Save the Date! #G4C2020 Begins July 14th, 2020!

We are excited to announce that the 17th Annual Games for Change Festival will take place from July 14 - 16, 2020 in New York City. Developers, educators, policy makers, and non-profits will converge at this nexus of impact to share and learn how they can leverage the power of games and immersive media for civic engagement.

Registration opening soon!

Explore the positive power of digital games and virtual technologies in three days of keynotes, panels, and workshops.

Festival Highlights

The G4C Festival offers expertly curated sessions organized in multiple tracks of programming. Panels, talks, workshops and demos will all revolve around the issues central to the games for good community.

XR for Change Summit

The Festival kicks off here on July 14th! Join us to explore how immersive media and cutting edge technologies are creating new ways to create meaningful change. Former speakers in this track include:

 

Lauren Burmaster, Program Manager,
VR for Good, Oculus
Nancy Baker-Cahill, Artist & Founder, 4th Wall
Kris Severson, Project Lead, VR for Impact,
HTC Vive

1

Civics & Social Issues

From social justice to environmental action, this track encompasses sessions that fuel and inform responsible citizenship in an era that desperately needs it. Former speakers in this track include:

 

Daniel Kelley, Associate Director, Center for Technology and Society, Anti-Defamation League
Leslie Pirritano
, Your Best Friend, AMD
Gabby Cherney, Education Program Manager, Riot Games

2

Games for Learning

Sharing new projects and research that evidence the power of game-based learning to transform education both in and out of the classroom. Former speakers in this track include:

 

Susan Rivers, Executive Director, iThrive Games
Jordan Shapiro, Senior Fellow, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Eric Zimmerman, Game Designer & Professor, New York University

 

3

Health & Wellness

Let’s do away with the stigma: we know that games can improve our health, fitness, and even mindfulness through interactivity. Come learn how. Former speakers in this track include:

 

Naomi Mwasambali, CEO, Chanua
Dr. Todd Chang, Division Director of Research, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Aaron Stanton, CEO, VR Health Institute

Passes on sale now!

Registration is officially open for the G4C 2020 Festival! Purchase your ALL-ACCESS PASS to experience all three days of the G4C Festival and XR for Change Summit, with an option to add on our commemorative 2020 G4C Festival t-shirt. Take advantage of Early Bird rates on all passes for a limited time.

Group rates are available! Interested in bringing a group of 5 or more? Contact audience@gamesforchange.org for more info.

G4C Awards: Submit Your Games & XR Experiences

Submissions for the 2020 Games for Change Awards are officially open! If you released a game for social impact or learning between January 2019 and March 2020, we encourage you to submit the project to this year's competition.

The annual G4C Awards celebrates the year's best games and XR experiences for social impact and learning. Through a rigorous jury process, finalists will be selected in each of 7 competitive award categories. Winners will be announced at the G4C Festival during an on-stage awards ceremony on July 15th.

DEADLINE: Februrary 21st, 2020

PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN AT THE NEW SCHOOL