Social Impact Leadership Series: Game Design for Social Innovation

6:30–8:00 pm
YMCA of Hong Kong
41 Salisbury Road
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong


Games are the most quickly growing cultural form of the early twenty-first century. In fact, estimates put the number of gamers worldwide at approximately 2.2 billion. To learn more about how this trend is being applied in the social impact sector, join University of Chicago professor and vice provost Melissa Gilliam and a group of interdisciplinary researchers. In this a Social Impact Leadership Series talk, attendees will learn how game mechanics and interactive dynamics can be leveraged to address issues in public health and youth development.

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About the Speaker:
Melissa Gilliam is vice provost for the University of Chicago and serves as the Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice and as faculty in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics. In November 2012, Gilliam launched The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the UChicago. Ci3’s research uses games, narrative, and design to advance knowledge, develop interventions, and inform policies on the sexual and reproductive health and well being of adolescents. As Vice Provost, Gilliam leads efforts around faculty development and institutional diversity.

About the Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation provides resources and programs to help the city’s NGOs, nonprofit leaders, and social entrepreneurs do their best work. Operated by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Programme offers a range of opportunities, including scholarships, social entrepreneurship workshops, and trainings for NGO boards of directors and board members.