May 2019 4:00pm ACST
Gaming in Schools Forum
Esport industry professionals are invited to attend Australia’s first professional networking event examining the rising popularity of esports in the school setting, and the role educators and governments can play in ensuring it is a safe, worthwhile and sustainable activity for all young people who participate.
This networking opportunity brings esports industry professionals together with educators, researchers, and sport and health program coordinators for the first time.
Australian Esports Association (AESA) is collaborating with SA Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly and RMIT University to explore the impact of esports in our schools.
Preliminary findings of a recent survey of parents, guardians and educators exploring the impact of esports in the secondary school setting will be presented by Emma Witkowski, Senior Professor, RMIT University.
A panel of guests will then discuss the role of educators and government on esports in our high schools with time to respond to questions from the audience. Guests panellists will include:
- Emma Witkowski, Senior Professor, RMIT University
- Duane Mutu, Co-Founder, Lets Play Live
- Ben O’Brien, Department of Sport and Recreation, Victoria
- Trinh Mai, Department for Education, South Australia
- Luke Harris, UniSA Esports Society
We invite you to join us at this networking event on:
- Date: Wednesday 8 May, 2019
- Place: PwC Adelaide, Level 11/70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
- Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm (refreshments provided)
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 1 May, 2019