The Conferences

Every year, the Reacting Consortium collaborates with a variety of colleges and universities around the nation--and the globe--to bring training conferences to faculty, where they play compressed, intensive versions of the games much as student would. In additions these workshops offer sessions on practical matters of game management, grading, and curricular applications.

If you're interested in hosting a campus workshop or regional conference, please contact Administrative Director Jennifer Worth at jworth@barnard.edu.

Upcoming events for 2017-18 Academic Year

April 7-8: Regional Conference at UC-San Diego (San Diego, CA) REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

  • Game offered: The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.E.
  • Rates: TBD

April 20-21: Regional Conference at UM-St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)  REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

  • Games offered: Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791 and Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, & the New Woman
  • Rates: $200 for RC Members; $250 for others (rates increase by $50 as of 4/1/18)
  • A block of rooms will be held for conference registrants at the nearby Drury Inn St. Louis Airport for a preferential rate of $105 a night. 

May 2-3: Regional Conference at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology (Harrisburg, PA)

  • Games offered: TBA
  • Rates: TBD

June 14-17, 2018: Eighteenth Annual Faculty Institute at Barnard College (New York, NY) 

  • Games to be announced in early 2018

July 11-14, 2018: Seventh Annual Game Development Conference at Simpson College (Indianola, IA)

Past Events:

August 16-17, 2016: Campus Workshop at Amarillo College (Amarillo, TX)

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

October 21, 2016: Open Workshop at the Rosa Parks Museum (Montgomery, AL).

  • Game offered: Montgomery 1956: White Supremacy, Civil Rights, and the Bus Boycott  

January 13-14, 2017: Winter Conference at University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

  • Games offered: Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945; Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman; Modernism vs. Traditionalism; Art in Paris, 1888-89​; Patriots, Loyalists and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76; and The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.E.

April 7-8, 2017: Campus Workshop at Ashland University (Ashland, OH)

  • Games offered: Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945 and Patriots, Loyalists and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76

April 8-9, 2017: Regional Conference at University of California, San Diego (San Diego, CA)

  • Game offered: Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791

May 2017: Various Campus Workshops

  • Grand Valley State University, Goucher College, Lehigh University, and University of Puget Sound

June 8-11, 2017: Seventeenth Annual Faculty Institute (New York, NY) 

July 12-15, 2017: Sixth Annual Game Development Conference (Wichita, KS)

October 20-21, 2017: Regional Conference at Carroll University (Waukesha, WI) 

October 28-29, 2017: Regional Conference at George Fox University (Portland, OR)

  • Games offered: Patriots, Loyalists and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76 and The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," and the Catholic Church, 1616-33

January 12-13, 2018: Winter Conference at University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

  • See full details here.

January 26-27, 2018: Hudson Valley Regional Conference at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)

  • Games Offered: Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791
  • Rates: $250 for RC Members; $300 for others

February 9-10: Regional Conference at Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI)

  • Games Offered: Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman and The Trial of Anne Hutchinson: Liberty, Law, and Intolerance in Puritan New England
  • Rates: $195 for RC Members; $245 for others (rates increase by $50 as of 1/15/18)