Black College Con (BCC)

Date: 

  • Jackson State University – Jackson, Mississippi (Saturday, February 11, 2023)
  • North Carolina Central University – Durham, NC (Saturday, February 25, 2023)
  • Miles College (SWAC Spring Championship) – Birmingham, Alabama (Saturday, March 11, 2023)

Start Time:

  • Summit: 1PM – 5PM EST
  • Tournament: 6PM – 9PM EST

Theme: “Black in Unity”

A summit consisting of conversations, connections, and tournaments; introducing Black College students to Black corporate partners & entrepreneurs in the gaming/esports industry. BCC is the first ever property of its kind, where successful Black corporate executives and entrepreneurs educate, mentor & pay it forward to Black college students interested in the gaming & esports industry. The summit will take place during Black History Month. The summit will kick-off virtually during Black History Month on February 25th (summit only)

Objectives:

Equity: Conversations – Educating & Mentoring from black executives representing the top Gaming corporations & entrepreneurs in the world. 

Access: Connections – Dedicated time for mini-interviews for internships & job opportunities in gaming & esports 

Opportunity: Competition – Earn scholarships & prizes to assist with college expenses & learning more about gaming & esports

Agenda Overview: Panels, Connections & Competitions

Day 1 – Summit

1PM- Summit Opens

– Keynote Speaker

– Black History in Gaming & Esports (Video)

– BCC Corporate Partner Recognition

– BCGA Advisory Board Recap

– BCC Power Circle Recognition

– BCC Host School Recognition

1:15PM – 1:30PM Opening Session:

– Welcome Remarks

– Keynote Presentation

– Summit Contests & Prizes – Will be distributed throughout the day

1:30PM – 2:15PM: Black Gamers Matter (Main Stage): Candid Conversations with successful Black leaders & executives in Gaming & Esports

Break: 2:15PM – 2:30PM

2:30PM – 3:15PM:  Mental Health in Gaming: – Candid conversation on the toxicity & bullying that currently exists in the gaming & esports industry & how to address it

3:15PM – 4:00PM: The Wide World of Gaming – This panel will provide black college students and alumni with all the up-to-date information & knowledge on the not so familiar territories of Gaming & Technology such as: NFT, Crypto, Blockchain & Lottery

4PM – 4:10PM: Transition to Networking Meetups

4:10PM – 5PM: Networking Meet-ups- Industry Job Mentoring Sessions in Mini Breakouts

Session 1: Animation/Graphic/Game Design (Artists) –

Session 2: Business Development (Project Mgmt., Brand Mgmt., Finance, Admin, Sales) –

Session 3: Programming (Computer Engineering & Computer Programming)

Session 4: Marketing/PR/Social Media

6 – 9PM: Esports Tournament: Will be streamed live on Twitch @BCGAUSA

Tournaments:

2K
Rocket League

Scholarship and Award Presentations