Wisconsin Review

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I mentioned before that I spent all last week in Madison, Wisconsin at the Games Learning Society meeting. It could not have been a prettier setting. I'm sure I would be singing a different tune had it been January instead of June. The weather was perfect and the U of Wisconsin campus is lakeside and so pretty. This is Memorial Union, the building where the conference was held all week.

And this is the view from the back of that building

We stayed in a nice campus hotel with nightly turndown service with chocolate and a handwritten weather forecast for the next day. They also turned your alarm clock radio on to classical music each night which was a little odd and slightly alarming to come home to.

The conference did not start until 9 each day and the weather was so nice, and not humid, so we were able to get out and run or walk each morning. If only all runs involved that kind of weather and views of state capitols and DG houses...I would be in much better shape.

After a day of talks and breakout sessions, evenings were spent playing nerdy board games in the arcade, like Ticket to Ride and Settlers.

The primary reason we went was to learn more about the field of serious games and begin to introduce the serious game we have been developing over the past couple of years here at HudsonAlpha Education Outreach. I am really glad we were able to go because we learned a ton and got really good feedback about Touching Triton and have a better sense of where it fits in the bigger landscape.

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