Curated Roundtable Discussions with Industry Experts 

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D.I.C.E. 2018 will once again feature focused roundtable, break-out sessions to facilitate new networking opportunities that will enrich the attendee experience. Roundtable break-out sessions are intimate, moderated group discourses where attendees can discuss amongst peers a variety of topics important to the interactive entertainment industry.  

If you would like to submit a roundtable topic for consideration, please email Debby Chen at debby@interactive.org.

Roundtables
Roundtables

PLEASE NOTE: Roundtable sessions will be closed events for D.I.C.E. attendees only, no press or cameras allowed. 

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2018 Roundtable Leaders

Justin Bailey

Justin Bailey
Founder and CEO
Fig

The Coming Storm: How Cryptocurrency Could Fully Democratize Game Publishing

Crypto-currency is the latest buzz word making its rounds. But often overlooked on this topic, is how the block chain tech associated with crypto-currency could have far reaching effects, not only how people transact, but how business even operate. Imagine a future where game builds were the currency. And where developer were automatically compensated for ever transaction of their content – used game sales, rentals, codes traded on G2A. Now imagine that the same “currency” was used to fund, distribute, and promote those game – the very core of what traditional publishers do today, and none of it was handled by an institution but fully disintermediated among the community of game developers and game players…

Robin Hunicke

Robin Hunicke
Co-Founder
Funomena

Developing Emotional Agility and Facing Uncertainty

Robin Hunicke is the Co-Founder of the independent game studio Funomena, which creates experimental games for Console, PC, VR & AR platforms. Over the past 12 years Hunicke has had the opportunity to seamlessly move between various roles - game designer, producer, leader and educator. She has found that one of the most challenging obstacles across these roles is dealing with uncertainty - in particular, how to have "emotional agility" in the face of difficult times, and how to communicate about uncertainty with sensitive, creative people. Join Hunicke as she explores the art of navigating through these issues and learn how they may actually be opportunities to help your team flourish.

Dean Takahashi

Dean Takahashi
Lead Writer for GamesBeat
VentureBeat

Super fans, super haters. Everybody has them. How do you deal with them?

What are the learnings we get from big blow-ups with fan communities? How do we learn from them? What are the perspectives of companies, developers, the press, and others when it comes to learning from the people can be either your best friends or your worst haters?

Roundtable Leader Testimonials

Michael Condrey
Kate Edwards

Michael Condrey
Studio Head & Co-founder
Sledgehammer Games

"The D.I.C.E. roundtable event is a great opportunity to meet with industry veterans, gaming thought leaders, and fans in an intimate setting conducive to knowledge sharing and open dialog.  I valued the chance to hear diverse perspectives on topics important to me, and to my studio."

Kate Edwards
Executive Director
IGDA

"The D.I.C.E. roundtables provided a unique opportunity to explore a range of topics to a greater depth than a typical conference. With the typical caliber of D.I.C.E. attendees present, the discussions were substantive, collaborative, and extremely informative. As a roundtable leader, I had the responsibility of gently directing the conversation around my topic, but it was fantastic to watch the attendees drive the dialog and organically take it in unexpected directions."

Laura Naviaux
Feargus Urquhart

Laura Naviaux
Chief Publishing Officer
Daybreak Games

"D.I.C.E. roundtables are a great way connect at a much deeper, more engaged level…you get to the meat of a topic quickly. I find comparing notes and real world experiences among 8-10 industry peers leads to helpful, actionable takeaways."

Feargus Urquhart
Chief Executive Officer
Obsidian Entertainment

"The roundtables at D.I.C.E. 2016 let me connect with a bunch of great people, some of whom I met for the first time along with colleagues I have known for many years. The format let us talk and move the conversation into areas that mattered to us, and really helped me get some insights into how my peers are thinking about issues affecting our industry right now."

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Roundtable Participant Testimonials

Kyla Kennedy
Lorne Lanning

Kyla Kennedy
Director of Publishing
Six Foot

“I heard great things about the roundtables at D.I.C.E. Europe and was curious to see how the event would scale at the Summit in Las Vegas. The sessions exceeded my expectations. They were engaging, informative, and fun. It gave me an opportunity to discuss topical issues with peers who could offer a fresh perspective.”

Lorne Lanning
CEO
Oddworld Inhabitants

“The D.I.C.E. roundtable sessions have proven incredibly valuable and are now a cherished portion of the Summit where I look forward to participating. It’s such an extremely rare opportunity to have point blank discussions with luminaries who are all seeking greater answers, yet are already at the top of their game. Priceless.”

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