The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. The association represents these industry leaders across the nation and on the global stage. ESA offers a wide range of services to its members, including a global content protection program, business and consumer research, government relations and intellectual property protection efforts. ESA also owns and operates E3, the premier global trade show for video games and related products.
ESA engages in a number of important partnerships that demonstrate and advance entertainment software’s positive impact on areas of daily life such as education, health and the workplace. This includes ESA’s co-founding of the Games, Learning and Assessment Lab; sponsorship of the National STEM Video Game Challenge and involvement in the Active Play Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge.
ESA formalized the philanthropic efforts of the association and its members by establishing the ESA Foundation in 2000. The ESA Foundation provides scholarships to the next generation of industry innovators and supports charitable organizations and schools that leverage entertainment software and technology to create meaningful opportunities for America’s youth.