The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has just confirmed seven more speakers for its 2015 D.I.C.E. Summit. Highlighting the newest speakers list is Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida who will be interviewed by Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning. The Oddworld creator will host "A Conversation with Shu Yoshida" in which they discuss Yoshida's views on the game industry's future, fostering development and "how the barriers between 'Indie' and 'AAA' are dissolving as the industry embraces a new phase of openness."
Other notable speakers just added to the D.I.C.E. lineup include Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch Games, Kristian Segerstrale, COO and executive director at Super Evil Megacorp, Nathan Vella, co-founder & president of Capy Games, Chris Roberts, chief creative officer and co-founder at Cloud Imperium Games, and Brenda Romero, program director of UC Santa Cruz's Master's in Games & Playable Media Program. The speakers announcement complements the first wave of speakers that included Sean Murray, Ru Weerasuriya, Tracy Fullerton and Tom Kalinske.
The Academy said that the theme for the 2015 D.I.C.E. Summit will be "Without Borders" so speakers will draw on their career experiences to address the trends and challenges in the 2015 games industry landscape.
"The 2015 D.I.C.E. Summit is honored to welcome diverse slate of the greatest thought leaders and tastemakers in our industry to take us on a journey through its rich history and celebrate the possibilities the future holds," said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "We now live in a world Without Borders, a time when any collaboration and any idea is possible. We are hopeful these talks will serve as inspiration to our attendees and the next generation of game makers."
The 2015 D.I.C.E. Summit will take place Feb. 3-5, 2015 at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas and will culminate with the 18th annual D.I.C.E. Awards.