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Thursday, July 16 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Worldgames: Transferring In-game Benefits to Real Life (Encore)

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Several studies show that games have implicit skill transfers to life like strategy, hand-eye coordination, resource management etc.  However, a new generation of games will have explicit real world benefits in AAA quality experiences where the benefits that accrue to the avatar actually accrue to you.  In this session, hear about examples where game developers are blurring the line between digital and physical, and directly transferring in game benefits to life.  Cultivating this transfer is important as it will reduce bias against games, improve players lives in the Real, and expand the game audience overall.

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Nichol Bradford

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Transformative Tech Lab & Global Ecosystem
Nichol Bradford is fascinated by human possibility and how technology can help individuals expand their mental and emotional capacity.  She spent the last decade exploring these ideas in the online game industry, serving as a senior executive with responsibility for strategy, operations... Read More →

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Brie Code

Founder and CEO, TRU LUV
Brie Code is the founder and CEO of TRU LUV, a Toronto-based company changing our relationship with technology. TRU LUV makes AI companions for refuge, resilience and transformation. These are not personal assistants, nor apps nor games, but a new category of human-computer interaction... Read More →
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Chethan Ramachandran

Co-founder and CEO, Skillprint
Chethan Ramachandran is the co-founder and CEO of Skillprint. Skillprint uses games to help people find their inner superpowers and connect to real world opportunities. Prior to Skillprint, Chethan was the founder and CEO of Playnomics, a predictive analytics and marketing platform... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT