On December 8th through the 11th, Games for Change Latin America (English) will be hosting their first annual Latin America Festival (English)! This premiere event in São Paulo, Brazil will feature over 30 hours of content including lectures, presentations, roundtables, forums, workshops and demonstrations of Latin America’s most innovative games for change. This will be Brazil’s largest gathering to focus on the benefits of games and their use in education, health, entrepreneurship, civic society and cultural transformation. This free event will be held in several locations across São Paulo and will be streamed live to international audiences.
You can register for the free live stream here: Portuguese, English
Providing closing remarks will be our very own co-President Michelle Byrd. Among the many other international speakers and presenters, will be event sponsors AMD. They will be giving a presentation on “AMD Changing the Game“, their signature educational program designed for youth. Sharing how AMD uses games to promote STEM learning will be the Director of AMD Global Community Affairs, Ward Tisdale. Other highlights include Brian Alspach, Executive Vice President of E-Line Media , who will be delivering a workshop on game making tools and Robert Hawkins, Senior Education Technology Specialist at the World Bank, who will be discussing their game, Evoke, and their recent Brazilian partnership for Season 2 of the game.
On the festival’s closing night, the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (English) will host the Games for Change Latin America Awards 2011, an event to celebrate the most exciting games for change in Latin America. Among a series of musical performances and surprise guests, this closing night event will recognize games in three categories:
– Current Latin American games for change
– Educational gaming experiences
– New Ideas for future game creation and development
The Games for Change Latin America Festival 2011 is targeted at students, educators, social and cultural leaders, artists, independent and commercial game developers, those working in the public sector, as well as anyone interested in how games can affect society and culture in Latin America.
To learn more about the Festival and to register for the free live steam, visit the official Games for Change Latin America website (Portuguese, English).