We are excited to announce that the 16th Annual Games for Change Festival will take place from June 17 – 19, 2019 in New York City. Developers, creators, researchers, technologists, 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 social good.

Festival Highlights

Discover new groundbreaking games 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 Summit

The Festival kicks off here on June 17th! Join us to explore how immersive media and cutting edge technologies are creating new ways to create meaningful change.


Cindy Ball, Program Manager,
Oculus Education, Oculus
Nancy Baker-Cahill, Artist & Founder, 4th Wall
Kris Severson, Project Lead, VR for Impact,
HTC Vive

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.


Leslie Pirritano, Your Best Friend, AMD
Anastasia Goodstein, SVP, Digital Product Management, The Ad Council
Daniel Kelley, Associate Director, Center for Technology and Society, Anti-Defamation League

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.


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


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.


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

XR for change

On June 17th, explore how VR/AR/MR technologies are offering radical new ways to create social impact. Artists, storytellers, technologists and change-makers will all gather at the XR4C Summit and share their knowledge and create a vision for the future of interactive media.


Registration is officially open for G4C19! 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 first ever commemorative G4C Festival t-shirt. Take advantage of Early Bird rates on all passes for a limited time. Group rates available; email registration@gamesforchange.org for more info.


Share and demo your products and services at the G4C Marketplace on June 18-19! The Marketplace is a curated B2B expo showcasing new games, tech and platforms to our 1100+ attendees at NYC’s longest running video game conference. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to promote your organization to developers, educators, government officials, and non-profits. We want you to make your next great professional connection at the G4C Marketplace!


Take part in the 2019 Games for Change Festival! Make new friends, expand your network, and support the impact games and social change communities.


We are proud to offer attendees of the Games for Change Festival exclusive rates on hotel accommodations. Special rates expire soon, so be sure to book ahead!

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