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Wednesday, July 15 • 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Creating Caring and Care-full Online Play Communities

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What does a child’s best play life look like now and post-pandemic? While many online games can provide a safe and social haven for children looking to create and connect online, raising a generation of “good” gamers requires more: beyond offering a pandemic-free place to play with others, online game communities must become communities where children are cared for, and children learn, in turn, how to care for each other. Join us to explore how.

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Katie Salen Tekinbaş

Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine
Katie Salen Tekinbaş is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine, a member of the Connected Learning Lab, and Chief Designer and co-founder of Connected Camps. Her work focuses on meeting kids where they are at in order to design engaging... Read More →

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Daniel Kelley

Associate Director, Center for Technology and Society, ADL
Daniel Kelley (he/him/his) is the Associate Director of ADL’s Center for Technology and Society (CTS). He leads the agency's work securing justice and fair treatment for all in online game environments, building bridges between the game industry, academia and civil society to make... Read More →
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Mimi Ito

Director / Professor in Residence, Connected Learning Lab / UC Irvine
Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist, learning scientist, entrepreneur, and an advocate for connected learning—learning that is equity-oriented, centered on youth interest, and socially connected. Her work decodes digital youth culture for parents and educators, offering ways to... Read More →
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Sara DeWitt

As Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital, Sara DeWitt oversees streaming video apps, educational games, and digital experiences for kids and parents with the goal of making PBS KIDS content engaging and accessible to widely diverse audiences. Previously, DeWitt worked as a preschool... Read More →
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Makeda Mays Green

Vice President, Nickelodeon Digital Consumer Insights, Viacom
Makeda Mays Green is Vice President, Digital Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon. In this capacity, she conducts research across digital platforms, including mobile devices, game consoles and emerging technologies. Prior to her role at Nickelodeon, Green worked as the Director of Education... Read More →
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Nathan Sawatzky

Trust & Safety Lead, Supercell
Nathan leads Trust & Safety at Supercell (makers of Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars, and other really fun games) in the northern country of Finland. Originally, however, he comes from Canada, which is where he began his career in helping build healthy and strong online spaces at Club... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2020 6:15pm - 7:00pm EDT