Hap Aziz's Sessions
Driving Increased Access to Education: A Practical Guide
Day 1: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm CT.
The Evolution of Lifelong Learning in the Workplace
Day 2: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm CT.
For the past three decades, Hap Aziz has been transforming learning through play as an educator, interactive experience designer, and learning technology visionary. Aziz has worked extensively to create new ways and compelling experiences for adult learners in both physical and virtual learning spaces through the implementation of serious play techniques and technologies. Aziz has partnered with dozens of colleges and universities to launch complete learning management ecosystems, online academic programs, and professional development training that considers pedagogy through the lens of narrative, interactivity, and engagement.
Aziz has served on the Board of the International Game Developers Association and was responsible for the merger between the Computer Game Developers Association and the International Game Developers Network. Aziz launched the first game design degree program at Full Sail University, and he has designed, advised, and managed digital design, game, and technology programs at several higher education institutions. Aziz currently serves as the Director of Learning for the Adventist Health System, with over 80,000 employees across 50 healthcare facilities. An accomplished speaker on learning and play, Aziz presents at conferences and appears on television and radio to discuss learning and technology topics of the day. Aziz holds a BA degree in Computer Science from Rollins College, an M.Ed. from Nova Southeastern University, and he obtained his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida.