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  • Join 2021 APRU MetaGame Conference

    2021.12.08 관리자 364
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    The APRU MetaGame Conference seeks to incorporate the full ecosystem of Esports, from gamers to industry partners and from government leaders to students – we are seeking to expand the purview of Esports. Register for the 2021 APRU MetaGame Conference now to join the panels on discussing digital skills of the future and universities’ role in preparing the next generation of innovators and change-makers.

    Date & Time: 
    December 10, 2021 5PM - 8:30PM (Los Angeles / Vancourver)
    December 11, 2021 9AM - 12:30PM (Hong Kong / Singapore)
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    Opening Ceremony

    Mr. Sherman Cheng, Chief Financial Officer, APRU
    Mr. Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport

    Keynote Addresses

    Mr. Sam Barratt
    Chief of Youth, Education and Advocacy Unit, Ecosystems Division
    The United Nations Environment Programme
    Playing for the Planet Alliance
    Prof. Patrick Williams
    Associate Professor of Sociology,
    School of Social Science
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Panel 1: Esports, Gaming, and Skills of the Future


    Mr. Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport


    • Dr. Baro Hyun, Director, Digital Content Advisory, TMT, KPMG Consulting Japan
    • Mr. Nyle Sky Kauweloa, University of Hawai?i at M?noa
    • Mr. Tim Shen, Yesports Media Limited
    • Prof. Yupei Zhao, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, “eSport players, stigma power and sustainable development.”

    Panel 2: Gamification of Social Well-being

    Ms. Jackie Wong, Director, Network and Student Programs, APRU


    • Prof. Peichi Chung, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Ms. Maike Gericke, Co-Founder & CEO at Tiramisu, Scrypt
    • Prof. Jim Huntley, Professor & Head of Marketing, USC Games, Faculty Advisor, USC Trojan Esports, Executive Producer, USC Games Expo, Co-Founding Partner, Pac-U Gaming, University of Southern California
    APRU Student Esports Paper Competition and Awards

    Prizes: The winning submission in each category has the choice of USD $3000 scholarship paid directly to students’ institution or USD $1000 cash prize. The runner-up prize in each category has the choice of USD $1000 scholarship paid directly to the students’ institution or USD $300 cash prize. More Info >>

    Audience members will have a chance to vote for their favorite papers and help to determine the winners! 

    Register now to be a part of the voting process >> 

    APRU Collegiate Regionals Tournament
    On the Rift Invitational

    Show Match
    Join the APRU Metagame Conference to watch The University of British Columbia battle The University of Washington and the National University of Singapore battle against The University of Hong Kong in the show match which kicks-off the APRU regional tournament.

    APRU brings to universities of the Asia Pacific a regional tournament for students which builds community and connectivity through competition. In a 5 vs 5 League of Legends Wild Rift title, we wish to inspire students’ connectivity and support for one another across APRU universities.
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    Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF)
    The APRU Metagame Conference is a side-event of DELF at Cyberport. Register now to join both events!

    DELF2021 will return to decode how the technologies, business models and value chain of digital entertainment will disrupt and advance beyond existing standards, in terms of distribution, experience, sports, creativity, content, capitalisation, speed and many more. More Info >>

    Date: 10-12 December 2021 (HKT)