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Collegiate Rising
Winter 2021

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Kevin Hoang, Twitch Student

Welcome to Collegiate Rising

We're excited to be hosting our 2nd Collegiate Rising Digital Esports Summit! We'll be bringing in industry veterans from the biggest brands in esports to educate students, faculty, and esports fans on a variety of topics. Collegiate Rising Winter will feature 3 days for 3 specific topics. Make sure to tune in on Twitch, follow us on socials, and join our Discord!                    Day 1: College Open House, will focus on collegiate esports and communities.
Day 2: Career Day, will dive into various esports career paths with professionals from each area of expertise.
Day 3: The Esports Experience, will cover various aspects of the competitive side of esports.

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Collegiate Rising Winter
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@UconnectEvents' Collegiate Rising panels were really good and featured lots of people of diverse background.

Justin Banusing
University of Washington Esports President

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Jan 8 - 10

Schedule

All times are in PST
2:45 pm
Kickoff

This Winter's Kickoff will highlight our exciting schedule, what each day is centered on, immersive events going on various Discords, featured speakers, and event sponsors.

Kickoff
2:45 pm
Kickoff

This Winter's Kickoff will highlight our exciting schedule, what each day is centered on, immersive events going on various Discords, featured speakers, and event sponsors.

Kickoff
3:00 pm
Brands in Collegiate: Rising Stars

This Brands in Collegiate panel will introduce new collegiate program leads across established and new collegiate initiatives and program. We'll talk about their first few months of taking on the program, what they offer, the past of these new leaders, and what their plans are moving forward.

Brands in Collegiate: Rising Stars
3:00 pm
Brands in Collegiate: Rising Stars

This Brands in Collegiate panel will introduce new collegiate program leads across established and new collegiate initiatives and program. We'll talk about their first few months of taking on the program, what they offer, the past of these new leaders, and what their plans are moving forward.

Brands in Collegiate: Rising Stars
4:00 pm
Collegiate Organizations 101: Leadership Development

Panelists will go through a presentation covering a crash course on growing a collegiate organization in a round table, open discussion format with regular input and engagement from chat. This episode of Collegiate Organizations 101 will cover leadership development.

Collegiate Organizations 101: Leadership Development
4:00 pm
Collegiate Organizations 101: Leadership Development

Panelists will go through a presentation covering a crash course on growing a collegiate organization in a round table, open discussion format with regular input and engagement from chat. This episode of Collegiate Organizations 101 will cover leadership development.

Collegiate Organizations 101: Leadership Development
5:00 pm
Collegiate Broadcasting WORKSHOP

We’ll sit down with experienced industry broadcasting professionals to talk about production on the collegiate level, and how students can upgrade their operations, develop their skills, and make production a career path.

Collegiate Broadcasting WORKSHOP
5:00 pm
Collegiate Broadcasting WORKSHOP

We’ll sit down with experienced industry broadcasting professionals to talk about production on the collegiate level, and how students can upgrade their operations, develop their skills, and make production a career path.

Collegiate Broadcasting WORKSHOP
6:00 pm
Administrations: A New Era

In this panel, we'll talk about the next stage of evolution for the collegiate esports ecosystem, the beginning of mainstream adoption of collegiate esports on the administrative level. Here, we talk to some of the administrative leaders that paved the way for this wave of support that will define the next 10 years of collegiate esports, and ultimately the permanent future of esports in collegiate.

Administrations: A New Era
6:00 pm
Administrations: A New Era

In this panel, we'll talk about the next stage of evolution for the collegiate esports ecosystem, the beginning of mainstream adoption of collegiate esports on the administrative level. Here, we talk to some of the administrative leaders that paved the way for this wave of support that will define the next 10 years of collegiate esports, and ultimately the permanent future of esports in collegiate.

Administrations: A New Era
7:00 pm
Mentor Roundtables

Corsair will have dedicated and labeled Discord channels for mentors to be placed in, where mentors can introduce themselves, talk about what they do, and students can freely ask mentors about a variety of topics. Students can freely move from channel to channel jumping in on conversations. Mentors and students will be encouraged to have their webcams turned on to maintain a personable atmosphere.

Mentor Roundtables
7:00 pm
Mentor Roundtables

Corsair will have dedicated and labeled Discord channels for mentors to be placed in, where mentors can introduce themselves, talk about what they do, and students can freely ask mentors about a variety of topics. Students can freely move from channel to channel jumping in on conversations. Mentors and students will be encouraged to have their webcams turned on to maintain a personable atmosphere.

Mentor Roundtables
1:00 pm
How to Get a Job in Esports WORKSHOP

Esports is one of the most competitive, sought after industries to work in. In this panel, Cloud9 and friends will be giving tips and advice on how to get your dream esports and gaming job, while also reviewing and giving constructive feedback on resumes submitted by students. RESUME REVIEW FOR PART 3 OF PANEL

How to Get a Job in Esports WORKSHOP
1:00 pm
How to Get a Job in Esports WORKSHOP

Esports is one of the most competitive, sought after industries to work in. In this panel, Cloud9 and friends will be giving tips and advice on how to get your dream esports and gaming job, while also reviewing and giving constructive feedback on resumes submitted by students. RESUME REVIEW FOR PART 3 OF PANEL

How to Get a Job in Esports WORKSHOP
2:00 pm
Partnerships

Partnerships are one of the most sought after roles in esports and gaming, and require well connected, strategic professionals. For students, the pathway to working in partnerships is also one of the least accessible. We'll talk to industry veterans who have worked in partnerships for years, explore their journeys, and talk about what their jobs entails.

Partnerships
2:00 pm
Partnerships

Partnerships are one of the most sought after roles in esports and gaming, and require well connected, strategic professionals. For students, the pathway to working in partnerships is also one of the least accessible. We'll talk to industry veterans who have worked in partnerships for years, explore their journeys, and talk about what their jobs entails.

Partnerships
3:00 pm
Arts and Graphics WORKSHOP

Collegiate Esports offers a plethora of oppurtunities for students to define their own brands and develop their art skills. In this panel, we bring in veteran artists from the gaming industry to talk about how to develop your craft, putting your work out there, as well as reviewing and giving constructive critcism on submitted artwork by students.

Arts and Graphics WORKSHOP
3:00 pm
Arts and Graphics WORKSHOP

Collegiate Esports offers a plethora of oppurtunities for students to define their own brands and develop their art skills. In this panel, we bring in veteran artists from the gaming industry to talk about how to develop your craft, putting your work out there, as well as reviewing and giving constructive critcism on submitted artwork by students.

Arts and Graphics WORKSHOP
4:00 pm
Journalism

In the constantly shifting landscape of esports, journalists help grow and bring attention to a rapidly growing industry. In this panel, we bring veteran journalists from the biggest esports publications in the industry to talk about journalism in the collegiate esports space, how to write good content, and how to get a job as a journalist in esports.

Journalism
4:00 pm
Journalism

In the constantly shifting landscape of esports, journalists help grow and bring attention to a rapidly growing industry. In this panel, we bring veteran journalists from the biggest esports publications in the industry to talk about journalism in the collegiate esports space, how to write good content, and how to get a job as a journalist in esports.

Journalism
5:00 pm
Career Fair

Brands will be provided booths in the form of dedicated Discord channels during Collegiate Rising as well as during the Career Fair to speak with students.

Career Fair
5:00 pm
Career Fair

Brands will be provided booths in the form of dedicated Discord channels during Collegiate Rising as well as during the Career Fair to speak with students.

Career Fair
3:00 pm
Collegiate Rocket League Invitational Semi Final/Grand Finals

We’ll be inviting all 11 Cloud9 affiliate schools along with 5 additional schools to play in our Rocket League Invitational, powered by the Collegiate Carball Association and played on the CCA Stream. https://www.twitch.tv/collegecarball

Collegiate Rocket League Invitational Semi Final/Grand Finals
6:00 pm
Talking with Team White Panel

We’ll be talking to Cloud9 Team White about their journey to becoming pro players, how things have changed for them, as well as dive into the game itself and see how your everyday player can practice and improve with pro player tips.

Talking with Team White Panel
7:00 pm
Face of Esports

This will be a 1 on 1 interview exploring Rachel's journey as one of the first esports personalities and hosts, paving the way for multiple future generations. We'll also explore how the industry has changed from a host perspective and what some of the biggest difficulties were when esports was still a fledgling industry.

Face of Esports
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Our Speakers

Dominic Nguyen

GeForce Student Program Lead

Dominic Nguyen

GeForce Student Program Lead

NVIDIA

Carolyn Yee

Collegiate Programs Marketing Specialist

Carolyn Yee

Collegiate Programs Marketing Specialist

CORSAIR

Cat Tompkins

Program Manager for Esports & Education

Cat Tompkins

Program Manager for Esports & Education

MSI

Benjamin Rumney

Executive Director

Benjamin Rumney

Executive Director

College Carball

Mae Gabbert

Head of Scouting Grounds

Mae Gabbert

Head of Scouting Grounds

Cloud9

Kathy Chiang

Assistant Director

Kathy Chiang

Assistant Director

UCI Esports

AJ Dimick

Director of Esports Operations

AJ Dimick

Director of Esports Operations

University of Utah

J.T. Vandenbree

Operations & Championships Lead

J.T. Vandenbree

Operations & Championships Lead

RSAA / Riot Games

Mark "Garvey" Candella

Director of Student and Education Programs

Mark "Garvey" Candella

Director of Student and Education Programs

Twitch

Eunice Chen

Founder

Eunice Chen

Founder

Enlight

Ysabel Mueller

General Manager - Spitfire

Ysabel Mueller

General Manager - Spitfire

Cloud9 / London Spitfire

Frank Fields

Senior Manager, Esports and Sponsorships

Frank Fields

Senior Manager, Esports and Sponsorships

CORSAIR

Skye Bui

Sr. Partnerships Coordinator

Skye Bui

Sr. Partnerships Coordinator

TSM

Gregory Fraser

Partnerships Manager

Gregory Fraser

Partnerships Manager

Cloud9

Keegan Chua

UI Artist

Keegan Chua

UI Artist

Gearbox Software

Cory Heimbecker

Lead Designer

Cory Heimbecker

Lead Designer

Cloud9

Tom Daniels

Sub-editor

Tom Daniels

Sub-editor

Esports Insider

Adam Fitch

Business Content Lead

Adam Fitch

Business Content Lead

Dexerto

Kevin Hitt

Investigative Journalist

Kevin Hitt

Investigative Journalist

The Esports Observer

Tony Yuan

Sr. Product Manager

Tony Yuan

Sr. Product Manager

Zero Code

C9 Kat

C9 White - Smokes / Controller

C9 Kat

C9 White - Smokes / Controller

Cloud9

C9 Alexis

C9 White - Support / Initiator

C9 Alexis

C9 White - Support / Initiator

Cloud9

Dream

C9 White - Head Coach

Dream

C9 White - Head Coach

Cloud9

Rachel Quirico

Esports Host

Rachel Quirico

Esports Host

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