DiGRA Australia National Conference 2021: How’s it going?
February 9-10, 2021 – Zooming to you from Melbourne, Australia
In 2021, the DiGRAA conference will be fully online – and of course it’s also free. We’ll still have a mix of academic presentations as well as opportunities to meet other games researchers – plus plenty of informal, playful social events as well as panels on some of the big questions that we are all facing. There’s no theme, but we do want to know how you’re getting on.
We know that for many people, 2020 has been stressful. For many of us, the DiGRAA conference in February was the last time we attended an academic conference in person, the last time we saw friends and colleagues (especially from interstate) other than over Zoom. Maybe the last thing that you want to do is write another paper or extended abstract about research that didn’t happen quite as fast or as successfully as you’d hoped. But we don’t want you to go missing! We’re making DiGRAA even more accessible this year.
There are three ways to submit to DiGRAA this year.
Tell us about your research. What are you working on, what has you stumped? 100-200 words, plain text. Abstract submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee. They will not be archived on the DiGRAA website.
Accepted Abstracts will be presented as a 5-minute pre-recorded video and a subsequent live group discussion time.
- Extended Abstracts
This is the way that most of us submit to DiGRAA. Up to 800 words on the DiGRAA template. Submissions should be anonymised. These will be reviewed by the organising committee and will be archived on the DiGRAA website.
Accepted Extended Abstracts will be presented as a 10-minute pre-recorded video and a subsequent live group question time.
- Full Papers
We don’t get a lot of full paper submissions to DiGRAA. We don’t encourage them either – but we know that sometimes you need to submit somewhere. Usually it’s about travel funding, but this year it might be about meeting a milestone for your PhD. If you need to submit a full paper, please submit an anonymised paper to the “full papers” track. It will be blind peer reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Accepted Full Papers will be presented as a 10-minute pre-recorded video and a subsequent live group question time.
To ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to present their work at the conference, only one submission may be made per lead author, and individuals may only present one paper during the conference. There is no limit on secondary authorship.
From 2020, DiGRA Australia is implementing a ‘grey list’ policy for accepted submissions that are withdrawn with no reason provided, or for which the presenter simply does not attend. Please familiarise yourself with the specifics of this policy here.
Please submit via Easychair here.
All submissions due: Friday November 27th 2020, 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time. We will close Easychair after midnight on Sunday November 29th but please do not work through the weekend to prepare a submission! We have already pushed this as late as we can; there will not be an extension of this deadline.
Paper and abstract decisions: Wednesday 16th December 2020.
Video presentations due: Monday, 1st February 2021
Full Papers and Extended Abstracts will be archived on the DiGRAA website. Videos (subject to permissions) will be published in a dedicated YouTube channel. Aligning with DiGRAA social media policy, you will have the option to NOT have your video archived.
Conference Organising Committee
Chairs: Dr Melissa Rogerson & Associate Professor Martin Gibbs