Games for Change Festival: G4LI's Research and Design Innovation Day

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT

“Games for Learning: Research and Design Innovation" is part of the Annual Games for Change Festival, which brings together the world’s leading foundations, non-governmental organizations, game-makers, academics, and journalists to explore how best to harness the powerful medium of computer and video games to help address the most critical issues of our day, from poverty, climate change, global conflicts, to human rights.

The day is organized by the Games for Learning Institute (G4LI), a joint research endeavor of Microsoft Research and a consortium of universities, including Polytechnic Institute of NYU and New York University.

The Day's Sessions Include

  • “When Can Computer Games Be Useful for Instruction?”
  • “How to Take Advantage of the Medium to Support Active Learning” 
  • “Action Video Game Playing as a Learning Tool”

Festival Speakers Include

  • U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra
  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
  • “Law and Order: SVU” Executive Producer Neal Baer
  • Digital Pioneer Alan Kay

Learn more about the Games for Change Festival