image of woman in hammock playing a game with the text "MOSEF 2022 Summer Conference, July 29-30, 2022, Ozarks Technical College, Springfield, MO, Accessibility and Opportunity for All"

Opening Keynote (virtual)

Careers of Impact in Gaming,

a keynote with Evil Geniuses Jessica Hammond

Saturday Keynote

My Journey from Engineering to Esports

Parth Naidu

Former League of Legends GM and Coach

Saturday Keynote (virtual)

Mark 'Garvey' Candella

Collegiate Coaching Panel

Nicholas 'Chew' Chiu • Director of Varsity Esports, Saint Louis University
Daniel 'Clerkie' Clerke • Director of Esports, Maryville University
Adrienne 'Ilithyia' McIntire • Head Esports Coach, Stephens College

Opening Session

State of MOSEF
Dr. Tony Gragnani • Webster Groves High School
MOSEF President

Breakout Sessions

For New Programs

eSports from Scratch: A Recipe for Success
Jackson Lewis-Hite, Crowder College

Attendees will learn about planning and implementing processes in their programs to make them as efficient as possible from day 1. Many eSports programs are underfunded, and so I want to teach attendees how we have positioned our program to be as self-sufficient as possible. Attendees will be offered an open dialogue discussing how we can retool methods that are working for college programs to become successful to see those same results in high schools. This will be a highly interactive session.

Making the Team - Tryouts, Tech, and Other Tips for Success
J. Alexander Messina & Tori Ramsey, St. Charles School District

Participants will learn how to structure and quantify tryouts sessions for Overwatch, Valorant, and Super Smash Brothers games, as well as helpful information for inaugural and developing programs on technology, communication, and more.

What I Wish I Knew My First Year Coaching Esports
Jimmy Morey, Arcadia Valley High School

What I Wish I Knew My First Year Coaching Esports: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Making Your First Year a Success. This presentation will cover lessons learned from a returning esports coach and how you can apply them to make your first year a success--or how to make your next year as a coach even more successful!

For All Programs

Diversity in Esports, Iron Rank

Diversity in Esports, Gold Rank

Chelsea Arnett, Confluence Preparatory Academy

Lindsey Smith, Fox High School


This two session series will include the basics of diversity in gaming history, experiences from real life people in gaming, the role of identity in gaming, and finally ways to make your program more inclusive and equitable. Session 1 is for beginners and is a repeat of the Diversity in Esports session from 2021. Session 2 is a deeper dive into implementing strategies on a daily basis as well as specific circumstances. While Session 1 is not a prerequisite for Session 2, it is highly encouraged to attend it first.

Introduction to streaming with OBS and Broadcast.gg
Kevin Clevenger, Blue Springs High School

Learn how to setup OBS(Open Broadcast Software), including audio, scenes, and more. Along with an introduction to how to use Broadcast.gg scoring tool to help show match scores in your stream and OBS.

Recruiting and Serving Your Students
Adam Dickey, North County R1 High School

What?! You mean we have to convince kids TO play video games?! Whether they aren't aware that you have an esports program, are too intimidated to try out, or are unsure about where esports fits into their already busy lives (and everything in between), it might not be a difficult task to convince to do what they love on a competitive level. During this presentation we will cover recruitment strategies, establishing cultural norms within the organization, and helping students in the program find the 'next step' that esports can lead them to tackle.

Shoutcasting 101
Ethan Evans

Shoutcasting 101: Ethan will talk about his process for choosing roles and educating his students on the qualities he wants in scholastic esports shoutcasters as well as the tryout process he's implementing for the 22-23 school year.

Four Domains of Coaching
Jensen Goh, Maryville University

In this session, Jensen will introduce the four domains of his coaching model: knowledge, performance, relationships, and systems.

Health and Wellness for Gamers
Amy Harris, Hart Career Center

This session will cover the importance of physical and mental well-being for gamers. We will go over activities and other resources for stretching, exercise, meditation, nutrition, sleep, and other relevant topics.

MOSEF Esports CTE Challenges: Preparing and Participating
Amy Harris, Hart Career Center

MOSEF understands the importance of recognizing the contributions of the support staff in our schools’ organizations, and has combined that desire with a competition to develop the career interests of our students. This session will introduce coaches and educators to resources they can use in preparing students for the 2022-23 MOSEF Esports CTE Challenges, and will preview the calendar for workshops and due dates.

Databases and economy of strategy
Micah Neal, Hollister School District

Data collection and analyzing for value and strategy.

Women in Relation to the Industry of eSports
Hannah Shipman, Crowder College

Recognition of the accessibility and equal opportunities available for women in the eSports industry, how to make a more welcoming atmosphere for women in eSports, why women are an important demographic to the industry, and addressing misconceptions about the industry as a whole and how we can combat it.

Discord: The Key to Communication in Esports
Elizabeth Wofford, Plato Public School

Discord is an important tool in the esports world. It is used for many teams, but also for competitions. Knowing your way around Discord helps you not only participate in MOSEF & other tournaments, but also helps you stay connected to your players. Elizabeth will be sharing some Discord basics that will help you as you participate in MOSEF as well as diving into any questions or concerns you have about it.

One-on-One Discord Evaluation/Set Up
Elizabeth Wofford, Plato Public School

By signing up for a 15 minute, 1-on-1 session, you (or your school group) will have the opportunity to sit down with the MOSEF Discord Moderator (Leiuna Wofford) where she will help you either set up your own server for your school esports team or evaluate your current team server. The focus will be helping you determine how to best utilize your server as well as make sure it is set up in a way that keeps both you & your students safe. There are limited slots available.

Registration

Registration for the conference is closed.

Accommodations

Greenstay Hotel and Suites
222 N Ingram Mill Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct at 417-863-1440 and asking for the Esports State Conference Rate

Rooms will be reserved at the rate of $84.99 until July 8. After that date, rooms will be sold on a first come basis at the group rate, based upon availability.

Breakfast will be included in room rate.