Presentations and Panels

Below is a sampling of presentations and panels that I have participated in

Workshops, Invited

Javier, L., Miller, C.K., Tran, L., & Xu, J. (2021, Winter). “Made in Asian/America” workshop with Asian game creators and moderated by Christopher Patterson and Tara Fickle, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (conducted virtually).

Tran, L. (2015, September). Games for decision-making and planning. Workshop at American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, Hollywood, FL. | Schedule | Link

Ratinam, M., & Tran, L. (2013, August). Design and Games Workshop. Interactive workshops at the Caribbean Broadcasters Union (CBU) annual meeting on “The Business of Broadcasting in the Digital Age”, Georgetown, Guyana. | Link

Tran, L. & Ewing, C. (2013, Spring). Game design. Workshop at The LAB Miami, Miami, FL.

Presentations, Invited

Ewing, C., & Tran, L. (2016, May). Jumping on the Game Bandwagon: Top Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Presentation at Hacks/Hackers Connect: A Launchpad Event for News-Media Entrepreneurs, Miami-Dade College’s Idea Center, Miami, FL. | Link

Tran, L. (2015, July). Humanitarian Games for International Social Impact: Guiding Principles for Collaboration and Design of Culturally-Competent Interactive Interventions. Presentation at Serious Play Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Tran, L., & Fluharty, S. (2012, April). Presentation and game demonstration of Make a Move to immigration advocates/specialists. Invited session co-facilitator at On Their Own: Protecting the Rights of Immigrant Children. | Link

Presentations, Peer Reviewed

Suarez-Morales, L., Formoso, D., Fernandez, M., Vallejo, M., Aldarondo, E., & Tran, L. (2019, October). Broken Systems, Resilient Beings: What Every Psychologist Should Know About Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors and How to Respond to their Needs. Presentation at the National Latina/o Psychological Association. Miami, FL. | Link

Tran, L. (2018, May). Echo Earth: A VR Simulation Case Study with Students Outside the Classroom. Juried presentation at EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) community’s eXtended Reality (XR): How AR, VR, and MR Are Extending Learning Opportunities event.
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Tran, L. (2015, October). Digital advocacy for the millennial generation: collaborative classroom partnerships that advocate for positive social change. Presentation at International Digital Media and Arts Association, Johnson City, TN.

Tran, L. (2013, November). Mechanics & Outcomes. Presentation at International Digital Media and Arts Association, Laguna, CA.

Ewing, C., Tran, L., & Stoler, J. (2013, November). IQUEST: Designing a web-based decision support system to improve water management in a developing urban city. Presentation at International Digital Media and Arts Association, Laguna, CA.

Tran, L., & Ewing C. (2013, June). Win Win: Models for Creating a Social Impact Game on a Budget. Presentation at Games for Change (G4C), New York, NY. | Conference | Presentation

Ratinam, M., Tran, L., & Norskov, B. (2013, June). Magnitude: Developing Strategies for Managing Disaster Threats. Presentation at Games for Change (G4C), New York, NY. | Conference | Presentation

Ewing, C., Tran, L., & Fanelli, K. (2013, June). Building a Gameful Classroom. Presentation at Games, Learning & Society (GLS)’s Playful Learning Summit, Madison, WI.

Panel, Invited

Albrecht, J., Eisenhauer, E., Romanoski, S., Tran, L. & Miles, S. (2020, Summer). Invited panelist on “Design Research and Practices for Hazards and Disasters” at 2020 Natural Hazards Workshop, virtual event hosted by University of Colorado Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center. | Link

Tran, L. (2019, September). Creative Campaigning to Address Petty Offenses. Moderator, Petty Offenses Symposium Coral Gables, FL. | Link

Tran, L. (2018, December). Using Playful Technology for Social Change. Panelist / moderator, FilmGate Interactive, Miami, FL. | Link

Tran, L. (2017, February). Designing for AR/MR. Panel moderator, FilmGate Interactive, Coral Gables, FL.

Tran, L. (2015, March). Grow 2.0: Advancing the Small-Scale Farmer. Panel moderator for Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, Coral Gables, FL. | Link

Tran, L., LeMaster, G., Stein, A. (2011, May). Academic perspective. Panelist at U.S. State Department’s TechATState quarterly technology series’ Serious Games event, Washington, D.C. | Link

Panel, Peer Reviewed

Tran, L. & McFarlane, S. (2018, April). “Vuk’uzenzele: How South African Sex Workers Are Protesting Against Unjust Law Enforcement.” Presented at 88th Southern States Communication Association Convention. Nashville, TN. Panel Title: Hashtags, Hayseeds, Harlots, and Habermas: A Multiperspectival Approach to Activism.

Tran, L. (2015, November). “SCRUM techniques to improve communication and task management on collaborative projects.” Presented at 101th Annual National Communication Association Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. Panel Title: Scrum: Embracing Opportunities for New Teaching Strategies for Managing Teams.

Tran, L. (2015, November). “Researching the Impact of Meeples: Does Communication Got Game?” Presented at 101th Annual National Communication Association Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. Panel Title: Considerations for the Design and Cultural Creation of Social Impact Games.

Tran, L. (2015, November). “Great Creative/Pedagogical Ideas in Theatre, Film and New Multi-Media: Artists and Educators Share Successful Ideas for Teaching, Directing, Designing, Performing, Writing, Administering, Conducting Research, and Publishing.” Presented at 101th Annual National Communication Association Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. Panel Title: Techniques to Educate Future Generations of Systems-Thinkers and Creative Problem-Solvers.

Tran,L. (2014, November). “Toma el Paso: An exploration of experiential game play for unaccompanied immigrant minors in the U.S.” Presented at 100th Annual National Communication Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. Panel Title: Creative Methodologies Among Hyper-Vulnerable Latina/os.

Tran, L., Villar, M., & Wendorf, J. (2014, November). “Por Estas Calles” (“Through These Streets”). Presented at 100th Annual National Communication Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. Panel Title: Creative Methodologies Among Hyper-Vulnerable Latina/os.

Tran, L. (2014, November). Creative Methodologies Among Hyper-Vulnerable Latina/os. Panel chair for 100th Annual National Communication Association Conference, Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division.

Tran, L. (2011, September). Seeds to Soil. Panelist at Culture Lab Newcastle’s Connected Communities symposium, Newcastle, UK.

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