The overall structure of the conference is coming together nicely. We begin with a fairly structured first day offering the opportunity to dive deep into a topic of your choice and build some skills. Moving to the second day, we incorporate more content from you the community with our game tournament and hands on clinics. The third day is entirely participant driven agenda using open space systems.
Please note that we are still finalizing the conference schedule. As this process progresses, we will revise the structure and add precise times for sessions.
Day 1 - Thursday, April 14th
Keynote: Luke Hohmann, "Solving Problems with Innovation Games®"
Deep Dive Sessions
- Willem Larsen, "The 'Where Are Your Keys?' Fluency Game"
- Michael McCullough & Don McGreal "Agile Game Incubator"
- Xavier Quesada, "Visual Games for Agile Teams"
- Adam Sroka, "Coding Katas"
- Jean Tabaka and Ben Carey, "Team Learning through Games"
Day 2 - Friday, April 15th
- Keynote: Jacqueline Lloyd Smith, "Strategic Play™ with LEGO® Serious Play®"
- Open Game Tournament
Attendees are invited to propose and facilitate their own games in a series of sessions to be played and evaluated by your fellow participants. (Learn more about our call for games)
- Hands-On Solution Clinics
Bring your real-life situations to work with a facilitator and a small group of participants to put some of these practices into work. We will be featuring clinics using the following techniques
- Innovation Games®, qualitative research and problem solving techniques focused on the use of collaborative play with customers, colleagues, partners and the community at large.
- StrategicPlay™ powered by LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, a hands-on, minds on interactive tool that uses whole brain thinking
- Evening Reception
An evening reception in the Microsoft Commons overlooking the
Charles River will give you a chance to exchange ideas and network while enjoying a wonderful view of Boston.
Day 3 - Saturday, April 16th
Open Space, convened by Jay Vogt
Now will be your opportunity to play the role of co-creator and innovator. Using Open Space Technology, the entire day will be dedicated to allowing participants to self-organize and build upon their learning at the conference. Open Space allows individuals to tailor the day to whatever it is they are hoping to achieve. Some people will develop new games, some people may build upon games and skills learned at the conference, others will go in entirely new directions.