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October 2008

Meaningful Play Conference 2008 - Brief Highlights

INTRODUCTION

The Meaningful Play Conference took place at Michigan State University between October 9 and 11, 2008. The three day event featured a wealth of presenters, panels, papers, and posters. Attendees came from a diverse range of disciplines, including K-12 education, academics, entertainment, and private industry. The broad purpose of Meaningful Play 2008 was to investigate the potential of the digital gaming medium to be used for "serious" agendas, such as education, social awareness/change, and artistic expression.