges or topics to discuss in the registration form. We will make sure you meet people who’d like to explore these topics too. Interesting topics could be: new and upcoming technologies, learning & education, b2b solutions, social impact, diversity and inclusion, gamification techniques, and more (see the list below for more inspiration).
About the mingling dinner
During the 3 course dinner, we will place you on a table with a topic that corresponds to your interest. Sit down, shake each other’s hands and discuss the table topic. After every course, we’ll ask you to change tables. This way, you talk about different stuff with different people.
Kindly inform us (in the registration form) of any dietary requirements or restrictions you may have.
About the panel discussion.
After dinner, we’ll host a short panel discussion. This is mainly meant to liven up the conversation afterwards. If you want to be part of the panel (we have room for five people), let us know in your registration form and make sure you bring in some actual cases to talk about.
One of the biggest challenges of serious games is to get our games ‘out there’. Will your games be actually used by your intended audience or will they enter on another dusty shelf to be looked at?
How do you manage to get stakeholders on the same page? How do you implement the game in the right context and for the right audience? How do you measure success? These are the main questions we will discuss during the panel.
If you want to showcase your work. Bring a laptop or tablet and put it down during the informal drinks.
What do you get?
If you register you pay 80 euro (ex btw and registration costs). For this, you’ll receive:
(basically it comes down to 7 drink tokens and dinner).
Payment method: you can register and pay through Eventbrite. Here you can pay with iDeal, creditcard and paypall (amongst others). You will NOT receive an invoice, the tickets of eventbrite should be enough for your accounting.
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your registration up until december 17th. If you cancel afterwards or are unable to show up, we won’t refund your ticket. Cancelations should go through the cancellation system of eventbrite.
Accessibility: Depending on the amount coming, we will be placed either downstairs or upstairs. If we are upstairs, the space is not wheelchair accessible. The entrance to the city brewery is made of loose gravel. This makes it difficult for people in a wheelchair or people with limited mobility to access the entrance.
Dress Code: come as you please. This is an informal gathering, so no need to suit up 😀 (unless you feel comfortable in a suite ofcourse)
Parking or Transport.
By Car: Park in Berlijn Plein: https://maps.app.goo.gl/A2hiBzgYj5dnp45x5
By Train: Travel to Utrecht Leidsche Rijn. From there it is an 11 min walk to Roodnoot.
By Bike: type Roodnoot in your routeplanner and follow the instructions.
Inspiration for topics to discuss:
Game Design and Mechanics:
Effectiveness and Impact:
Accessibility and Inclusion:
Technology and Platforms:
Content and Subject Matter:
Distribution and Outreach:
Funding and Investment: