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Mon, 30 Jan 2023 15:11:51 +0000
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The Games & Gaming Round Table<> (GameRT) of the American Library Association is looking for presenters for its 2023 one-day mini conference to be held on March 31, 2023. The conference will be virtual and free (presenters will join a Zoom session that will be livestreamed and recorded on the GameRT Twitch channel; viewers will watch on Twitch).

The deadline for proposals is end of day February 24, 2023.  To submit a session proposal, please complete this brief form:<> Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="12">

This year's theme is tabletop role playing games (TTRPGs). TTRPGs continue to grow in popularity and now more than ever communities are looking for ways to connect, spaces to play, and new systems to learn. We are interested in presentations that connect TTRPGs to libraries and community building, whether the focus is on collections, programming, or TTRPG culture. Talks need to be relevant to libraries/community building, but  presenters do not need to be library workers to present (we would actually love to hear from gaming industry folks, academics, therapists, etc. on community building topics, too).

Presenters can choose a five-, fifteen-, or thirty-minute presentation, each with a question-and-answer session after.

Possible Presentation Topics (these are example topics, if one speaks to you, feel free to submit a proposal for it!):

  *   Be Kind, Rewind: The Importance of Safety Tools at the Table
  *   Yes, And…: How to Role Play Around with Improv
  *   To Whom It May Concern: An Introduction to Epistolary Games
  *   From BBEG to XP: Best Practices for Big Campaigns
To submit a session proposal, please complete this brief form:<> Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="12" style="background-color: #ffffff;">

Get practice presenting! Share your passion! Geek out with us about TTRPGs!

GameRT's program planning committee will select proposals and send applicants notification of selection by March 3. If accepted, slides/handouts are due March 24.

If you have questions, please contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Kara Reiman
Youth Services Specialist
Region 2 Liaison

242 State St.
Augusta, ME 04330