From June 28 – 30, 2018, Games for Change will celebrate the 15th annual G4C Festival. Join us as we highlight the groundbreaking work that has been done in the G4C community in the last decade and a half, and discover what the games for good sector will look like in the next 15 years. With over 1000+ attendees, the G4C Festival attracts professionals from academia, government, media & technology, nonprofits, health, social & civic organizations, and the games industry.


Festival Highlights

Discover new groundbreaking games across three tracks of programming

The G4C Festival offers three expertly curated tracks of panels, talks and workshops around emerging sectors in the impact games field.


Civics & Social Issues

Highlighting games that help players engage with contemporary issues on matters of social justice, human development, environment and responsible citizenship. Featured speakers in this track include:

Kate Edwards, CEO & Principal Consultant, Geogrify
Lindsay Grace, Director, American University Game Lab
Alan Gershenfeld, President/Co-Founder, E-Line Media


Games for Learning Summit

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

Robert Torres, CSO, Teach the World Foundation
Constance Steinkuehler, Professor, UC, Irvine
Gonzalo Frasca, CDO, DragonBox


Neurogaming & Health

Exploring how games can improve health, fitness, cognitive skills, and mindfulness through interactive experiences and new technologies. Featured speakers in this track include:

Margaret Laws, President & CEO, Hopelab
Kristin Cook, Producer, Sesame Workshop
Zoran Popović, Director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington

XR for change

On June 30, explore how VR/AR/MR technologies are offering radical new ways to create social impact. Featured speakers in this track include:

Tom Furness, Founding Director, Human Interface Technology Lab, University of Washington
Kamal Sinclair, Director, New Frontier Labs, Sundance Institute
Dan Ayoub, General Manager of Mixed Reality Education, Microsoft


Regular Festival Passes are on sale for a limited time only! Take advantage of special discounts for non-profit employees, educators, students and indie developers.


The Games for Change Marketplace is a B2B expo that invites companies and studios to showcase new games, technologies and platforms to over 1000 Festival attendees. Space is limited, so apply now!


Take part in the 2018 Games for Change Festival! Make new friends, expand your network, and support the impact games and social change communities.


Games for Change has partnered with nearby hotels to offer Festival attendees special rates on room reservations. Check out our list of local accommodations below.

Produced In collaboration with Parsons School of Design at the New School