The 2022 Games for Change Festival open call for speaker and awards submissions is now open!


For nearly two decades, the Games for Change Festival has been a destination for developers, educators, researchers, students, and other game-changers who wants to make an impact through video games or immersive media. From July 12 – 15, 2022, we are excited to present our biggest, most inclusive Games for Change Festival with in-person and virtual elements packed with opportunities to connect and recharge relationships.
 
Join us live in person in NYC for two days of curated talks, workshops, and arcades with built-in networking opportunities throughout, or catch our free online program for another two days of fresh content and talks to stream. Whether you’re new here or you’ve been a part of the G4C community for 19 years, you belong here.
 
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Games for Learning

Games reimagine how we learn, both in and out of the classroom. Reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented by remote education, and discover how game-based learning can bring long-term success. Past speakers include:. Past speakers include:
 
Siobhan Reddy, Studio Director, Media Molecule
Laila Shabir, Founder, Girls Make Games
Jenny Wu, Chief Product Officer, Understood

Civics & Social Issues

Explore how games and immersive media can amplify voices everywhere. Fueling responsible citizenship across everything from climate change to accessibility, these sessions showcase the rich diversity of our industry. Past speakers include:
 
John Hanke, CEO, Niantic Inc.
Nsé Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project (NGP)
Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Associate Professor of AI & the Arts, University of Florida

Health & Wellness

With the rise of digital medicine, games are reshaping how we provide care and comfort. Embrace how interactive media can help us take control of our physical and mental health. Past speakers include:
 
Erin Hawley, Digital Content Producer, Easterseals / The Geeky Gimp
Sam Glassenberg, Founder and CEO, Level Ex
Charles Nduka, CEO & Chief Scientist, Emteq Labs

XR for Change

Explore how immersive media and emerging technology are driving meaningful change. Join us as we discuss the potential of ethical AI, the power of XR storytelling, and dive into the Metaverse. Past speakers include:
 
Jeremy Bailenson, Thomas More Storke Professor of Communication, Stanford University
Kavya Pearlman, Founder and CEO, XR Safety Initiative (XRSI)
Asad J. Malik, CEO, Jadu AR

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