The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has announced that the DICE creative summit will be held February 28-March 1, 2002, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. DICE--which stands for design, innovate, communicate, entertain--will coincide with the fifth annual Interactive Achievement Awards.
A number of famous game designers will speak at the event, including Sid Meier, the creator of the Civilization series; Will Wright, the creator of the SimCity series and The Sims; Larry Probst, CEO of Electronic Arts; Jason Rubin, creator of Crash Bandicoot; David Freeman, cowriter of Shiny Entertainment's upcoming Matrix game; Lorne Lanning, creator of Abe's Oddysee; American McGee, creator of American McGee's Alice; Louis Castle, general manager of Westwood Studios; Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima series of role-playing games; Mark Cerny, producer of the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon series; and Bruce Shelley, creator of the Age of Empires series.
Additional speakers will be announced in the future. For more information, visit the official DICE Web site.