The longest organized cyclical conference on gaming industries and related branches in Central and Eastern Europe is coming back to Katowice. Together with the Marshal’s Office of the Silesian Voivodeship we invite you to participate in the GEFestival and OKSE – Central Europe Gaming & E-Careers Congres. For 6 years the event was called National Congress on Electronics Sports, but now the subject of the conference was extended with issues related to business and economy, From 30.06 – 02.07 International Congress Center in Katowice will become a hub for professionals, academics and government representatives who will aim to share their knowledge and experience.
The congress is organized in the impressive space of the International Congress Center, in the heart of Katowice. We welcome stationary guests, but as in the previous 3 editions the event will be broadcast online, on twitch.tv platform.
Recent years have shown how important the tools of the digital world are in the context of economic development. Therefore, each year, we want to create a space for effective exchange of views and facilitate access to unique knowledge. I believe that this will allow us to respond as quickly as possible, and in some aspects ahead of time, to dynamic changes in the labor market.
You are warmly invited to participate!
President of the Electronic Sports Association
30.06.2023, 12:00 – Opening of the first day of GEFestival OKSE – Central Europe
Gaming & E-Careers Congress
Cooperation in technology
12:00 – 12:30 lecture
Supporting gaming – what is it all about?
Patryk “ROJO” Rojewski (influencer)
12:45 – 13:15 panel
Per ludus ad astra – esports tournaments for schools.
Michał Mucha (Ministry of Digital Affairs)
Dave Martin (British Esports)
13:15 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00 lecture
Training school students to become esports champions and creating an esports development ecosystem.
Przemysław Siemaszko (GG Predict)
14:00 – 14:45 panel
GameDev – industry like no other.
Dorian Loewe (Take IT Studio)
Jędrzej Szweda (Zagrajnik)
14:45 – 15:30 panel
From Fun to Learning: The Future of Vocational Education from a Serious Gaming Perspective
Janusz Michałek (Katowice Special Economic Zone)
Krzysztof Daniec (SilSense Technologies S.A.)
Damian Gałuszka (EduVRLab, AGH Laboratory)
Danuta Pietraszkiewicz (NATO DEEP eAcademy)
15:30 – 15:55 lecture
Games that build the future: hands-on-learning and coding using the FIRST LEGO League method
Katarzyna Nogalska ( ALE Nauczanie foundation)
15:55 – 16:20 lecture
How to effectively manage games for amateur players (grassroots) using a tournament process automation tool?
Mieszko Łabuz (arrmy.gg)
16:30 – 17:30 showmatch
Showmatch of Polish Bridge Association
Marek Michałowski (Polish Bridge Association)
Jakub Wojcieszek (Pro Bridge Player)
01.07.2023, 12:00 – Opening of the second day of GEFestival OKSE – Central Europe
Gaming & E-Careers Congress
Future is now
12:05 – 12:45 Panel
CyberScience, Gaming & Education: Innovative business perspectives
Dariusz Szostek (The European Parliament’s Artificial Intelligence Observatory, Cyber Science Center, University of Silesia)
Karol Jędrasiak (NATO DEEP eAcademy, Technology Transfer Center – WSB Academy)
Michał Kłosiński (Game Research Center Utopian Studies Society, University of Silesia)
Witold Suchoń (Design of Games and Virtual Space, Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Education, Silesian University in Cieszyn)
12:45 – 13:00 lecture
The Game Industry of Poland 2023
Małgorzata Brodzicka (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development)
13:00 – 13:45 panel
Traditional sports vs e-sports – possibilities of cooperation
Zbigniew Zasada (Polish Dance Association)
Daniel Wojtyna (Polish Cycling Association)
13:45 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:45 panel
High tech in education – what awaits us in the future?
