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XPDX: Where Are Your Keys?

2055 NW Savier St
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

Access Notes

Parking: Plenty of free parking in front of the building.

Con-way's reception desk is located at west end (closest to 21st Ave.) of the AdTech II building, best accessed by turning into the entrance located on 21st Ave.



We learn more, more quickly, and more deeply, once we redefine true learning as fluency, and play our way to getting there.

"Where are your Keys?", a language learning game system developed by Evan Gardner, is an integrated set of teaching techniques that creates fluent speakers in a language without resorting to textbooks or homework.  You can play the game anywhere, anytime, with anyone, so long as you have a single fluent speaker of the target language.

Because "Where are your Keys?" is a game, learning how to play the game also trains you to teach the game.  You can take your level of fluency and teach another person up to your level.  It is a way for a community to rapidly teach themselves a language by making every learner a new teacher.

"Where are your Keys" teaches not only language, but principles of learning that can be applied to any skill or field of knowledge.

Rather than presenting a lecture, Evan Gardner and Willem Larsen will actually run and debrief the game so everyone will have a hands-on experience (and a spankin' good time!).