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Monday, June 25
 

6:00pm

XR Brain Jam
A 2-day event prior to the festival, the XR Brain Jam is a collaborative event that pairs neuroscience researchers and game developers to explore how VR can be used in neuroscience research and cognitive therapy. The game jam, co-hosted by Games for Change and Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, will take place June 25-27.

Monday June 25, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
 
Tuesday, June 26
 

8:30am

XR Brain Jam
A 2-day event prior to the festival, the XR Brain Jam is a collaborative event that pairs neuroscience researchers and game developers to explore how VR can be used in neuroscience research and cognitive therapy. The game jam, co-hosted by Games for Change and Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, will take place June 25-27.

Tuesday June 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:00pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
 
Wednesday, June 27
 

8:30am

XR Brain Jam
A 2-day event prior to the festival, the XR Brain Jam is a collaborative event that pairs neuroscience researchers and game developers to explore how VR can be used in neuroscience research and cognitive therapy. The game jam, co-hosted by Games for Change and Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, will take place June 25-27.

Wednesday June 27, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
 
Thursday, June 28
 

2:00pm

Speed Networking
Speed Networking gives you an opportunity to network with leaders in the game world and experts in social change. Meet someone new, after five minutes the gong rings, and you’re off to a new connection!

After registering for the Festival, you should receive a link to sign up for this special session. If you have any questions, please reach out to festival@gamesforchange.org.

Thursday June 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schwartz Concourse (5th Floor)

3:45pm

Meet the Funder: Marc Ruppel (NEH)
In this intimate 30-minute session, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Marc Ruppel from National Endowment for the Humanities share insights in crafting compelling proposals that meet federal funding priorities.  Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions.  Space is limited, so buy passes now and receive your link to reserve a spot in these sessions.


Thursday June 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Room 204

4:15pm

Meet the Funder: David Miller (NIH)
In this intimate 30-minute session, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear David Miller from National Institutes of Health share insights in crafting compelling proposals that meet federal funding priorities.  Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions.  Space is limited, so buy passes now and receive your link to reserve a spot in these sessions.

Speakers
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David Miller

Program Director, National Cancer Institutes, National Institutes of Health
Dr. David Miller is a Program Director at the NIH's National Cancer Institute, the federal government's principal agency for funding cancer research, training, and technology development. Dave has led multiple NIH programs supporting the development of data science software tools... Read More →


Thursday June 28, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 204
 
Friday, June 29
 

11:45am

Meet the Funder: Lakita Edwards (NEA)
In this intimate 30-minute session, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Lakita Edwards from the National Endowment for the Arts share insights in crafting compelling proposals that meet federal funding priorities.  Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions.  Space is limited, so buy passes now and receive your link to reserve a spot in these sessions.

Speakers
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Lakita Edwards

Arts Education Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts
Lakita Edwards serves as an Arts Education Specialist with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), an independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities... Read More →


Friday June 29, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Room 204

12:30pm

Games for Change Mentor Lounge
Do you wish you could learn, one-on-one, from industry experts? Games for Change has partnered with CGX Mentor Lounge to provide a special 90-minute knowledge sharing session that will include rotating conversations matched to your interests. G4C18 speakers and other leaders will be available to discuss development challenges, answer specific questions across a variety of topics and advise on a career in the games industry. Space is limited and lunch will be provided, so buy passes now and receive your link to reserve a spot in this session.

Friday June 29, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Schwartz Concourse (5th Floor)

3:15pm

Meet the Funder: Edward Metz (US Dept. of Ed./SBIR)
In this intimate 30-minute session, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Edward Metz from the US Department of Education share insights in crafting compelling proposals that meet federal funding priorities.  Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions.  Space is limited, so buy passes now and receive your link to reserve a spot in these sessions.

Speakers
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Edward Metz

ED/IES SBIR Program Director, US Department of Education
Dr. Edward (Ed) Metz directs the SBIR program at the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, which provides seed funding for the R&D of innovative forms of commercially viable education learning technologies. Ed specializes in working with industry leaders... Read More →


Friday June 29, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Room 204

4:15pm

Meet the Funder: Jax Deluca (NEA)
In this intimate 30-minute session, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Jax Deluca from the National Endowment for the Arts share insights in crafting compelling proposals that meet federal funding priorities.  Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions. Space is limited, so buy passes now and receive your link to reserve a spot in these sessions.


Speakers
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Jax Deluca

Media Arts Director, National Endowment for the Arts
Jax Deluca is the Media Arts Director at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). In this position, she oversees the NEA’s grant portfolio and resources for arts organizations across the country working in film, video, audio, immersive technology, and other emerging media forms... Read More →


Friday June 29, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 204

4:45pm

Meet the Funder: Philip Loew (NYCRIN)
In this intimate 30-minute session, attendees will have the special opportunity to hear Philip Loew from the National Science Foundation share insights in crafting compelling proposals that meet federal funding priorities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Space is limited, so buy passes now and receive your link to reserve a spot in these sessions.

Speakers
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Philip Loew

Associate Director, NYC Regional Innovation Node
Philip Loew is a former banker-turned-entrepreneurial-leader. Currently, Philip serves as the Associate Director for the New York City Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN) where he leads operations, builds and scales major programs, and grows external partnerships both within NYC and... Read More →


Friday June 29, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Room 204
 
Saturday, June 30
 

3:45pm

XR4C Speed Networking (45 min)
Speed Networking gives you an opportunity to network with leaders in the game world and experts in social change. Meet someone new, after five minutes the gong rings, and you’re off to a new connection.

Saturday June 30, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Schwartz Concourse (5th Floor)