QuidCon

Virtually Everything Quidditch


The first ever virtual quidditch convention.

Join us for curated discussion, guest speakers, workshops and networking events on all things quidditch! Hear from voices across the quidditch community as we talk about gameplay strategies, event management, diversity and inclusion, marketing, reffing and current issues in the sport of quidditch.

Together we can connect, educate and inspire the quidditch community.


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    Schedule

    Please be aware that workshops (in orange) require a ticket add-on for $10 each.


    FRIDAY


    Welcome to QuidCon 2021
    Fri • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Opening address, welcoming and giving some context to QuidCon 2021.


    From Diversity & Inclusion to Equity: Levelling the Quidditch Playing Field
    Fri • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Let’s re-imagine what it means to “level the playing field.” How do we address inequity in quidditch systems and structures, and bring about holistic and collective change?


    Quidditch Jeopardy
    Fri • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Fast Break News Presents: Quidditch Jeopardy: The Force Awakens! This tournament is perfect for those of us that love flexing our knowledge, but struggle to flex our muscles.


    SATURDAY


    Get Strong with Jo
    Sat • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This high intensity interval workout will include bodyweight movements you are both familiar with and have most likely never seen. Regardless of your fitness level, you can expect a sweat on and a whole lot of fun alongside your fellow quidditch comrades!


    Community By the Numbers: What USQ Census Data Tells Us
    Sat • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    In summer 2020, USQ conducted a census of the quidditch community. The DEI Committee will present the results, including how to use the data to make quidditch a safer experience for people of all backgrounds.


    Life After Quidditch
    Sat • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    How do quidditch skills translate to other areas of life? How does quidditch shape what you do next? Hear from people who used quidditch as a foundation for their next steps.


    Be the Team You Want to See in the World: Building a Healthy Team Culture
    Sat • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Culture can make or break a team. Find out how to build a healthy team culture that leads to success, happiness, and players that keep coming back.


    Apparel Design & Brand Sponsorships for Athletes
    Sat • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn about apparel design and branding opportunities from VII Apparel.


    Adapting Quidditch for Small Teams: Q3 & Q5
    Sat • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Q3 & Q5 modes are an alternative strategy for team development which are applied with the progressive and adaptive incorporation of quidditch rules and difficulty level.


    DEI & Leadership: Working with People of Different Backgrounds
    Sat • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Learning as a leader. Stop by for skills and resources on making your team accessible and welcoming for all types of athletes.


    Bring 'Em In and Keep 'Em In: Recruitment and Retention in Quidditch
    Sat • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Hear from successful team builders on how to recruit people for your team and improve retention rates.


    Building Bridges: Networking Opportunities in Quidditch
    Sat • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Theres no "I" in "team," so come learn what have proved to be some of the best ways to meet new people all throughout the sport.


    Stories, News and Content: Where to Next in Quidditch Media
    Sat • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    From podcasts to photos to articles, quidditch is entering a new media age. What's new and exciting in quidditch media, and what's ahead?


    Athletes of Tomorrow: Bringing Youth Quidditch to Schools
    Sat • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Youth quidditch is an investment in the future. Take a look at how schools and communities can be used to promote and sustain youth quidditch for years to come.


    Safety in Quidditch: Concussions, COVID, and Injuries
    Sat • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join experienced healthcare workers and quidditch volunteers to find out about best practices and next steps to improve the health and safety of players in the sport. Brought to you by Quidditch Canada.



    So You Want Your School to Have a Quidditch Team
    Sat • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Come learn how to build a team from the ground up. Discover how to build relationships with club coordinators, teach key administrators about quidditch, and build a pitch to start a new team.


    Quidditch and Your Health: Training, Recovery, Safety, and Nutrition
    Sat • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Are you properly taking care of your body? Listen in to learn how to take care of your body to feel
    your best on and off the pitch.


    Quidditch Around the World
    Sat • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Quidditch leaders from all around the world tell us about what's happening in their communities, the quidditch culture where play, and what's unique about quidditch on other continents.


    Making Quidditch Fun to Watch: Producing Videos, Highlight Reels and Livestreams
    Sat • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    From recruitment to live-streaming, video is a powerful tool for quidditch teams and conferences. Some of the best video producers in the sport give their tips and tricks on how to produce dynamic, high quality video content.


