Industry Leaders from Magic Leap, Marvel Games and Insomniac Games
discuss World Building
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is pleased to announce
four new speakers and seven new roundtable discussion leaders for the
2017 D.I.C.E. Summit (#DICE2017), taking place Feb. 21-23 at the
Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Speakers will examine various aspects
that drive World Building – from building prosperous creative
communities that welcome and nurture player communities to the many ways
we chase new technologies that offer a glimpse of tomorrow, today.
New 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit Speakers Announced
The D.I.C.E. conference opening keynote will be presented by Blizzard
Entertainment’s Jeff Kaplan, who serves as the game director and
one of the creative vision-holders for Overwatch and previously
acted as game director for World of Warcraft, the company’s
acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game. His
presentation, “Overwatch: How Blizzard Created a Hopeful Vision
of the Future,” examines how Blizzard decided to explore a new
world—planet Earth—and how great challenges became great opportunities.
Additional new speakers to take the 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit stage:
Graeme Devine – Magic Leap’s Chief Game Wizard, Graeme
is responsible for defining the vision and leading Magic Leap’s Mixed
Reality gaming universe. In his D.I.C.E. session, “Into the
Future,” Devine will discuss how Mixed Reality will change our
lives in the future and how we can create compelling gaming content
that propels us forward – that enhances our lives through the Mixed
Ted Price, CEO and Founder, Insomniac Games – Price will be
joining Jason Rubin, head of content at Oculus for a fireside chat –
“Jason and Ted’s Excellent VR Panel” – where they discuss their
takeaways from the first year of widely available VR content and what
the future of VR gaming holds.
Bill Rosemann, Creative Director, Marvel Games – Rosemann will
be discussing “World Building the Marvel Way” and reveal how The House
of Ideas not only crafts fictional realms, but also strives to shape
the world around us.
These industry experts will join previously announced speakers: Bonnie
Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 343 Industries;
and Jason Rubin, Head of Content, Oculus.
New Roundtable Leaders Confirmed
Additional roundtable leaders have been confirmed for the 2017 D.I.C.E.
Summit, including: Alan Abdine, SVP of Business Development at
Roosterteeth; Alexander Fernandez, Streamline Studios; Todd
Hooper, CEO and Founder of VREAL; Patric Palm, Chair and CEO
of Hansoft; Gus Sorola, Co-Founder at Roosterteeth; Attila
Szantner, Founder & CEO of Massively Multiplayer Online Science; and Feargus
Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. You can read information
about their roundtable topics about learn about additional leaders here: http://www.dicesummit.org/events/2017_roundtables.asp
To register for the D.I.C.E. Summit and Awards Show, visit www.dicesummit.org
for the regular registration rates. Prices go up to late registration
rates on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Debby Chen, 310-484-2556