The ARIS Summit was a huge success!


Come out and play at the Annual ARIS Summit

June 10, 2014 8:30am–4:30pm

Madison, Wisconsin!

It’s Year Two so we are going bigger and better…we have more room, more time, and more space for more projects and more fun! Like last year, we are hosted as a full-day track within the Playful Learning portion of the Games+Learning+Society Conference.

Questions? Need Help? Contact David Gagnon (


Register for the ARIS Summit by registering for the Playful Learning Summit and selecting the all-day ARIS option.

Got something to share? This summit will give you a chance to share your experiences with other ARISers. Just fill out this form and let us know your project name and a general idea of what you’d like to do.


The general format will repeat last year’s winning formula of micro-presentations followed by breakout sessions on specific topics. Details will be updated here as they become available.

8:30-9:00 Welcome and Announcements Grab your name badge and conference materials in Memorial Union, then head next door to the Red Gym (looks like an armory). We’re meeting in On Wisconsin A .
9-10 Micro-presentations I

  1. Exploring the Affordances of Situated and Game-based Learning with ARIS — Adrian Hodge: University of Hull
  2. Local Games Lab: ABQ — Chris Holden: University of New Mexico
  3. Jewish Time Jump: New York — Owen Gottlieb: ConverJent
  4. Explorez — Bernadette Perry: University of Victoria, BC
  5. Play the Past – Jennifer Sly: Minnesota Historical Society
  6. Paris Occupé — Terri Nelson: Cal State University, San Bernardino
  7. ARIT: An experiment in augmented reality interactive theory — Laini Kavaloski, Jon McKenzie: University of Wisconsin–Madison
  8. WeBIRD – David Gagnon: University of Wisconsin – Madison
10-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Micro-presentations II

  • Game A Day at the Botanical Garden — Póti Quartiero Gavillon, Cleci Maraschin, Carlos Baum, Renata Kroeff, Raquel Salcedo Gomes: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Horror on the Ridges — Seann Dikkers, Rebecca Fischer: Ohio University, Gamingmatter Labs
  • School Scene Investigators: The Case of the Mystery Powder — Denise Bressler: Lehigh University
  • Boy Scouts Merit Badge Game Design — Susan and Erik Lynch: Boy Scouts of America
  • Sustainable U — Tim Lindstrom: University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Teaching with Primary Sources — Janet Austiff, Lucianne Brown: Governors State University and Manteno Middle School
  • VicTopia: Campus of the Future — David Leach: University of Victoria
11:30-12:15 ARIS Editor 2.0, Design and Feedback
12:15-1:30 Lunch with Playful Learning Summit
1:30-2:30 Breakout Topics Round 1:

  • Editor Design Feedback – David Gagnon
  • Making Games People Want to Play – Chris Holden
  • Advanced Conversation Scripts – Phil Dougherty
  • ARIS 101 Workshop (pt 1) – Jim Mathews and Caroline Harden
2:30-3:30 Breakout Topics Round 2:

  • ARIS Indoors or in Museums – Denise Bressler and Jennifer Sly
  • ARIS as a tool to support Design Based Research – Owen Gottlieb
  • HTML5 and Javascript in ARIS – Phil Dougherty
  • ARIS 101 Workshop (pt 2)
3:30-4:30 Breakout Topics Round 3:

  • Developing the ARIS Community – Chris Holden
  • Telling Compelling Stories with AR games – Laini Kavaloski and Denise Bressler
  • Facilitating Learning through Design – Jim Mathews and David Gagnon
4:30 Wrap up – David Gagnon

Want to watch the Micro-presentations remotely? Join the 2014 ARIS Summit Livestream !