Leveling up Esports for Education

Thursday, March 5 1:15 pm–2:05 pm
TCC - Tahoma 2

The ever-changing landscape of esports can make it challenging to navigate. It’s important to find the right starting point. Questions arise such as, Where do you begin? Which league to join? Which machines to purchase? How many? These are the right questions to ask, yet the esports industry goes much deeper. There are various options available.

This session will answer questions, explore a roadmap that will steer you in the right direction, and help narrow your focus while developing a vision. We will discuss curriculum, broadcast, training rooms, arenas, building a community and culture, and explore ways to encourage recruitment and increase enrollment.

Type: 50-minute Session
Focus Area: Gaming
Skill Level: All levels

Presented by

Josh Kell Josh Kell, HighSchool.GG

Joshua serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Esports Integration and Horizon AVL System Integration. Joshua designed countless large venue and arena systems, video broadcast studios, and projection / LED wall video displays with precision and expertise. His vast experiences span 15 years in the industry. Joshua’s notable work was mentioned or featured in: ProSound News Magazine, Front of House Magazine (FOH), and Worship AVL Magazine, Projection Lights and Stage News, and Commercial Integrator. Joshua leads Horizon AVL System Integration with industry rewards and recognition such as earning Contractor of the Year and Commercial Top Partner with Presonus. The recent completion of Temple University’s Broadcast & News set with an integrated direct view LED wall, was featured in PLSN Magazine. Joshua created set designs for manufacturers at NAMM. Joshua is part of the 40 under 40 industry influencers for Commercial Integrator for his role in esports for education. He was also recognized by NSCA as business partner of the year for his differentiating strategies for esports in the audio visual industry. Joshua is the education ambassador for Acer America and the esports program. He was featured in an education piece in USA Today as he leads the charge with esports and the development of the industry. Joshua’s industry experiences include working with a notable theme park, University of Delaware Esports Arena, and Temple University Broadcast Studio. In Joshua’s spare time, he enjoys building and restoring MAME arcade consoles with his son. Josh spent a considerable amount of time trying to convince his wife and daughter that other games exist besides Mario Kart and Pacman. Favorite Game: Secret of Mana