DePaul University Announced as Official Partner of the Academic Esports Conference & Expo

DePaul University will host an interactive session plus exclusive access to their esports arena for attendees of the inaugural show.
By: LRP Media Group
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - April 15, 2020 - PRLog -- The Academic Esports Conference & Expo™ (AECE), a forward-thinking event for K-12 and higher education academic, technology, development, athletics and esports leaders, announced today DePaul University as an official partner. DePaul University will give attendees a glimpse into the real world of collegiate esports by hosting a captivating session reviewing their bystander intervention training as well as a Field Trip to their premier collegiate esports facility. AECE will be held October 19 - 21, 2020 at the Hilton Chicago.

DePaul University prepares their students for careers in esports with majors that range from game design to sports management. It is ranked as the No. 7 Game Design program in the nation, according to Animation Career Review (2018), and the No. 20 graduate school for Game Design, according to The Princeton Review (2019).

Their session, Integrating Bystander Intervention Trainings Into Your Esports Community, hosted by Director of Student Involvement and Esports, Courtney James, will review how DePaul University integrated a bystander intervention training program specifically for members of the esports community. James will report on why the school decided to launch this esports-specific program; how it marketed the program and encouraged student participation; what the basics of training looked like; and what the results have been.

DePaul University will also host a tour of their collegiate esports facility. The site visit will include an overview of the school's program and tour of their esports arena, as well as opportunities to engage staff and administrators in discussion.

"We are proud to be partnered with such an esteemed, diverse and student-focused university like DePaul on our inaugural show," said Chris Burt, Program Co-Chair for the Academic Esports Conference & Expo. "We are looking forward to their contributions and Courtney's session on a topic that is certainly front of mind for educators, faculty and parents."

"DePaul University is proud to be a part of the inaugural Academic Esports Conference and Expo," said James. "We are excited to give attendees an inside look at the real world of collegiate esports and provide insight on how to build a top-notch educational esports program."

AECE will feature more than 55 sessions in five distinct learning tracks including Starting Up, Advanced Level, Academic Development, Infrastructure & Technology and Emerging Trends. AECE will also include two keynote presentations from former Senior Policy Analyst of the White House Executive Office of Science and Technology Policy, Constance Steinkuehler, and Senior Director of Education Strategy for Dell Technologies, Adam Garry.

Registration for the Academic Esports Conference & Expo is now open. For more information, visit

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