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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 24, 2012) – Asi Burak, Co-President of Games for Change (G4C), will be keynote speaker at Heifer International's first of its kind, GAME ON summit on Monday, February 27 at Heifer Village. His focus will be "Games for Change: Using the Power of Games for Social Good."
Games for Change, a nonprofit founded in 2004, facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and education efforts. Games for Change is involved in large-scale initiatives, such as Half the Sky, with Pulitzer-Prize winning Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, to develop gaming platforms to promote social change.
Mr. Burak will also be speaking at noon the following day at the Clinton School of Public Service as part of their speakers' series and available to media following that engagement. Interested media should contact Nikolai DiPippa at firstname.lastname@example.org .
As Co-President of Games for Change. Burak leads on the development of programs to raise the quality and reach of social impact games, and co-produces the Annual Games for Change Festival, the largest gaming event in New York (June 18-20, 2012).
For his work at G4C, Burak was recently named one of the "Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment" by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Variety Magazine.
Heifer's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call (800) 696-1918.