Game Design x Philanthropy

Ready to have fun and give back at the same time? Join Game Genius, a play-based nonprofit supporting the DC area , for an interactive virtual workshop that features best practices of the game design process and learn how to use games for social good.

As a part of its mission, Game Genius selects an impact theme for its public engagements every year. This workshop will align with its 2021 focus: climate and environment. From biodiversity and natural spaces to climate and consumption, participants will explore different existing games before making one with a small group.

This event was put together in partnership with Game Genius.

Virtual Platform

This event will be streamed via Gather:

  • Sign up for an account with Gather in advance of the event.
  • In order to participate fully, plan to join via a computer with enough bandwidth to support viewing video.
  • Please make your display name fully match the name on our registration list in order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations.
  • This event will not be recorded.
  • You can send the speaker questions ahead of time which may be answered during the event or ask questions live during the event during the Q&A portion of the event.

You can find more about joining our virtual events, including our refund policy, in our FAQs and help with troubleshooting Gather on their support page.

How to Prepare

  • Register on
  • Ensure that you have a computer available.
  • Materials will be posted on the Gather platform before the event.


  • To get live captioning for this event, we recommend using Chrome as the web browser and the Live Captioning extension.
  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.

If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us using a method that works best for you:

We honor your privacy. No identifying information like your name is required to request an accommodation, and all details will be deleted once completed.

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

About DC Design Week

Built and run by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of our community — hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers by helping local, design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!

When & Where
Sat, Oct 2, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT