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, simulation and film 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.
Who is invited to attend: 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.