Every Voice Engaged® Foundation (Scotts Valley, CA) will participate in a keynote presentation at the annual Meaningful Play Conference. Held at Michigan State University (E. Lansing, MI) from October 18-20, the conference is an international gathering of academic, industry and government/non-profit leaders involved in designing and delivering large scale games to address real-world issues.
Steven T. Dodds, Executive Director of Every Voice Engaged, will lead a session entitled Great Neighborhoods: Giving power to every voice and transforming communities through civic gaming.
Dodds will be joined by Carrie Heeter (Michigan State University) and Andy Simon (Questar Assessment, Inc. ) to detail how the Foundation has designed and delivered both online and in person events for the City of San José’s Great Neighborhoods program. This ongoing program is being implemented with 30+ neighborhoods in the nation’s tenth largest City.
Every Voice Engaged is committed to transforming communities and organizations with the power of every voice. Trained facilitators use proven techniques and structured activities to uncover stakeholders’ true concerns, resulting in a deeper level of commitment that drives sustainable change and growth.
About Meaningful Play 2012:
Meaningful Play 2012 is a conference about theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices. Meaningful Play brings scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways.