Esports in Education Annual Summit - 2022

Esports in Education Annual Summit - 2022

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Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies

6-10 Convent Street

Metronome Building



United Kingdom

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Welcome to the annual 'Esports in Education Summit 2022' held at the Metronome Building at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technology.

About this event

This year marks the first physical Summit since 2019, with incredible panellists and speakers from the education space, esports industry and brought to you by the British Esports Federation and the Association of Colleges (AOC).

The event is free, and open to all teachers, educators, parents and more and will feature a wide range of topics including:

  • Esports: the competitive activity of the future
  • British Esports: Championing the Championships (The story so far)
  • Career pathways in Esports: Academic Development
  • Wellness and High Performance
  • Wider Impact Projects - Diversity and Inclusion
  • Esports in Education: Academic development in Further Education and Higher Education
  • How sport and esports can mutually benefit - Commonwealth Games

After the event, we will conclude with a special tour of Confetti X - the brand new purpose built esports arena at Confetti Institute of Creative Technology (physical attendees only).

Physical tickets are limited capacity at 140. Lunch/refreshments will be provided.

Speaker Schedule:

09:45am-10:15am: Registration and refreshments

10:15am-10:30am: Chairs Welcome and Introduction

[Dean Hardman and Gin Rai]

Warm welcome from AOC Director of Sport and Student Experience - Dean Hardman, followed by Confetti Institutes’ Esports Manager and Higher Education Course Leader - Gin Rai to open the weekend.

10:30am-10:50am: Esports: the competitive activity of the future & Student Champs

[Tom Dore, Alice Leaman]

What are the Student Champs? How we have grown our community, and what it will look like in the future. Student Champs overview from its inception in 2018, to its current state in 2022, in addition to our vision for 2025

10:50am-11:20am: Panel: Championing the championships

[Dom Sacco, Mark L’Estrange, Lauren Timson, Kyle Cherry]

Esports News UK founder Dom Sacco hosts a panel discussion with staff and students participating in the student champs to attain first hand experiences.

11:20am-11:30am - Break

11:30am-12:15pm: Panel: Esports in Education: Academic development

[Kalam Neale, Gin Rai, Laura Hall]

Exploring the academic opportunities available within the esports sector, the routes they follow, and their applications within compulsory and vocational education.

12:15pm-12:45pm: Panel: University and Careers: Higher Education and beyond

[Tom Dore, Prof. Andy Miah, Prof. Philip Wilson]

Opportunities for students who study esports, and what opportunities this can afford them at a university level and beyond. College of Esports, Media City, Metaverse, and institutions across the UK

12:45pm-1:30pm: Lunch & Networking

1:30pm-2:00pm: Panel: Wellness and High Performance

[Elliot Bond, Dr. Melita Moore, Alex Davies]

Exploring the importance of Health & Wellbeing in gaming and dealing with the pressures of producing high performance whilst maintaining a positive balance of digital wellbeing and lifestyle

2:00pm-2:30pm: How sport and esports can mutually benefit

[Kalam Neale]

Probing the similarities and differences between sport and esports, the crossovers between them, and what the two disciplines can learn from each other.

2:30pm-2:40pm - Break

2:40pm-3:10pm: Panel - Accessibility: Inclusion and Diversity

[Bryony-Hope Green, Billie Purdie + Abby Reynold + Freeman Williams]

How does the UK esports scene provide accessibility for those who struggle with physical or mental disability, gender equality, safeguarding, stereotypes, and normal/abnormal perceptions.

3:10pm-3:40pm: Commonwealth & Global Esports

[Dame Louise Livingstone Martin, Dave Martin]

Exploring the impact of the recent addition to the commonwealth games, alongside the wider connections between UK esports and global esports.

3:40pm-4:00pm: Closing Keynote: What’s next for British Esports? Q+A

[Chester King]

Founder and CEO of British Esports, Vice-President of Global Esports Federation, Chair of the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 and member of the IOC’s Esports and Gaming Liaison Group; Chester King discusses the future for BEA and its stakeholders.

4:00pm: Close and Depart - Confetti X tour available for those interested

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