BLACK COLLEGIATE GAMING ASSPCIATIONS PRESENTS

Black college gaming summit and E-sports Tournament

Black College Con (BCC)

Date: Friday, February, 23 2024

Locations:  North Carolina Central University – Durham, NC

SummiTournament: 1PM – 5:45PM EST

Tournament: 6PM – 9PM EST

Theme: “Black by Popular Demand”

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 high school & college students interested in the gaming & esports industry. The Black College Con Tour takes place during Black History Month.

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

1PM- Summit Opens

– Black History in Gaming & Esports (Video)

1:15PM – 1:30PM Opening Session: 

– Welcome Remarks

– Keynote Presentation – Speaker TBA

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

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

Break: 2:15PM – 2:30PM

Talk to Panelists

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

Break: 3:15PM – 3:30PM

Talk to Panelists

3:30PM – 4:15PM: 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: Anime, Drones, Cos-play & AI

4:15PM – 4:30PM: Transition to Networking Meet-ups

4:30PM – 5:15PM: Networking Meet-up – 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

5:15PM – 5:45pm: Mixer: Complimentary Light Bites & Beverages

Part 3: Esports Tournament – Will be streamed live on Twitch @BCGAUSA

6 – 9PM

Tournaments:

COD

Madden

Scholarship and Award Presentations

Black college gaming summit and E-sports Tournament

BCGA Foundation Donation