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NACE is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions. Of the 45 colleges and universities in North America with varsity esports programs, 41 are members of NACE. Michael currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Collegiate eSports and leads the organizational efforts across a number of subjects, including scheduling, scholarships, roster sizes, IP and operations. Michael works with institutions across the country to advise and promote the creation and launch of varsity esports programs.
Michael is also the Director of Strategic Partnerships with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The NAIA is the governing body of 251, mainly private, colleges and universities in traditional athletics in the United States.
Beyond the Media Hype: An Insider's Look at the World of College Esports
The growth of college Esports has been well documented by the media and nearly always celebrated as a series of positive milestones. This presentation will take a critical, insider's look at the history, growth, and current landscape in college Esports. We will challenge some of the current narrative and provide guidance for accurately evaluating the collegiate scene as it continues to grow.
- Emerald Bay
- 14:00 ~ 14:30
Esports and the Politics of College/University Administrations
Collegiate Esports have experienced a meteoric rise in the last few years with club and varsity programs being established nationally. Yet, resistance remains, especially among NCAA member universities. Why? More importantly, what have been the arguments swaying college and university administrations that Esports is an area of dynamic growth. To what degree has student interest and grassroots efforts impacted on campus Esports growth? All of this and more will be the focus of this dynamic panel.
- Emerald Bay
- 16:00 ~ 17:00