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Oculus’ Jason Rubin Confirmed as Speaker for 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit

The annual D.I.C.E. Summit – organised by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) – has now opened registrations for the event alongside revealing the first speakers, with Oculus’ Head of Content, Jason Rubin taking part.

Rubin will take to the stage with a moderator for a fireside chat to discuss his thoughts and perspectives on how virtual reality (VR) has built a defining role in the next generation of videogame development.

Jason Rubin

Two other speakers have also been announced, Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 343 Industries, will be hosting a session titled, “Stewards of a Sci-Fi Universe.”  She will discuss when to guide, when to guard and hold firm, when to evolve and the importance that the citizens of that universe – the community – play in keeping a world relevant in the ever-changing entertainment landscape. And

Guillaume Rocheron, an Academy Award winning VFX Supervisor for Life of Pi, whose currently working on the live-action film, Ghost in the Shell. Rocheron will be speaking on “Visual Effects and Storytelling: From Creating Stand-Out Shots to Developing Worlds.”

“I look forward to the D.I.C.E. conference every year,” said Min Kim, AIAS board chairman and co-founder of Bonfire Studios. “It’s a special time for the creative and business leaders in our industry to build friendships, celebrate the achievements of our peers, and get inspired.”

The 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit will be held at Delano Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, from 21st – 23rd February 2017. Networking events taking place over the three days include: Magic: The Gathering, go-karting and poker tournaments, two days of a single-track speaker program and more  The final day of the conference will culminate with the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards, honouring the best videogames of the previous year.

For further details on the D.I.C.E. Summit and Awards Show, and for early bird tickets visit www.dicesummit.org. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the event, reporting back with any further updates.