Video games are changing the future, and Keisha Howard wants to ensure everyone has a voice in that conversation. A futurist, entrepreneur, and two-time TEDx Speaker, Keisha recognizes the potential for video games to transcend their role as entertainment and become a mechanism for inspiration and social change.
Keisha has seen the world of video games from many perspectives. As a player, she loves the way games can open your mind and shape who you are as an individual. As a creator, she encourages others to create and find their voices in this rapidly growing industry. Whether working with students, developing game design/ media literacy curriculums, or collaborating with executives on corporate strategy, Keisha considers it her goal to help bring everyone into the conversation about how video games are changing the world.
In her The Future is in Our Hands: How Gamers Can Save the World keynote, she explores the unique strengths that gamers bring to the table and how they can use these qualities to shape emerging technology in a way that is accessible, inclusive, and human-centric. Keisha discusses the challenges that the gaming community must overcome and offer practical steps that gamers can take to have a positive impact on the world. The keynote concludes with a call to action, encouraging gamers to join forces and work together to create a brighter future for humanity and the technology we use.