Masterclass and Panels

Important dates (all times are  23:59 Anywhere on Earth or AoE)

June 22, 2022  July 22, 2022:       Masterclass and Panels submission deadline

The Masterclass and Panels track is an opportunity for CHI PLAY community members to engage in interactive learning and discussion.

Masterclasses allow participants to learn hands-on knowledge about topics relevant to CHI PLAY attendees. They are great opportunities to disseminate knowledge to an interested audience and allow interdisciplinary knowledge development between practitioners and researchers. If you work in game education/research or game development, and are eager to teach a Masterclass at CHI PLAY, we look forward to your submission. 

Panels represent an opportunity to promote dialogue about topic areas pertinent to the CHI PLAY community. In this format, a panel host will guide live discussion with 3 – 4 panellists who are knowledgeable or experienced in the selected area of interest. Ideally, each panellist will offer a differing perspective on the topic. 

We are especially enthusiastic about submissions that will stimulate conversation on equity, diversity, and inclusion in games contexts; accessibility; connection with industry; grand design challenges; tangible games; research methodologies and practices; and novel or useful perspectives on games scholarship.


Masterclasses will run at the conference with any participants who choose to register. We welcome new ideas and formats for CHI PLAY courses. We recommend that potential course instructors contact the Masterclass chairs in advance of submitting their proposal. Masterclass instructors should be mindful to prepare for online delivery on November 2nd, unless an exemption is approved by the Masterclass chairs. Instructors who feel their Masterclass would benefit from in-person delivery are encouraged to email the Masterclass chairs.

Panels will run at the conference and be open to all CHI PLAY attendees. We recommend that, prior to submitting a panel proposal, panel organisers have a plan for potential individual panellists and hosts – however, this does not need to be finalised prior to submission. Panellists and hosts may join virtually. Panel organisers should be mindful that the panel will take place between 9am and 5pm CET.

Proposals are 2-pages including references in the new ACM Primary Article Templates. Detailed instructions on formatting and submission can be found at Extended Abstract Submission Guidelines. For this track, the submissions should be using the [sigconf] format. The page limit includes references. Accepted proposals will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Masterclass submissions should not be anonymized.

A proposal must include the following components: 

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Planned activities or topics
  • Plan for any interactive components
  • Background of the instructor/panellist(s)

Masterclass submissions may also optionally include course material samples (e.g., handouts, slides, etc.).


The Masterclass and Panels are a curated track and highly selective. 


Tentatively accepted Masterclass instructors will receive email communications about the expected format of the Masterclass, as well as any hybrid delivery considerations.


Accepted 2-page Masterclass and Panel proposals will be distributed in the CHI PLAY Extended Abstracts, available in the ACM Digital Library. Additional supplemental materials will not be available in the Proceedings or ACM Digital Library.

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