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ACS EdXN Event Series: Gaming for Resilience

Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission — and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Thu, 28 May, 01:00 PM

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    Thu, 28 May, 05:30 PM

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    Thu, 28 May, 06:30 PM
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<p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span>In this session, f<span style="color: black;">ind out how playing games can increase your resilience during this time of uncertainty. You&#39;ll learn how to play a game that can increase your ability to anticipate hard-to-predict futures, so you&#39;re not blindsided by surprising events. </span><br><br>You&#39;ll get practical tips for which mobile games can protect you from the negative impacts of extreme stress and trauma. And y<span style="color: black;">ou&#39;ll hear why the games you choose to play today can prepare you for a strange new future of work. Get ready to play your way to greater creativity, optimism, and strategic foresight - things we all need now more than ever.</span></span></span></span></p> <b>Notice for ACS Professional Year Students</b><br>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team.<br><br>If a cloaking software program is used when connecting to an online event, your attendance cannot be recorded and CPD hours cannot be allocated.  This does not include VPN.<br><br><i>For the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing. Please refer to the Redback Data Policy at for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar.</i>

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Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is the Director of Game Research and Development for the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission — and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. 
She is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully
You might know Jane from her TED talks on 
how games can make a better world and the game that can give you 10 extra years of life, which have more than 15 million views. She is also the inventor of SuperBetter, a game that has helped more than a million players recover from symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. 

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