OVERWATCH VISIONARY GAME DIRECTOR JEFF KAPLAN ANNOUNCED AS
2017 D.I.C.E. SUMMIT WEDNESDAY CONFERENCE OPENING KEYNOTE
Seven Additional Roundtable Leaders Announced for Industry Discussions
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is pleased to announce 4 new speakers 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:
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, CEO & Co-Founder of 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.