Leaders from Blizzard Entertainment, Devolver Digital, and Ninja Theory Added to 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe in September
Company: AIAS
LOS ANGELES AND LONDON – July 29, 2014 – The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) in partnership with Video Games Intelligence (VGI) is pleased to announce additional speakers for the 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe (#DICE2014) conference, which takes place Sept. 23-24, 2014 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. Often described as the water cooler for the industry, sessions will focus on this year’s conference theme, Without Borders, and will include thought-starting lectures on how perception, leadership, community and creativity have struck down traditional barriers in game development; followed by multiple networking opportunities and socials.

The evolving slate of speakers from independent studios, industry giants, global publishers, free-to-play developers, and more, will set the stage for emerging trends and concepts for the remainder of the year. New speakers include:

Graeme Struthers and Andrew Parsons cover off all areas of Production, PR, Marketing and tea making duties as required at Devolver Digital. They will co-present on the “Death of Devolver,” discussing what will happen when they start thinking about the people who allow them to exist – the fans – as customers and what the fans really mean to them.
Tameen Antoniades, Co-founder at Ninja Theory, creative director behind Kung Fu Chaos, Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry. He will be discussing, “Opening the Doors of Development” where he will speak on the important role of community building.
Jason Chayes, Production Director for Blizzard Entertainment’s first free-to-play game Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™
These industry experts will join previously announced speakers: Phil Harrison, corporate vice president, Microsoft; Jonathan Morin, Creative Director of Watchdogs; Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment; Ted Price, CEO and founder of Insomniac Games, Inc.; Ken Wong, lead designer of Monument Valley. The full list can be referenced at: http://www.diceeurope.org/dice_speakers/2014_speakers.asp.

The program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 23 with Harrison’s opening keynote, plus a go-karting tournament, happy hour, and a welcome party. Wednesday will feature a full day of speaker programming, happy hours, networking opportunities and will conclude with a closing night party.

To access the conference agenda and to register for the early registration pricing please visit: www.diceeurope.org. Book now to take advantage of early bird registration rates ending August 31st.
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