G4C is excited to announce that the 17th annual Games for Change Festival will be virtual! For the first time, registration will be free to all participants – drawing a global audience to explore how video games and immersive media foster resilience, connectedness, and well-being. Developers, educators, policymakers, and non-profits from all over the world are invited to share and learn how they can leverage the power of games and immersive media for positive social impact!

Festival Highlights

Discover new groundbreaking games and immersive experiences across multiple tracks of programming

The G4C Festival offers expertly curated panels, talks, workshops and demos that all revolve around the central issues of the games for good community.

XR for Change

Explore how immersive media and cutting edge technologies are creating new ways to create meaningful change. This year’s speakers include:

 

Asad Malik, CEO, 1RIC
Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Services, Cedars-Sinai Health System
Mia Tramz, Editorial Director of Enterprise and Immersive Experiences, Time Magazine

Civics & Social Issues

A series of sessions that fuel and inform responsible citizenship in an era that desperately needs it. This year’s speakers include:

 

Mark Barlet, Founder, AbleGamers
Colleen Macklin,
Game Designer/PETLab Director, Parsons School of Design 
Katie Salen
, Professor, University of California at Irvine

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. This year’s speakers include:

 

Dan Ayoub, General Manager of Education, Microsoft
Dr. Matthew Farber, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado
Greg Toppo, Author/Journalist

Health & Wellness

We know that games can improve our health, fitness, and even mindfulness through interactivity. Come learn how. This year’s speakers include:

 

Nicol Bradford, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Transformative Technology Lab
Brie Code, CEO & Creative Director, TRU LUV
Adrian Hon, Co-Founder & CEO, Six to Start

XR for change

Explore how VR/AR/MR technologies are offering radical new ways to create social impact at #G4C2020. Artists, storytellers, technologists and change-makers will all gather at the Festival to share their knowledge and create a vision for the future of interactive media.

NETWORKING AND SPECIAL SESSIONS

Our networking sessions strive to provide an intimate space for genuine connections amongst members of our global community. Returning favorites include the IGDA Mentor Café, Meet the Funder sessions, and Speed Networking. And for the first time, we are introducing a detailed Attendee Directory that supports 1-on-1 text/video chat. Register below to create your profile!

APPLY TO THE VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE

The Marketplace is an online B2B expo, showcasing new games, products and services to thousands of attendees. Join us for this unique opportunity to promote your organization and tech to developers, educators, government officials, and nonprofits. With everyone present from potential funders, customers, and collaborators, we want you to make your next great professional connection at the virtual G4C Marketplace!

APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 15

Volunteer at #G4C2020!

Hundreds of volunteers help us pull off the largest games-for-good event in the industry-facing, and this year is no exception! We are looking for volunteers who are experienced with community moderation and live streaming, but there are plenty of other ways to contribute; click below to learn more!

Games for Change as you've never experienced it before!