Game On: The Role of Games and Play in the Workplace
Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Games and playing have been foundational in developing team dynamics, encouraging learning, and generating creative ideas since we were all on the playground. We're all pre-programmed to connect through play.
This talk will explore the role games play in developing a cohesive environment in the workplace. Lately, co-locating spaces have been moving toward more relaxed, playful environments, with table tennis, video games, and board games all as part of the space. Games and play can not only have a huge impact on the work environment itself, but on the culture and the creative potential of employees as well. How can we help this culture evolve inside of a complex organization?
Glenn Carrere has been playing games since his dad accidently left the Sega Master System on. He grew up in Los Angeles, the oldest of five children, and discovered the joy of learning and teaching...Show the rest
Glenn Carrere has been playing games since his dad accidently left the Sega Master System on. He grew up in Los Angeles, the oldest of five children, and discovered the joy of learning and teaching board, video, and card games in his family living room where heated matches of games ranging from Pictionary to Mario Party took place. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelors of Arts in American Studies and his copy of Taboo was responsible for earning half his freshman floor a noise violation.
Glenn moved to Chicago in 2008, after living and working in Oakland for a year and most recently worked at the University of Chicago. During his career at U of C, he worked with students, staff, and faculty to plan events such as Orientation, Family Weekend, and Homecoming and served on the admissions committee for the Chicago Booth School of Business. His work emphasized building student engagement and creating community.
In addition to games, Glenn enjoys comedy, nerdcore, and having far too in-depth conversations about the human experience (read: superheroes). His favorite group game of all time is Guesstures and he’s recently been teaching Codenames to anyone who will listen.Hide the rest
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Matt started his first company with the management of comic book conventions and the realization that he geeks out at people geeking out. He's since help run some of the largest conventions in the ...Show the rest
Matt started his first company with the management of comic book conventions and the realization that he geeks out at people geeking out. He's since help run some of the largest conventions in the world, from comic cons - like Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo and New York Comic Con - to idea sharing events like Chicago Ideas Week. He strongly believes in the collaborative circulation of ideas. Being active in the Chicago startup community and in numerous local schools (high school to graduate level), he gives talks and support to the growing entrepreneurial community there. He's a twice over graduate from the Illinois Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth. In addition to starting his own gaming convention in Chicago, Matt works at Capital One helping lead their digital innovation for their partnership division.Hide the rest