AoC Sport and the British Esports Association are delighted to invite you to attend the third annual Esports in Education Summit, proudly sponsored by Pearson BTEC, which will be brought to you virtually to allow all to attend safely from home or work.
On Tuesday 28 September, 12:20-15:30 the summit will bring together Senior Leaders, Curriculum Managers, Lecturers and Team Coaches from across the UK to discuss the impact, developments and opportunities available in competitive gaming within colleges.
A range of panel discussions, keynote and interactive sessions with industry leaders as well as experts from across education will cover a wide variety of topics with delegates such as:
- The development of Esports in Further and Higher Education.
- Esports careers
- Safeguarding and Inclusive Gaming
- Women in Esports
- The British Esports Championships, and much more to be announced
There will also be opportunity to discuss solutions to challenges and learn from schools and colleges who are in varied stages of esports development.
|12:30 – Opening Address||Dean Hardman, Director of Sport and Student Experience, Association of Colleges|
|12:35 – Esports 101: British Esports Student Champs||Elliot Bond, Head of Broadcast and Events at the British Esports Association|
|12:50 – Panel: The development of academic & competitive esports in education||Annabel Lawday, International BTEC Portfolio Manager, Pearson Education; Tom Dore, Head of Education and Gary Tibbett, Education Manager, British Esports Association.|
|13:10 – What happens next? Career pathways in esports||Kieran Holmes-Darby, Co-Founder and Esports Director at Excel Esports|
|13:35 – Digital trends and esports: a look into the future||Professor Andy Miah and Dr Maria Stukoff, the University of Salford|
|13:55 – BREAK|
|14:05 – Panel: How to build a successful esports programme in your school/college||Ian Russel, Wycliffe School; Shoubna Naika-Taylor, Coventry College and Tom Hurrell, ex-AGSB Alumni (Loughborough Uni). Host: Dominic Sacco, Editor & Consultant at Esports News UK|
|14:25 – How do we get more women competing in esports?||Sue Lavansi, Women in Esports committee member|
|14:40 – Safeguarding and inclusive gaming ||Tom Dore, Head of Education, British Esports Association and Simon Barnett , Multimedia SEN Tutor, National Star College|
|15:00 – Closing Keynote||Chester King, Founder and CEO, British Esports Association|
|15:20 – Q&A||Opportunity for Q&A with session panellists|
|15:30 – Summit Closes|
This event is free to attend for staff from AoC and AoC Sport Member Colleges, Schools/Colleges with teams in the 2021/22 British Esports Championships as well as HE organisations.
This event is £35 +VAT for all others to be invoiced prior to the event.
All delegates must register here.
For more information, please contact:
- Rachel Walker, AoC Sport [email protected]
- Elliot Bond, British Esports Association [email protected]