The Games for Good, Games for All Summit, hosted by American University’s School of Communication (SOC), is focused on diversity and gaming. This day long event will discuss important topics related to minority, women in games, and other diverse representation in the gaming industry and in game design. The keynote address and expert panel are designed to initiate discussion on making the game experiences inclusive and supportive of diverse voices.

Attendees will design games in a 2 hour game jam session, further the ongoing conversation on diversity, and network with individuals concerned about diversity in games.

This is a free event, however, attendance is by application only. Students from diverse backgrounds and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBU’s) are encouraged to apply. Space is limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



Where will the Games for Good, Games for All summit be held?

American University’s main campus (4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016)  McKinley Building.  Check out event pics here!

Who can attend?

Anyone interested in this topic.  Undergraduate students from historically black colleges and university’s (HBCU’s) are encouraged to apply.

Is there a cost to attend?

No, but space is limited.  Please send in all application materials as soon as possible.

I’m coming in from out of town. Is there housing available?  What is the cost?

We have access to a number of shared rooms at a dormitory on campus set aside for summit participants.  Rooms are free but limited in quantity and will be assigned as applications come in.  For best consideration, apply as early as possible.

What are the travel/accommodation grants? How do I apply?

The University is providing financial assistance of up to $250 per attendee to help cover travel and accommodation costs for participants.   To apply, you must check off the box in the application from.  Please note that these funds will be distributed as reimbursements after the summit on March 8.  If selected for an award, the University requires original receipts of payment for food, travel, and/or hotel. If using these funds to reimburse air fare, please provide original copies of boarding passes.

How do I submit my receipts for reimbursement if awarded a grant?

All receipts must be submitted postmarked no later than March 17, 2014 to the AU School of Communication Graduate Services Office, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017 Attn: Jonathan Kittle.   Late submissions will not be reimbursed.

Other questions?

Please contact the summit coordinator, gradcomm.

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