Next DiGRA 2009 conference in the UK

Word got out that the next DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association) conference 2009 will take place in the UK, hosted by Brunel University, West London, United Kingdom. It is themed “Breaking New Ground: Innovation in Games, Play, Practice and Theory” and the first Call for Papers goes as follows:

The South of Britain Consortium are pleased to announce the first Call for Papers for the Digital Games Research Association 2009. DiGRA is an organization that embraces all aspects of game studies, and the conference aims to provide a diverse platform for discussion, and a lively forum for debate. We therefore welcome papers from any discipline focused on any aspect of games, play, game culture and the games industry. The conference will be the fourth DiGRA conference, following Utrecht, Vancouver and Tokyo, and welcomes contributions from scholars working in any area of interest to the association. The official business of the Subject Association will also be conducted at the conference.

The Conference invites the following proposals for consideration:

  • Individual or Collaborative Papers
  • Panels
  • Workshops
  • Posters
  • Graduate Student Roundtable Papers
  • Individual or collaborative papers
  • Panel proposals
  • Workshops
  • Poster sessions

You should also indicate in which of the following strands your research falls:

  • Games Culture
  • Games and Commerce
  • Games Aesthetics
  • Games Technology
  • Games Education
  • Games Design
  • Games and Public Policy
  • Games and Theory

The conference will run from September 1-4, 2009 and other key dates are:
Deadline for all abstracts and workshop/panel/symposia proposals: Friday 17 April 5pm GMT
Deadline for full papers for inclusion in digital proceedings: Friday 26 June 2009 5pm GMT
Notification of abstract acceptance: June 1 2009

Let’s hope that they will also make a paper template available soon enough.


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  1. Recently there was an update on key dates at the DiGRA website:

    Deadline for all submissions for presentation at the conference (includes full papers, abstracts and workshop/panel/symposia proposals): Friday 6 March 5pm GMT

    Deadline for full papers for inclusion in digital proceedings: Friday 26 June 2009 5pm GMT

    Notification of acceptance: June 1 2009

    Deadline for booking on-campus accommodation: June 30 2009

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