EVENTS

As part of the 2017-2018 Games for Change Student Challenge, we are offering hands-on game jams and workshops for students and educators. Check below and register for upcoming events in your city!

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: Detroit

Date: Saturday, June 16 @ 11 am – 2 pm
Location: GMRENCEN, Waterfront Room & Lounge (100 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243)
Who can attend: Student finalist, all competition participants, educators, friends and family!
RSVP: Email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org + specify how many people will attend

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: New York City

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Location: Intrepid Museum, Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York City, NY
Details: The New York City Games for Change Student Challenge invited middle and high school students to design and develop their own original video games exploring ideas and themes shaping our world. Join us for an exhibit of student-designed games, remarks by local game designers and content experts, and an awards ceremony recognizing student accomplishments.

 

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: Los Angeles

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
Location: Cross Campus, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Join us in celebrating the student finalists and winners! We will showcase the finalists’ games with a video game arcade and announce the winners for each theme during the event, followed by a reception. We are also excited to announce that Anjali Bhimani, who voices Symmetra in the video game Overwatch by Blizzard, will be our emcee for the event!

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: Atlanta

Date:  Wednesday, May 16th @ 4:30 – 7:00 PM EST.
Location: Georgia Tech Student Success Center, President’s Suite A & B, 225 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA
Details: Come celebrate ATL’s best young game designers as the G4C Student Challenge ATL winners are announced, prizes awarded, and students demo their games about Connected Cities.

 

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G4C Student Challenge: Detroit

Game Jam #2 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, May 5 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! Games for Change is hosting a game jam which challenges students to create social impact games around the topic of Connected Cities.

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G4C Student Challenge: Detroit

Game Jam #1 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, April 28 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Location: Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, 1211 Trumbull Avenue, Detroit, MI
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! Games for Change is hosting a game jam which challenges students to create social impact games around the topic of Connected Cities.

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G4C Student Challenge: New York City

Game Jam #3 | Wildlife Conservation

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Location: Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! Games for Change is hosting a game jam which challenges students to create social impact games around the topic of Wildlife Conservation, specifically around pollinators.

 

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G4C Student Challenge: Atlanta

Game Jam #3 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Location: Georgia Tech Alumni House, 190 North Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Details: Help us round out the ATL Student Challenge Game Jam series back at the Georgia Tech Alumni House.

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G4C Student Challenge: Los Angeles

Game Jam #3 | News Literacy

Date: Saturday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM PDT
Location: Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, 1200 Plaza Del Sol E, Los Angeles
Details: This event will give students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of game design and News Literacy.

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G4C Student Challenge: Pittsburgh

Wildlife Conservation Game Jam

Date: Saturday, April 7 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
Details: Experience a free and fun afternoon of games, play, and workshops to develop game concepts that teach people how wildlife conservation matters.

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G4C Student Challenge: New York

Connected Cities Game Jam

Date: Saturday, April 7 | 11:00 AM – 4 PM EDT
Location: Center for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, New York, NY
Details: You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this topic with design experts from the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

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G4C Student Challenge: Pittsburgh

News Literacy Game Jam

Date: Friday, April 6 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Alloy 26 100 S Commons Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA
Details: Bring friends, make friends! Get comparative, Get competitive, Get creative. Get your game on with regional gamers, local content experts, and other teens.

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Youth Creativity Summit NYC

Date: Saturday, March 31 @ 9:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
Details: The summit will consist of multiple elements, from workshops to performances, spoken word to game design–all with the goal of connecting you to your own creativity, no matter how it manifests.

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G4C Student Challenge: Los Angeles

Game Jam #2 | Kindness & Empathy

Date: Saturday, March 17 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM PDT
Location: 9 Dots, 931 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Hone your design skills by creating a paper prototype and digital games that explore how you can make your community, school and neighborhood a better place to live, learn and play!

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G4C Student Challenge: Atlanta

Game Jam #2 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, March 17 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Location: The Historic Academy of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Details: The second Jam will be at the Historic Academy of Medicine in conjunction with the Atlanta Science Festival!

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G4C Student Challenge: NYC

News Literacy

Date: Saturday, March 10 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Location: New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! During the jam, you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this topic with the experts.

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G4C Student Challenge: Atlanta

Game Jam #1 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, March 3 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Location: Georgia Tech Alumni House, 190 North Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Details: Join us at the Georgia Tech Alumni House for the kick-off Game Jam of the ATL Student Challenge.

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G4C Student Challenge: Pittsburgh

Kindness & Empathy Game Jam

Date: Saturday, February 24 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Senator John Heinz History Center – 1212 Smallman Street
Details: Hang out, Mess Around and Geek Out with regional gamers, local content experts, and other teens.

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G4C Student Challenge LA Game Jam

Date: Sunday, February 11 | 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 9 Dots – 931 North Highland Avenue
Details: This event will give students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of game design: from how to make ‘analog’ games to putting their new skills to the test while they make a digital game!

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Global Game Jam 2018

Date: Friday, January 26 @ 5:00 PM
Location: 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor
Details: This January, make games with NYU faculty, students, and friends! They are hosting a New York City Global Game Jam site for the 8th year in a row. Join NYC’s original jam site to make Brooklyn the biggest site in the world!

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CSEdWeek PD

Date: Saturday, November 4 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, West 46th Street
Details: CS4All’s CSEdWeek professional development session at the Intrepid Museum will provide you with the resources and guidance you need to host your own CSEdWeek event!

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Game Design With the Game Jam Guide

Date: Wednesday, October 25 at 4:00 pm ET
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, West 46th Street
Ideal For: Teachers of All Grades
Certified BrainPOP Educator Matt Farber along with Alex Fleming (MOUSE) and our own Kevin Miklasz, PhD host this webinar on game design via the Game Jam Guide, which they co-edited. Hear about the Games for Change events that inspired this practical how-to resource for educators and learn how to run your own jams after school or in class.
Pre-register & Join • Password: moby

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: New York City

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Location: Intrepid Museum, Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York City, NY
Details: The New York City Games for Change Student Challenge invited middle and high school students to design and develop their own original video games exploring ideas and themes shaping our world. Join us for an exhibit of student-designed games, remarks by local game designers and content experts, and an awards ceremony recognizing student accomplishments.

 

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G4C Student Challenge: New York City

Game Jam #3 | Wildlife Conservation

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Location: Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! Games for Change is hosting a game jam which challenges students to create social impact games around the topic of Wildlife Conservation, specifically around pollinators.

 

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G4C Student Challenge: New York

Connected Cities Game Jam

Date: Saturday, April 7 | 11:00 AM – 4 PM EDT
Location: Center for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, New York, NY
Details: You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this topic with design experts from the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

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Youth Creativity Summit NYC

Date: Saturday, March 31 @ 9:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
Details: The summit will consist of multiple elements, from workshops to performances, spoken word to game design–all with the goal of connecting you to your own creativity, no matter how it manifests.

Registration deadline: March 23

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G4C Student Challenge: NYC

News Literacy

Date: Saturday, March 10 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Location: New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! During the jam, you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this topic with the experts.

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Global Game Jam 2018

Date: Friday, January 26 @ 5:00 PM
Location: 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor
Details: This January, make games with NYU faculty, students, and friends! They are hosting a New York City Global Game Jam site for the 8th year in a row. Join NYC’s original jam site to make Brooklyn the biggest site in the world!

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CSEdWeek PD

Date: Saturday, November 4 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, West 46th Street
Details: CS4All’s CSEdWeek professional development session at the Intrepid Museum will provide you with the resources and guidance you need to host your own CSEdWeek event!

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Game Design With the Game Jam Guide

Date: Wednesday, October 25 at 4:00 pm ET
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, West 46th Street
Ideal For: Teachers of All Grades
Certified BrainPOP Educator Matt Farber along with Alex Fleming (MOUSE) and our own Kevin Miklasz, PhD host this webinar on game design via the Game Jam Guide, which they co-edited. Hear about the Games for Change events that inspired this practical how-to resource for educators and learn how to run your own jams after school or in class.
Pre-register & Join • Password: moby

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: Los Angeles

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
Location: Cross Campus, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Join us in celebrating the student finalists and winners! We will showcase the finalists’ games with a video game arcade and announce the winners for each theme during the event, followed by a reception. We are also excited to announce that Anjali Bhimani, who voices Symmetra in the video game Overwatch by Blizzard, will be our emcee for the event!

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G4C Student Challenge: Los Angeles

Game Jam #3 | News Literacy

Date: Saturday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM PDT
Location: Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, 1200 Plaza Del Sol E, Los Angeles
Details: This event will give students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of game design and News Literacy.

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G4C Student Challenge: Los Angeles

Game Jam #2 | Kindness & Empathy

Date: Saturday, March 17 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM PDT
Location: 9 Dots, 931 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Hone your design skills by creating a paper prototype and digital games that explore how you can make your community, school and neighborhood a better place to live, learn and play!

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G4C Student Challenge LA Game Jam

Date: Sunday, February 11 | 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 9 Dots – 931 North Highland Avenue
Details: This event will give students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of game design: from how to make ‘analog’ games to putting their new skills to the test while they make a digital game!

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: Atlanta

Date:  Wednesday, May 16th @ 4:30 – 7:00 PM EST.
Location: Georgia Tech Student Success Center, President’s Suite A & B, 225 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA
Details: Come celebrate ATL’s best young game designers as the G4C Student Challenge ATL winners are announced, prizes awarded, and students demo their games about Connected Cities.

 

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G4C Student Challenge: Atlanta

Game Jam #3 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Location: Georgia Tech Alumni House, 190 North Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Details: Help us round out the ATL Student Challenge Game Jam series back at the Georgia Tech Alumni House.

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G4C Student Challenge: Atlanta

Game Jam #2 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, March 17 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Location: The Historic Academy of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Details: The second Jam will be at the Historic Academy of Medicine in conjunction with the Atlanta Science Festival!

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G4C Student Challenge: Atlanta

Game Jam #1 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, March 3 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Location: Georgia Tech Alumni House, 190 North Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Details: Join us at the Georgia Tech Alumni House for the kick-off Game Jam of the ATL Student Challenge.

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G4C Student Challenge: Pittsburgh

Wildlife Conservation Game Jam

Date: Saturday, April 7 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
Details: Experience a free and fun afternoon of games, play, and workshops to develop game concepts that teach people how wildlife conservation matters.

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G4C Student Challenge: Pittsburgh

News Literacy Game Jam

Date: Friday, April 6 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Alloy 26 100 S Commons Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA
Details: Bring friends, make friends! Get comparative, Get competitive, Get creative. Get your game on with regional gamers, local content experts, and other teens.

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G4C Student Challenge: Pittsburgh

Kindness & Empathy Game Jam

Date: Saturday, February 24 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Senator John Heinz History Center – 1212 Smallman Street
Details: Hang out, Mess Around and Geek Out with regional gamers, local content experts, and other teens.

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G4C Student Challenge Awards Ceremony: Detroit

Date: Saturday, June 16 @ 11 am – 2 pm
Location: GMRENCEN, Waterfront Room & Lounge (100 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243)
Who can attend: Student finalist, all competition participants, educators, friends and family!
RSVP: Email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org + specify how many people will attend

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G4C Student Challenge: Detroit

Game Jam #1 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, April 28 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Location: Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, 1211 Trumbull Avenue, Detroit, MI
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! Games for Change is hosting a game jam which challenges students to create social impact games around the topic of Connected Cities.

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G4C Student Challenge: Detroit

Game Jam #2 | Connected Cities

Date: Saturday, May 5 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI
Details: Join us for a day of game design filled with challenge and creativity! Games for Change is hosting a game jam which challenges students to create social impact games around the topic of Connected Cities.