Daniel Bartłomowicz (PRO FUTURO foundation)
Rafał Lew Starowicz (ED Tech)
Maciej Skorko (Esports LAB)
Monika Jaskula (Cosinus school)
Katarzyna Nogalska (ALE Nauczanie foundation)
14:45 – 15:30 Panel
Education for GameDev industry
Marcin Bernaś (University of Bielsko – Biala)
Kamila Wolny (Sprint Write alumni)
Monika Jaskula (Cosinus school)
Michał Sakowski (Liceum Teb Edukacja)
15:30 – 16:00 Panel
Initiatives that stimulates growth – local government panel
Jacek Woźnikowski (Department of Socio-Economic Development and Cooperation at Metropolis GZM)
Wojciech Maroszek (Katowickie Inwestycje S.A.)
dr inż. Karol Jędrasiak
NATO DEEP eAcademy, deputy director of Technology Transfer Center of WSB Academy
prof. UŚ dr hab. MICHAŁ KŁOSIŃSKI
Director at Game Research Center Utopian Studies Society, University of Silesia
prof. UŚ dr hab. DARIUSZ SZOSTEK
Director at the European Parliament’s Artificial Intelligence Observatory, Cyber Science Center, University of Silesia
Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
Founder of Lev3lUp Agency and coordinator of WA Local Government Association
Deputy director of NATO DEEP eAcademy
mgr Monika Jaskuła
Head master of Cosinus school
Patryk "Rojo" Rojewski
Influencer. Founder of "Paintball z Rojem", "Projekt T@RCZ@", and charity informative action "Charytatywna Tarcza Roja"
Rafał Lew Starowicz
Vice president of EdTech Poland Foundation
PRO FUTURO foundation
dr JANUSZ MICHAŁEK
President of Katowice Special Economic Zone
Vice president of Esports Association, solicitor
Design of Games and Virtual Space, Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Education, Silesian University in Cieszyn
Assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Bielsko-Biała University of Technology and Humanities
CEO Esports Global
Founder and president of GGPredict.
Michał "Wasiu" Wasik
OKSE host, journalist, presenter, caster
dr DAMIAN GAŁUSZKA
EduVRLab AGH laboratory
CEO, Esports Lab. Scientist and entrepreneur.
President of the Polish Association of Sports Bridge
Professional Bridge player
Deputy Director of the Center for the Development of Digital Competencies
Esport Fair-Play foundation
Sprint - Write graduate, quest designer for Rebel Wolves
Creator of the YouTube channel about games "Zagrajnik"
Licensed sports manager, owner of a marketing agency operating in the areas of sports, esports and gaming
Reaserch fellow at the University of Economics in Katowice, founder of Manufaktura Gier Szkoleniowych
President of ALE Nauczanie foundation
Esports Association is a non-profit organization aimed at professionalizing esports in Poland, focusing on education in the creative industries and connecting the private and public sectors.
You can find up-to-date information on our activities at www.polskiesport.pl.
Host Region and Co-organizer of OKSE - Silesian Voivodeship
The Silesian Voivodeship is a region that attracts a strong labor tradition, good business climate, natural landscape, cultural events and positive energy of its residents. Entrepreneurs in the Silesian province can take advantage of various forms of support offered to them by research and development units, technology parks and clusters, and business environment institutions. The region’s authorities are actively involved in these activities by responding to the needs of business development.
Host City - Katowice
Katowice is a good example of a city that is changing, creating new opportunities for business. The transformation that is taking place here is an example of how to bring about change in a city with the help of business. Great location and excellent communication with Polish and European cities. The business capital of this part of Poland, with huge ambitions for more. It’s a city that exemplifies how to turn a traditional industrial region into a center of advanced technology and world-class business services.
Host Region - Metropolia GZM
The strength of the cities and municipalities that make up today’s Metropolis was based on traditional industry in the past. Today, the leading positions are taken by modern technological solutions. They are also increasingly important in the public space; in the education sector, or in the health sector, for improving the quality of life of residents at all stages of life. Therefore, Metropolis actively engage in the process of change by initiating and supporting pilot and demonstration activities in the field of transportation, economy and innovation, as well as social development.
This year’s edition, is held stationary, but due to the limited number of seats, pre-registration is required. In the form, please indicate the day of the event you are interested in: 30.06 or 01.07.
A reminder that the entire event will be streamed online.
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