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Fair Play Summit: Digital Thriving in a Post-Pandemic World: A Prosocial Blueprint

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How do we build more inclusive and resilient communities? In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when many people shifted to using online spaces as their primary means of engaging with the world, this question takes on renewed importance. To tackle this question, this panel brings together experts on the psychology of games and online engagement with practitioners who helped design a game for empathy and inclusion from the ground up (thatgamecompany's Sky), led prosocial initiatives which helped reshape the character of an online community (Project Discovery in EVE Online), or who seek to harness our industry and player communities for environmental action and other forms of good. Over the hour, the panel will cover the state of community design and management, the holistic context of resilience, and lay out practical recommendations for building better worlds using many of the tools we already have as designers and developers.

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