D.I.C.E. Europe Adds Four More Speakers For Second Annual London Conference


For its second annual D.I.C.E. Europe conference, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is putting together a pretty impressive lineup of speakers. Along with Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison, who will deliver the keynote address for the event when it kicks off in London on September 23-24, Ted Price of Insomniac Games will serve up a second helping of his session called “Trust and Ballz: Walking the Creative Tightrope,” which he created for a previous D.I.C.E. conference.

Three more prominent video games industry personalities will join Price on the list of featured speakers:

  • Jonathan Morin, creative director and main visionary behind Watch Dogs, whose session “Mind the Gap – Igniting People’s Sense of Wonder” will explore the importance of listening to others and challenging one’s own creativity.
  • Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment, the studio that made Titanfall. Zampella also helped found Infinity Ward and played a major role in creating the Medal of Honor and Call of Duty series.
  • Ken Wong, lead designer for ustwo’s Monument Valley, is presenting a session called “Games without gamers” that focuses on how “to create a meaningful, rich experience by focusing on the user experience.”

Full details on all of the speaker session and all of the other D.I.C.E. Europe activities are available online at www.diceeurope.org.