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Monday, October 18th

  1. 12:00 pm — 3:00 pm
    WORKSHOP 1

    WORKSHOP 1 | BRAND CAMP

    • 12:15 pm — 12:35 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] OPENING KEYNOTE WITH BUD LIGHT

    • 12:35 pm — 1:15 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] CAN ESPORTS COMPETE WITH OTHER TRADITIONAL SPORT LEAGUES & TEAMS IN THE WORLD OF ROI?

    • 1:15 pm — 1:35 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] THE PROFESSOR IS IN: UNLV'S LATEST RESEARCH ON BRANDS & AUTHENTICITY

    • 1:35 pm — 1:50 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] CASE STUDY SHOWCASE - TYSON BRAND MARKETING BITES INTO ESPORTS WITH FANDOM

    • 1:50 pm — 2:05 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] CASE STUDY SHOWCASE - ENVY/JACK LINK'S

    • 2:05 pm — 2:20 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] SoFi/Misfits Gaming Group

    • 2:20 pm — 2:35 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] Gillette

    • 2:35 pm — 2:50 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] TSM/FTX

    • 2:50 pm — 3:05 pm
      WORKSHOP 1

      [BRAND CAMP] NBA 2K League/AT&T

  2. 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
    WORKSHOP 2

    WORKSHOP 2 | GRASSROOTS & GAMING: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY & EVENTS

    • 2:00 pm — 2:20 pm
      WORKSHOP 2

      [GRASSROOTS & GAMING] Opening Dialogue with Wim Stock

    • 2:20 pm — 3:20 pm
      WORKSHOP 2

      [GRASSROOTS & GAMING] Building an Esports Hub Showcase: Atlanta, Las Vegas, D.C. & Philly

    • 3:20 pm — 3:55 pm
      WORKSHOP 2

      [GRASSROOTS & GAMING] Team Building: How Local Teams are taking roots in their communities.

    • 3:55 pm — 4:30 pm
      WORKSHOP 2

      [GRASSROOTS & GAMING] 12 Steps to a Perfect Tournament

  3. 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
    WORKSHOP 3

    WORKSHOP 3 | EBS UNIVERSITY: DISSECTING THE NEW UNIVERSITY ESPORTS LANDSCAPE

    • 2:00 pm — 2:20 pm
      WORKSHOP 3

      [EBS UNIVERSITY] Opening Dialogue with Learfield

    • 2:20 pm — 2:55 pm
      WORKSHOP 3

      [EBS UNIVERSITY] Panel: Scouting the Next Generation of Esports Stars

    • 2:55 pm — 3:30 pm
      WORKSHOP 3

      [EBS UNIVERSITY] Spotlight: Innovating Esports Communities through HBCUs

    • 3:30 pm — 4:10 pm
      WORKSHOP 3

      [EBS UNIVERSITY] NACE StarLeague: Powering Up a New Machine

  4. 2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
    WORKSHOP 4

    WORKSHOP 4 | the*GameHERs Workshop : Making the Esports Industry More Inclusive for Women at Every Level

  5. 2:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    WORKSHOP 5 | Beyond the Boom: NFTs in Esports

  6. 4:45 pm — 5:15 pm

    TITAN TALK: RETHINKING ESPORTS INVESTMENT

  7. 5:15 pm — 5:35 pm
    Keynotes

    Q&A | NRG's Daequan & Hamlinz

  8. 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
    Networking

    OPENING RECEPTION

Tuesday, October 19th

  1. 8:00 am — 8:45 am
    Networking

    BREAKFAST

  2. 8:45 am — 9:15 am
    Keynotes

    KEYNOTE: VINDEX

  3. 9:15 am — 10:00 am

    G Fuel: Fueling the Power of Content Creators

  4. 10:00 am — 10:45 am
    Networking

    COFFEE BREAK

  5. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    STATE OF THE UNION: RIOT

  6. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    MOBILE ESPORTS

  7. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    THE POWER OF ESPORTS FASHION

  8. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    Supporting Esports Players Like Athletes

  9. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    ESPORTS & SOCIAL IMPACT: HOW VIDEO GAMES ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

  10. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    LENOVO: BUILDING ESPORTS COMMUNITY FROM CONSUMER TO COMMERCIAL

  11. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    STATE OF THE UNION: EVO

