Join the 20th Games for Change Festival!
From July 18 through July 20, celebrate 20 years with the global Games for Change community at the Times Center in New York City! Listen to expert perspectives on the current state of the industry, retrospectives on what we learned from 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.
Explore the past two decades of social impact gaming
20 years ago, the first-ever Games for Change Festival in New York City became a gathering place for people who believe games could have a purpose beyond entertainment. Since then, the idea that games can drive real-world change has spread worldwide, capturing the public’s imagination, inspiring cross-sector collaboration, and sparking widespread innovation.
Play the games that made G4C Awards history, explore cutting-edge experiences at the XR for Change Summit and Immersive Arcade, and connect with community members, old and new, through intimate talks, invigorating keynotes, networking, and a special anniversary bash.
The XR for Change Summit will also return this year as a day-long event exploring the future of emerging technology and social good, including XR, the metaverse, AI, and other rapidly-growing virtual spaces that are expanding our potential for impact.
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!
Games for Change Awards
A live Awards Ceremony celebrating 20 years of G4C, the 2023 G4C Awards finalists, and the past year of social impact gaming. Special guests to be announced!
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.