Community College of Philadelphia

The Video Gaming & Society Conference, Nov. 20

Posted on November 12, 2019

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA HOSTS STUDENT ORGANIZED CONFERENCE
Local experts speak on global video game culture
Video Gaming & Society: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, 9 AM – 4 PM
C2-28, Center for Business and Industry at Community College of Philadelphia

The Video Gaming & Society Conference is a student run event lead by Dr. Rick Frei of the Psychology Department at CCP. The conference, which aims to facilitate community discussion through education, free and open to the public, taking place on Wednesday November 20th in roomC2-28 at Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry (1751 Callowhill, 19130).

Every semester for over 10 years, Dr. Rick Frei’s Research Methods class has conducted a large-scale citywide survey on a topic relevant to Philadelphia and then organized a conference to present the results and invite other speakers to educate the community on the topic. In the past, projects have been done on the soda tax, snitching, sexting, and cyberbullying. This semester the students are looking at the relationship between gaming and academic performance and will present the results of their research at this day-long event.

Speakers for the Video Gaming & Society Conference include:

  • Tony Rowe, Drexel University, Entrepreneurial Game Studio
  • Dr. Frank J. Lee, Director, Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio
  • Dr. Rick Frei’s Descriptive Research Class Project, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Jumaani Haskins, Cultural Anthropologist, Arcadia
  • Dr. Calion Lockridge , Community College of Philadelphia
  • Shawn Pierre, Philly Game Mechanics

The Video Gaming & Society Conference is free & open to the public. For logistical information, click here.

This event is sponsored by the PSY 110 Descriptive Research Methods class and the Department of Psychology, Education, and Human Services at CCP. For more information about past projects please visit the class’s Facebook Group or the Wikipedia Page on which the original project has been featured.

To request additional information, schedule interviews, or learn about the conference, please contact: Dr. Rick Frei at rfrei@ccp.edu, (267) 809-3046 or Kara LaFleur at karaslafleur@gmail.com, (215) 740-5177.


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