D.I.C.E. rolls out speakers

Microsoft, Ubisoft, and EA execs to talk at '08 event; Jay Mohr hosting awards for third straight time.

With the crucial holiday sales quarter barely under way, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) is already looking forward to next year's annual D.I.C.E. Summit (Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain). The AIAS today announced speakers, sponsors, and a new venue for the event, which will take place February 6-8 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

Jay Mohr will once again host the Interactive Achievement Awards.

The first five speakers for the conference have been revealed, and they represent some of the biggest players in the industry. Recently appointed Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello will deliver a keynote speech on challenges currently facing game creators, while Microsoft Game Studios head Shane Kim will participate in a Q&A session. Other announced speakers include the NPD Group's Anita Frazier, Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning, Ubisoft Montreal Studios CEO Yannis Mallat.

Comedian Jay Mohr has also been confirmed to host the 11th annual Interactive Achievement Awards. It will be the star's third straight year helming the show.

Other D.I.C.E. events include poker and golf tournaments, as well as pre- and postawards parties. Sponsors of the event include Bioware/Pandemic, Day One Studios, Insomniac Games, Electronic Arts, Dell Computer, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Ubisoft.

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9 comments
Bozanimal
Bozanimal

I'm a bit disappointed; I thought this article was going to be about speakers, like Infinity, Bose, Klipsch, etc. :lol:

Dreski83
Dreski83

one day I would love to attend such a event rather than read about it... at least I got some head start to make it to this one :P

jamil2nice
jamil2nice

Jay Mohr really does look like Rich. cept bit more hair on the eyebrow, and a lot less on the head

maxxorz
maxxorz

nice stuff, it'll be an interesting summit.

sniper2k0
sniper2k0

I bet Jay Mohr is currently scouring new material for his D.I.C.K. oops! I mean D.I.C.E. jokes...

lamprey263
lamprey263

Wait, Jay Mohr, that's that guy from Go.