New York Times best seller and award-winning game designer Jane McGonigal is the second of Reimagination’s two keynote speakers to share her wisdom this November.
Entrepreneur and former Entourage actor Adrian Grenier (below) was earlier announced as the first keynote speaker.
With more than a decade of experience in game development, McGonigal is renowned for using games as an impetus to solve real world social issues and improving the quality of life.
McGonigal believes games are a fast and reliable way to secure bonds with other people, and uses this technology to help players channel positive attitudes.
After suffering a concussion in 2009, McGonigal created Jane the Concussion Slayer (later renamed SuperBetter); a game which helped players affected by anxiety, depression, head trauma and chronic pain by identifying “bad guys” (negative triggers) and “power-ups” (positive triggers) to address the challenges of these real-life conditions.
No stranger to public speaking, with her TED Talks having been viewed more than 10 million times, McGonigal will be delivering her keynote on using games to address pressing world issues and achieving subsequent outcomes.
Some of McGonigal’s most well-known games include EVOK, World Without Oil and The Lost Ring. Her work has been distributed to more than 30 countries in six continents.
Reimagination is the industry-leading thought summit held annually by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). It will this year take place at The Star on 2 November 2017.
Tickets and registration can be booked here.