    Knowledge is Power: Quidditch Research and Surveys
    Sat • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Remember all those forms and interviews you've been asked to do over the years? Quidditch researchers will be the ones answering questions this time. Learn about the why, what and how of quidditch research.


    Building a Better Snitch: Steps to Step it Up
    Sat • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    What needs to happen to improve the quality and quantity of snitches in the sport? Top level snitches reveal how to be a better snitch - and how to start.


    Marketing Your Quidditch Team 101: Defining your Brand, Gaining Traction and Generating Buzz
    Sat • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    90% of what other teams know about your team is your presence on social and your reputation. Come learn what it takes to make your team instantly recognizable and get people talking.


    Quantifying Good Quidditch: The Numbers and Statistics Advancing the Sport
    Sat • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    An open discussion about wider use of statistics in quidditch at all levels of the sport and how this can develop the sport professionally.


    Dining With Champions: Behind the Scenes with the U.S. National Team
    Sat • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join the U.S. National Team - the winningest international quidditch team at three IQA World Cup gold medals - for a look at what it takes to work up to, train for, and compete on the international stage.


    Quid Flicks & Chill
    Sat • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Missing quidditch? Well, there’s no better way to bond than watching some game film together and having a good time.


    Quidditch: A Semi-Factual History
    Sat • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Join some quidditch historians as they discuss some of the most impactful moments to have ever
    happened in quidditch history!


    SUNDAY


    How to Fairly and Safely Command a Pitch as an HR
    Sun • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Three HRs with different stylistic approaches will analyze game film, present information to get everyone on the same page, and discuss the various ways that HRs can command games effectively.


    Q&A with USQ
    Sun • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    USQ's volunteers they have a wealth of information they'd love to share with you! During this time, many USQ team leads will answer your questions "AMA" style.


    Innovation Station: Launching Your Big Quidditch Idea
    Sun • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Push your big quidditch idea into action! Create a plan for your project's next steps and learn how to drive growth with a marketing strategist. Perfect for entrepreneurs and go-getters with an idea.


    Becoming a Present and Effective AR
    Sun • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    What are the 5 key skills that differentiate a superior AR from an average AR? Top quidditch assistant referees will give pointers, answer questions, and allow you to see inside the mind of an AR in action.


    Rulebook 14: Collegiate Discussion
    Sun • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Conference leaders Juan Martinez and Linnea Schultz lead a discussion of Rulebook 14 with members of the collegiate community.



    Overcoming Challenges in Refereeing
    Sun • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Hear from top level referees about the journey from their first game to today. Learn how to think on your feet, make decisions you can stand by, and keep the game going.


    How to Run a Tournament that Doesn't Suck
    Sun • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Hear from experienced Tournament Directors from across the continent to learn what worked for them when they ran their quidditch tournaments.


    Next Level Keeping
    Sun • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Find out what it takes to be a successful keeper from some of the biggest names in keeping today. Learn to maximize your game no matter what level you are.


    Find Your Sweet Spot: Better Gameplay Strategies for Every Team
    Sun • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Every team has different strengths they bring to the field. Review different full-field strategies and learn how to choose the right gameplay strategy for your team.


    Get Fit with Olive Jim Daniels
    Sun • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    This is a feel-good, full body workout that uses a combination of cardio, Pilates, kickboxing and bodyweight strength movements to strengthen the upper body, lower body and core muscles. The workout is very versatile in that it can be made suitable for both beginner and advanced exercisers.


    Next Level Seeking
    Sun • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Hear about what some of the best seekers have done in order to achieve success in their respective careers. Learn to maximize your game no matter what level you are.


    Rising Stars: Rookies, Debuts and Launches in College Quidditch
    Sun • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    From balancing classes to balling out, catch the next wave of players and big names to look out for in college quidditch and beyond.


    Kid Quid: The How & Why of Running Youth Quidditch Events
    Sun • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Hear about what it takes to run your own youth quidditch events from some leaders who have
    already pulled them off.


    Next Level Beating
    Sun • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Learn what makes a successful beater from players who have all found success at the highest levels. Learn to maximize your game no matter what level you are.


    Meet & Mingle: Small Groups
    Sun • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    One of the most important aspects of quidditch is the community! Join to meet some new people and hear about quidditch experiences from around the world.


