Ludic Engagement Designs for All: LEDA 2007
29-30 November 2007
Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

LEDA 2007 have confirmed four keynote speakers for their November conference along with their second call for papers.

The conference will focus on user’s interactive, play and learning experiences in relation to toys and games discussing concepts and characteristics of aesthetics and design in relation to the ludic engagement.

LEDA 2007 promises to be an informal and highly interactive symposium with distinguished invited speakers and session leaders on specific topics, and demonstrations. A cross-disciplinary event it will be organized around presentations of empirical, theoretical and methodological nature which will be supplemented by interactive sessions and demos.

Keynote speakers confirmed are:

* Caroline Hummels: PhD and researcher at the Technical University of Eindhoven, Department of Industrial Design, Designing Quality in Interaction
* Katie Salen: Executive Director of the non-profit organization Gamelab Institute of Play, as well as an Associate Professor in the Design and Technology program, Parsons the New School for Design
* Patrice Chazerand: Secretary General of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE)
* Staffan Selander: PhD, Professor at Stockholm Institute of Education and head of the research group DidaktikDesign

The symposium will be held in parallel with the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2007) and the International Conference ArtAbilitation 2007.

The deadline for submissions of papers and/or interactive sessions is 15th August 2007.

More info on the event can be found at