The Connections track is an opportunity for CHI PLAY community members to propose and host an event during CHI PLAY 2023 conference. We welcome proposals for engaging and interactive events, such as Courses, Panels, Fireside chats, Workshops, and more! Our goal is to provide a channel for our community to engage in knowledge sharing and discussion advancing the games and play field. We provide some examples below, but we encourage prospective organizers to contact the Connections Chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss their plan.
Connection organizers have the flexibility to decide on the format and duration that best suits their vision. To reduce the workload for this track, we are only asking organizers to complete a proposal form on PCS (no PDF submission required at proposal stage) and we will support organizers of accepted submission to create a publication-ready PDF of their proposal for distribution and archival in the ACM Digital Library .
Courses allow participants to learn hands-on knowledge about topics relevant to CHI PLAY attendees. Courses can be proposed as one or two hour online sessions in the two weeks leading up to CHI PLAY (Sept 25-Oct 6) or as a one, two, or three hour hybrid session on Day 0 of CHI PLAY (Oct 10). Courses 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 course 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 panelists who are knowledgeable or experienced in the selected area of interest, often followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience for one hour during the main conference. Ideally, each panelist will offer a differing perspective on the topic. Panels will be organized during the core conference days (Oct 11-13) as hybrid events.
Fireside chats are an opportunity for a host and speaker to have a casual but in-depth discussion on topic(s) relevant to CHI PLAY attendees for one hour during the main conference days (Oct 11-13). In this format, the host guides a live, conversational discussion with a single speaker often followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience.
Workshops are a gathering place for attendees with shared interests to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. Workshops are an opportunity to move a field forward and build community: a chance to find people who care about the same issues, questions, and research agendas as the organizers. Workshops can be proposed as a three or four hour hybrid session on Day 0 of CHI PLAY (Oct 10).
We are especially enthusiastic about submissions that will stimulate conversation on equity, diversity, and inclusion in games contexts; sustainability; connection with industry; game development best practice; grand design challenges; tangible games; research methodologies and practices; and novel or useful perspectives on games scholarship.
All accepted Connections will be open to everyone registered to attend CHI PLAY 2023. There are no additional registration fees for attending Connections. Connections organizers are NOT able to have their own call for submissions or selection process.
Connections organizers are required to register and expected to attend the conference. Connections organisers could request up to $500 to facilitate organizer(s) participation at the conference.
The proposal form includes the following components:
- Format and Duration
- Planned activities or topics
- Plan for any interactive components
- Background of the instructor/panellist(s)
Connections are a curated track and highly selective.
Tentatively accepted Connections organizers will receive email communications about the format of the Connections, as well as any delivery considerations.
Organizers of accepted Connections will receive instructions on how to submit a publication-ready copy of their Connections proposal for distribution and archival in the ACM Digital Library.
AFTER THE CONFERENCE
Accepted Connections proposals will be distributed in the CHI PLAY Extended Abstracts, available and archived in the ACM Digital Library.
Questions? Please contact the Connections Chairs at email@example.com.
|From September 11th, 2023||Regular Registration|