Blame Video Games! Shootings, Disease, and Morality

Video games are an economic force. Employing over 66,000 people which contributed $12 billion to the US GDP in 2017, and with companies found globally throughout every major country and all states here at home, this industry's reach is truly far and wide. Unfortunately, this reach also makes the industry an easy target. The panelists will discuss challenges posed by governments and agencies around the world as it relates to the culture wars against gun violence, societal norms, protection of children, addictive gaming behavior, and upholding the right to free speech. Learn how to navigate the complexities of government as panelists outline how you can have a deep impact in the gaming industry by learning about issues and making sure your voices (and vote) help create a brighter future.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner