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DICE 2018: AI for Storytelling

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IGN presents the 21st Annual DICE Summit and Awards streaming live from Las Vegas, NV on February 21st – 22. The 2 day stream kicks off with DICE Summit on Feb 21 starting at 10AM PST with the leading voices in the Gaming Industry such as Phil Spencer from Microsoft and Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog as they present on the future of the industry through storytelling and innovation. The 2018 DICE Awards commence on February 22nd at 8PM PST, as the industry’s finest celebrate in a night dedicated to individuals and the games that have exceeded in delivering compelling stories and ideas that have helped shaped video games and video game culture as we know it today.9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

AIAS President: Opening Remarks

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Conference Opening Keynote
Phil Spencer
Microsoft, Executive Vice President, Gaming
Building a Living and Learning Company Culture

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Lidwine Sauer
Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab, Director of Insights and Trends
Navigate the Rapid currents of Change

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM

Coffee Break
Sponsored by New Blood

11:35 AM – 12:15PM

Mike Morhaime, President, CEO, and Cofounder, Blizzard Entertainment
Nate Nanzer, Commissioner, Overwatch League
Kim Phan, Director, Esports Operations, Blizzard Entertainment
Moderator – Geoff Keighley
The Future of Esports: Blizzard’s Long Competitive Quest

12:15 PM – 12:55 PM

Kevin Chou, Chairman and Co-owner, KSV
Andy Dinh, CEO, SoloMid
Jack Etienne, Co-Founder, Cloud9
Moderator – Geoff Keighley
The Evolution of eSports

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


2:10 PM – 2:55 PM

Neil Druckmann, Creative Director, Naughty Dog
Dan Trachtenberg, Director and Writer
Crafting Narratives for Video Games, Film, and Television

2:55 PM – 3:25 PM

Maureen Fan
CEO and Co-Founder, Baobab Studios
Emotions in VR

3:25 PM – 3:45 PM

Coffee Break
Sponsored by New Blood

3:45 PM – 4:05 PM

Maja Moldenahuer
Executive Producer and Artist, StudioMDHR
The Cuphead Journey: A Four-Year Knockout Indie Success Story

4:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Chet Faliszek
Creative Director, Bossa Studios
AI for Storytelling

4:25 PM – 4:45 PM

Alex Schwartz
CEO (Chief Executive Owl) and Janitor, Owlchemy Labs
Innovation in VR: Developing for New Mediums

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Opening Night Party: Quake Tournament
Co-Sponsored by FACEIT + Youtube

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