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Thursday, June 28 • 11:45am - 12:05pm
Keynote - Going Global: Using Games To Eradicate Illiteracy World Wide with Robert Torres

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Over the last decade, the incredible efforts made by game designers, researchers and foundations has inspired the World Bank, UNICEF and NGOs to launch large-scale innovative solutions that capitalize on this work. Today refugee children in Syria and Bangladesh are acquiring academic and social emotional learning skills through games. This session offers a historic perspective of the movement and presents insights and data of how children around the world are using games to learn.

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Robert Torres

Chief Strategy Officer, Teach the World Foundation
Robert is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Teach the World Foundation, a global organization seeking to eradicate illiteracy by teaching reading and numeracy using game-based technologies. Until recently, Robert served as the founding Chief Learning Scientist for EkStep, the game-based... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:05pm EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium