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Thursday, June 23 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Panel - From Player to Developer: Girls in Gaming

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Games reflect the experiences and perspectives of those who create them. More women are playing games than ever. How can education and the gaming industry create more opportunities for women and girls to improve diversity and make better games?

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Ariella Lehrer

CEO, Legacy Games
Ariella is the CEO of Legacy Interactive/Legacy Games, founded in 1998. Since graduate school, she has been interested in concepts such as attention, memory, problem solving and constructivist theories of learning, and how these relate to the design of interactive experiences for kids, families, and professionals. Over the years, this fascination has taken many forms, from her first titles for The Learning Company and Walt Disney, to... Read More →

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Joan Freese

Director, Educational & Digital Media and Ready To, Twin Cities PBS
Joan Freese is an Emmy Award winning educational technologist at Twin Cities PBS, | in St. Paul, Minnesota, focusing on projects for K-8 students, parents, and educators. | She is digital producer of SciGirls, a transmedia enterprise that encourages tween girls | in STEM, and principle investigator of SciGIrls Code, a national connected learning | project that introduces middle school girls to computer science. She also directs TPT’s | Ready to... Read More →
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Tracy Fullerton

Director, USC Games
Tracy Fullerton is an award-winning experimental game designer, professor, and director of the cross-disciplinary USC Games program, a collaboration between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Viterbi School of Engineering. She holds the Electronic Arts Endowed Chair in Interactive Entertainment and her many game credits include Cloud, flOw, Darfur is Dying, The Night Journey (a collaboration with media artist Bill Viola), and most recently... Read More →
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Laila Shabir

CEO, Girls Make Games
Laila Shabir is the founder and CEO of LearnDistrict, an educational media company, and Girls Make Games (GMG), an organization that teaches game development to elementary through high school girls around the world. | | Laila's work at GMG has won her numerous awards, including the Xbox Rising Star Award in 2016, and Games Industry Person of the Year in 2015. | | Prior to founding GMG, Laila designed educational games at LearnDistrict... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Starr Foundation Hall 63 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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