Agenda Overview: Panels, Connections & Competitions

Saturday, February 27, 2021

10:15AM- Summit Opens

10:30AM- Opening Session:

-Welcome:PlayStation &/or GameStop

-Introduction to Conference and Session Challenges

-History of Blacks in Esports

-History of Blacks in Gaming

-Digital Prizes (STEAM Codes, Sony codes, EA codes etc.)— Will be spread throughout the day 

-Survey and Registration (Assistance in Breakout Rooms)

11:15AM-12:45PM: Black Gamers Matter:Candid Conversations with successful Black leaders & executives in Gaming& Esports

1:00PM- 2:00PM: Economics/ Opportunities in Gaming & Esports

1:00PM- 2:00PM: The New STEM

Sound

Technology

Engineering (Software, Design & Product)

Media (Entertainment)

1:00PM- 2:00PM: Blacks @ Xbox Presents: Working in the Games Industry- What You Really Need to Know- Join us for an opportunity to hear from black employees working in Xbox. They will talk about their experiences at Xbox, what it’s like to be a black developer in the industry, and what work needs to be done to move the industry forward in terms of representation.

2:15PM-3:15PM: Tech vs Everybody – This panel will provide black college students and alumni with all the Intel and gems to make their resumes & interview skills Tech ready. The tech career search is not like any other industry.

3:30PM -5:00PM: Hitmarker Presents:Career Opportunities-Speed Rounds with potential employers and (10 min Connects)

Black College Con (BCC)

Date: Saturday, February 27th– Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Start Time: 10:30AM EST- 6:15PM EST (Sat.) & 2:00PM EST- 8:30PM EST (Sun.)

Theme: “Unlimited Opportunity”

A two-day, virtual summit consisting of conversations, connections and competitions; introducing Black College students to Black corporate partners & leaders 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.

Objectives:

Equity: Conversations- Educating & Mentoring

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

Session 1:Animation/ Graphic Design (Artists)

Session 2:Business Development (Proj. Mgmt., Brand Mgmt., Finance, Admin)

Session 3: Game Design

Session 4:Programming (Computer Engineering & Computer Programming)

Session 5: Marketing/Sales/HR

Sunday, March 21 (via Twitch)

2:00PM-8:30PM:Competitions and BCC Highlights-Esports Tournament (Scholarships & Prizes)

2:00PM-3:00PM:BCC Highlights

3:00PM-8:00PM:Tournament

3:00PM-6:00PM:NBA 2K

6:00PM-8:00PM:NASCAR Heat 5

8:00PM-8:30PM:Scholarship and Award Presentations