ESI Next Gen, working with the University of Warwick, is focused on uniting leaders across the esports, video games and education sectors.
The vision is to help to build wider and stronger connections and a deeper understanding across and within these industries, as esports and games continue to integrate more into education, both curricular and extra curricular.
There’ll be a focus on careers, diversity, and tech, as well as research and more. Expect practical applications and use cases highlighted both on the main stage and workshops.
Attendees can expect an evening of gamified networking to set everyone up for a full day of knowledge sharing with a welcoming atmosphere guaranteed. See you in Warwick!
Pick up your passes from 1:30PM @ The Climb and make the most out of a plethora of networking opportunities.
From 2PM, the main conference room will host the finals of Lions Clash, organised by Lionscreed, to give you a first hand experience of a grassroots esports tournament.
Lions Clash will be followed by an evening reception til late – we told you, there’s plenty of networking to be made at ESI Next Gen!
Conference Day! 8:30AM – 5PM
Join us back in the morning on the 23rd at the Main Hall (Main Stage + Main Exhibition space) & The Climb (Networking & Meetings Zone)
There’ll also be breakouts in other private rooms to accommodate all networking needs, and further evening networking to close the event.
Gina Jackson OBE is the founder of Skillfull. Jackson has worked on around 300 games in both development and publishing roles from GameBoy through to PS5. She now supports developers and publishers as a consultant/coach, develops and delivers training for career changers and new entrants. She works as an activist for change across skills, diversity and mental health in the games industry.
Becky is the Senior Partnerships Manager at NSE (National Student Esports), the official body of university esports & the largest grassroots gaming community in the UK. She manages the activations and relationships of NSE’s partners such as Intel, Barclays, Monster Energy, PCSpecialist and Genshin Impact. Becky joined the NSE team in April 2020 originally as the Social Media and Community Manager and has previously worked in a variety of graphic design and marketing roles.
and more to come soon!
[event entrance is at the back of the building]
University of Warwick
To make your trip as smooth as possible, we are excited to offer ticket types that contain accommodation for ESI Next Gen attendees, less than 4 minute walk from the venue!
Please note, these are ensuite rooms within the Jack Martin Halls of Residence (visible on map above). We have no more available accom-inclusive tickets for the 22nd March, but please reach out to Elenore on [email protected].
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