DiGRA 2017 has 6 workshops that are held in the two days prior to the main conference. (Note that three originally advertised workshops – not listed below – were canceled. See full list here). Attendance at the workshops is included with your conference registration, but some of the workshops require a separate registration for planning purposes.

Note these workshops are held at The University of Melbourne and RMIT campuses, and not the Swinburne Univeristy campus where the main conference is held on July 4-6. Both campuses are right in the heart of the city and are accessible by public transportation.

Sunday July 2, 2017 – The University of Melbourne, PAR-Arts West North Wing-256

Gaming the Systems: Towards a More Inclusive DiGRA

Organisers: Darshana Jayemanne, Souvik Mukherjee and Alyea Sandovar
Planning committee: Sian Beavers, Mahli-Ann Butt, Kyrie Caldwell, Hanli Geyser, Alison Harvey, Rebecca Rouse, Adrienne Shaw
Facilitator: Adrienne Shaw
Time Block: 12pm – 5pm
Attendance Policy: Open to all DiGRA attendees, but email organizers (

Monday July 3, 2017 – RMIT University, City Campus, Building 9

Morning Block (9am to 1pm)

Gaming Beyond the Digital Divide: Video Games and Game Cultures of the Global South

Organisers: Phillip Penix-Tadsen
Time Block: 9am – 1pm

Locating the Child in Digital Games Research

Organisers: Jane Mavoa, Bjorn Nansen
Time Block: 9am – 1pm
Attendance Policy: Open to all DiGRA attendees, just show up on the day

Afternoon Block (2pm – 6pm)

Boardgame Studies Round Table Workshop

Organisers: Melissa Rogerson, Dr Stewart Woods
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Time Block: 2pm – 6pm

Contemporary Videogames and the Museum: What’s Next?

Organisers: Sarah Brin, Michael McMaster, Helen Stuckey, Douglas Wilson
Time Block: 2pm – 6pm
Attendance Policy: Open to all DiGRA attendees, but email organizers (

Regional eSports: Growth and Barriers

Organisers: Robbie Fordyce, Martin Gibbs, Emma Witkowski & Marcus Carter
Time Block: 2pm – 6pm
Attendance Policy: Open to all DiGRA attendees, but register online