D.I.C.E. Summit 2020 Schedule

2/11/2020

9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Summit Registration

 
 
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Arcade

 
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TPC Las Vegas
 

The Dan Winters Memorial Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Finger Food Advanced Technology Group

 
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pole Position
 

Annual Go-Karting Tournament

Sponsored by XSOLLA

 
 
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Aria Casino Floor
Near Main Valet Adjacent to Burger Lounge
 

Annual D.I.C.E. Poker Tournament





 

2/12/2020

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Summit Registration

 
 
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Arcade

 
 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Jean George
Level 2 Promenade
Aria
 

Full Breakfast Buffet

 
 
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Opening Remarks

Meggan Scavio
President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

 
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

The Times They Are a Changin'

#DICE2020 Opening Keynote

Tim Sweeney
Founder and CEO, Epic Games

The influence of games on everyday life has grown profoundly. Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney shares his belief that we need to rethink the relationships between platforms, paywalls, publishers, players, policies, and politics on the basis of principles for long-term game industry health. 

 
 
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Reimagining What’s Possible to Inspire New Stories in Games

Sean Shoptaw
Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences, The Walt Disney Company

Sean Shoptaw is leading the evolution of Disney’s games business, focused on working with best-in-class developers and publishers. In this presentation, Shoptaw will share his perspective on the industry trends which are changing the gaming landscape. He will discuss the importance of challenging assumptions and reimagining creative boundaries to inspire the next generation of original interactive storytelling.

 
 
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
D.I.C.E. Arcade
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Coffee Break

 
 
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Content Creators and Game Development: Loaded Chats with Shroud and AnneMunition

Nick Allen

SVP of Partnerships,
Loaded 

Shroud

Content Creator
Live streamer  

AnneMunition

Content Creator
Live streamer

The way consumers evaluate and engage with games has changed dramatically in recent years thanks to streaming platforms like Twitch and Mixer. Loaded's SVP of Partnerships Nick Allen sits down with content creators Shroud and AnneMunition to explore their role in games marketing and their experience in the game development process.

 
 
11:55 AM - 12:30 PM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | A Fireside Chat on Creation and Collaboration

Stig Asmussen

Game Director 
Respawn Entertainment

Anthony Carboni

Host
The Star Wars Show  

 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has captured the hearts and imaginations of gamers and Star Wars fans around the world. Join Anthony Carboni, host of The Star Wars Show, as he moderates a conversational Q&A with Respawn’s Stig Asmussen, the title’s Game Director, about the creation and the development of this critically acclaimed Star Wars game.

 
 
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Google Research and Stadia: A Love Story

Vijay Sundaram

Group Product Manager, Google Research

Julien Cuny

Creative Director,
Google Stadia

 

Oil and Water or Chocolate and Peanut Butter? What happens when you combine a creative director and machine learning product manager? Learn how a shared love of entertainment led to an unlikely, but irresistible union.

 
 
12:55 PM - 1:55 PM
Jean George
Level 2 Promenade
Aria
 

Lunch

 
 
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Ironwood 7 & 8
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Direct

*New Networking Event*

 
 
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
D.I.C.E. Arcade
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Coffee Break

 
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Industry Town Hall

Ted Price
President and Founder
Insomniac Games

Jade Raymond
VP and Head
Stadia Games and Entertainment

Jason Rubin
VP of Special Gaming Initiatives
Facebook

Patricia Vance
President
Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)

Vince Zampella
Head, Respawn Entertainment
and DICE LA

Gene Park
Washington Post
Moderator

 
 
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
D.I.C.E. Arcade
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Sponsored by Wizards of the Coast and Gamesight

 
 
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
D.I.C.E. Arcade
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Opening Night Party





 

2/13/2020

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Summit Registration

 
 
4:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Awards Registration

 
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Arcade

 
 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Jean George
Level 2 Promenade
Aria
 

Full Breakfast Buffet

 
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood 7 & 8
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Roundtable Session #1

Sponsored by Virtuos

Adam Boyes
Iron Galaxy
Platform Overload

Richard Browne
Digital Extremes
The Future is Free: It’s About Time

Helen Burnill
Tonic Games Group
Existing in the Inbetween: The Growth of AA/iii Games and What it Means for the Future

Jamie Cheng
Klei Entertainment Co.
Flat Organizations in Game Development

Chris Charla
ID@Xbox
Subscriptions and Your Game

Nick Clifford
Phoenix Labs
Rewriting the Publishing Playbook for 2020 and Beyond

Dennis Cooper
Virtuos Games
Games and the Climate Crisis: How to be Part of the Solution

John Drake
The Walt Disney Company
Enhancing Player Experience through Familiar Worlds

Chandana Ekanayake
Outerloop Games
Fully Distributed Game Development

Monica Loya-Clarke
Loaded
The Future of Marketing is Content and That’s Good News

Eric Monacelli
Marvel Games
POG Slam: Extending Brands beyond PoG

Tara Saunders
PlayStation London Studio
Team Culture: What Is It and How Do You Shape It?

Anna Sweet
Bonfire Studios
The Growing Interest of Venture Capital in the Gaming Market

Kimberly Voll
Stray Bombay
Player Dynamics: Are We Doing Enough as an Industry?

 

 
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood 6
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Media Roundtable Session #1

Kahlief Adams
Spawn On Me
Mind The Gap

Perrin Kaplan
Zebra Partners
Crafting Your Stories: What Matters Most to You?

