Save the Dates: Games & Media Summit and Games for Change Festival


April 18: Games & Media Summit

June 23-24: The 13th Annual G4C Festival

Mark your calendar: For 2016, we’re refreshing our events schedule, content, and location, based on your feedback and some exciting new opportunities.

2016 Games and Media Summit

On April 18, 2016, Games for Change returns to the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Festival Hub with a daylong summit that highlights how emerging technology, innovative gaming interfaces and platforms are opening new ways for social impact: VR, augmented reality, mixed reality, biofeedback, neurogaming, and more.

Through a partnership with 3BLACKDOT, The event will combine on-stage sessions and demos of the latest gaming tech with an on-site games arcade. We will also be joined by top YouTube celebrities, some reaching millions of young subscribers and game players for a special live gameathon! Early bird passes to the Tribeca Festival Hub will go on sale soon on the Tribeca Film Festival site — more info to come!
2016 Games for Change Festival
On June 23 and 24, the core programming of the Games for Change Festival is moving to its old (and new!) home at The New School’s Parsons School of Design. The state-of-the-art venue near New York City’s Union Square offers a holistic experience under one roof:

  • Keynotes by top thought leaders in games and social impact
  • G4C Awards ceremony
  • Breakout sessions and workshops
  • Game arcades
  • And this year, we’ll be adding by public demand:

And this year, we’ll be adding by public demand:

  • A second, expanded edition of the Games for Learning Summit, uniting educators, government officials, game studios, and edtech companies.
  • Broader agenda in impact games with specialized tracks on Learning, Neuroscience & Health and Civics & Global Issues.
  • The G4C Marketplace to showcase leading companies and emerging studios.


More to come soon…

We’ll continue to share more info as the 2016 events develop. Keep an eye out for our calls for talks, demos and games in the following months! In the meantime, check out the 2015 Festival’s highlights.


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