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CUNY Games Conference 4.0: The Interactive Course

January 22, 2018 - January 23, 2018

The CUNY Games Conference is a two-day event to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education. The first day of the conference focuses on interactive presentations, and the second day consists of low-key game design, playtesting, and gameplay.

Game-based pedagogy incorporates some of the best aspects of collaborative, active, and inquiry-based learning. With the growing maturity of game-based learning in higher education, the focus has shifted from whether games are appropriate for higher education to how games can be best used to bring real pedagogical benefits and encourage student-centered education. The CUNY Games Network is dedicated to encouraging research, scholarship, and teaching in this developing field. We aim to bring together all stakeholders: faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and game designers. Both CUNY and non-CUNY participation is welcome.

Who we are: The CUNY Games Network is composed of over 100 educators from a wide range of CUNY campuses and disciplines. Our members are interested in games, simulations, and other forms of interactive teaching. We seek to facilitate the pedagogical uses of both digital and non-digital games in higher education and to encourage research and scholarship in the dynamic and growing field of game-based learning. Our steering committee consists of a multi-disciplinary group of CUNY faculty and staff.

Questions? Get in touch at contactcunygames@gmail.com!



You must register to attend the main conference on January 22nd. Additional events occurring on January 23rd will be announced soon, and these events do not require registration. Online registration will continue until January 22nd.

Attendees can register in advance using PayPal and credit cards, or register at the door using checks. All checks must be made out to “The City University of New York Graduate Center General Fund.” Please put “CUNY Games Network” in the memo section of the check. Because the conference is highly likely to sell out, advance registration is recommended.

*The event is Jan 22 & 23. The advance registration deadline is Dec 1*

ADVANCED REGISTRATION (Before Dec 1st, 5 pm)

  • $35 for Full-Time faculty / Staff
  • $25 for Part-Time faculty, non-CUNY students.
  • CUNY students are free (Limited tickets available).


  • $45 for Full-Time faculty / Staff
  • $35 for Part-Time faculty, non-CUNY students.
  • CUNY students are free (Limited tickets available).

Visit this link to purchase tickets.


January 22, 2018
January 23, 2018
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CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States