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|Session Name:||Esports Day: Diversity and Inclusion in Esports: Where It Is, Where It's Going, and How It's Being Done|
|Speaker(s):||Phill Alexander, Amanda Cullen, Matt Knutson|
|Company Name(s):||Miami University, UC Irvine, UC Irvine|
|Track / Format:||Business & Marketing|
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|Overview:||This joint session presented by Phill Alexander (Miami University), Amanda Cullen (Ph. D. student, UCI Informatics), and Matt Knutson (Ph. D. candidate, Visual Studies) will consist of two 30-minute talks about building more diverse and inclusive esports communities.Phill Alexander will bring attendees up to speed on what is actually happening, fighting through the (no pun intended) white noise that is created by lore and anecdotal evidence to deliver a clear sense of what techniques are working right now to increase inclusion, and offer of a plan of action that can be embraced by esports community builders and players.Amanda Cullen and Matt Knutson will share the UC Irvine Esports Arena staff's work collaborating with campus academics to examine esports scholarship players' code of conduct and contract language in order to develop policies that promote inclusion and protections from harassment, especially identity-based harassment.|