2020 Esports Symposium and Invitational

2020 Esports Symposium and Invitational

Inaugural Georgia Tech Esports Symposium and Invitational

December 8, Fall 2020

We will be giving away a brand new Oculus Quest 2 VR headset to one lucky attendee! 
Register for the event to enter, and you must be in attendance at the event to win. 
You can register for the event HERE.

The Institute for People and Technology is pleased to invite you to our inaugural Esports Symposium and Invitational. This event will bring together industry leaders for a look at the topic of esports innovation. This is a live-streamed event.


Join us on Dec 8 at 9:00 AM here: https://www.twitch.tv/skillshot​

Copy and paste this text if link doesn't work: https://www.twitch.tv/skillshot 

Register on Twitch to participate in the event.

(updated schedule)

9:00 AM:  Introductions and Welcome – Siva Jayaraman

9:15 AM:  Welcome address – Beth Mynatt

9:30 AM:  Panel: Universities and their impact on the future of esports  
This panel will discuss the current state of esports in universities and the impact students can 
and will have on the future of esports 
Moderator – Laura Levy 
Panelists: Abhinav Venkatesan, VP of GT Esports 
                  Michael Brooks, Executive Director of NACE  
                  Lucas Bailey, Asst Director of GSU Esports

10:15 AM:  Rocket League Tournament 

12:00 PM:  Fireside chat: Esports Rapid Growth and Atlanta's Contribution 
Participants: Todd Harris & Grant Wainscott 
Atlanta is now broadly recognized as a hub for video-game development, a $140 billion global industry, and esports, the fastest-growing segment of that industry with an audience size of almost 500 million people.  Learn about the esports industry growth and how Atlanta companies are contributing to and participating in that growth as game publishers, tournament operators, professional teams, local venues, and more.

1:00 PM:  Wrap up.

For more information, contact IPaT Partnerships Director Siva Jayaraman. 


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