The Therapeutic and Applied Geek and Gaming Summit (TAGGS) is a live professional conference celebrating the world of helping professionals and educators who use Geek and Gaming culture in their work.
Many of us have presented our work at professional and pop culture conferences around the world, and we thought it was time to have our own.
Our inaugural theme is Community: Everyone Has a Seat at the Table and we want to welcome all paraprofessionals, educators, practitioners, students, game designers, and content creators to share their expertise and learn from each other.
We acknowledge the wealth of professionals engaging in this work and the unique approaches they offer. It is vitally important to this emergent field to create an event promoting discussion and sharing of ideas to propel the field forward.
TAGGS took place April 9-11, 2021, and like all professional conferences, we had workshops from morning to afternoon… and like all gaming and pop culture conventions, we played games and geeked out at night.
TAGSS 2021 was organized and presented by The Bodhana Group and Geek Therapy.
Geek Therapy is a nonprofit that believe that the best way to understand each other, and ourselves, is through the games and media we care about.
Since 2011, Geek Therapy has advocated for the effective use of popular media in therapeutic, educational, and community practice, providing education and resources so practitioners can better understand the communities they serve.
For more information, visit https://geektherapy.org.
The Bodhana Group is a 501c3 non-profit that utilizes tabletop gaming for education, skill building and therapy. They provide direct services, training, and consultation for practitioners and organizations who wish to provide tabletop in their services. They are curerntly conducting research in partnership with the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology on the efficacy of role-playing games as a therapeutic intervention.
The Bodhana Group organizes the annual Save Against Fear Convention every October and present at many national and international conferences and conventions.
For more information, visit https://thebodhanagroup.org.