Preliminary conference programme 2020

This is a preliminary conference programme and topics/speakers are still being confirmed for various sessions listed below:

Wednesday, October 21
09:00

09:00 Morning coffee & delegate registration

Wednesday , October 21, 09:00 - 09:30
Networking Zone
Networking
09:30

09:30 Welcome & Opening keynote: The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level
Graham Ashton (moderator) Andy Fahey Chester King Chris Smith

With a projected global audience of just under half a billion people by the end of 2020, the inexorable rise of esports shows no sign of slowing down.

Clear differences are emerging in terms of how the market is developing in different continents and during this session delegates will have the opportunity to listen to leading industry professionals share their opinions from both a regional and global perspective.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 21, 09:30 - 10:45
Conference Theatre
KEYNOTE
10:45

10:45 Coffee break & networking sponsored by International Sports Broadcasting (ISB)

 

Wednesday , October 21, 10:45 - 11:30
Networking Zone
Networking
11:30

11:30 Session 2: An ever changing industry and the impacts on stadia business worldwide/esports community engagement
Kirsty Endfield (moderator) Erik Londre Michael 'ODEE' O'Dell Martin Wyatt

This session will look at the different trends in esports hosting from small scale venue hires through to using existing stadia and the emergence of a global model of franchising and the requirement to build ‘homesteads’ to drive local support.

Topics will also include how you can best ensure engagement with the esports community in your region and understand their requirements in terms of content and training facilities.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 21, 11:30 - 12:30
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
12:30

12:30 Lunch & networking sponsored by ES Broadcast

Wednesday , October 21, 12:30 - 14:00
Networking Zone
Networking
14:00

14:00 Session 3 Part 1: Beyond the Venue: Why getting your broadcast infrastructure right is essential for esports
Jonathan Lyth

The importance of broadcast tech to reach a huge audience for both commercial revenue through brand allegiance between viewers and teams and revenue from media broadcast partners.

(Additional speakers to be confirmed)

Speakers

Wednesday , October 21, 14:00 - 14:20
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
14:20

14:20 Session 3 Part 2: Esports and the power of broadcast technologies to reach unlimited audiences
James Dean Andy Johnston Alex McBride Ursula Romero

An in-depth panel discussion on the critical importance of broadcast technology to reach a huge global audience and help unlock both commercial revenue through brand allegiance between viewers and teams and additional revenue from media broadcast partners.

The essential steps needed to ensure you can deliver the highest production values when creating and sharing live esports content will also be examined, including how connectivity is key!

(Additional speakers to be confirmed)

Speakers

Wednesday , October 21, 14:20 - 15:00
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
15:00

15:00 Coffee break & networking

Wednesday , October 21, 15:00 - 15:30
Networking Zone
Networking
15:30

15:30 Session 4: The next step for esports entertainment / an immersive experience
Ian Baverstock Steven Hogg Drew Townley

This session will examine the challenges that venue owners and operators face in ensuring media-savvy esports fans use their esports facilities on a regular basis. The use of innovative AV technology to maximise fan engagement is rapidly evolving as a key driver to achieve this.

Topics will also include how both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are at the forefront of the battle for viewership and how they are increasingly being integrated into live esports events.

(Additional speakers to be confirmed)

Speakers

Wednesday , October 21, 15:30 - 16:30
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
16:30

16:30 Session 5: Virtual solution showcase - Ideas and inspiration for your own esports event

featuring Elan Inventa, Disguise, HDT, Danley Sound Labs, Evertz Broadcast Technology & more

A unique opportunity for attendees to listen to rapid fire presentations from 8 leading product and service suppliers from around the world, offering innovative ideas to maximise fan engagement and unlock revenue streams for your esports events.

Wednesday , October 21, 16:30 - 17:30
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
17:30

17:30 Evening Networking Reception

Wednesday , October 21, 17:30 - 19:00
Networking Zone
Evening Networking Reception
Thursday, October 22
09:00

09:00 Morning coffee

Thursday , October 22, 09:00 - 09:30
Networking Zone
Networking
09:30

09:30 Session 6: Global projects showcase

Part One: Presentation on esports venue projects
(an architect's perspective)

Part Two: Presentation from AVIXA
(platinum sponsor)

Part Three: Presentation from Panasonic
(platinum sponsor)

(Speakers to be confirmed)

Thursday , October 22, 09:30 - 10:30
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
10:30

10:30 Coffee break & networking

Thursday , October 22, 10:30 - 11:00
Networking Zone
Networking
11:00

11:00 Session 7: Venue versatility - incorporating esports into multi-use spaces
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd

This session looks at the decisions that affect the design and deveiopment of stadia worldwide that could be considered for esports tournament hosting.

(Speakers to be confirmed)

Speakers

Thursday , October 22, 11:00 - 12:00
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
12:00

12:00 Session 8: The merger of esports and traditional sports
Nikita Buffee Seb Carmichael Brown James Fraser-Murison (moderator) Greg Merkel

The session looks at how traditional sports such as tennis and Formula 1 are now integrating esports in to their fan experiences. Examining synergies and differences between them.

(Additional speakers to be confirmed)

Speakers

Thursday , October 22, 12:00 - 13:00
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
13:00

13:00 Lunch & networking sponsored by Panasonic Business

Thursday , October 22, 13:00 - 14:30
Networking Zone
Networking
14:30
15:45

15:45 Closing remarks

Thursday , October 22, 15:45 - 16:00
Conference Theatre
Conference Session
16:00

16:00 Twickenham Stadium Tour (optional)

These optional, complimentary tours of Twickenham Stadium will be available following the Conference Closing Remarks.

Highlights include a visit to the England Changing Room, the Royal Box, Players' Tunnel, a breath-taking view from the top of the stand and a pitch-side walk.

Thursday , October 22, 16:00 - 00:00
Twickenham Stadium
Venue Tour
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