LRP Media Group is seeking speakers for the launch of a dynamic new event, the Academic Esports Conference and Expo®, to be held October 19-21, 2020, in Chicago. This is the first show of its kind to be dedicated wholly to esports and academics. We are looking for proposals from leaders in this booming field – those who work in competitive scholastic esports or have successfully blended academics with esports – who can share their expertise and experience in innovative presentations at this exclusive show.

The Academic Esports Conference and Expo® promises to be America’s largest and most influential gathering of K-12, higher-ed and technology partners in the $1 billion+ competitive esports industry, bringing together a unique mix of education and video gaming experts for in-depth sessions, hands-on training and networking. By sharing your successful practices that transform learning for all students, you can help inspire and encourage other administrators, educators, information technologists and executives to creatively deploy technologies and expand the possibilities of learning through esports.

Audience

Attendees of the Academic Eports Conference and Expo® are K12 and higher ed administrators, esports directors, coaches, and industry leaders who recognize the significant impact esports is having on students, curriculums, campus culture and both the high school and college experience. They hope to capitalize on the immeasurable benefits schools are receiving from a robust esports program: 

Higher-ed

  • Presidents, Vice Presidents, Department Heads and Deans
  • Technologists: CTOs, CIOs and IT Directors 
  • Curriculum Directors and decision-makers
  • Athletic Directors, Esports Coaches and Directors, Trainers, Esports faculty & advisors
  • Digital education & development institutions/schools

K-12

  • Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents
  • Principals and CAOs
  • Technologists: CTOs, CIOs and IT Directors
  • Athletic Directors, Esport Coaches and Directors, Esports faculty and advisors

Types of sessions:

In addition to the general and keynote sessions, we offer the following types of sessions:

Breakout Session          (60 minutes)

Mega Session               (60 minutes)

Tracks:

  • ST: Starting Up (How to launch, administrate and fund an esports program)
  • AD: Advanced Level (How to improve an already successful esports program
  • IT: Infrastructure/Technology (Building your esports program through technology)
  • AC: Academic Development (How to blend esports and academics, from curriculum to careers)
  • ET: Emerging Trends (Leveraging the latest in esports: new games and new opportunities)

Presentation Selection Deadline

Call for Presentations Closes: Dec. 31, 2019

Information Needed to Complete Application:

The information gathered during this process will be used to prepare the program, website, signs, and the mobile app. Please be sure that the information you provide is complete and accurate:

  • ALL Communications will be sent to the primary email address you provide in the application. Please provide an email address that you can access year-round and does not block Academic Esports Conference and Expo® emails. We recommend using a personal email, not a school district email that might have SPAM block.
  • Title and description of your presentation to be used by the program review committee in evaluating your submission and if accepted, in the conference brochure. 
  • Presenter bio and co-presenter details.
  • High resolution headshot of presenter.

If you have any questions or problems submitting this form, please contact Angela Wilkinson at 561-622-6520 Ext. 8683, or awilkinson@lrp.com

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