The future of mapping, exploration, Pokémon Go

pokemon-goHaving a blast playing Pokémon Go this summer? Curious to learn how it works?

NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming will examine the phenomenon during a “one-day, fun-day” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building.

The event will explore topics about geography, GIS and how it relates to the summer’s most popular game: Pokémon Go.

Autumn James, a Ph.D. candidate in the NIU Department of Geography, will provide a presentation titled, “Mapping, Exploration, and Pokémon Go: What Will the Future Hold?”

Guests also have a chance to win prizes, get game tips, catch Pokémon and a pizza party. Families, couples, students and Pokémon fans of all ages are encouraged to attend. There will not be chaperones; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The registration fee is $6 for a single registrant or $10 for a couple (two adults) or family (two adults and up to three children).

Registration forms are available online.

For more information or to register, call (815) 753-5200 or email LASEP@niu.edu.

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