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Thursday, June 23 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Panel - Funding Games Within the Public Sector: A Conversation Between Funders and Artists

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Erik Huey

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Entertainment Software Association
Erik Huey is currently the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).  As Senior Vice President, Erik oversees the entire federal and state government relations operations of ESA. The Entertainment Software Association is the U.S... Read More →

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Clara Fernandez-Vara

Associate Arts Professor, New York University
Clara Fernández-Vara is Associate Arts Professor at the NYU Game Center and co-founder of Fiction Control, a narrative design company. She's a game designer and writer as well as an academic, so her work for the last 10 years combines scholarship with the creation of narrative games... Read More →
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Nick Fortugno

Chief Creative Officer, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a designer of games and interactive narrative experiences and co-founder of Playmatics. Fortugno has been lead designer on dozens of works, including leading interactive narrative design on Frankenstein AI, shown at Sundance New Frontier, and on games and experiences... Read More →
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Karen Helmerson

Program Director for Electronic Media, Film & Visual Art, NYSCA
Since 2000, Ms. Helmerson has been the Program Director for Electronic Media, Film & Visual Art at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Her funding supports a wide range of contemporary visual art and technology across all platforms andgenres. She has authored several... Read More →
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Edward Metz

Program Manager for Small Business Innovation Research and SBIR and Education Technology Research Grants, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Edward (Ed) Metz is a developmental psychologist, education researcher, and program director. Since 2004, Ed has worked as a research scientist at the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, where he directs programs that seed fund the R&D and evaluation of... Read More →
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Dr. Marc Ruppel

Director, Digital Projects for the Public, National Endowment for the Humanities
Dr. Marc Ruppel is a Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs. He leads the Digital Projects for the Public grant line, with a portfolio that includes the 2017 G4C Game of the Year, "Walden, a game." Marc has worked on several... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium