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Warren Spector to keynote Game Education Summit

The organisers of the Game Education Summit have announced Warren Spector and Mark Meyers as keynote speakers

The organisers of the first Game Education Summit have announced that Disney Interactive Studios executives Warren Spector and Mark Meyers will be delivering a keynote address.

Spector and Meyers join EA's Colleen McCreary, global director of strategic education and outreach initiatives, who will also be presenting a keynote address.

Spector is the VP and creative director for Junction Point Studios which was acquired by Disney Interactive Studios last year. His 20 year career in the games industry includes work on games such as Ultima Underworld I and II, System Shock, Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Invisible War and Thief: Deadly Shadows.

Meyers, the VP of North America production for Disney Interactive Studios, joined the company in 2005. He previously worked as the studio director for Red Zone Interactive, a co-director of 989 Sports and a hardware engineer for Midway Games.

In addition to the keynotes, conference sessions will cover topics such as teaching methodologies, starting a game development program, core curriculum topics, research collaboration and increasing diversity. Activision, EA, Dell, Emergent, Full Sail, Gearbox, Microsoft, Midway, Mumbo Jumbo, Sony and THQ are expected to provide speakers for the event.

The first Game Education Summit will be held June 10 - 12 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Texas.

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