Spring Summit Online Charity Event | May 14-16

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Spring Summit Online Charity Event Schedule

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Friday, May 14

Game Gym Broadcasts

Starts 4 PM EDT

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Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Starts 1 PM EDT

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Game Gym Broadcasts

4: 00 PM – 4:45 PM EDT
Spring Summit Kick off Show
5:00 PM
District Esports League
Rocket League 2v2 Championship Finals
All Rounds

Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Breaks: 4:00 – 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM
1:00 PM – 11 PM EDT
MAEC Overwatch Invitational Tournament
All Rounds Except Grand Finals

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Saturday, May 15

Game Gym Broadcasts

Starts 12 PM EDT

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Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Starts 1 PM EDT

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Game Gym Broadcasts

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EST
Presentations and Interactive Interviews

12:00 PM
Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Gaming
Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO, Women in Games

Join us for a conversation with Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of Women in Games, as we talk about the current state of equality in gamIng and the opportunities for women in the gaming industry.

12:30 PM
Where Esports and Creativity Overlap
Johnny Ward, CEO, Damage Esports Agency

With everyone diving into the esports pool, it takes a deep knowledge of the industry to point companies in the right direction. Join us as we talk with industry expert Johnny Ward, on activating in an ever changing esports world.

1:00 PM
Closing the Digital Learning Gap
Nick Schiner, Project Director, Digital Promise

There are very real barriers to the world of digital learning. Listen in as we discuss solutions for bridging the digital learning gap with influencer and project manager at Digital Promise, Nick Schiner.

1:45 PM
It’s Time to Focus…On Your Eye Health
Bryan Reedy, CEO, Gamer Advantage

Our eyes are vitalily important for life and for gaming, and CEO of Gamer Advantage Bryan Reedy thinks we should be doing more. Listen in as we discuss how to properly care for your eyes and how his company is changing the eyewear game.

2:15 PM
Launch Your Career in Northern Virginia
Mike Batt, Director of Talent Initiative, FCDEA

With tens of thousands of entry-level tech jobs in Northern Virginia available, FairFax County is a great place to launch your career. Mike Batt, formerly of Microsoft, talks about the opportunities right here in our backyard.

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Panel Discussions

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Rethinking Mental Health and Gaming

There are so many misconceptions about both mental health and gaming, so we’ve brought in some pros to help us debunk myths and promote healthy mental health habits. Join Dr. Sarah Hays from Queer Women of Esports and Kelli Dunlap of Take This for our first panel of the day, on the intersection of mental health and gaming.

Dr. Sarah Hays
Vice President, Queer Women of Esports

Dr. Kelli Dunlap
Community Manager, Take This

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
The Value of Collegiate Esports

Times are changing and the value of collegiate esports is growing everyday. Listen in as esports directors from schools in our region discuss the opportunities that esports presents and the different challeges that face private, public, and community colleges.

Russ Hamer
Director of Esports, Mount St. Mary’s University

Lauren Long
Executive Director, Student Involvement, George Mason University

Mark Winkel
Esports Coordinator, Howard Community College

5:00 PM
District Esports League
Ultimate Smash Bros. 1v1 Championship
All Rounds

Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Breaks: 4:00 – 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM
1:00 PM – 11 PM EDT
MAEC League of Legends Invitational Tournament
All Rounds Except Semi & Grand Finals

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Sunday, May 16

Game Gym Broadcasts

Starts 4 PM EDT

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Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Starts 1 PM EDT

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Game Gym Broadcasts

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EST
Presentations and Interactive Interviews

12:00 PM
Bridging The Gap Between High School and Collegiate Esports
Rick Suarez, Managing Director, StayPluggedIn

With the emergence of high school and collegiate esports, the bottom rungs of the esports industry ladder are solidifying. Tune in as we talk with Rick Suarez, Managing Director of StayPluggedIn, as we discuss how they are helping esports athletes to climb the rungs from high school to collegiate esports.

12:30 PM
Building Inclusivity and Opportunity Through Community
Keisha Howard, CEO, Sugar Gamers

The gaming and esports industries still have a lot of work to do when it comes to diversity and inclusion, but Keisha Howard, CEO of Sugar Gamers, has been fighting the good fight for over a decade. Join us as we talk about where we’ve been and where we can go if we invest in each other and invest in a more diverse gaming ecoystem.

1:00 PM
Creating the “LinkedIn” For Gamers
Patrick Klein, Chief Strategy Officer, eFuse

Connectivity is everything in the esports and gaming worlds. Listen in as we discuss how one of the fastest growing companies in esports hopes to create the LinkedIn of the esports industry with Patrick Klein, EVP of eFuse.

1:45 PM
Talking Esports with a Professional Host
Katie Bedford, Esports Host

Being a host is no easy task and Katie Bedford makes it look easy. Join us as we talk with professional esports host, Katie Bedford about what it’s like in the spotlight and some tips and tricks for staying cool under pressure.

2:15 PM
Move over Silicon Valley, Here comes Fairfax County
John Blair, Assistant Director of National Business Investment, FCDEA

With tens of thousands high-paying, entry-level tech jobs in Northern Virginia, Fairfax County is a growing tech hub. Join us as we talk with Assistant Director of National Business Investment, John Blair, about the thousands of opportunites available and their plans for the region.

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Panel Discussion

3:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Entrepreneurship and New Opportunities in Gaming and Tech

There are so many opportunities in the gaming and esports spaces that you are only really limited by your creativity. Join us as innovators from the University of Maryland discuss what opportunities are hot and how to best present your idea so it gets traction.

Tommy Luginbill
Techport Business Incubator

Sammy Popat
Ecosystem Builder, University of Maryland

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Formation of the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference

The Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference is one of the nation’s first independant esports conference. With a focus on providing support, resources, and developing local rivalries, the MAEC was built from the ground up with the future in mind. Join us for the last panel of the Spring Summit as we discuss the formation of the MAEC, recap the inaugural season, and look ahead to the Fall.

Neil Johnson
Director of Esports, Events DC

Evan Shubin
COO, Game Gym

Joey Gawrysiak
Director and Associate Professor of Esports, Shenandoah University

Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Broadcast

Breaks: 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM PM and 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
MAEC Overwatch Grand Finals
Best of 7

2:45 PM – 7:00 PM
MAEC League of Legends Semi Finals
Best of 3
MAEC League of Legends Grand Finals
Best of 5

7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
MAEC Rocket League RED Division Finals (third place match)
Best of 5
MAEC Rocket League BLUE Division Finals (third place match)
Best of 5

9:00 PM – 10:45 PM
MAEC Rocket League Championship:
RED Division Winner vs. BLUE Division Winner

10:45 PM – 11:15 PM
Closing Remarks: Greg O’Dell