Esports is the New way of Learning

Join us with the discussion about the research found on how Esports are impacting students at the middle school, high school, and college level.  has partnered with educators and Esport directors to provide more insight on the learning advantages and opportunities for students in the social-emotional dynamics.  While many have argued the negative and toxic impact on video games, video games have provided an ecosystem to all different kinds of positions and roles for the player to choose and can allow them to have a sense of career exploration.

Moderator: Joe Besecker, Founder, Chairman, President and CEO, Emerald Asset Management


Constance Steinkuehler, Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

Gerald Solomon, Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

Terry Kraft, Chief Esports Strategist at Emerald Foundation, Founder & CEO at The Pivotal Group LLC

Daniel Wehrenfennig, Executive Director, Olive Tree Initiative, University of California, Irvine.