D.I.C.E. Summit 2010 announces initial speakers

by: Dan -
The D.I.C.E. Summit every year gets some of the top people in the video game industry together to talk about the hot topics and future of the industry. The initial batch of speakers announced for the 2010 event has it already shaping up as an intriguing panel, with players representing some of the most popular casual and retail games on the market. The annual event is held in Las Vegas in February and is sure to draw an even stronger crowd of speakers by the time it actually kicks off. In the meantime, check out the list after the jump:
D.I.C.E. SUMMIT® 2010 ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS

WHO: The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)

WHAT: The D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit® is an exclusive, high-level gathering of the brightest and most creative minds across many industries to discuss the trends and the future of the interactive entertainment industry.

Speakers Include:

- David Gallo, director of special projects, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and one of the first oceanographers to use submarines and robots to map the undersea world, as well as being part of the team that discovered and mapped the Titanic

- Richard Lemarchand, game designer, Naughty Dog, has worked directly on the design and production of twelve major console game titles, including this year’s best selling title Uncharted Two: Among Thieves

- Brian Reynolds, chief creative officer, Zynga Games, the largest developer of social games, previously strategy game designer for award winning, multi-million selling games Civilization 2:Rise of Legends and Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

- Mike Yuen, senior vice president content and services, Zeebo Inc, is responsible for worldwide content and services, publishing, and developer relations including, evangelizing, growing, maintaining and supporting relationships with publishers and developers in games, education and other services

Included this year is a panel headed up by Jamin Brophy-Warren, writer covering arts and entertainment with a focus on videogames and editor of Kill Screen Magazine, spent four years with the Wall Street Journal as an entertainment reporter. Panelists include:

- Navid Khonsari, director, writer, producer on feature films, television series, documentaries, and video games

- Manveer Heir, lead designer at Raven Software, as well as writing a column for Gamasutra, “Design Lesson 101”

- Dmitri Williams, assistant professor, USC’s Annenberg School, where he teaches courses on virtual community, new technology and video games

WHEN: Wednesday February 17-19, 2010

WHERE: Red Rock Resort
11011 W. Charleston | Las Vegas
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