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GameChanger Festival

Date: Oct 05, 2019


Saturday, October 5:
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What is the GameChanger ideas festival?

GameChanger is an annual one-day event that brings together today’s brightest minds and individuals from communities across North Dakota. It’s a day filled with lectures, discussions, interactive activities, performances, and more.

We invite national and international speakers to share the stage with local experts. Each year we choose a new theme. In 2019 we’ll be exploring “The American Dream”.

Who will be presenting?

This year’s GameChangers come from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Aparna Nancherla is a comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central, FX, Netflix, and more.
  • Nate Boyer is a former United States Army Green Beret and former player for the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Casey Gerald is the award-winning author of his memoir “There Will Be No Miracles Here”.
  • Kate Bischoff is an employment law attorney and the founder of tHRive Law & ConsultingAnd more!

What is the American Dream?

We are raised on the promise that our lives will be successful if we work hard. That any person, regardless of their social status can elevate themselves. Our Declaration of Independence promises us the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.

Despite celebrating ourselves as a nation united in differences, Americans find themselves at a seemingly more precarious crossroads politically, socially, and economically.

Does a unified American Dream still exist? Can it?

During a presidential address in 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt articulated “Four Freedoms” which he believed embodied the fundamental human rights that a functioning democracy would fight to protect. These freedoms are: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.

Each of our GameChangers will take the stage to represent each of these freedoms and provide their insight into how Roosevelt’s vision has—or hasn’t—been realized. Is there any way to create and uphold an American Dream that includes all of us, or should we hit the snooze button for a few more minutes?


Early Bird tickets are available July 1 via special codes.

Visit Game Changer's social media channels (Facebook & Twitter: @gamechangernd) for opportunities to access these codes.


General Admission tickets are available July 15!

Purchase your tickets and learn more HERE
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