Over the past two decades, the annual Games for Change Festival in New York City has become the must-attend gathering for changemakers, developers, executives, and fans who believe in the impact potential of gaming and immersive media. Since then, Games for Change’s mission to elevate and drive real-world change through video games has spread worldwide, capturing the public’s imagination, inspiring cross-sector collaboration, and sparking widespread innovation.
Celebrate 20 years and counting with the global Games for Change community at the organization’s flagship festival, Tuesday, July 18th through Thursday, July 20th, 2023, at the Times Center in New York City. During the multi-day in-person event, industry experts will share research and retrospectives on the evolution of impact gaming, perspectives on where we are now, and predictions for the global future of games and immersive media across education, health and wellness, civic engagement, environmental sustainability, and more. This year, the XR for Change Summit will also return as a full-day event, highlighting the cutting-edge immersive experiences that are unlocking new pathways for social impact.
The portal to submit speakers and session ideas is open now, and submissions for the 2023 Games for Change Awards will open on January 5th, 2023. Festival registration will open in early 2023.