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November 17-18, 2022

In-Person at Skillshot Media Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

ESPORTS SUMMIT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NORTH AMERICA SCHOLASTIC ESPORTS FEDERATION

Skillshot Media is excited to work in close collaboration with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) and the Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology for the upcoming Esports Summit on November 17-18, 2022.

Esports Summit provides global business leaders and educators a comprehensive view of the entire esports ecosystem. Join us for networking opportunities, presentations from industry leaders, and workshops with the largest names in the esports and scholastic esports industry.

Georgia Tech’s Institute of People and Technology’s (IPaT) supports the applications of games as tools for education, empowerment, rehabilitation, community engagement, health interventions, and entertainment. Our research on esports includes the development of novel tools to support a variety of esports stakeholders, creation of esports STEAM curriculum for schools, and technologies to support esports player health and safety. IPaT is excited to be a a part of the Esports Summit with long-time collaborators, including Skillshot and NASEF, in advocating for scholastic esports.

Whether you grew up watching competitive gaming online or you're still trying to wrap your head around the idea of esports, Esports Summit is crafted to provide a valuable experience to all attendees.

For those who are unfamiliar with esports, this two-day conference is an invaluable crash course that covers all aspects of the esports industry.  For those already in the esports or gaming space, Esports Summit is a must-attend networking event with colleagues and innovators who continue to share the esports landscape.

Get up to speed on all aspects of the esports industry and where it is headed.

 

Attend Esports Summit

Call for Proposals

Share Your Knowledge!

All accepted submissions will receive a FREE all-access pass to both Esports Summit and Dreamhack Atlanta!

The NASEF and Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology team are looking for sessions that:

  • Showcase programs, competitions, curricula, clubs, etc. that promote scholastic esports. 
  • Highlight strategies to increase opportunities for students to engage in scholastic esports.
  • Focus on models that engage all students in different learning environments.
  • Review programs or models that can be replicated in other clubs, schools or community-based organizations.

All proposals MUST be submitted through the online system by 5:00pm on Friday, September 30th, 2022, in order to be considered for the Esports Summit in partnership with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. Notifications regarding your proposal status will be sent by Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Thank you for contributing your time and knowledge to further the impact of scholastic esports!

Submit Your Proposal

Timeline

  • Call for Proposal Announcement: August 31st, 2022
  • Call for Proposal Info Session: TBD
  • Call for Proposal closes: September 30th, 2022 @ 5:00pm PDT | 8:00pm EDT
  • Session applicants notified: Wednesday, October 12th 2022 @ 12:00pm PDT | 3:00pm EDT
  • All presenters bios, session description, PPT and handouts due: Friday, October 28, 2022 @ 5:00pm PDT | 8:00pm EDT
  • Conference Day 1: Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • Conference Day 2: Friday, November 18, 2022

Tips for Session Proposals

Presentation Style

The conference will be in-person at the new Skillshot Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia in the growing epicenter of esports and entertainment.  We encourage you to consider how to create a presentation that is engaging for both participants attending in-person at the venue, in addition to those watching the livestream. How can you allow for discussion? What does networking look like? Can you create an environment that promotes reflection?

Collaboration

Preference will be given to proposals that include other NASEF members. You are encouraged to reach out through Discord, Twitter or email to other General Managers, Administrators, Fellows, Affiliates, etc. to see if potential collaboration is possible.

Creativity

Be creative and bold! Take a new approach to presenting your information via a hybrid learning/participation. 

Rubric Information

After the September 30th, 2022 proposal submission deadline, the NASEF team will review the proposals based on the rubric below to ensure that they offer a balanced and comprehensive conference program. 

Each proposal will be rated on a scale of 1-5 with respect to:

  • The learning goals for the proposed session will be valuable to attendees.
  • The proposed session includes tools or advice available for immediate implementation and replication.
  • The proposed session includes approaches, systems, or initiatives that impact under-resourced/ -represented groups, cultural responsiveness, and/or learning inequities.
  • Speakers and panelists are appropriate for the proposed session (represent multiple perspectives and speakers represent more than one school or community-based organization).
  • The proposed format provides an opportunity to network and build community among attendees.
  • The proposed session actively involves attendees in a manner appropriate to the session format and content.