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View the USF Esports Summit schedule below!

Friday, January 27, 2023

The USF Esports Summit takes place in the atrium of the MUMA College of Business from 1:30-5:00 pm. The Summit is a conference focused on the business of esports and the esports industry. Speakers and panels will cover a variety of topics.

Check-in for the Summit will begin at 12:45 pm in the atrium of the MUMA College of Business. All athletes will receive a custom lanyard to serve as their pass for the day.

Managers and coaches will also receive a lanyard.

About the event

The USF Esports Summit is a must-attend event for anyone interested in or currently doing business in the esports industry. Our power-packed program features keynote presentations and discussions with top esports industry leaders and experts. Gain industry insights and trends! Connect with regional and global esports industry leaders!


The USF Esports Summit is proudly being held at the USF Muma College of Business Atrium, located on the east side of the USF Tampa Campus next to the Yuengling Center.

You can find directions below:

Programming Schedule

  • 12:45 p.m. | Registration Opens
  • 1:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m. | Summit Welcome & Introduction
    • Christian Hardigree - Regional Chancellor - USF St. Pete
  • 1:45 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. | Her Galaxy & Women in Esports & Gaming
    • Akemi Sue Fisher – CEO, Galaxy Racer North America
    • Mike Guttilla – Head of Business Development, Galaxy Racer North America
  • 2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. | Collegiate Esports Panel - Speakers TBA
  • 3:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. | Break
  • 3:15 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. | Toxicity In Esports and Research
    • Dr. Janelle Wells, VSEM Faculty
  • 4:00 p.m. — 4:45 p.m. | Cxmmunity Panel - Building Communities in Gaming and Esports
    • Julian Fitzgerald - Cxmmunity, Executive Director
    • John Cash – Cxmmunity, Chief Development & Education Officer 
  • 4:45 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. | Closing Remarks
    • Dr. Michelle Harrolle and Dr. Gregory Greenhalgh - VSEM Faculty