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August 8-9, 2019

Union South, University of Wisconsin Madison

Conference Agenda Overview

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Our Story

The Play Make Learn Collective stemmed from the collective interest in creating an innovative conference to promote play and learning research, industry, and practice.


Exciting new games and game systems will available for playing


Maker labs and game jams will parallel the sessions all day


Presentations and discussions around gaming, making, and personalized learning

Conference Focus


  • Game design
  • Learning Games
  • ARIS
  • Field Day
  • Gear Learning
  • Games industry
  • Games in K-12
  • Games in Higher Ed


  • Making in a school district
  • Making at a tech school
  • Making at a public library

Personalized Learning

  • Conferring in personalized learning settings
  • Current research on personalized learning practices
  • CESA 1 personalized learning model

How Play Make Learn came to be

This conference grew out of partnerships among Games + Learning + Society, Filament Games, the Learning Games Network, the Playful Learning Conference, the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network and others who see a need to collaborate around making, playing, and learning in research, industry, and practice.

  • Filament Games
  • Field Day
  • Gear Learning
  • Learning in the Making
  • Personalization in Practice

2018 Sponsors

Play Make Learn is proud of its many sponsors including the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Education Outreach and Partnerships, The Network, School Of Education, and Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

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