D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit is an annual multi-day gathering of video game executives held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Established in 2002 by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the conference is host to the annual Entertainment Software Association's Interactive Achievement Awards. The conference differs from other conferences in the industry in its emphasis on the business and production end of the industry, with a focus on trends and innovations in video game design. The conference specializes in providing a more intimate, orderly venue for select industry leaders to network.
In 2007, a keynote speaker was added to open the event, which had traditionally begun with recreation before the introduction of presentations and panels. The summit's first keynote address was delivered Yair Landau, vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and president of Sony Pictures Digital. In 2008, the keynote address was delivered by Gore Verbinski, director of The Pirates of the Caribbean film series. In 2009, the keynote speaker was Gabe Newell, Managing Director of Valve Corporation. In 2010, the keynote speaker was Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. In 2011, Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, was the keynote speaker. In 2012, the keynote speaker was Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer of Bethesda Game Studios. In 2013, Gabe Newell once again delivered a keynote, this time alongside film director J. J. Abrams.
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