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 interacting in a virtual 3D environment.

  • 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!

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. Kick-off on Monday the 7th.  Then Tuesdays and Thursdays on 7 and 9, 14 and 16, 21 and 23, and a celebratory graduation on Friday, the 25th.

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!



Step Away is a loosely structured event designed to unplug from the daily noise and be immersed in an atmosphere where creativity and play intersect!

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