What Is It?
Level-Up Downtown is a free one-day event at the new UCF Downtown Campus aimed at informing the local community students and parents of the opportunities in the video game and technology industries.
This year’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. A graduate of Jones High School, Dr. Gates is a theoretical physicist and served on President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He currently serves as Director of the Brown Theoretical Physics Center. The event will also include informative tours, interactive displays and workshops. Lunch will be provided.
Where Is It?
The 3rd annual Press Play Conference will be hosted by the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy at UCF Downtown. 500 W. Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801
Who Is Invited?
Any middle and high school student in the downtown core and surrounding neighborhood who are interested in games and simulation as an educational path or career choice. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
Who Are Your Partners?
OCPS, Orlando Science Center, Electronic Arts, Elevate Orlando, City of Orlando, Orlando Economic Partnership, Urban Think Foundation and many more.