17 Sep 2020
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Games For Society

General info

Thursday 17 September

16:00-18:30 CET

In collaboration with Imec

Prices (excl. VAT):

Members: €67.5 excl. VAT
Non-Members : €87.5 excl. VAT
Under 35 years old : €37.5 excl. VAT

Registration preferably via the online registration form or by sending an email to admin@leuvenmindgate.be
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After registration you will receive a confirmation. Fee is payable after receipt of invoice.
We are happy to provide proof of attendance on request.

Registration is possible until 14 September 2020.
Cancellation after registration is not possible; however, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

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In this Visionary Seminar, we bring together national and international top speakers in the realm of digital gaming who have a vision on how to create meaningful games for and in an open and inclusive society. They are well-suited to foster the positive power of games from both a player and game developer perspective.

Digital games take an important place in our society. They are popular over the entire world. The popularity of playing digital games and interacting with game elements in various contexts like education, work and health continues to rise. We are not only witnessing an increase in the number of players and their diversity, but also with respect to the variety in types of digital games and play. In this Visionary Seminar, we will invite you to join the debate on how digital games can create a positive society.


16:00 - 16:05: Welcome by Leuven MindGate

16:05 - 16:15: Introduction to the ’fun society’ and homo ludens
Introduction by Chairperson prof. Bieke Zaman, KU Leuven

16:15 - 17:00: Global Games: Cross - Cultural Perspectives + Q&A
Opening Keynote Rami Ismail, Vlambeer

17:00 - 17:15: Free for All? Digital Games and Disability + Q&A
Prof. Kathrin Gerling, KU Leuven

17:15 - 17:30 Game Play Metrics as Digital Biomarkers + Q&A
PhD researcher Karsten Gielis, KU Leuven

17:30 - 17:45 Being Serious About Games: Industry Perspectives + Q&A
Jeroen Janssen, Happy Volcano

17:45 - 18:15: Debunking Stereotypes: Older Video Game Players + Q&A
Closing Keynote prof. Bob De Schutter, Miami University & Lifelong Games LLC

18:15 - 18:30 Closing Debate
Moderated by ‘challenger’ David Verbruggen, Ingames, FLEGA

18:30 End

The seminar is to take place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An updated program & flyer will appear soon online