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Monday, July 31 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Come out and Vote: How Play and Fun Improves Voter Participation

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This is what Election Day in America once looked like: Crowds, neighbors, bands, parades, games. It was fun. And voting rates hovered in the 80% range. There is a lot about the 19th Century that needs to stay in the past, but there is no reason we cannot bring play and fun back to voting. This presentation will share the effectiveness of bringing play to voting and how attendees can help revive this national tradition.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Fortugno

Nicholas Fortugno

CCO/Co-Founder, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a designer of digital and real-world games and co-founder of the game company Playmatics. Fortugno has been a designer, writer, and project manager on dozens of games, serving as lead designer on the downloadable blockbuster Diner Dash, award-winning serious game Ayiti: The Cost of Life, CableFAX award winning Breaking Bad: The Interrogation, and MUSE award winner Body/Mind/Change as well as games with Red Bull, Disney, AMC, the Red Cross/Crescent, PBS, and USAID. Nick is co-founder of the Come Out... Read More →
avatar for Edna Ishayik

Edna Ishayik

Director of Civic Engagement Initiatives, Civic Nation
Edna came to the civic engagement field after eight years in campaigns followed by seven as a freelance food and travel journalist. At Civic Nation she oversees four projects aimed at improving participation in American democracy.


Monday July 31, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Room 105

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