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Wednesday, July 14 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Keynote - Game-Changing Moments: A Fireside Chat with the Founders of HiDef

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Meet the founders of HiDef, a studio that was launched by people of color with a mission to innovate and infest pop culture with positive impact on diverse communities. Hear from co-founders Anthony Castoro and Rick Fox in conversation with a young game designer Geneva Heyward as they unpack HiDef’s vision of the metaverse. Join an intergenerational conversation on the challenges and opportunities of establishing studios with an impact focus.

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Geneva Heyward

Gameplay Programmer, Glow Up Games
Geneva Heyward is a current student at NYU's Game Center and board member of the Urban Arts Partnership. They're very passionate about putting more inclusive and accessible games into the world. On top of school, they're also a gameplay programmer at Glow Up Games helping bring Insecure... Read More →

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Anthony Castoro

CEO, HiDef, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer Anthony Castoro is an entrepreneur and executive leader with extensive experience building and operating some of the world's most successful online games over the last 25 years for companies including EA Mobile, Codemasters, Heatwave Interactive and Daybreak... Read More →
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Rick Fox

Chief Business Development Officer, HiDef, Inc.
Chief Business Development Officer Rick Fox brings championship-level success, experience and leadership as a three-time NBA Champion and former team captain for the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers to the business world. Fox is a serial entrepreneur and visionary that has built successful... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT