FREE Registration now open! #G4C2020 Begins July 14!

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

FREE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Festival will continue to offer the session formats you know and love, including engaging speakers, panels, workshops, and the Games for Change Awards. We will also be many more opportunities for attendees to connect with mentors, funders, vendors, and of course, each other.

Apply for the Virtual Marketplace!

Games for Change is offering the opportunity for companies and organizations to share and demo their products at the G4C Virtual Marketplace during at the 17th Annual G4C Festival in July 2020.

The Marketplace is an online B2B expo, showcasing new games, tech and platforms to thousands of attendees. Join us for this unique opportunity to promote your organization and games to developers, educators, government officials, and nonprofits. With everyone 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 #G4C20!

Every year, hundreds of volunteers help us pull off the largest industry-facing event in New York City. Connect with peers, leverage your skills, and help showcase the positive social impact of games and immersive experiences. Multiple positions available; click below to learn more!

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