Dell’s Garry to keynote Day 2 of Academic Esports Conference

The company's Senior Director of Education Strategy will discuss how to break down silos that exist between higher ed and K-12 through esports.

Adam Garry, Senior Director of Education Strategy at Dell Technologies, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Day 2 of the inaugural Academic Esports Conference & Expo at the Hilton Chicago in October.

In his presentation “Breaking Down Silos: Connecting K-12 and Higher Education Through Esports”, Garry will address the growing need for school districts and colleges to better collaborate in preparing students for the future, as well as furthering esports in education. He says that although both have embraced this growing field, “the two are still very siloed in terms of how they perceive esports’ role in academia.”

“Adam’s presentation theme is one being talked about often in K-12 districts and higher education institutions across the country,” said Chris Burt, Program Chair for the Academic Esports Conference. “As esports continues to flourish, how can K-12 and higher ed better connect, share ideas and break down barriers to foster opportunities for students? It will be great to hear Adam’s research and insight into how school districts and colleges can bridge these gaps and seize on the chance to enhance student development.”

For the past 15 years, Garry has consulted in school districts and at higher ed institutions on school transformation, professional learning, one-to-one, digital curriculum, personalized learning, needs assessment, project-based learning, curriculum and instruction, and leadership. At Dell, he helps define and execute the company’s mission for K-12 and higher education, where he leads a team of strategists across North America.

Prior to that, Garry was Director of Tech Services at Pearson. A former elementary school teacher, he earned his Certificate in Administration and Supervision focused in Educational Leadership and Administration General from The Johns Hopkins University. He is also the author of “Teaching the iGeneration” and “Personalized Learning Thorough Voice and Choice.”

Garry’s presentation kicks off the second day of the Academic Esports Conference & Expo, which will feature more than 50 sessions in five unique learning tracks: Starting UpAdvanced LevelAcademic DevelopmentInfrastructure/Technology and Emerging Trends. The Expo Hall at the Hilton Chicago will showcase top esports solution providers and allow attendees to get hands-on and in-depth experience with the technologies and services available.

Registration is open for the event.

Chris Burt
Chris Burt
Chris is a reporter and associate editor for University Business and District Administration magazines, covering the entirety of higher education and K-12 schools. Prior to coming to LRP, Chris had a distinguished career as a multifaceted editor, designer and reporter for some of the top newspapers and media outlets in the country, including the Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, Albany Times-Union and The Boston Globe. He is a graduate of Northeastern University.

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