Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games (ARGs) — games designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is the New York Times best-selling author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. As a TED 2010 speaker, her speech attracted over 3 million views, and she has keynoted the Game Developers Conference, SXSW and Google Zeitgeist Americas. She played a high-profile role at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2012. Jane has a PhD in performance studies from the University of California at Berkeley.