eSports and the Future of Sport
The University of Salford Centre for Sports Business, in collaboration with The Digital Cluster (part of CARe), and World Gaming Executives is hosting a one-day symposium on the 2nd November 2016 at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK on eSports and the Future of Sport.
This event will include talks by leading academics in the field, and those working in the management and provision of eSports. This will explore the rapidly developing business of eSports, and consider its relationship and synergies with the changing nature of more traditional sports.
The event is free and open to anyone interested eSports, the business of digital gaming, digital media, or the changing nature of professional sports.
9:30-10:30 Registration and welcome coffee
10:30-10:45 Welcome (Chris Brady, Centre for Sports Business, University of Salford)
10:45-12:00 Session 1: The Future of Sport?
Garry Crawford (University of Salford)
Andy Miah (University of Salford)
Trevor Keane (Celtic eSports League)
12:00-13:00 Keynote 1: The Development of eSports
Chester King (CEO International eGames Group)
13:00-14:00 Lunch /FIFA
with Kieran 'Kez' Brown (Manchester City eSports)
14:00-15:00 Session 2: Regulating eSports
Christopher Paget (Sheridans, Media Law)
Dr Mark Johnson (York Digital Hub) & Dr Jamie Woodcock (LSE)
15:30-16:30 Keynote 2: Panel on The Opportunities of eSports
Dominic Sacco (British eSports Association)
Carleigh Morgan (King’s College London)
Malph Minns (Strive Sponsorship)
Josh Williams (NUEL)
17:00 Drinks Reception