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Escape rooms are rising in prominence within education and whilst colleagues have shared their experiences at conferences, we wanted a dedicated online event to showcase and champion their use across the sector. So, in 2023 we put together an exciting line-up of keynote talks, workshops and shared practice sessions with colleagues across education into an online showcase. This turned out to be not only a day to escape from presentations and escape rooms but one that give attendees the opportunity for escapism from the day job. Overall, this was very much a cameras on by choice event – with pets and children joining in across the day – and was a very energetic end to the academic year. To give you a flavour of activities and discussions visit the 2023 Showcase YouTube playlist or the Padlet which has a range of resources or the Wakelet of the X (Twitter) interactions.

Following the success of last year we are excited to confirm that we are running the event again on Friday 10th May 2024 so please do save the date. The global event will kick off from 8:00 AM BST with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions so feel free to dip in and out across the day. All sessions will be delivered online with live sessions taking place in Microsoft Teams. We will keep you updated with the latest information, programme and speaker bios over the coming weeks, so watch this space! Registration is now open via the button or QR code below.

Over the day you will have the chance to hear from experienced colleagues regarding the supporting pedagogical approaches, how to design an escape room, how to build them in digital environments and also the chance to experience a digital escape room for yourself at different points across the programme.

Opening Keynote – Liz Cable, Leeds Trinity University

Guest speaker РAlice Veldkamp 

Guest Panel – Nic Whitton, Jenny Moffett, Rachelle Emily Rawlinson, Inge Donkervoort, Panagiotis Fotaris & Briyana Morrell.


Get Involved

The call for proposals (CfP) is now open and we invite you to submit a summary of your work for inclusion in the programme. Session types include:

  • Live lightning talks (10 mins max).
  • Pre-Recorded talks (20 mins max).
  • Workshops (60 mins, hands-on experience for attendees to learn practical aspects of escape rooms in education)
  • Live digital escape rooms (60 mins).

If you would like to submit a proposal for more than one type of session, please complete a separate form for each. Deadline Wednesday 17th April 2024


We will be sharing on X (Twitter) and Mastodon using the hashtag #EscapeRmEdu and contact the Learning and Teaching Academy at ltacademy@hw.ac.uk with any questions about the event.

The Behind the Scenes Team

The organising team brings together colleagues across Heriot-Watt, all with a keen interest in creative and playful approaches to teaching and learning: Clare Thomson, Gimhan Godawatte, Gordon Craig, Rachel Goh, Rosemarie McIlwhan and Suzanne Lampert.

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