The 2021 Whaaat!? Festival

Whaaat!? has returned from the virtual wilderness! We’re back in-person in November for an arcade and conference packed with phenomenal guest speakers, bizarre games, and experimental interactions. And yeah, we’re gonna have cereal again, too.

Two Ways to Whaaat!?: Arcade and Conference
The Whaaat!? Arcade is free and open to all and will feature specially curated tabletop and digital games for you to play until you fingers are numb and your brain is inspired. Special thanks to the ATLAS Institute and the CU Boulder EEF for making this possible. The Arcade hours will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 and will be a 100% delight.

The Whaaat!? Conference is limited to 175 tickets at $30 (with an early-bird price of $20 until 10/1) that features talks, workshops, panels, a provided lunch, and a ton of fun surprises. This year we’re thrilled to welcome Nicole He and Nathalie Lawhead as our two keynote speakers. They are both amazing. You can find out more about their work on their equally excellent portfolio sites.

There's a whole carnivals-worth of game-related weirdness in store, and will be making additional announcements as we get closer to the date. In the meantime, grab those tickets, contact us with any questions, and we’ll see you in November!

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

Roser ATLAS Center
1125 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Exhibit, Featured Event


Science & Technology, Fun & Entertainment, Research & Innovation


Students, General Public, Staff

College, School & Unit

Engineering & Applied Science

ATLAS Institute


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