Student-Parent Conference and College Fair
Connor "Coach" Alne has played an integral part in the development of scholastic esports. Connor first got involved in esports while achieving his bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa. During his time as an undergrad, he worked with RedBull to bring the first esports event to campus, started their esports club, and spent his free time hosting his own events. After graduation, he led the development of the Braves Esports program by building a state-of-the-art esports facility and successfully recruited students from all across the country. He then set his sights on high school esports, becoming the commissioner of the High School Esports League and helping to bring esports to thousands of schools. He even spent 3 months in an RV, traveling the country and building esports labs for high schools. Throughout his career, he also built a social media following under the name Coach Alne, teaching about esports; was recognized at the 2020 Esports Awards; and published a book entitled "100 Jobs in Esports."
College Recruiting Dos and Don'ts
Q&A With High School and College Coaches
Breakout Session Topics
Overwatch Team Comps and Playstyle
Collegiate Esports Curriculum and Performance Development
Scrims and VOD Reviews
More topics TBA!
Esports 101: What is it, what are the benefits, and why is it important for my student?
Esports 102: Supporting your player at home, supporting your school's team, and more!
Kansas Wesleyan University
Missouri State University
Missouri State University-West Plains
Missouri Valley College
Northwest Missouri State University
State Fair Community College
Truman State University
University of Missouri-Columbia
9:00 am Registration and college fair opens
10:00 am Opening keynote (all): 100 Jobs in Esports
11:00 am Breakout 1 (students)
Esports 101 (parents)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Panel 1 (all): college recruiting dos and don'ts
2:00 pm Breakout 2 (students)
Esports 102 (parents)
3:00 pm Panel 2 (all): open Q&A panel with college and HS coaches
4:00 pm Conference ends; college fair open until 6:00
All sessions will be 45 minutes, with time between to visit college booths.
Hart Career Center
905 North Wade
Mexico, MO 65265
This event is FREE for students and parents!
Lunch will be provided.