Conferences & Events

Registration is now open for two different regional conferences!  

  • For our Sixteenth Annual Faculty Institute at Barnard College (June 9-12), register HERE
  • For our Game Development Conference at Central Michigan University (July 13-16), register HERE.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

2016 Annual Faculty Institute

June 9-12, 2016: We look forward to seeing you at our largest yearly event, where faculty and administrators gather from around the country to learn about "Reacting to the Past."  Institute offerings include intensive workshops on twelve different games, as well as plenary and concurrent sessions that explore issues related to teaching and learning, faculty development, and the future of higher education more generally. 

This year we're pleased to welcome Dr. José Antonio Bowen, President of Goucher College and author of Teaching Naked (Jossey-Bass, 2012), as our Keynote Speaker.

Learn more about this event, or look at details from the 2015 Institute. Registration for the 2016 Institute is now open!

More events are being scheduled right now! If you're interested in hosting a campus workshop or regional conference, please contact Jennifer Worth at or 212-851-2112.

2016 RTTP Game Development Conference

July 13-16, 2016: Faculty interested in game design are encouraged to participate in the annual Game Development Conference (GDC),  hosted by the Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Wednesday, July 13 will be set aside for one-day/one-game play for those new to Reacting to the Past or new to a particular game, and July 14-16 will encompass the GDC itself. More information about the GDC can be found here.

Registration for the 2016 GDC is now open!

Past Events 2015-16

April, 1-3, 2016: Regional Workshop at University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

  • Games offered: London 1854: Cesspits, Cholera, and Conflict over the Broad Street Pump and The American Artists' Congress: 1935-1939

March 18-19 2016: Regional Workshop at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Games offered: The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BCE and America’s Founding: The Constitutional Convention

March 4-5, 2016: Regional Workshop at Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)

  • Games offered: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845 and Changing the Game: Title IX and the American University

February 25-26, 2016: Campus Workshop at University of Indiana - East (Richmond, IN)


  • Game offered: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845 

February 12-13, 2016: Regional Conference at California State University - LA (Los Angeles, California)


  • Game offered:  The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BC

February 5-6, 2016: Campus Workshop at Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA)


  • Game offered: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845 

January 21, 2016: Campus Workshop at College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)


  • Games offered: Constantine and the Council of Nicaea: Defining Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity, 325 CE and Challenging the USDA Food Pyramid, 1991.

October 16-17, 2015: Regional Conference at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • Games offered: Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman and The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BCE

November 7-8, 2015: Campus Workshop at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)


  • Game offered:  Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman