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Tuesday, June 18 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Esports: Competitive Play and Social Good

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This session will take a deeper look at the current state, breadth, and scope of the epsorts industry. Topics will include growth of the industry, roles of various stakeholders, and projections for the future of esports.

Moderators
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Maya Kushner

COO, Game Gym
Maya Kushner is an attorney, cosplayer, shoutcaster, and gamer. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others, and has over a decade of experience teaching subjects like Calculus, Python programming, and League of Legends. In her current role as COO of Game Gym she is excited to be... Read More →

Speakers
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Gerald Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation
Gerald Solomon has served as Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation since 2008, overseeing philanthropic activities focused on STEM Education, Youth, Integrative Health, and Jewish Leadership. He led the design and development of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation... Read More →
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Nathan Lindberg

Sr. Director, Global Sponsorships, Twitch
Nathan is the Sr. Director, Global Sponsorships at Twitch. An esports veteran, Nathan is dedicated to educating brands about the competitive gaming phenomenon and ways to leverage Twitch to reach marketing goals. Nathan’s esports experience began in 2010 at Curse Media as VP of... Read More →
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Ben Nichol

Head of Events and Business Development, NYXL
Ben Nichol is the Head of Events and Business Development for New York Excelsior (NYXL), the first professional esports team to represent New York City. Ben entered esports in 2010 as a StarCraft streamer and coach, eventually transitioning to casting and hosting professional esports... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium