Esports Virtual Summit

Esports Virtual Summit

The Esports Virtual Summit will provide educators across the state with the opportunity to learn everything they need to know to organize and build a successful Esports program from their peers. This two-day online conference will feature speakers leading successful esports programs across the state as well as other local esports experts. Connect with districts, schools, and coaches across the state to get started with a program at your school or take your program to the next level.

March 25-26, 2020

What Is A Virtual Summit?

This two-day virtual event will consist of live, webinar style presentations using Zoom. Each 50-minute session will also be recorded for on-demand viewing for a limited time. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with each speaker as well as fellow participants during the live session. Topics include preparing for an esports team, games and leagues, hardware/software needs, streaming and broadcasting, coaching strategies, esports at the college level, and more.

Join us LIVE for a chance to win prizes!

  • One randomly selected live participant will win a fully-built laptop, courtesy of ByteSpeed.
  • One randomly selected live participant will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of ByteSpeed.

Participants must be present for at least one live session to be eligible.

ByteSpeed will also be offering discounts for live participants for each session led by Josh Knutson, Esports and VR Solutions Director of ByteSpeed.

Attend 1 session:   get $50 off
Attend 2 sessions:  get $100 off
Attend 3 sessions:  get $150 off

Session Schedule

Wednesday Agenda

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Esports Ecosystem: How Things Fit Together
Josh Knutson
Esports and VR Solutions Director – ByteSpeed

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Fundraising for High School Esports
Marvin Lindsay
Sandoval Digital Chaos Esport Manager – Sandoval CUSD 501

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
IHSA Esports Update
Kurt Gibson
Associate Executive Director

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Taking Your Program to the Next Level
Josh Knutson
Esports and VR Solutions Director – ByteSpeed

Thursday Agenda

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Level Up the Classroom with Esports
Brock Frazier
IT Technicial and Esports Coach – Massac Unit 1

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Facility Building: The Dos, Don’ts, and DIY
Josh Knutson
Esports and VR Solutions Director – ByteSpeed

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Getting Started In Esports: Story from the Trenches
Alene Vandermyde
Tech Innovator & Esports Coordinator – Davenport Community School District

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Preparing Your Kids for Collegiate Esports
Callum Fletcher
Esports Coach – Illinois Wesleyan University