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Thursday, June 28


Keynote - Empowering Tech Crazed Kids to Save Lives with Rajesh Anandan
UNICEF Kid Power was created with the intention of harnessing the inherent goodness of children and using that energy to change the world. By using Kid Power technology, every step taken adds up to lifesaving nutrition that UNICEF USA delivers to malnourished children around the world. To-date, the program has saved the lives of more than 52,000 children. Kid Power gets kids active and empowers them to make a concrete and lasting change in the world around them. What would happen if all children participated in Kid Power? The possibilities are endless.

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Rajesh Anandan

Senior Vice President UNICEF Ventures, UNICEF USA
Rajesh Anandan, Co-creator UNICEF Kid Power, Co-founder ULTRA Testing. Rajesh Anandan is an intrapreneur, entrepreneur and growth architect. He is the co-creator of UNICEF Kid Power, a wearable-for-good named one of TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of 2016, and co-founder of ULTRA Testing... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium


Keynote - Thinking Inside the Box: The Changing Landscape of Learning with Adam Bellow
Would you like to play a game? Of course you would! Let's take a look at educational gaming. We will start with a peek back at where we have been and then discuss where we are today and where we will level up to in the near future.

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Adam Bellow

Co-Founder, Breakout EDU
Adam is a dedicated educational technologist, father of two young boys, and Co-Founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to transform classrooms into places of discovery and inquiry-based learning. Previously, he served as a Presidential... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium


Keynote - Going Global: Using Games To Eradicate Illiteracy World Wide with Robert Torres
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
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium