Region
USA - East

For questions, contact:
em610161@gmail.com
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Date/Time (America/New_York)
Date(s) - 2022 Apr 09
10:00 am - 04:30 pm

Format
Not Applicable

Categories
Judge Conference

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On behalf Judge Academy and the USA – East Region, we’re excited to invite you all to our region’s next Judge Conference!

This conference will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 and be in person at Alternate Universes in East Norriton, PA. Doors open at 10:00, first presentation will be at 10:30am.  The conference will include a break for lunch and will wrap up around 4:00 – 4:30pm.  This conference will focus on Judge calls and workshops.  There will be two simultaneous tracks running.  A more traditional presentation will be upstairs, while a smaller workshop type of presentation will be downstairs.  Each participant will be required to attend at least one workshop out of 4 time slots.

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This is a teaching, networking, and social event for judges of all levels and anyone interested in the Magic Judge Program. There are no restrictions on attendance based on level or region – everyone is welcome to attend.  Due to the limited spacing, priority will be given to judges in the Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland regions, but all are welcome to apply. Applications are required because space is limited.

Please feel free to email me at em610161@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions!

Participants are expected to give each presenter the attention and respect that they deserve. The conference schedule will be posted to the forum once it is finalized.

 

Attendance & Promotional Foils

As a sign of appreciation, Judge Academy will offer attendees a selection of promotional foil cards. Since this will be an in person conference, each participant will receive 4 cards.  . These foils are available if you meet the following criteria:

– Register for the conference by applying to this Judge Academy event

– Be a certified (Level 1 or higher) Judge with a correct level in Judge Academy at the time you apply, or if you certify after applying, email me at em610161@gmail.com with your updated level

– Are among the first 65 people to do so

– Complete the conference feedback form (more info on this at the day of the conference)

 

Presenters

Excellent presenters are an essential element of a successful conference. To that end, we are looking for presenters who are willing to push the envelope.  If you have been on the fence about presenting at a conference, now is your chance!  Most presentations will be given to an audience of 30-50 judges.

If you are interested in presenting, please email me with your proposal at em610161@gmail.com as soon as possible. Your proposal should include:

– Seminar topic

– Ideal audience size  (minimum at least 10)

– Necessary equipment (projector, AV, etc.)

– Previous experience presenting this or other topics

We are looking to accept up to 8 presenters, so there is plenty of space for proposed presentations. We are especially interested in presentations that will engage your audience and promote discussion. Past experience is by no means required or expected, and first time presenters are welcome!

Because this conference is workshop focused, presentations that are interactive or demonstration themed are encouraged, but traditional presentations are also welcome.

The schedule for the day’s session is shown below:

Time Slot Room Presenter Topic Category Description
10:25 AM Intro Upstairs Eddie Mountney Introduction and Forms
10:30 AM Slot 1 Upstairs Michael Arrowsmith
(Baldy)
Judge/Player interactions (axis of diplomacy) Soft Skills This presentation focuses on effective communications between
judges and players. It explores how to interact with players in a
positive and effective way, in a variety of different scenarios.
Slot 1 Downstairs Nicola Dipasqual Judge Calls Live (Advanced) Interactive This is an intense interactive hands on experience, taking
simulated live judge calls that have actually happened at real
events. This workshop is designed for judges with extensive
competitive REL experience.
11:30 AM Slot 2 Upstairs Kayla Davison Judge Calls Live (All levels) Interactive This is an interactive workshop, which will engage participants
in hands on judging experiences and situations. It is designed
for judges of all levels.
Slot 2 Downstairs Joseph Steet Deck Checks Live Interactive This is an interactive workshop that will engage participants in
actual deck checks at comp REL. It is designed for judges of
all levels.
12:30 AM Lunch Break! scheduling information
1:30 PM Slot 3 Upstairs Joshua Hudson Judging your first Comp REL event Soft Skills This presentation will focus on a discussion of preparing you for
your first local or mid size comp REL event.
Slot3 Downstairs James Eveland Inclusivity Interactive This workshop will focus on group activities in which each group
will evaluate scenarios regrading creating inclusive environments.
Active participation will be required.
2:30 PM Slot 4 Upstairs Adam Daniere Judge Jeopardy Interactive In small teams, judges will compete against each other in an
interactive simulation of jeopardy, testing their knowledge of
various topics in judging. (Not all attendees of this session
will be able to participate on a team.)
Slot 4 Downstairs Nicola Dipasqual Judge Calls Live (Advanced) Interactive This is an intense interactive hands on experience, taking
simulated live judge calls that have actually happened at real
events. This workshop is designed for judges with extensive
competative REL experience.
3:30 PM Wrap Up Upstairs Eddie Mountney Closing Remarks & Foil Distribution

Parking

If you’re arriving by car, please do not park in the spaces immediately facing the store fronts of the location. Park facing the street, behind the building (where there is additional parking), or in a nearby shopping center and walk over. We wish to be good neighbors to the other businesses that share space with Alternate Universes.

Safety Policies

Alternate Universes has a mandatory mask policy for anyone in the store that will be in the play areas (so that’s us).  Please be sure to bring a mask that you are comfortable wearing for the entirety of the conference.  The only exception is during the lunch break.  Please only remove your mask when eating and immediately put it back on afterwards.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

-Ed

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