8th Annual Games for Change Festival, June 20-22, 2011

by Cooney Center Team
May 23, 2011

Games for Change is the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact. The annual Games for Change Festival is the largest gaming event in New York City and the only international event uniting “games for change” creators, the public, civil society, academia, the gaming industry and media.

The 8th Annual Festival is happening in New York City on June 20-22. This year’s lineup includes Vice President Al Gore, Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn (co-author of Half the Sky with Nick Kristof), Laura Hartman (head of Zynga.org), world-famous game designer Jesse Schell, in addition to numerous case studies on recent “games for change” projects with the World Bank, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Veterans Affairs, Knight Foundation and more.

Attendees of the Festival can enjoy over 30+ hours of keynotes, presentations, panels and more. This year’s Festival will feature multiple games and learning activities and workshops. Monday’s “Inspiring Digital Kids With Game Design”, sponsored by AMD, is a day-long program for educators and organizations looking to engage youth ages 10 – 18 through designing digital games. Tuesday will feature James H. Shelton III from the US Department of Education and Wednesday offers yet another day-long games and learning track with the Festival’s hosts, the Games for Learning Institute.


Register for the Festival now at http://gamesforchange.org/festival