Jordan Mechner is one of the industry's best-known game designers. His credits include Karateka, Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, The Last Express, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. His short film Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story, scored by Ry Cooder and narrated by Cheech Marin, won the 2003 IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award. Mechner received his B.A. from Yale University and a Certificate in Film from NYU.
Mechner contributed to the "Turning Back the Sands of Time: Reinventing the Prince of Persia" panel.