Building a Global Community to Drive Social Change
Monday, April 29, 2013 / 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Jesse Dylan, Director; Founder and CEO, Wondros
Shawn Amos, Founder and CEO, Freshwire
Michelle Byrd, Co-President, Games for Change; Executive Producer, Half the Sky Movement: The Game
Ben Goldhirsh, Co-Founder and CEO, GOOD
Alden Stoner, Vice President, Social Action Film Campaigns, Participant Media
Politicians, philanthropists, activists and marketers are using film, social media and gaming to build communities, sometimes literally overnight. With the aid of technology, they are telling stories to communicate complex ideas and encouraging a worldwide audience to take action to solve pressing problems. Harnessing the power, popularity and profitability of these tools for social good educates users while raising funds and awareness globally. New media is connecting people with shared interests in inventive ways, activating even small groups to take on big challenges, often engaging celebrities to raise the profile of a cause and give voice to the voiceless. Our panel will discuss the newest ways to make the broadest impact.