Co-hosted by the Secure Communities Forum, the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association, and the United Nations Office on Counter-Terrorism, the "Pixels & Possibilities" conference convened 220+ public safety and academic professionals, as well as dedicated gamers, at SUSS's campus in Singapore. This event served as a platform for in-depth exploration into the prevention of extremism within video games.
The conference's primary objective was to delve into strategies for fortifying the security of multiplayer gaming spaces, thus creating secure environments that facilitate growth and collaboration among players, irrespective of their age. The discussions that unfolded during this event were instrumental in shaping the framework for safeguarding digital spaces from extremist influences and online hate.
Beyond its immediate impact, "Pixels & Possibilities" is a crucial component of a broader initiative led by the SCF and its partners. This initiative equips governments and civil society organizations with the requisite tools and strategies for effectively countering online extremism.
Esteemed Speakers and Moderators:
Lt. Col. Dana Humaid Al Marzouqi
Maj. Hamad Khatir
Nicholas Gabriel Lim
Jessica White, Ph.D.
Asrul Daniel Mohamad
Razwana Begum Abdul Rahim
Nicholas Aaron Khoo
Lt. Rashad Tala Al Ali
Dr. Omer Ali Saifudeen
Muhammad Syazan Bin Saad
Cheryl Allison Lim
Kee Hean Soh
Sheryl Chua Hwee Chin
The conference also benefited from the gracious hospitality of Professor Tai Yong Tan, President of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and the inspiring presence of Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs Singapore & Ministry of National Development Singapore.
As we reflect on the achievements of this conference, we anticipate exciting developments in our continuous efforts to secure the digital realm. Stay tuned for further updates.