“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn“. Benjamin Franklin
A gathering of people with a common interest
#play14 is an international gathering for people who share the idea that playing is a great way to teach, learn and understand!
Many different profiles of people are invited to share serious games, good practices, tips, knowledge, smiles and laughts with a common goal of spreading new ways to teach, learn, create or train. These profiles could be for example (and not exhaustively) : serious gamers, learning-by-doing practitioners, games designers, serious games facilitators from various communities like agile, teachers, specialists, Human Resources managers … you.
What do we understand by Serious games?
During the whole weekend (two and a half day), we’ll play using metaphors, stories, competitions, sticky notes, drawing, improv, singing, and many others innovative ways!
During #play14 we will not use or create any digital or video games, because we want to focus on the face to face nature of play and we believe it to be most relevant in the context of this event.
How will we achieve our goals?
We propose you to gather with like-minded people around an unconference format. This means no slideshows, no rockstar sessions in push mode, but collaborative sessions where people get the opportunity to learn and practice, but also discuss and challenge.
So, bring the materials you need to organize and facilitate the learning activities you already know, in order to share them actively with your peers in a learning-by-doing and collaborative mindset.
If you are interested in joining us for this first edition in the UK, feel free to register on http://london.play14.org/
For those who can’t make it, #play14 will come back in Luxembourg in March 2016.