Lineup of keynote speakers and panellists announced for the leading UK and International Esports in Education conference and networking event this February.
Sunderland, UK, Thursday 2nd February, 2023 – British Esports, the national body set up to support grassroots esports in the UK, has announced the lineup of speakers and panellists for the fifth edition of the Esports in Education Summit, taking place on Friday 10th February 2023 at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.
Designed for Senior Leaders, Curriculum Managers, Lecturers, and Educational Institutions with a keen interest in esports, as well as those from amateur and professional esports organisations, the Esports in Education Summit provides a platform to discuss the ongoing impact, developments and opportunities available in competitive gaming and esports for schools and colleges, whatever their stage of esports development.
The lineup of speakers for the 2023 summit includes:
- Andy Payne OBE, Chair, British Esports Federation
- Kalam Neale, Head of Education, British Esports Federation
- Alice Leaman, Head of Operations, British Esports Federation
- Danny Lee, Curriculum Manager Sport, Loughborough College
- Amardeep Malhi, Curriculum Leader Esports, Colton Hills Community School
- Tom Hurrell, Rocket League Product Manager, NUEL
- Gary Tibbett, Head of International Relations (APAC), British Esports Federation
- Scott Santus, Standards Verification, Senior Team Leader, Pearson
- Shoubna Naika-Taylor, Curriculum Manager of Digital, Coventry College
- James Fraser-Murison, Director of Esports, Queen Mary’s College
- Gin Rai, Esports Manager and CL, Confetti Institute of Technologies
- Tom Dore, Global Head – International Relations, British Esports Federation
- Sarah Trowler-Wren, Head of Sales & Marketing, GoBubble
- Derek Johnstone, Senior Consultant, NSPCC
- Dominic Sacco, Founder/Editor, Esports News UK
- Michael Moriarty, Esports Manager, Wolves Esports
- Jeff Simpkins, Chief Operating Officer, Resolve Esports
- Emma Rose, Commonwealth Esports Championships Gold Medalist
- Professor Phillip Wilson, Chair of the Board, College of Esports
- Camilla Maurice, Education Engagement Manager, Midkent, NCSG
- Dave Martin, COO, British Esports Federation
- Chester King, Founder and CEO, British Esports Federation
“I am delighted that Confetti is hosting the British Esports’ Esports in Education Summit again this year,” said Craig Chettle MBE, Chief Executive, Confetti Media Group, part of Nottingham Trent University. “Confetti has been delivering the best creative educational experience for almost 30 years, and our aim now, as it has always been, is to prepare students for dynamic and exciting careers in the entertainment industries. We’re excited to welcome guests from across the UK to our world-class facilities in Nottingham.”
In a slight change to the agenda, there will now be an additional panel focused on ‘How Esports Supports Progression to Higher Education‘.
For a full breakdown of the summit’s complete agenda, and to book your tickets, please visit the Esports in Education Summit ticket page.
With several new additions to the 2023 summit, including a Student Champs Showmatch alongside a brand new networking event, tickets are selling fast with limited quantities now available.
If you are an exhibitor and would like to enquire about exhibition availability in the networking area please contact [email protected].
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Adam McGowan | Marketing Director | British Esports | Email: [email protected]
Kalam Neale | Head of Education | British Esports | Email: [email protected]
About British Esports
British Esports is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK. As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on the grassroots level of esports and is not a governing body. The Federation helps educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and what its benefits are. Its three goals are to promote, improve and inspire. For more information and all the latest news, visit www.britishesports.org or follow British Esports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok.
About Confetti Institute of Technologies
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies is a dynamic and progressive learning institute offering specialist vocational education and training – from college-level courses through to postgraduate degrees. Subject areas include music performance, production, business, esports production, games design and production, film and television, animation, graphic design and VFX, live events production, and event management. Home to more than 2,000 students, ambitious growth plans have been supported with investment from parent company Nottingham Trent University. Opening in September 2023, Confetti and NTU will deliver pioneering creative education aligned to the entertainment industries at a new purpose-designed industry centre in Whitechapel, East London.