Smart designers know that games and activities can involve adults in learning and connecting like no other method. The exponential growth in on-line games and game meet-ups shows how much we’re into games. Combine that with research that demonstrates the power of games to engage attendees, impact learning and retention, spark creative juices and build teams and community – and you’ve got a rulebook for success.
But how do you create games that are relevant, participatory, content-rich, and most of all – work? Come learn the fundamentals of designing games – that can be played with or without technology – and will work for you and your attendees. Prepare to get YOUR game on!
The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session
- Bolster your confidence in using games and activities, by gaining an understanding of how game mechanics work
- Discover tools to design your own non-technology games for your meetings
- Immerse yourself in a game-playing, learning-by-doing workshop
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Relevant, engaging and interactive. Sharon Fisher is the CEO/Chief IdeaSparker of Play with a Purpose, a company devoted to creating more fun, creative and hands-on meetings. The Orlando Chamber of Commerce named her company one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Orlando, proving that her passion for play works.
With clients like Disney, GSK, Feld Entertainment, Microsoft, Met Life, the Daytona Speedway and even the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission, thinking different is a part of daily life. Since she believes the back of napkins is still the best place to get new ideas, she spends lots of time brainstorming while drinking wine. A 2x Guinness World Record Holder, Sharon PROMISES you’ll participate, laugh, learn and leave with dozens of fresh ideas from her presentation.
This is Sharon’s first year presenting at Mindcamp.
All sessions in this timeslot:
- Biodanza or wabi dancing (Sophie Harvey)
- Deep Listening Sonic awareness meditation (Paul Groncki)
- Game On! (Sharon Fisher)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Funny Celebrating perfect imperfection (Alison Cohen, Megan Mitchell)
- The Museum of Me (Lisa Baxter)
- The Wabi-Sabi Brain Or how to love the perfectly imperfect mind (Marc Hurwitz)
- Wabi-Sabi Poutine Can interculturality be a part of the challenge? (Jerome Faytre)
- Word Up! Clear language that inspires (Emily Nichols, Lee Kitchen)