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Friday, June 29 • 2:30pm - 2:50pm
A Fireside Chat with Anastasia Staten and Michael D. Gallagher about the State of the Industry

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As the industry grows so does the need for a diverse, talented workforce.  Join us to learn more about how non-profits and the video game industry are helping prepare the next generation of game makers.

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Libe Ackerman

Libe is a senior digital media and entertainment executive with extensive experience in social media, news reporting, technology, video games, and children's programming, across television, digital, and print.Her latest project is Super Parent (superparent.com), a digital media brand for modern parents raising the next generation of video gamers and technology fans, where she is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief.Before that, she served as Senior Director, Creative Strategy at Nickelodeon, crafting the big-picture plan for how to talk... Read More →

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Michael D. Gallagher

President & CEO, ESA
Michael D. Gallagher is president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers.Mr. Gallagher joined ESA in 2007. Under his leadership, the association is transforming the perception of video gam... Read More →
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Anastasia Staten

Executive Director, ESA Foundation
Anastasia has nearly 20 years of experience spanning nonprofit management, fundraising, communications, and politics. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of the ESA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the video game industry and the Chair of The HALO Trust. Previously... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium