RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016

by Hawke Robinson published 2016/01/12 17:00:00 GMT-7, last modified 2023-02-05T09:54:36-07:00
Here is some additional information on the upcoming conferences I am planning to attend in the first half of 2016. This includes the topics of presentation/discussion at each, schedule, location, etc.

Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference


Pre-conference Social

Schedule: January 28th, 2016, 5:00 pm to ...

Location: McMenamin’s Tavern & Pool - 1716 NW 23rd, Portland, OR 97210

Main Conference

Attendance Type: Presentation.

Conference Presentation (90 minutes, 2:20 pm to 3:50 pm): "Using Role-playing Games (RPG) as an Invention Modality from the Therapeutic Recreation / Recreational Therapy Perspective."

Schedule: January 29th, 2016, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Location: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210


2016 Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference (PCA/ACA)


Schedule: March 22nd through 25th, 2016

Location: Seattle, Washington.

Attendance Type: Guest (I am only attending, not presenting at this event).

NOTE I ended up unable to attend due to life-threatening illness.


Washington State Therapeutic Recreation 17th Annual Conference (WSTRACon XVII)


Attendance Type: Presentation.

Conference Presentation: 90 minutes. "Role-Playing Games as Intervention Modalities to Achieve Therapeutic & Educational Goals for
Individuals & Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective."

Schedule: April 2nd, 2016

Location: Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington.


Living Games Conference


Texas State University (TSU) Pre-conference Academic Event

Attendance Type: Academic Paper Submission & Discussion.

Topic: "Therapeutic & Educational Uses of Role-Playing Games as Intervention Modalities for Individuals & Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective"

Schedule: May 19th, 2016

Location: Texas State University

NOTE, I was unable to attend in person due to life-threatening health issues. The essay paper for this event was submitted for peer review and rejected as the draft was, and I didn't have time at the time to make the needed changes to the paper. The non-academic track (not peer reviewed) related slideshow and recorded audio/video were accepted for presentation at the event (albeit a poorly done video that was painfully accelerated to squeeze into the allotted time).

Main Conference

Attendance Type: Guest, & Potential Presentations, Potential Panels, Potential Round tables.

Pending Possible Topics That I May Be Involved (pending approval still): 

  • Consideration of Neurodiversity and RPGs.
  • Designing & Implementing RPGs for At-risk & Troubled Youth and Adolescents.
  • Considerations & Adaptations for Participation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing in LARP & Other RPGs.
  • Designing & Implementing All Forms of RPG for People with Brain Injuries, to Aid in Accelerating the "Neuroplasticity" Related Recovery Process.

Schedule: May 20th through 22nd, 2016

Location: Austin, Texas.


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