Todd Howard, Sid Meier among first DICE 2016 speakersFollowing DICE Europe’s example, the format is changing to allow for more roundtables and break-out sessionsJames BrightmanTuesday 6th October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareRelated JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Thanks to the “overwhelming success” of the roundtables and break-out sessions conducted during DICE Europe this year in Barcelona, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced today that it’s incorporating the roundtable format into DICE 2016 and future DICE shows. DICE 2016 registration is now open; the event is scheduled to take place at its new venue, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, February 16-18 next year. “AhallmarkoftheDICEexperienceistheunparalleledaccesswithnetworkingopportunitiestoreallypushcreativethinkingforward-nodoubtthenewvenueandformatwillamplifythis,”saidMartinRae,president,AcademyofInteractiveArts&Sciences.”Asalwaysweareexcitedaboutourspeakers — amixofindustrystalwartswhohavelonginspiredalongwithemergingtalentsspeakingtoourtheme,TheArtofEngagement.”AIAS also announced its first round of speakers for DICE 2016, which is highlighted by a Civilization 25th anniversary panel discussion featuring Sid Meier, Brian Reynolds, