Games for Change Festival

Apr 24 2008

Hosted in New York City by Parsons The New School for Design, the 5th annual Games for Change Festival will take place on June 2 - 4, 2008.

The festival brings together expert practitioners, academics, activists, funders, and designers to explore the impact of social issue digital games.

There is a great line up of speakers including James Paul Gee (Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University and author of "What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Literacy and Learning") Henry Jenkins (Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program), and The Honorable Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

On June 2nd, there will be a special day-long workshop specifically for nonprofit organizations on the basics of social issue game design - "Let the Games Begin: 101 Workshop on Making Social Issue Games".

This 101 workshop is free of charge, but a brief online application is required (space is limited).

For more information and to register for the Festival and/or the 101 workshop, follow the links below.