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The 2023 UC Esports Initiative Symposium brings together scholars, industry professionals, and gaming enthusiasts to delve into the multifaceted world of esports. This free, public symposium aims to foster meaningful discussions on key aspects of esports, including the business landscape of the industry and the health and wellness of esports athletes.  By exploring these vital topics, we aim to promote the continued growth and sustainable development of the esports ecosystem.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023


1:00 pm-1:15 pm PT - Welcome

- Mark Deppe, Director of UCI Esports

1:15 pm -2:15 pm PT - Panel 1: Business of Esports

- Henrik Cronqvist, Dean and Professor, Chapman University

- Matt Archambault - Business Development, Riot Games

- Jason Chung - Director of Esports and Assistant Professor, NYU

- Wim Stocks - EVP, Belong Gaming & Vindex

2:30 pm -3:30 pm PT -  Panel 2: Health and Wellness in Esports

- Bowen Chung, Professor UCLA School of Medicine

- Jane Konidis, Director of Gaming and Esports Medicine, Mayo Clinic

- Ryan Terao, Clinical Esports Psychologist

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm PT - Thank you and closing

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