Public Programs And Events

The 2019 Games for Change Festival

The 2019 Games for Change Festival

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

We are excited to invite you to the 16th Annual Games for Change Festival which will take place from June 17 - 19. This year, we will explore how games and immersive media can be leveraged as a means for civic engagement!

Join a community of game experts, developers, technologists, funders and social innovators to share groundbreaking ideas and interact with new impact games and immersive media. Attendees will also engage in three days of thought-provoking conversations, workshops, and networking events.

Our program will be organized in four thematic tracks: We will kick things off with the XR for Change Summit on June 17, followed by two days of sessions on Games for Learning, Civics & Social Issues, and Health & Wellness.

Use code, PARSONS19 for free registration; limited availability.

Refer to information below for further student and Indie Developers discount.

Available for a limited time. Get yours now! Click here to find out more about rates and eligibility.

Interested in bringing a group of 5 or more? Contact for group discounts.

Registration Schedule

Early Bird Pricing: February 4 - April 10
Regular Rate: April 10 – June 5
Late Registration: June 5 - June 19 [Additional $50 on regular rate]

All registration fees are non-refundable. If unable to attend, registrants may transfer their pass to another attendee within their organization by May 31st. You must contact to initiate this exchange process.

The Festival is produced in collaboration with Parsons School of Design


Additional Details

All-Access Pass (June 17, 18, 19)

Experience all three days of the festival, including the XR for Change Summit. Includes access to all keynotes, workshops, panels, arcades, marketplaces, and so much more!

Early Bird Pricing $429
Non-Profit/Edutaor Early Bird Rate $349

G4C Festival Pass (June 18 - 19)

Access to two days of festival keynotes, panels, workshops, arcades, the G4C marketplace, and much more.

Early Bird Pricing $329
Non-Profit/Edutaor Early Bird Rate $279

XR for Change Summit Pass (June 17)

Access to the XR for Change Summit, featuring additional conversations and demos exploring the intersection of virtual technology and social impact. Access to keynotes, panels, workshops, arcades, the XR4C marketplace, and much more.

Early Bird Pricing $149
Non-Profit/Edutaor Early Bird Rate $129

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