The conference is part of our exciting 2 year international project funded by ERASMUS on gaming and youth work, and, together with partners from UK and Greece we are hugely excited to host a range of international and Irish speakers to explore the potential of games to inspire, to motivate and to positively impact on the lives of young people.
To showcase and nurture the potential of games to inspire, to motivate and to positively impact on the lives of young people.
The conference will actively engage participants in creative collaboration and discussion on local and global development informed by youth work principles of equality, justice and social inclusion. The content and format of the conference will be particularly aimed at inspiring young people and at those working with young people aged between 12 and 25. The conference will have a strong emphasis on encouraging action on the issues highlighted as well as encouraging follow on and collaboration between participants.
To encourage and equip Youth Workers in the creative use of games in their youth work practice through presentations, demonstrations and workshops.
To give young people, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds, an opportunity to experience the transformative potential of games by playing with and speaking with games developers.
To inspire participants through experiencing games designed specifically to present, explore, and respond to contemporary issues facing young people.
To develop a community of practice in the use of games in Global youth work
DAY 1: Focusing on Youth Workers, Development Educators, Games Designers Academics and Educators
DAY 2: Focusing on Young people having the opportunity to meet games designers and explore and design games.
You can be an expert or you can be a beginner but you will be prepared to explore the potential of games!