Annual International RPG Conference Coming in 2020!

The Annual International RPG Conference 2020 takes place July 10th, 11th, & 12th at Eastern Washington University, 120 Tawanka Hall 215 ABC, Cheney, WA 99004.

The RPG Conference is coming in 2020!


July 10th, 11th, & 12th.

Friday July 10th, doors open for seating at 5:30 pm, event begins 6:00 pm and runs until 9:30 pm.

Saturday July 11th, doors open for seating at 8:30 am, until 9:30 pm.

Sunday July 12th, doors open for seating at 8:30 am, until 3:00 pm.


Eastern Washington University, 215 ABC Tawanka Hall,  Cheney, WA 99004.


International gathering of researches on the effects of all role-playing game formats: tabletop, live-action, electronic, & hybrids.

Ticket purchasing information will be available within a few days.

Meanwhile, you can let us know that you are interested in being contacted when we have more information by completing the "Early Interest Contact Form".

EARLY INTEREST CONTACT FORM - Use this form to indicate your early interest in either attending as a presenter/panelist, or audience member. We are trying to gauge what size venues we should book.


Check back periodically for updates.

Hope to see you at the 2020 RPG Research Conference!

Board voted April 20th, 2019, and agreed to begin planning process for an annual RPG Research Conference beginning in late 2020.

Will likely be at local university campus in Spokane, Cheney, or somewhere in the region.

Tentatively somewhere around August to October, 2020.

Much planning to do.

Website updates posted at

If you would be interested in presenting papers, being on panels, running relevant activities, or speaking, please use the contact form on the page to indicate your potential interest.

Event is tentatively planned to take place across Friday, Saturday, Sunday schedule to make it worth the travel from those in other countries that have indicated interest.

Have already heard from a dozen potential speakers, but would like as comprehensive a list as possible.

Will be a while before have the forms up for submitting papers, panels, presentations, but this early heads up to help start spreading awareness.

The RPG Conference is focused on the latest research from around the world on all role-playing game formats:

  • Tabletop
  • Live-action
  • Electronic
  • Hybrids

This is NOT a marketing or fandom conference. This is for professionals, primarily for:

  • Researchers
  • Academics
  • Therapists
  • Educators
  • Professionals from various fields

Tentative schedule (very early rough draft, may radically change):

Somewhere between August to October, on a Friday through Sunday weekend.


  • 5:30 pm - Open doors for at-the-door tickets and pre-purchased registration.
  • 6:00 pm  to 9:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies & speaker sessions.


  • 8:30 am doors open.
  • 1 hour lunch break.
  • Afternoon sessions
  • 1 hour dinner break
  • Evening sessions, wrap up around 9:30 pm.


  • 8:30 am doors open.
  • Morning sessions
  • 30 minute lunch break.
  • Afternoon sessions.
  • 2:45 pm Closing ceremonies and end event at 3:00 pm to allow people to catch their transports back home.

Some offerings may include role-playing game sessions in different formats, "eating our own dog food" so to speak, that illustrate some specific research related point.

Breaks between sessions to allow audience to socialize and speak directly with panelists/presenters before next session.

If you are a professional with research information you would like to share with fellow researchers, please contact RPG Research:

Email: info at rpgresearch dot com

US Toll-free: (833) RPG-INFO

1312 North Monroe Street, Suite 114

Spokane, Washington 99201, USA.

Application forms for presenters, panelists, and others will become available in the coming months.

Coming soon:

  • Form to indicate interest for tentative RSVP to evaluate level of interest, and potential contacts
  • Form to submit Papers for review
  • Form to submit Panel proposals
  • Form to submit Presentation proposals
  • Form to submit Event proposals
  • Form for official RSVP and online ticket purchase.
  • Disclaimer pages
  • Maps
  • Hotels/accommodations page
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