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September 10-12, 2019 | MGM Grand, Las Vegas

2019 WORKSHOPS

EBS starts with optional afternoon first-day workshop intensives that kick-start the EBS experience where attendees choose from the below topics. (Workshop admission requires All Access Registration.)

Tuesday, September 10 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM

WOMEN OF ESPORTS BASH

In partnership with the organization Women of Esports, this must-attend event will bring together the female business leaders, esports players and influencers who are driving the business today. Through a mix of keynotes, conversations, networking and cocktails, we’ll celebrate the community, discuss opportunities for women, dig into industry hiring processes and get candid about how to get things on parity. We will also host open discussions on issues women regularly face in the industry, such as sexual harassment, negotiation tactics and online trolling. Panels will include discussions with executives as well as players and talent.


Tuesday, September 10 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

COLLEGIATE ESPORTS WORKSHOP

With the NCAA out of the collegiate esports picture, this annual gathering is poised to become the most important ever, as the leading faces discuss the future of collegiate esports, discussing and debating its growth and governance as the industry moves forward. In addition, we will hear from university officials in the trenches in a high-level discussion about the value of esports and gaming on campus, from communities to curriculums. Attendees will walk away with insider knowledge into the structures, new research into the sport, opportunities within the university system and guidance into the future of collegiate esports.

  • John Pierce, Partner, Managing Director, Player 2 Studios
  • Joshua Kell, CEO, Esports Integration (A Horizon AVL Company)
  • Kurt Melcher, Executive Director, Esports, Intersport
  • Michael Brooks, Executive Director, National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE)
  • Neil Duffy, Vice President, Collegiate Starleague

Tuesday, September 10 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

ESPORTS FOR BRAND AND SPORTS MARKETERS 2.0: HOW TO ACTIVATE THE WORLD’S FASTEST-GROWING EVENT PLATFORM

It’s the fastest growing global sports phenomenon in history that marketers know the least about. And it’s estimated to be a $2 billion industry by 2020. Get ready for the next big thing in sports activations. In this all-new workshop updated for 2019, we’ll get you up to speed on the unique nuances of the esports universe: what it is, who participates, which brands are involved and what you need to know to engage this massive (and growing) audience of esports fanatics—both online and in the real world. Go behind the scenes of the biggest tournaments. See the content strategies driving the hugely popular esports TV networks. Listen in to case studies on the brands that are activating, and learn how they’re engaging in an entirely new way to get the attention of an audience that’s literally inventing a new way to play and watch sports. Esports is growing faster than NASCAR and might just be the next NFL. Get the strategies and insights you need to play in this exciting space.


Tuesday, September 10 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

BUILDING A BETTER MAP: EMERGING MARKETS, VENUES AND COMMUNITIES FOR ESPORTS

Spotlighting the new esports ecosystem and its connections with local communities, this session will explore the pioneering efforts being conducted worldwide to establish long-term roots within cities through infrastructure. We’ll scope out opportunities in emerging markets, learn about the economic impact of esports within communities, hear from the architects behind the newest esports venues and discover how esports can lift brick-and-mortar outlets with its audiences

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