  12. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    ATHLETES WANT TO BE GAMERS, AND GAMERS WANT TO BE ATHLETES

  13. 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
    Keynotes

    LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: VERIZON

  14. 1:25 pm — 2:00 pm

    INVESTMENT PANEL: THE FUTURE OF UGC PLATFORMS

  15. 1:25 pm — 2:00 pm

    MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: MONETIZING & PROTECTING YOUR BRAND FOR ATHLETES, INFLUENCERS, AND SPONSORS

  16. 1:25 pm — 2:00 pm

    STATE OF THE UNION: NBA 2K LEAGUE

  17. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

  18. 3:00 pm — 3:35 pm

    DIVERSITY HIRING

  19. 3:00 pm — 3:35 pm

    The*gameHERs PRESENTS: CREATING QUALITY CONTENT IN GAMING

  20. 3:00 pm — 3:35 pm

    Comcast G4 Studios and the Esports Venues of the Future

  21. 3:45 pm — 4:30 pm

    Case Study: McDonald's/Gen.G

  22. 3:45 pm — 4:30 pm

    Esports Media: Content Evolved

  23. 3:45 pm — 4:30 pm

    Future of Esports Streaming

  24. 3:45 pm — 4:30 pm

    The Convergence of Traditional Sports & Esports

  25. 4:40 pm — 5:30 pm
    Networking

    RECEPTION

  26. 6:45 pm — 8:45 pm
    Networking

    THE TEMPEST AWARDS AT HYPERX ARENA

  27. 9:00 pm — 11:00 pm
    Networking

    TEMPEST AFTER PARTY AT HYPERX ARENA

Wednesday, October 20th

  1. 8:00 am — 8:45 am
    Networking

    BREAKFAST

  2. 8:45 am — 9:15 am
    Keynotes

    KEYNOTE: FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

  3. 9:25 am — 10:00 am

    STATE OF THE UNION: CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE

  4. 9:25 am — 10:00 am

    [STREAM HATCHET] Live Streaming Trends: Data Supporting Where & How To Spend

  5. 9:25 am — 10:00 am

    THE CROSSOVER: HOW TRADITIONAL SPORTS IS BUILDING AFFINITY THROUGH GAMING

  6. 9:25 am — 10:00 am

    EBS COPE Panel: Marketing Esports to Parents! Reach 6-17 & 26-55+

  7. 10:00 am — 10:45 am
    Networking

    COFFEE BREAK

  8. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    GAMER GEN: HOW GEN Z'S INTERACTION WITH GAMING & ESPORTS CAN SHOW US WHAT'S NEXT

  9. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    ESPORTS & POP CULTURE

  10. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    Talent, Innovation & Profits: The Value Proposition for Diversity

  11. 10:45 am — 11:20 am

    STATE OF THE UNION: TWITCH RIVALS

  12. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    STATE OF THE UNION: ESL/DREAMHACK

  13. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    ESPORTS BETTING

  14. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    THE MAGIC MIX: MUSIC & ESPORTS

  15. 11:30 am — 12:05 pm

    McLaren x Gaming: Where They've Been, and Where They are Taking the Brand

  16. 12:10 pm — 1:15 pm
    Networking

    LUNCH

  17. 1:15 pm — 1:50 pm

    STATE OF THE UNION: GLOBAL ESPORTS FEDERATION: The Future of Entertainment: Metaverse, Confluence and Joy of esports, sports, music and fun.

  18. 1:15 pm — 1:50 pm

    MOBILE,CRYPTO AND WHAT'S NEXT IN THE WORLD OF ESPORTS

  19. 1:15 pm — 1:50 pm

    REMOTE PRODUCTION & THE NEW DYNAMIC

  20. 1:15 pm — 1:50 pm

    The Elephant in the Room: Can esports teams become viable commercial enterprises?

  21. 2:00 pm — 2:35 pm

    LICENSED MERCHANDISE & ESPORTS

  22. 2:00 pm — 2:35 pm

    AI in Esports

  23. 2:00 pm — 2:35 pm

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NFTs BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

  24. 2:00 pm — 2:35 pm

    LEVERAGING TIKTOK INTO A GLOBAL PHENOMENON: A CONVERSATION WITH SUSHIBAE

  25. 2:45 pm — 3:40 pm

    CLOSING SESSION: CONGRESS OF TEAM CEOS

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