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February 7TH, 2020 – Baltimore, MD

The 2020 Game-Based Learning Summit

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About The Conference

The Game-Based Learning Summit is a one-day event that brings together gaming professionals and educational leaders to network, learn, and discuss the future of gaming in education.

By sharing industry trends, emerging technologies, best practices, research, case studies, and implementation strategies, the GBL Summit will help educational leaders make informed curriculum decisions for their schools and students, and gaming professionals better understand the educational market.

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The Intersection of Games and Education

Why do students love games, but sometimes drag their feet going into class?

Games consistently provide opportunities and experiences that are not regularly available in every classroom

Join game-based learning trailblazers and navigate the checkpoints and challenges of integrating curriculum-aligned games into school districts. Through breakout sessions, panel discussions, and keynote speakers, you will have the opportunity to: 

Learn best practices from those who have implemented game-based learning

Explore available game-based learning options and the future of gaming

Discover how to help develop the game developers of the future

Discuss current trends in K-12 eSports

Ever wonder how your classroom could be as fun as playing games?

Whether your goal is to contribute expertise in game-based learning, learn from your peers and adopt new practices, or connect with like-minded professionals, register today for the 2020 Game-Based Learning Summit!

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Share your expertise and shape the future of game-based learning! Participate in the day’s agenda by submitting your session abstract here. Submissions must be received by November 30th, 2019 for consideration.

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Keynote Speaker

Greg Toppo
Author and Journalist

Greg Toppo is the author of two books on education, “The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter” (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), and “The Trust Machine”, co-authored with educator James Tracy, looking at how AI, automation and machine learning are changing the American high school (forthcoming in 2020 from MIT Press). A former senior editor at Inside Higher Ed, he was previously the national education reporter at USA Today from 2002 to 2018, and at The Associated Press from 2000 to 2002. A graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., he taught in both public and private schools for eight years before moving into journalism.

Additional Speakers

Coming Soon!

February 6th – Day 1

Welcome Networking Reception

The Game-Based Learning Summit will begin on Thursday, February 6th with a Welcome Reception!  This amazing chance to meet and network with educational leaders and gaming professionals will set the stage for the full day of content to come.  Dedicated accommodations are available for out of town attendees.

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February 7th – Day 2

Breakfast, Registration, and Networking

Keynote Speaker

General Session

Networking Break

Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session 2


General Session

Closing Thoughts

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Industry Sponsors

Thank you to our amazing 2020 GBL Summit industry sponsors! 
Our sponsors all believe in the power of game-based learning.  Without them, this event would not be possible.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s event, please reach out to

District Partners

A huge thank you to our incredible 2020 GBL Summit District Partners!

Where ?

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202


About Baltimore

One of the many gems of Baltimore City is the Harbor East district, known as the city’s newest neighborhood.

Where industrial warehouses once stood, you’ll now find dozens of restaurants, from quick bites to fine dining, and a wide variety of shopping options, from high-end to local boutiques.  Best of all, you will be steps away from the nationally renowned National Aquarium!


The Four Seasons Baltimore has arranged a heavily discounted rate to host GBL attendees on site. Rooms are $229* per night and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call (410) 576-5800  to make your reservation today!

Reference the Game-Based Learning Summit when booking your room.

* Room rate does not include state tax and occupancy fees, currently at 15.5%.

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