Join Us at the Academic Esports Seminar May 2024: Registration Now Open!

We are excited to announce that registration for the Academic Esports Seminar, to be held in May 2024, is officially open! This seminar aims to explore the dynamic intersection of esports and academia, offering a unique platform for scholars, educators, game designers, practitioners, and doctoral students to share insights and innovations in the field of academic esports. We got a lot of interesting submissions and started planning our practitioner-oriented panels.

supported by the ERN

In an era where digital landscapes are continually reshaping the way we learn, teach, and engage, the advent of academic esports stands at the forefront of educational innovation. Distinct from the realms of casual gaming and competitive esports, academic esports emerges as a disciplined approach that harnesses the immersive power of video games to cultivate a wide array of skills and competencies in learners. This nuanced field not only challenges the traditional paradigms of education but also opens new avenues for research, pedagogy, and learner engagement. As we delve into this burgeoning domain, we warmly invites scholars, educators, game designers, practitioners, and doctoral students to share their insights, research findings, pedagogical strategies, and visions at our seminar on academic esports.
This interdisciplinary event aims to foster a comprehensive dialogue on the integration of esports into educational settings, examining its impact, exploring innovative practices, and envisioning the future of learning through the lens of gaming. Through a mix of practitioner-oriented sessions, academic presentations, and a dedicated doctoral workshop, we seek to catalyze collaboration, inspire educational advancements, and contribute to the scholarly discourse on academic esports.

Event Highlights:

  • Doctoral Workshop (May 21st): A special session for doctoral students to present research, network, and gain valuable feedback from established academics.
  • Academic Presentations (May 22nd & 23rd): Two days dedicated to the exploration of cutting-edge research and teaching methods within academic esports.
  • Practitioner Presentations (May 24th): A day focused on the practical application of academic insights in esports, featuring industry experts and professionals.

Secure Your Spot! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to contribute to the growing field of academic esports. Register by April 29th to confirm your participation. For registration and more details, visit our conference page.

Accommodations: We’ve partnered with local hotels to offer you comfortable lodging options at special rates. In terms of travelling from the Kristiansand Airport, we will try to coordinate airport transfer with other participants

Stay Connected: Join our Discord server here to connect with other participants. It’s a great place to coordinate travel, discuss accommodation sharing, or just get to know your fellow attendees before the seminar begins.

Extend Your Stay: Consider arriving early or extending your stay to experience Norway’s Constitution Day celebrations, a highlight cultural event across the country. Should you need assistance with your travel plans, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Special Issue: Furthermore, there will be a special issue on academic esports in the Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports., all abstracts are invited to develop their paper for a submission. More information can be found here.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You: Prepare for an engaging, enlightening experience as we delve into the educational potential of esports. For any inquiries, please contact us at

See you in May for an unforgettable academic esports journey!