International PlayTrack Conference 2017: Call for poster abstracts

Submit your poster abstracts for the inaugural PlayTrack Conference 2017 - a conference dedicated to understanding better "Playful experiences – designs, characteristics and research". Students may apply for scholarships for travel and accommodation.

2017.09.04 | Karsten Olsen



The PLAYTrack Conference

From December 4-6th 2017, the Interacting Mind Centre (IMC) at Aarhus University is organising the first international PLAYTrack Conference on the theme “Playful experiences – designs, characteristics and research”. PLAYTrack is a 5-year research project at the IMC, funded by the LEGO Foundation and dedicated to exploring the questions of what play and especially playfulness mean and do for our personal performance, development and our interactions with each other.


The conference will dedicate each of the three days to a different perspective on playfull experiences, and across the three days we will consider areas ranging from Childcare and education, Gamification, Organizational Psychology, Product Design, and Social Interaction Design. 


To find more information and a programme for the conference, please follow this link to the event page 


Call for poster abstracts

We invite submissions of abstracts for posters. A poster session is planned at the end of the first two afternoons (aperitivo hour). Posters can represent executed or planned research fitting the conference topic and/or playful design projects. The deadline for the poster application is the 15th of October.

We would also like to announce also 2 Student Scholarships for poster applications, covering travel, accommodation and dinner fees of the winners (only students (including PhD) may apply). 


To submit your poster abstract, please follow this link. Please indicate at the end of the abstract if you want to apply for student scholarship. 


To ensure an intimate space for conversation, conference participation will be restricted to 60 spaces. An optional conference dinner will be organised on the 3rd day of the conference. The cost will be 50 Euro per person, and will be charged in advance during the online registration. 


To register for the conference, please go the the event page


For additional information or inquiries, please contact Katrin Heimann