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.
November 9th, 2019: One-day RTTP Workshop at Boston University
Game offered: Bacon's Rebellion and the Birth of American Racism, 1676
Bacon’s Rebellion (game in development) transports the classroom to Jamestown for the Virginia Grand Assembly in 1676 to deliberate about the “Indian Problem.” Once regarded by early scholars as a precursor to the American Revolution War, Bacon’s Rebellion symbolized and epitomized the patriot’s enlightened revolutionary ideals through a premature uprising against the tyranny of hierarchical rule. Modern scholars argue in favor of an approach that focuses more on America’s original sin: the terrible transformation from a society with slaves to a slave society. Game author Verdis Robinson will serve as Game Master.
Click here to read more and register for the microworkshop, which is open to all!
November 8, 2019: One-day RTTP Workshop at East Carolina University
January 18-19, 2020: Winter Conference at University of Georgia
The United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) and the Question of Israel, 1947 (a new Open Educational Resource game) :
UNSCOP and the Question of Israel, 1947 sets the action at the withdrawal of the British from Palestine, in a time of violent unrest. Zionists and Arabs each claim right to a the land based on history, culture, and geopolitics. The UN's Special Committee has been called to assess the situation and make recommendations to the General Assembly about what should happen. Will one state prevail or the other, or will a compromise be reached? Can a compromise be reached? The impact of their decisions could resound throughout the area for decades to come.
NOTE: UNSCOP is in the early stages of development. Those playing this game should keep in mind that elements of the game may be underdeveloped at this stage, and that upon completion of the game they will be asked to provide feedback on how the game can be improve.
For complete information on the 2020 Winter Conference, please follow this link.
January 10, 2020: Micro-workshop at Indiana University - Kokomo
Game offered: Bomb the Church: Saving Art or Saving Lives?
January 31-February 1, 2020: Regional Conference at SUNY-Geneseo
Game offered: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution, 1845
March 6, 2020: Campus Workshop at University of South Carolina
Games offered: TBA
May 21-22, 2020: Regional Conference at Central Connecticut State University
Rage Against the Machine: Technology, Rebellion, and Industrial Revolution:
Rage Against the Machine is set in the period of wage crisis, class conflict, and rapid technological change in Manchester, England during the early Industrial Revolution. Players debate about industrialization, unemployment, labor exploitation and the impact of technology, drawing from key historical texts by Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Robert Owen.
Food Fight: Challenging the USDA Food Pyramid, 1991:
Food Fight is set in a 1991 Congressional hearing to evaluate the work of the USDA in developing the Food Pyramid. This document angered various interest groups in agribusiness and some nutritional experts. This chapter-length RTTP game is intended for use in popular food/nutrition general education science courses and introductory chemistry and biology courses.
June 11-14 2020: Twentieth Annual Faculty Institute at Barnard College
Games offered: TBA
July 2020: Game Development Conference
Games offered: TBA
(Below image from 2011 Annual Institute.)