Call For Proposals

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Call for Proposals

Submissions Open for Middle & High School

ESC is the premier academic research conference in the field of esports. Building on the work our colleagues have dedicated themselves to in recent years, ESC aims to foster substantive discussion about organized, competitive videogame play. Each year, we bring researchers across diverse disciplines, industry professionals, collegiate leaders, and educators together to learn about and discuss each other’s work.

Submissions for the Research and Collegiate tracks are now closed; we expect to get back to all submissions regarding final decisions on July 21. Through our collaboration with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, we are still looking for submissions that focus on middle and high school scholastic esports.

The NASEF team is looking for sessions that:

  • Showcase programs, competitions, curricula, clubs, etc. that promote scholastic esports.
  • Highlight strategies to increase opportunities for students to engage in scholastic esports.
  • Focus on models that engage all students in different learning environments.
  • Center on providing opportunities that build community among students and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Review programs or models that can be replicated in other clubs, schools or community-based organizations.

Make sure to RSVP to our UCI Esports Conference + NASEF Call for Session Proposals Info Session scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET on July 22, 2020.

Submissions are due online by 5:00 pm (PT)/8:00 pm (ET) on July 31, 2020.

Please submit an abstract detailing your proposed paper presentation, symposium, workshop, or poster by that deadline for review. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Paper presentation submissions may instead be accepted as posters. Please include the session learning goals as well as the format and engagement approach given the virtual nature of the conference.

We hope to notify all submissions by Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Accepted presenters will be guaranteed free conference passes.

COVID-19 Update: The ESC leadership team has decided to host UCI ESC 2020 as a fully virtual event. (Read the full update here.)

For presenters, we will send you more details about how to present virtually when you are accepted. In the meantime, please prepare to have your own microphone/headset and webcam.


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