The British Esports Association, in partnership with AoC Sport, is hosting a special forum and networking event all about competitive gaming and how colleges can get involved with the growing trend.
An expert panel consisting of members of the British Esports Association, colleges taking part in our British Esports Championships and industry experts will speak about the benefits of esports.
The Esports in Further Education Forum will take place on Thursday May 23rd at Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Hindlip, WR3 8ZE. Special thanks to the home of Worcester Warriors for their support in hosting this event.
It’s free to attend, with refreshments and lunch provided to delegates.
What will be covered?
- What esports is and how it can increase attendance levels, promote teamwork, leadership and communication skills and help students make new friends
- Learn why esports is recognised as a game in the UK and not a sport, and how it sits in harmony with traditional sports
- Understand the esports ecosystem in the UK and the size of esports
- The work of British Esports including the school and college Championships
- The opportunities to collaborate on ground-breaking projects, linking traditional sports with esports to engage a wider demographic of young people
There will also be expert advice about how you can set up your own esports club from scratch, info on the key games, how esports works, the size of the industry and the career opportunities it offers.
Programme details (subject to alteration):
- 10.30am: Registration and refreshments – A chance to network with colleagues
- 11am: Welcome and introduction – Marcus Kingwell, AoC Sport
- 11.15am: Esports: the competitive activity of the future – Darren Newnham, British Esports Association advisory board member
- 12am: British Esports Championships: The story so far – Dominic Sacco, British Esports Association
- 12.30pm: Lunch and networking
- 1.30pm: College esports panel: Benefits and best practice – a chance to learn about the experiences of teachers and students taking part in esports
- Moderator: Dominic Sacco/TBC, British Esports Association
- Emily Brazzill – Captain of the Farnborough Foxes (second team), Farnborough Sixth Form
- Michael Kelly – Captain of the Farnborough Falcons Overwatch team, Farnborough Sixth Form
- Robert Cummins, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Head of Year 12
- Kyle Cherry, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Games Technology Course Tutor
- 2.15pm What’s next for British Esports and the Championships – Chester King, CEO, British Esports Association
- 2.45pm Close and depart
This event is expected to sell out and tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis, so sign up now to avoid missing out.