C168 | Scholastic Esports: Engaging Students Through Their Love of Games

  • Room: 201
  • Session Number: C168
Thursday, January 16, 2020: 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM


Lead Presenter
Mark Deppe
Director, Esports
University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Lead Presenter
Gerald Solomon
Executive Director, Samueli Foundation
Founder, NASEF


Hear directly from the Commissioner of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) and the Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation, discussing the benefits and resources the organization brings to schools starting scholastic esports programs. With NASEF's unique education-first approach, they provide state-approved curriculum, a club-based model to engage more than just the players, expert coaching, and wide variety of tools and resources to help educators build great esports programs. Note: This session was created in conjunction with program partner, National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD).


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