Washington, DC – February 10, 2017 – The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA), with generous support from iThrive, is excited to announce it will host a member meeting on Sunday, February 26. Held at the Intercontinental San Francisco in Telegraph Hill from 1:00 – 6:00pm prior to GDC, the meeting will bring together leaders in games and higher education to begin generating a series of reports on key areas instrumental to the continued success of the field, such as tenure, program rankings, publishing in journals and conferences, alumni tracking, and blueprints for creating games programs.

The first of their kind, the reports will serve as vetted guidelines and gold standards for the field, acting as crucial resources for programs, departments, faculty, and students as they continue to grow and develop their work at their institutions.

Members will collaborate with pioneers who have proven track records and successes in each area. Together, attendees will have first access towards shaping the content of the reports and opportunities for authorship or listing as a contributor.

Capacity is limited to 40 in order to maximize intellectual cross-pollination, genuine face-time, and professional networking.

Following the meeting, members may attend an elective informal dinner at a local downtown restaurant.

For questions or inquiries, please email Jonathan Elmergreen, Executive Director, at


Our mission is to create a platform for higher education leaders which will underscore the cultural, scientific, and economic importance of video game programs in colleges and universities. The key is to create a robust network of resources–including unified advocacy, policymaker engagement, media coverage, and external funding–in order to incubate and harness the impact of this community in a 21st century learning environment. For more information, visit, like HEVGA on Facebook, or follow @HigherEdGames on Twitter.

About iThrive
iThrive is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering teens through great games. They collaborate with game developers, conduct research, and provide resources and support to foster teen thriving through gameplay.