Matt Kim
IGN
What’s Newsworthy Today and How to Work With Your Audience

Andrea Rene
What's Good Games
Fostering Healthy Online Communities

 

Patrick Stanley
The Hollywood Reporter
The Intersection of Hollywood Entertainment and Gaming



Dean Takahashi
Venturebeat
Hot Topics for Game Media

 
 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
D.I.C.E. Arcade
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Coffee Break

 
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Ironwood 7 & 8
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Roundtable Session #2

Sponsored by Virtuos

Adam Boyes
Iron Galaxy
Platform Overload

Richard Browne
Digital Extremes
The Future is Free: It’s About Time

Helen Burnill
Tonic Games Group
Existing in the Inbetween: The Growth of AA/iii Games and What it Means for the Future

Jamie Cheng
Klei Entertainment Co.
Flat Organizations in Game Development

Chris Charla
ID@Xbox
Subscriptions and Your Game

Nick Clifford
Phoenix Labs
Rewriting the Publishing Playbook for 2020 and Beyond

Dennis Cooper
Virtuos Games
Games and the Climate Crisis: How to be Part of the Solution

John Drake
The Walt Disney Company
Enhancing Player Experience through Familiar Worlds

Chandana Ekanayake
Outerloop Games
Fully Distributed Game Development

Monica Loya-Clarke
Loaded
The Future of Marketing is Content and That’s Good News

Eric Monacelli
Marvel Games
POG Slam: Extending Brands beyond PoG

Tara Saunders
PlayStation London Studio
Team Culture: What Is It and How Do You Shape It?

Anna Sweet
Bonfire Studios
The Growing Interest of Venture Capital in the Gaming Market

Kimberly Voll
Stray Bombay
Player Dynamics: Are We Doing Enough as an Industry?

 

 
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ironwood 6
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Media Roundtable Session #2

Kahlief Adams
Spawn On Me
Mind The Gap

Perrin Kaplan
Zebra Partners
Crafting Your Stories: What Matters Most to You?

Matt Kim
IGN
What’s Newsworthy Today and How to Work With Your Audience

Andrea Rene
What's Good Games
Fostering Healthy Online Communities

 

Patrick Stanley
The Hollywood Reporter
The Intersection of Hollywood Entertainment and Gaming



Dean Takahashi
Venturebeat
Hot Topics for Game Media

 
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Jean George
Level 2 Promenade
Aria
 

Lunch

 
 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Roundtable Session #3

Sponsored by Virtuos

Troy Baker
@Me with Troy Baker

Justin Berenbaum
Xsolla Funding Club
What is a platform in the ‘20s?

Katie Chironis
Riot Games
Predatory Monetization

David Edery
Spry Fox
How to Best Compensate Your Employees

Daniel Engelhardt
Lionsgate
Building Bridges Between Video Games and Hollywood

Chet Faliszek
Stray Bombay
Incentivizing Culture

Amy Hennig
Skydance Media
New Frontiers in Interactive Story

Trent Kusters
League of Geeks
Defining Game Direction

Kim Pallister
Intel Corporation
Technologies, Platforms, Games, and The Future

Rob Pardo
Bonfire Studios
Publishing is Changing - How Do New Studios Stand Out?

Thomas Puha
Remedy Entertainment
Separating and Maintaining Your Studio Brand and Your Game IP

Amir Rao
Supergiant Games
Building Teams to Last

Ted Regulski
505 Games
What to Play Next: The Business of Choosing the Right Path for Your Game

Ryan Schneider
Insomniac Games
Leaders Leading & Learning Together

Remi Sklar
Warner Bros. Interactive
The Player: Navigating the Console Transition, Cross-Platform Play and the Community Landscape Ahead

 
 
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
D.I.C.E. Arcade
Ironwood 2 & 3
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Coffee Break

 
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Ironwood 7 & 8
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

Roundtable Session #4

Sponsored by Virtuos

Troy Baker
@Me with Troy Baker

Justin Berenbaum
Xsolla Funding Club
What is a platform in the ‘20s?

Katie Chironis
Riot Games
Predatory Monetization

David Edery
Spry Fox
How to Best Compensate Your Employees

Daniel Engelhardt
Lionsgate
Building Bridges Between Video Games and Hollywood

Chet Faliszek
Stray Bombay
Incentivizing Culture

Amy Hennig
Skydance Media
New Frontiers in Interactive Story

Trent Kusters
League of Geeks
Defining Game Direction

Kim Pallister
Intel Corporation
Technologies, Platforms, Games, and The Future

Rob Pardo
Bonfire Studios
Publishing is Changing - How Do New Studios Stand Out?

Thomas Puha
Remedy Entertainment
Separating and Maintaining Your Studio Brand and Your Game IP

Amir Rao
Supergiant Games
Building Teams to Last

Ted Regulski
505 Games
What to Play Next: The Business of Choosing the Right Path for Your Game

Ryan Schneider
Insomniac Games
Leaders Leading & Learning Together

Remi Sklar
Warner Bros. Interactive
The Player: Navigating the Console Transition, Cross-Platform Play and the Community Landscape Ahead

 
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Awards Reception

 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ironwood Ballroom
Level 3
West Wing
Aria
 

23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Hosted by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller

Presented by IGN

 
 
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Jewel Night Club
Aria
 

D.I.C.E. Awards After-Party