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ASCEND HBCU Esports Conference and Career Expo 2021 (Online)

Come learn about esports and cryptocurrency from the industry’s top professionals. This virtual event is 100% free, and open to the public.

MetArena, a premier St. Petersburg-based technology company is excited to partner with Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), Game Credits, St. Petersburg College, Game Drive LLC, and Synapse Florida to co-produce the first ever virtual HBCU Esports Conference and Career Expo to be hosted in a blockchain ecosystem. Sponsored by CodeBoxx, the 2021 ASCEND HBCU Esports Conference and Career Expo will be hosted virtually on Friday, February 5, 2021, approximately two days prior to the 2021 NFL Super Bowl.

It will feature a stellar line up of speakers representing a myriad of leading for-profit and nonprofit corporations within the esports and gaming ecosystem. Notable speakers include: Multi-media personality, host, and producer, Erin Ashley Simon, Polycade’s CEO Tyler Bushnell, Riot Games’ Alex Francois, Nacon Gaming’s Vice President Corey Rosemond, Sugar Gamers’ Founder and CEO Keisha Howard, and Marcus Kennedy, a Senior Director at Intel. You can see the full agenda and speaker list here, which include amazing panels like:

– Esports & Gaming Communities
– Creativity and Innovation in Esports & Gaming
– Esports & Gaming in Academia/Higher Education
– Professional Gaming as a Career
– Sponsorships & Monetization in Esports and Gaming
– Esports & Gaming Entrepreneurs
– Career Pathways in Esports & Gaming
– Health and Wellness in Esports and Gaming
– Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technologies
– Esports and Gaming Centers

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Date: February 5, 2021 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
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