Please note: Like everyone, the Reacting Consortium is aware of the rapidly changing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will announce changes to our currently-scheduled events as they are made.
Below is a list of our upcoming conferences, workshops, and presentations. The list will be updated with further details including games, locations, and content as the Consortium finalizes event planning.
The Reacting Consortium Board, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to bar any person from the Reacting Faculty Lounge on Facebook and from participation in any RTTP event, including, but not limited to, the annual Summer Institute at Barnard College.
Fall 2020 Online Programming
Each of the following games will be offered synchronously during the fall of 2020:
October 23-24: Chicago, 1968 (GM: Nick Proctor)
Register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/chicago68
November 20-21: Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945 (GMs: Mark Carnes and Lopita Nath)
Register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/india-1945
Each game will begin with an orientation/how-to session on Friday evening. The game itself will run over the entirety of the day on Saturday, beginning in the morning and ending in the evening (with breaks included).
Specific schedules may vary for each game, and will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
Microgames can be a great way to introduce students to active learning or role playing. Many professors also use microgames as a low-stakes early class session, or as sort of 'auditions' for casting longer Reacting games. This microgame, Making History, requires no preparation, and your materials will be shared with you immediately during your play session. Several 90-minute sessions will be offered throughout the month of September; for more information and to register, please go to this link: https://reacting.regfox.com/septmicrogame.
We will be offering a weekly series of webinars focusing on some of our most popular games. These sessions will help prepare participants to use the active learning pedagogy, and the particular games, online. We will discuss best practices for using the games in virtual classes, how to translate game mechanics online, and highlight key considerations for both synchronous and asynchronous platforms (including slack and video conferencing). Experienced Reacting professors and game authors will lead the discussions and answer questions. For those unfamiliar with the particular games in any format, there will be additional (optional) sessions beforehand to introduce the game's themes and structures. Recordings of each webinar will be available to purchase. Below is the schedule of webinars, noting the games on which they will focus, for the month of September (all times Eastern):
- September 3 at noon (optional intro session at 11:30am): The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.E.
- Register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/athensonline
- September 10 at noon (optional intro session at 11:30am): Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76
- Register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/1776-online
- September 16 at noon (optional intro session at 11:30am): Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791
- Register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/frenchrev
- September 24 at 8pm (optional intro session at 7:30pm): Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89
- Register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/artinparis-online
- September 30 at noon (optional intro session at 11:30am): Climate Change in Copenhagen, 2009
- Register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/climate-online
More interactive sessions will be offered in October and November, and will be listed here as soon as they are announced.
- September 3, 10, & 16 at 4:30pm ET: "Using Slack for Online Reacting"
- See more details and register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/slacksesh
- September 9 & 24 at 4:30pm ET: "Using Zoom for Online Reacting"
- See more details and register here: https://reacting.regfox.com/interactive-zoom
January 15-17, 2021: Fifth Annual Winter Conference at UGA
Save the dates!
(Below image from 2011 Annual Institute.)