SXSW 2020

Esports and Policy Development


This panel will focus around the possibilities, objectives and concerns of communities, and therefore policymakers, related to esports: esports and its growth trajectory, how communities can create positive environments for youth development and adult involvement for their benefit. The session would reflect the priorities that have arisen in discussions with members of the House, Governors, Mayors, and other politicians, including:

Economic development

Please Note: Given the restrictions of the legislative calendar, we may not confirm the exact speakers who actively serve in public roles for the Panel Picker period. This panel will secure several policy makers to join in March 2020!

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  1. Identify the growing concerns and/or problems surrounding esports
  2. Review published and on-going research claims and how they influence the future decision making in relationship to esports
  3. Learn about the key stakeholders in the growing esports industry



Samantha Anton, Chief Operating Officer, North America Scholastic Esports Federation

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Politics
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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