UFVA's 2016 conference will be hosted by the University of Nevada Las Vegas. It will be held August 1-4 (Monday through Thursday) at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, NV.
This year's conference theme is
CONTENT CREATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
and there will be a pre-conference
DIGITAL INNOVATION DAY
on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Jane McGonigal, author of Reality Is Broken and SuperBetter. Ms. McGonigal will discuss the importance of games in life, society, and academia.
The keynote speaker for Digital Innovation Day will be virtual reality expert Frank Patterson, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pulse Evolution and producer of the Virtual Michael Jackson performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
A preliminary conference program can be found here.
For questions or concerns about conference programming, please contact the Conference VP, Brigid Maher.
Conference registration is now available.
For individual attendees, the "early bird" registration fee is $325 until June 15th, $350 from June 16th through July 10th, and $400 after July 10th. Please click here to register.
For vendors, the registration fee is $500 per 6-foot table. If you register for more than two tables, additional tables are $250 each. Please click here to register.
If you need to buy tickets to single events, such as the pre-conference Digital Innovation Day, the annual Picnic, or the Banquet & Awards Ceremony, please click here.
For questions or concerns about conference registration, please contact Heather Addison.
Guest rooms at Green Valley Ranch are $125 per night, plus taxes and a $10 resort fee, which is a total cost of $151 per night (double occupancy). To reserve a room, click here. You can also call 1-866-782-9487 and ask for Guest Reservations. When you are connected with an agent, request a room in the "University Film and Video" block, group code GCIUFV.
If you are looking for a roommate at Green Valley Ranch, click here to post or respond to room share requests.
We recommend that conference attendees stay at Green Valley Ranch, the primary conference site. However, accommodations are also available at Sam's Town Casino and Resort for $32 per night plus taxes and a $12.99 resort fee. Sam's Town is about 10 miles (or a twenty minute cab ride) from Green Valley Ranch. The estimated Uber fare from Sam's Town to Green Valley Ranch (one way) is $20-$25. The estimated cab fare from Sam's Town to Green Valley Ranch (one way) is $35-$40. To reserve a room, call 1-877-593-5993 and mention the group code, A6UFC08.