Video Game Alliance Convenes Members

HEVGA-logoThe Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) gathered all members together for its first official meeting on November 14, 2014, in New York. The meeting served as a day of organizational planning, research forecasting, implementation of surveys for programs and graduates, and annual awards.

The HEVGA 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.

McAllister & Quinn began working with the newly launched alliance earlier this year. HEVGA is a unique organization whose 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 Alliance, which launched July 1, 2014, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, is  led by and open to university faculty, directors of game design programs, departmental heads, and other campus leadership.

McAllister & Quinn represents associations, nonprofits, and more than 40 private and public colleges or universities located across the United States in areas such as federal grants, congressional research funding, government relations, foundations, public-private partnerships and institution-wide strategic projects.