    More Than Just a Body on Field: Addressing Sexism & Transphobia in Quidditch
    Sun • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Sexism & transphobia are alive and well in quidditch. Come learn about diverse gender players' experiences, and what can be done to improve the sport and community.


    Next Level Chasing
    Sun • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Highly competitive chasers from across the country come together and discuss the finer points of succeeding as a chaser. Learn to maximize your game no matter what level you are.


    From Players to Athletes: Why and How to Start Strength Training
    Sun • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Want to run faster, tackle harder, or throw further? We discuss resistance training in traditional sports, transferability to Quidditch, and practical training advice.


    The State of Quidditch: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going
    Sun • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    USQ, MLQ, and Quidditch Canada come together to discuss the future of quidditch and the growth of the sport, specifically looking at how to address upcoming challenges.


    Thank You and Feedback
    Sun • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Closing thoughts, a thank you to everyone attended and a chance to give feedback to the event organizers.


    Quidditch Family Feud
    Sun • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Get your quidditch trivia on with the quidditch version of the classic game show. Two quidditch "families" will compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions in order to win.



    Speakers


    Kieran
    Collier

    Tuesday
    Nolen

    Michael
    O'Connor

    Megan
    Anderson

    Steve
    DiCarlo

    Billy
    Roscher

    Kellan
    Cupid

    Quincy
    Hildreth

    Amanda
    Dallas

    Lexi
    Bedell

    Ra
    Hopkins

    Linnea
    Schultz

    Sarah
    Kneiling

    Emma
    Humphrey

    Juan
    Diego

    Derek
    Taylor

    Hallie
    Pace

    Caio
    Santos

    Kasye
    Bevers

    Faby
    Echeverria


    Leeanne
    Dillmann

    Peyton
    Burrow

    Yara
    Kodershah

    Miles
    Travis

    Elizabeth
    Barcelos

    Teddy
    Costa

    Jack
    McGovern

    Arjun
    Patel

    Rachel
    Heald

    Rhianna
    Horner

    Adam
    Davis

    Kristin
    Forsstrom

    Italia
    Valera

    Amy
    Zasadzinski

    Elijah
    Franklin

    Jon
    Jackson

    Mary
    Kimball

    Ash
    Cooper

    Lindsey
    Simpson

    Som
    Singh

    Matt
    Thura

    Alex
    Henson

    Jeremy
    Schleicher

    Justin
    Bogart

    Nathan
    Digmann

    Sequoia Simone
    Thomas

    Azeem
    Hussain

    JEANNETTE
    HIGH

    Ethan
    Sturm

    Max
    Havlin

    Greg
    Bento

    Rudi
    O-A

    Lulu
    Xu

    Naresh
    Edala

    Grace
    Dastous

    Eleonora
    Leopardi

    Ema
    Shiroma-Chao

    Aryan
    Ghoddossy

    Josephine
    Röser

    Chris
    LeCompte

    Emily
    Hickmott

    Toby
    March

    Alejandro Enriquez

    Clare
    Hutchinson

    Jay Louis
    Holmes

    Sam
    Birkitt

    Jamie
    Luby

    Tad
    Walters

    Jarrod
    Bailey

    Christos
    Kaldis

    Ian
    Scura

    Matthew
    Cooper

    Steffen
    Wirsching

    Rachel
    Sales

    Scott
    Rein

    Lily
    Neumann

    Friederike
    Reimer

    Louis
    Lermytte

    Johnathan
    Bonner

    Abby
    Whiteley

    Katie
    Savva

    Jamie
    Lafrance


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    QuidCon

    Virtually Everything Quidditch

    March 5-7, 2021


    The first ever virtual quidditch convention.

    Join us for curated discussion, guest speakers, workshops and networking events on all things quidditch! Hear from voices across the quidditch community as we talk about gameplay strategies, event management, diversity and inclusion, marketing, reffing and current issues in the sport of quidditch.

    Together we can connect, educate and inspire the quidditch community.

    Share your Expertise

    Speaker applications are still open! Be on a panel about whatever you're most passionate about in quidditch.

    We are looking for speakers on everything from how to be a better player to effective coaching strategies, from putting on a tournament to recruiting new players, from quidditch research highlights to developing quidditch abroad.

    Send us your application, and someone will be in contact soon!


    Schedule