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Gaming for All: A Women in Games Celebration

Join The Strong National Museum of Play and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for a special evening of big-kid fun to celebrate and share the contributions of women, people of color, disabled people, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other under-represented groups to the world of video games!

At 6:15 p.m., gather in the Paychex Theater for micro presentations and a panel discussion with trailblazers from the video game industry.

  • Patricia Vance, President of the Entertainment Software Rating Board
  • Laila Shabir, CEO and Founder of Girls Make Games
  • Lela McNeil, Twitch affiliate streamer, Gaming Video Content Creator/ Ambassador @ The GameHERS LLC/ Stream Team Member & Social Media Director @ The Athena Alliance CLT LLC/ Founder and Executive Director @ Angels Play LLC
  • Elizabeth Del Valle, Marketing Lead, YouTube Creator Marketing
  • Frances Jensen, video game lawyer, counsel in the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

The event also includes:

  • Explore the entire museum including the new ESL Digital Worlds, Age of Empires, and World Video Game Hall of Fame exhibits.
  • Complimentary ‘gamer’ snacks and nonalcoholic beverages
  • A chance to meet local game developers and try out their games presented by ROC Game Dev
  • Live video-game-themed music from Glitch
  • Exclusive offering of playable video games created and/or inspired by people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups
  • Explore The Strong’s all new ESL Digital Worlds exhibits, the new home of our Women in Games exhibit

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Tickets are $20. Seating is limited. Tickets are nonrefundable.


November 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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