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Using the Power of Games to Improve Global Communities (Presented by Facebook Gaming)

Leo Olebe  (Global Director of Gaming Partnerships, Facebook)

Lual Mayen  (Founder and Developer, Junub Games)

Susanna Pollack  (President, Games for Change)

Rami Ismail  (Game Developer/Biz Dev, Vlambeer)

Geoff Keighley  (Producer, The Game Awards)

Location: Room 3001, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

Discuss the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the games industry while talking about how people can and have used the power of games to improve their communities. Learn directly from panelists, including a recipient of the prestigious Global Gaming Citizen Award (from the Game Awards) about how they used games to overcome obstacles, inspire peace, and help others. Participate in this enlightening panel led by Facebook’s global head of gaming partnerships, Leo Olebe.


Learn about how people around the industry and the world are using the power of games to improve themselves and their communities.

Intended Audience

Everyone who has an interest in developing games for peacebuilding and conflict resolutions, and learn about the importance of diversity and inclusivity.