HEVGA European Symposium

The Higher Education Video Game Alliance Are you a game educator with an interest in connecting with other educators across the globe? Are you willing to share your experience and insights to improve the field? Join the Higher Education Video Game Alliance on Gotland in June!

In collaboration with HEVGA chair Miriam Eladhari, HEVGA Executive Director Jonathan Elmergreen, the 2018 symposium will focus on three primary topics:

  • Suggesting an agenda for the newly established European Council to represent us effectively in the global Alliance.
  • A practical strengthening of the Alliance through Erasmus agreements.
  • The start of a Research School at postgraduate level. This is a little more ambitious; we intend to construct a framework for a European Research School such that the idea is “application ready” in the event of finance being available.

Your university does not need to be a HEVGA member to participate in the symposium!

Event outline:

5-6th of June: Gotland Game Conference
For those who purchase the combo-badge, we look forward to seeing you at the conference a couple of days before the symposium start!

7th of June: Symposium Day 1: Presentations
Presentations are listed as they are accepted. Have something to share? Want to give a micro-talk? Click through and submit your idea!

8th of June: Symposium Day 2: Work meeting
A meeting led by HEVGA, to explore how to create a platform that can further establish a European games community in higher education.

Registered participants

NameOrganizationTitle / role
Doris RuschDePaul UniversityGame designer and Researcher
Richard BartleEssex UniversityProfessor
Jonathan ElmergreenHEVGAExecutive Director
Mike SellersIndiana UniversityDirector, Game Design Program
Robert BrännströmLuleå tekniska Universitet
Mirjam Palosaari EladhariSödertörn University / HEVGASenior Lecturer
Stephane MullerUniversity of California Irvine DCEDirector of Business Programs Department
Lissa Holloway-AttawayUniversity of SkövdeAssociate Professor
Björn Berg MarklundUniversity of Skövde
Madeleine Andrée SärlandUppsala UniversityAdministrative Coordinator
Ulf BenjaminssonUppsala UniversityLecturer
Mariam ForsmarkUppsala UniversityGame Design Teacher
Camilla von PaykullUppsala University
Alvin O'SullivanUppsala UniversityUniversitetsadjunkt
Johan ErikssonUppsala UniversityLecturer
Emma ProwseUppsala UniversityJunior Lecturer
Masaki HayashiUppsala UniversitySenior lecturer
Nataska StathamUppsala UniversityAdjunct Lecturer
Ernest W AdamsUppsala University Universitetslektor
Adam MayesUppsala UniversityLecturer
Henrik WarpefeltUppsala UniversityAssistant Professor
Michal KabátUniversity of St. Cyril and MethodiusLecturer
Zdenko MagoUniversity of St. Cyril and MethodiusAssistant Professor
Martin SolíkUniversity of St. Cyril and MethodiusAssistant Professor
Gregory P. GarveyQuinnipiac UniversityProfessor & Director
Marge Robam

Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, EUAS MainorHead of Curricula, lecturer
Steven Bachelder Uppsala UniversityProfessor in Artistic Expression
Josefine WestborgInteraktionskontoretGames pedagogue
Jakob Berglund RogertUppsala UniversityDirector of Studies
Arash KällmarkLuleå tekniska UniversitetLecturer
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