Academy 2023 Programme

Please note: The conference language is predominantly German. Simultaneous translation into English is planned for the lectures. Working groups will probably not be multilingual.

Start: Friday, 5 May 2023 at 3 pm
End: Saturday, 6 May 2023 at 5 pm

Friday, 5 May 2023

14:00 Arrival and registration
14:30 Welcome cafe
15:00 Welcome
15:20 Introductory game, creative introduction
16:00 Online impulse lecture on the annual theme “Playing with passion – gaining self-confidence”.
Dr. Gerald Hüther, neurobiologist: online keynote speech 

16:45 Marble groups for individual reflection
17:00 Coffee
17:20 “FishBowl” for in-depth reflection
18:00 Humoresque summary of the day and outlook
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Varied evening programme
Saturday, 6 May 2023
09:15 Warming up
09:40 Welcome for the day

09:45 Four short impulse lectures from different perspectives

Acted out emotions in the game
What role do passions and emotions play in the development of children and young people and what supportive contribution can play make?
Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Armin Krenz, social pedagogue and psychotherapist

Acquiring skills through play
How can “self-awareness” be promoted and emotional-social competence be acquired through play?
Christina Valentiner-Branth, family therapis, expert in social games, Head of the Board Game Academy

Attitude promotes development
What is the role of educators and what competences and basic attitudes are needed?
Marietheres Waschk, social pedagogue, educational consultant for play pedagogy. Member of the Forum Spielpädagogik association

My rules – your rules – our game
What contribution can play as an experience make to living together in society?
Prof. Dr. Jens Junge, economist and games researcher

11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Working groups
with the speakers of the impulse lectures

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Game to wake up and digest
14:00 Presentation of important ideas from the morning working groups
14:15 Working groups with the speakers of the impulse lectures and other participants

15:45 Coffee break
Wordcloud: Statements and theses from the working groups
Ideas tree: What do I take with me for Spielmarkt 2024? 

16:15 Perspective
16:30 Playful farewell: Passion and play with Joao Albertini

17:00 End and departure