The ESTA is comprised of various committees that serve our membership. Committee members are both board members (who typically serve as the committee chair) as well as approved members at large. Our executive committee (President, Vice President, Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary) manage the association’s finances, in part with our association management company (AMC). Our AMC handles day-to-day oversight of our website, apps, social media, and is on the front line for questions and concerns from both our membership and the public.
The Awards Committee works on ensuring the awards portion of our conference is fair, engaging, and rewarding. This committee focuses on award categories, voting, trophies, and award distributions.
The Conference Committee is responsible for planning all aspects of our annual conference, including its location, panels, speakers, sponsors, and all things involving the event.
Research & Data Committee
The Research & Data Committee is responsible for gathering important research data and delivering it to our members, the press, and businesses at large looking to gain important insights into our industry. They contract with nationally recognized polling companies and universities to compile data.
The legal committee provides legal opinions on all contracts as well as other subject-matter requiring legal overview such as the management of our board bylaws.
The Legislative Affairs Committee advocates on behalf of the industry in terms of laws and regulations. Our committee meets with state and federal representatives, lobbyists, and member-companies, helping keep esports fun, fair, business-friendly, and legal.
The Membership Committee engages with current and potential members of the ESTA. They work to ensure our membership-at-large is heard, and collect feedback from membership to share with the board. This committee also helps members understand their benefits and encourages a community atmosphere between members.
The PR Committee is responsible for monitoring and managing all things public relations. This committee oversees press releases, media requests, interviews, and more.
Strategic Partnership Committee
The Strategic Partnership Committee is responsible for engaging with partners to advance the mission of the Esports Trade Association. This committee creates new and enhances existing partnerships, actively networks and promotes the Esports Trade Association, and they work closely with the Esports Trade Association board members to identify needs and develop strategies to support those needs.