ESPORTS: The Next Generation of Sport & Entertainment

by Mr. Jason Garrison of Philadelphia Business Journal

Posted to Event on 4/18/2019 at 10:43 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Join us on May 3rd to discuss current trends in esports, featuring leading experts, industry figures and professional esport organizations.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"color":"#254f9c","link":""},"insert":"REGISTER NOW"},{"insert":"\n\nDid you know that the global esport industry will hit over $1 billion in 2019? Discover how you can explore the emerging world of esports in this one-day event.\n\nThe "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Esports: The Next Generation of Sport and Entertainment "},{"insert":"conference is dedicated to bringing together leading experts, industry figures and professional organizations involved in esports to discuss current trends in the industry.\n\nJoin us on May 3rd from 9:30am – 4:00pm to discuss the latest in esports with the industry’s top leaders including:\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner at SeventySix Capital"},{"insert":"\n\nBeing passionate about working to make the world a better place, Wayne Kimmel is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital and the author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel. He is also on the Board of Einstein Healthcare Network and was on the Board of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"John Fazio, Founder at Jarvus Innovations and CEO at N3rd Street Gamers"},{"insert":"\n\nJohn Fazio is the founder of Jarvus Innovations. Jarvus is a software engineering firm positioned to reinvest profits into a portfolio of incubated startups. One such startup, N3rd Street Gamers (NSG), grew from a simple but compelling desire to play video games with friends. After three years cultivating NSG within the Jarvus incubator, Fazio realigned himself to manage and direct NSG full time. He developed a mission to increase accessibility to the esports industry by not only increasing the amount of direct competitions, but also by running them on high quality equipment at affordable prices. A life goal of Fazio’s is to provide anyone in the US the opportunity to compete in the esport of their choice free of charge.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Charles Palmer, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies and Associate Professor at Harrisburg University"},{"insert":"\n\nAs a technologist, author and international speaker, Professor Charles Palmer lectures on virtual reality, 3d printing, gamification, and simulations linking learning and research to practical outcomes.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Chad Smeltz, Director of Esports at Harrisburg University"},{"insert":"\n\nChad Smeltz has been working full-time in esports for the last five years, formerly as a pro League of Legends coach, and most recently as a General Manager for professional esports organizations such as NRG and Phoenix1. He has driven player acquisition, player contracts, team sponsorships, content production, and much more for professional teams he has worked on. For the last year Mr. Smeltz has been the Director of Esports for Harrisburg University, where he plans to grow the program both competitively and academically.\n\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Cost:"},{"insert":"\nWorking professionals: $50"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Non-Temple University Students: $25"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Temple University faculty, alumni, & students: $10"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nIn addition to engaging conversation, the event will include a pre-conference networking breakfast, light snacks, lunch, and a post-event cocktail reception.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"color":"#254f9c","link":""},"insert":"REGISTER NOW"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"For more information, contact:"},{"insert":"\nAnthony D. Pizzo, PhD CandidateTemple University | 267-977-6106 | "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\nRick Ridall, Director of Industry RelationsTemple University | 215-204-9705 | "},{"attributes":{"color":"#254f9c","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n\n\n"}]}

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