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Adam Clare - George Brown College. Toronto, ON, CA

Adam Clare Adam Clare

Professor of Game Design and Advanced Digital Design | George Brown College

Toronto, ON, CANADA

The future is a game, and I like playing it

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Biography

I make, teach, and play games to make the world a better place. Currently, I design games for Wero Creative and teach game design at George Brown College. I run many game events in Toronto and am actively engaged in various game-realted industry events.

My academic background is in politics, history and the philosophy of education. Yes, I’m still interested in all of those topics and try to connect them as much as possible to what I work on. You can follow my thoughts at RealityIsAGame.com

As a hobby I run ThingsAreGood.com which is a website dedicated to only good news.

Specialties: education, game, game design, teaching, user experience, public speaking,

Industry Expertise (3)

Computer Gaming Education/Learning Design

Areas of Expertise (3)

Game Design User Experience Education

Accomplishments (2)

Webby Award Honoree (professional)

2007-10-04

Received an honorree nomination for my work at TakingITGlobal on the Digital Divide Network.

Winner: Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Film Competition (personal)

2012-08-18

Created a short film based on the concept of scarcity and it won first place in Toronto's lo-Fi Sci-Fi short film competition.

Education (2)

University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education: M.Ed., Philosophy of Education 2007

Trent University: B.A.H., Policital Studies & History 2004

Graduated with honours on the Dean's List.

Affiliations (5)

  • Interactive Ontario
  • TakingITGlobal
  • Board Game Jam
  • George Brown College
  • CivicAction

Event Appearances (10)

Games and Gaming Culture Regarding Public Libraries

TPL Professional Development Day  Toronto

2012-11-07

Introduction to Table Top Design

Board Game Jam  Toronto

2013-03-02

Introduction to Table Top Design

Board Game Jam  Toronto

2012-02-25

Paper Prototyping Game Designs

Gamercamp  Toronto

2012-11-03

Using Games in Education: A Reflection on Kidoid

Digifest Toronto  Toronto

2011-10-26

Educational Gaming

Educational Computing Organization of Ontario Conference  Richmond Hill, Ontario

2011-10-20

How to Use Games in Education

Educational Computing Organization of Ontario Conference  Richmond Hill, Ontario

2010-11-12

Panel on Effective Game use in Classrooms

Art, Science and the Brain: New Models of Learning for the 21st Century  Toronto

2011-11-01

Why So Serious? Panel Moderator

INplay  Toronto

2011-05-18

Know Your Medium

Captivate Conference  Austin, Texas

2013-10-08

Sample Talks (1)

Managing Creative People on Creative Projects

Working with a team of creatives has many pros and cons; it's how a leader reacts to these that make the difference on a whether or not the project will succeed. Learn from some projects that have gone on to great success and others that have failed. I have had experience in both kinds of projects and would to share the knowledge.

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  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training

Fees

500 to 3500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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