April 24th – Digital Media Center

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ESports Symposium - 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24th
Esports Symposium 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Come hear from developers, hardware companies, professional teams and student athletes who will present the current state of esports.

LSU’s esports club has over 300 members with competitive teams in Rocket League, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends and World of Warcraft. Come by and play with LSU’s finest esports athletes and see the latest video games in the field. From Virtual Reality to Fortnite.

More people aged 18-25 watch esports than traditional sports. There are 1600 Collegiate Esports Club programs in 600 Universities with 78 Varsity teams. There are multiple leagues that students can compete in such as League of Legends College Championships, TESPA, AVGL, CSL and NACE.

The day will include regular talks about esports and games to play! Come to LSU and find out that Esports is more than just playing games!

Registration for this event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 24th, 2018

Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m.: Jesse Wang (HTC) – Collegiate Esports: First Glance and Insider Perspective

11:00 a.m.: Matthew Greene (Happy Mushroom) – Formerly worked on League of Legends

1:00 p.m.: Nathaniel Tsai (Dreamleague Gaming)


2:00 p.m.: Jonathon Oudthone (NGAGE Esports)

3:00 p.m.: Kyle Langley (Fortnite/Epic)

4:00 p.m.: Mark Candella (Twitch)

5:00 p.m.: Trihex (Twitch Celebrity) – Super Mario Odyssey Speed Run

6:30 p.m.: Hardware Panel (NVIDIA/HP)

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Registration for this event is free and open to the public.

April 25th – Digital Media Center

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Futurefest - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Red Stick FutureFest event featuring student work in digital art, video games, and animation.  Come and see work by future designers, programmers, and digital artists.

Video Game Symposium - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25th 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Video Game Symposium


Come see three legends from the Visual Effects industry.

LSU Digital Media Center

1:00 pm – Chris White

Chris White is a two time Academy Award nominee for Visual Effects for his work on Rise of Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey. Chris has been responsible for the creation of CityBot, the procedural environment engine used to create 1930s New York City for Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Chris started his career in 1996 where he worked at ILM with LSU’s own Ken Wesley on classic films including Twister, Mars Attacks!, Spawn, The Perfect Storm and Men in Black II. His latest film is Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

2:00 pm – Mike Ludlam – Tech & Art: My Time in Film, Games and 3D Printing 

Mike Ludlam is currently a Senior Technical Artist on the engineering team at Toys For Bob. TFB is a game studio located in Northern California and is the originator of the popular Skylanders franchise.

Mike began creating flying logos and 30-second all-CG commercials in the early 90s utilizing Silicon Graphics computers and Wavefront software. Later he joined Industrial Light & Magic as a technical director and created computer VFX for feature films. He then pursued other digital endeavors such as web startups and 3D printing. All together this totals over 25 years of experience with digital media.

Patrick Taylor Hall – Room 1262

3:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. – Luis Cataldi

Luis Cataldi is the Epic Director, Education & Learning Resources. Luis Cataldi has been working in the computer graphic industry for more than 20+ years in a variety of roles from character rigger to FX artist. His work has appeared in television, music videos, theme parks, feature animated movies and AAA video games. Luis will be giving a hands-on 3-hour workshop on some of the latest features in Unreal Engine.

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April 26th – Digital Media Center

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Immersive Audio Expo - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

The Immersive Audio Expo

Demonstrations begin at 5:00 p.m., presentations and works begin at 6:00 p.m

Inevitably, after each EMDM concert, the question arises, “how did you do that?” Often times it is the total immersion in sound that is most remarkable. There are many techniques to achieve different effects via recording, synthesis, and playback.

This Expo is designed for those wondering What? Why? and How? Presentations and discussion about various immersive audio techniques will be paired with demonstrations and hands-on activities to explore. EMDM Researchers will be on hand to field any questions related to surround sound, spatialization, and immersive audio.

For more information on The Immersive Audio Expo, click here

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April 27th – Digital Media Center

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Dragonflies: Student Animated Shorts - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dragonflies: Student Animated Shorts

3:00 PM on April 27th @ LSU Digital Media Center
A collection of animated shorts from the digital art student organization (DADA) from their 48-hr Animation Jam as well as shorts from the digital art practicum student-led class.

Digital Art Show - 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Paper to Polygons: A Digital Art Show

7:30 PM on April 27th @ LSU Digital Media Center

Come join the students of Digital Art Synthesis in Paper to Polygons, showcasing students’ personal projects from the Spring semester of 2018. This show features the works of Ashley Aucoin, Emily Hargis, Brennan Hodges, Austin Jupiter, Gus Lange, Jessica Le, Kytana Le, Jabari Newton, Emilie Pitre, Bryan Stamey, Kevin Suazo, and Katie Wilson. These students will showcase unique works which include a digital comic, storyboards, concept art, character designs in 2D and 3D, animations both hand drawn and computer generated, virtual and augmented reality experiences, a fresh take on a Rube Goldberg contraption, and an interactive light installation. Paper to Polygons will be held April 27th at 7:30 PM in the LSU Digital Media Center Theater during the Red Stick International Festival, with complimentary food and drink.

April 28th – Goodwood Library

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Kids Dev Workshop - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Included activities:  Featuring booths by NASA /Stennis and an Activity Exhibit, for kids preschool through 6th grade, by Knock Knock Children’s Museum and the STEMup BR/Foundation for EBRSS

Fairy Tale Tech

Come to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Children’s Room for a technological fairy tale extravaganza!  First children will make their favorite fairy tale characters using mixed media and recycled materials. Then, they can make their characters come to life using KIBO robotics or stop motion animation. Knock Knock Children’s Museum will be on hand to help children “code” or program the KIBO robot using wooden blocks to make their character move, shake, dance or even sing. STEMUp Baton Rouge will help children use a stop motion animation technique to make a short movie with their fairy tale character one frame at a time. Watch out Hollywood!

Three workshop sessions  will be held at Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard. These workshops are for anyone age 11 and up and class size is listed below for each workshop. Minors will require a parent or guardian be present.

11:00am-12:00 pm – VR Demo, no limit, Conference Room 102 on the 1st floor

1:30 p.m.-3:30 pm –  Arduino Music Box, 4 slots, Conference Room A sign up on the door

2:00 p.m.-3:30 pm for Sonic Pi w/ Raspberry Pi, 6 slots in the Tech Lab sign up on the door

Making Expo - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All ages appropriate; minors need a parent or guardian present – Booths by LSU’s Digital Media Arts & Engineering program and featuring makers from around the area.


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