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Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have time to live, eat, and breathe creative approaches to learning and development? Have you wanted to shut out the noise and step away from the demands of the real world just to think through your dream learning projects?


You will have a chance to engage in deep conversations, create your own games and have hands-on exercises, think about what it means to create and innovate in an atmosphere that is conducive to playing, learning and thinking


Join a  limited number of the best and the brightest in this completely unique not really a conference environment where you will be able to strategize and learn through play and game design while living inside a game house - who wants the Monopoly Room or the Stratego Room?

  • think like an innovator

  • think like a creative

  • create stories

  • prototype a learning comic

  • prototype a serious game

A chance to escape, create and Innovate in a play space!


Room and board, all meals, and entertainment is included!

Wait...each attendee gets a totally cool hundreds-of-dollars-in-value goodie bag!


Step Away 2020 is a virtual online event where we explore the creative process with live discussions and collaboration, self-study on a variety of topics around Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Visual Thinking, and time between session for creative assignments. 

You will earn a really cool Step Away Certification, too!

WHERE: Virtual Online. More details coming soon...

WHEN: September. More details coming soon...

WHO: You and other innovative peers who like to learn while playing.


Step Away 2021 is a 3-day event in an ideal atmosphere to unplug from the daily noise and be immersed in solving learning problems and business solutions through creativity and play. We designed this unique week-long event over the past year and we are very excited to bring it to life!


Along with living in a very cool game house resort where we will learn and play all week. The more we play, the more we learn! 

WHERE: Great Escape Parkside Retreat, Groveland, FL (~45 min. West of Orlando, FL)

WHEN: September 22 - 24, 2020

WHO: You and other innovative peers who like to learn while playing.


What we have planned

There are several creative learning activities planned and our hope is you Step Away from this event with a new perspective on linking creativity with performance. Here are a few big ideas planned: 


  • understanding game design

  • think like a innovator

  • think like a design creative

  • storytelling through play

  • storyboarding and visual narratives

  • inspiration for visual design

  • prototyping a serious game

  • lots of play and a few surprises!

These ideas are designed to flow in a sequence throughout the week, and by the end of the week you will have a game ready for production! Be sure to check out the Agenda


Yes, Step Away is an all inclusive event! 

All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and daily snacks provided. You will also receive an amazing goodie bag gift full of tools, widgets and other fun stuff to show off to all your peers that you attended the inaugural Step Away event! To cap the week off, a big ole whopping capstone blowout themed dinner on the last night!


The Rooms for 2021

Do you want to stay in the XBox Video Game room with your own bedside gaming console and TV? How about the Laser Game room where you avoid getting zapped to climb into bed? Maybe you like an escape room in Stratego or Risk? Or maybe you're a high roller and prefer the Vegas Suite? 


Hurry though...there are only 11 rooms on a first-come/first-serve basis!


How it works:  

Registration is $2,500.00

Room accommodations will be first-come/first-serve and they vary by size (king, queen, 2 twins, 4 twins, or 6 twins), and rates range from $860-$660/per room for the week ($265-165/night).

The rooms vary by King or Queen beds (sleeps 1 or 2), or rooms with twin beds (2, 4 or 6). A a single room rate covers everyone who stays in that room and each attendee registers for Step Away separately.


Did we mention your registration comes with ALL breakfast, lunch and dinner meals?!


How to register

  1. Check out the resort house floor plan and browse through the available rooms ranging from King size beds to multiple Twin beds. If you're coming with friends, save money and pile into the same room.

  2. Click/Tap the "REGISTER" button

  3. Let us know who you are by filling out the registration form:

    • Name, email, and phone (in case we need to contact you)

      • Purchase full registration + room, or

      • Downpayment now to secure your seat with balance due by June 30, 2020.

Privacy note: Your information is for registration purposes only for the Step Away event and will never be shared. 


That's it! Hit the button and register conveniently with PayPal.

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