The annual Games For Change
festival, which has done a pretty solid job of celebrating the positive ways that games can influence society, is scheduled to take place April 22-24 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
This marks the first year that the feel-good gaming event, now in its 11th year, will take place as part of Tribeca's international film festival. Representatives on both sides of the partnership are casting it as an opportunity to broaden the discussion about artfully designed games can enact positive change.
"The new relationship with the Tribeca Film Festival is an incredible opportunity to reach a new audience for the 'games for good' sector," Asi Burak, president of Games for Change, stated in a press release about the event. "Games are often discussed in the context of entertainment, but with this event, we'll be able to share our message that this medium can be very powerful in creating positive change in the world."
As part of the partnership, the Games for Change Awards will be held at NYU -- the nominee list is expected to be announced in March. The Games For Change Arcade will still be made available to the public, though it will be part of the TFF Family Festival Street Fair on April 26.
Speaker lineups and talk schedules have not yet been announced for the event, though Games For Change has a history
of pulling noteworthy keynote speakers like Al Gore, Brenda Romero, and Gamasutra's own editor-at-large Leigh Alexander.
Tickets are still available for the event via the Games for Change website, where you can also submit talk proposals, game demos and funding pitches until early February.