CUNY Games Conference 10.0 – Call for Abstracts and Registration

We are excited to announce that abstract submission and registration is open for the 10th anniversary of the CUNY Games Conference on January 22 & 23rd, 2024.

The CUNY Games Conference combines workshops, idea exchanges, interactive participant presentations, playtesting, and playing tabletop games into a two-day hybrid event to promote and discuss game-based learning. The conference focuses on creative pedagogy, such as playful learning activities or games, that teachers can use in the classroom every day. Day 1 will be online and feature interactive presentations by attendees, informal idea exchange sessions, and workshops by the conference organizers. Day 2 will be in-person in NYC and feature select presentations and workshops, poster sessions, playtesting and game modding, and casual play of tabletop games.

We are calling all teachers and graduate students who play or design games/playful interactive activities for your classes to participate or present! Our network emphasizes higher education, but those in the K-12 are encouraged to participate. Both CUNY and non-CUNY participation is welcome. No commercial solicitation will be allowed.

Call for Abstracts

We encourage interactive demonstrations of completed games and playful activities for the classroom. While the online environment may present some challenges for demonstrating your game, all presentations must be interactive in nature, ideally demonstrating the core mechanic of your game/activity. Presenters will also have an opportunity to bring their completed learning games for demos and playtesting on Day 2. This means the only presentations on Day 2 can be demos and playtests. If you are considering submitting for Day 2, please review our expectations for playtests on the main conference page.

Your proposal must include: session format; contact information for the corresponding presenter; name, affiliation, and email address for each additional presenter; title, 400-word abstract (including a 100-word description on how the presentation will be interactive); and special requests (e.g., equipment requirements for Day 2). Please proofread and edit your proposal before submission. Accepted proposals will be published in our conference proceedings.

To submit an abstract or register, please head to Events section of our main web page or follow this link: