USA-South Regional Conference

2021 Sep 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


USA - South

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Date(s) - 2021 Sep 11
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Hello Everyone,

This call is for the USA-South Regional Conference, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood BPrill!

Conferences are a great way for us all to get together and learn from each other.  That is specifically important in the USA-South where so many of our judges are spread out and in rural areas.  This conference will be focusing on skills that may have atrophied over the last 18 months, and nearly all presenters are from in-region.  This is a great opportunity to meet some of the more senior judges in the region.  We will be running two tracks of simultaneous presentations.   For each hour, attendees will be able to select if wish to attend the A seminar or the B seminar.  You do not need to “pre-apply” for a specific track, nor will there be caps on each seminar.

Schedule – Exact Presentations or Presenters may change prior to the event.

Track A (All Times are in Eastern Standard Time)
11:00-11:50 Building a MTG Community: Joshau Walters
12:00-12:50 What to expect at your first Magic Fest: Amanda Coots
13:00-13:50 Lunch Break/Trivia
14:00-14:50 Tournament Shortcuts: Kyle Evans
15:00-15:50 How to Take a Judge Call: Bryan Spellman

Track B (All Times are in Eastern Standard Time)
11:00-11:50 How to be an effective Team Lead: Nik Zitomer
12:00-12:50 Bias In Judging: Fenrick Michael Fierke
13:00-13:50 Lunch Break/Trivia
14:00-14:50 Deck Checks: Mark Mason
15:00-15:50 Card Counting: Billy Willy

This conference is capped at 200 people.  Acceptances will be biased towards Judges in the USA-South, and if an additional discriminator is needed, number of previously attended conferences will factor in. However anyone can apply, and we will accept up to the cap.
You do not need to provide a cover letter unless you wish to.  Limericks, dad jokes, riddles, Taylor Swift lyrics and anything between are all acceptable.

Applications will be accepted until August 28th 23:59 PST, and you will be notified of acceptance on August 29th.

Technology Platform:
Presentations will be broadcast via Zoom (Courtesy Pastimes Games). Link TBD
Chat and Attendance will be done over Discord.  Link TBD.

Updates, announcements, and links for the event will use the event forum on the Judge Academy website.  Copies will be posted to the #info channel on the discord server a week prior to the event.

This event is foil supported by Judge Academy.  To receive support you must
– Apply and be accepted to this event.
– Be a Judge Academy certified L1 at the time of the conference start.
– Must attend 4 Presentations
– Have a name in Discord that matches the User name in Judge Academy and Zoom (this is for attendance)
– Must fill out all requisite form no later than 2 days after the end of the conference.
Forms will include mailing address, and some form attendance check.
The attendance check will probably be something boring, but I have an idea for something cool, and if I can pull it off, we gonna do that instead 🙂

Attendance is very important to me.  Attending a conference and paying attention is not just respectful to the presenter, but also to those declined.  In a capped conference, there will be some people turned away.  As such, I will be taking attendance in some way.  Additionally, if you find that you will be unable to attend after being accepted, I would appreciate a heads up so that if there is a waiting list, I can fill the newly opened spot.

Mailing outside the United States will require additional shipping and handling payments.

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Applications Close On: 2021-08-28

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