20 Years in the Making!

July 14 - 21, 2023 • New York City

Come celebrate Games for Change's 20th year anniversary with us this summer. Listen to expert perspectives on the current state of the industry, retrospectives on what we learned over the years from our collective past failures and wins, and predictions for the global future of games and XR in education, health and wellness, civic engagement, environmental sustainability, and more.


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Celebrate 20 Years of Impact !

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of Games for Change. This year's Festival will be bigger and better than ever, including newly expanded programming like the first-of-its-kind Games & SDG Summit at the United Nations, the flagship Games for Change Festival, the cutting-edge XR for Change Summit, and the inaugural Next Gen Fest for youth. Come celebrate with us for this historical event this summer!

Join us for a 360-degree view of the past, present, and future of games and XR for change and experience:

A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the past 20 years of games and immersive media for impact with special events, activations, and more!

XR Summit & Immersive Arcade

A full day of sessions and an Immersive Arcade showcasing award-winning, cutting-edge XR experiences from around the world.

Networking & Interactive Sessions

Connect with community members through interactive networking opportunities, Meet the Funder Sessions, workshops, and more.

G4C Festival Week Events


XR Brain Jam

July 14 - 16, 2023

A unique event that pairs researchers with XR creators to develop innovative prototypes that push the boundaries of XR. The Jam challenges participants to combine their sectors and tackle problems ranging from biofeedback to social anxiety to climate change.

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Games and SDG Summit

July 17, 2023 - At the United Nations - Invite Only

An invite-only summit that will activate the games and XR sector to support key UN Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Headquarters (Delegates Dining Room) for leaders across industries.


Games for Change Festival

July 18 - 19, 2023 | The Times Center & Microsoft Times Square in NYC

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the world’s largest annual event dedicated to games and social impact, which draws a cross-sector community of change makers, developers, executives, and fans from around the world.


G4C Awards Ceremony

Free and open to the public. July 19, 2023 at 7 pm.

The Games for Change Awards celebrate the year's best games and XR experiences for social impact and learning. Come join us in celebrating the some of this years most stand out projects, people, and organizations making a meaningful difference. The event is free for all festival attendees though space is limited.


XR for Change Summit

July 20, 2023 | The Times Center & Microsoft Times Square in NYC

Explore emerging technologies shaping the future of social innovation in the metaverse and today’s most cutting-edge immersive experiences that are unlocking new pathways for social impact.


Next-Gen Summit

July 21, 2023 - Invite Only

Youth ages 13-18 will come together to learn, create, and shape the future of video games for impact across education, civics, health, science, and more.


The G4C Immersive Arcade Annex at ONX

Open to the public. July 18th & 19th from 4pm - 9pm, July 20th from 4-7pm.‍

Games for Change has partnered with ONX to host an extension of our Immersive Arcade at ONX’s studio.