If you are interested in understanding game usage, having games made, or making games for any purpose, the Grassroots Game Conference is intended for you, and you are warmly invited to participate.
The Grassroots Game Conference (October 14-20) is specifically formed to bring more entities and individuals into the creative use of game development. It isn’t a game industry/tech conference and it isn’t a “gamer” conference.
There are three great reasons to live and work in games in Philadelphia:
1. Creative Community. Everything from food to robotics; this is the core of the city’s wonderful transition of the past decade.
2. Incredible University Talent and Expertise. More than 300,000 university students in the area and a bunch of the most impressive experts anywhere teaching them.
3. Physically a wonderful place to be, with beautiful locations and a very reasonable cost of living.
This conference emphasizes games made by small teams, an approach that is credibly viable in our region rich in creative and technical resources, but without a history of large-scale game development. This is the second year of the conference, and once again, presenters from across the country and Europe will have significant announcements and insight, including new initiatives in education and professional game creation in this region.
There will be full-day tracks in: Games and Health, Civic Engagement, Women in Games, Music, Art and Teaching Game Development in K12. Each is keynoted by a noted figure in their field and organized in coordination with expert entities.
The Grassroots Game Conference is intended to serve broad interest in the creation of games by small teams. Every track is focused on bringing game creation together with an existing area of robust interest in this region (art, music, health, education, design, civic engagement and more), in collaboration with leading entities, and will attract even more expert presenters this year from across the country.
- Games and the Body/Health
- Art/Game Collision
- Games and Gamification for Non-Profits
- Music/Game Collision
- Game Creation in k12
- Games for Civic Engagement
- Women in Games
- Plus a three-day Chiptunes Music Festival in Collaboration with 8static.
Tickets are only $20 per one-day track, or $10 for students. Most events are held in the First Unitarian Church, on Chestnut at 21st, but please check the website for specifics, as some events will be elsewhere.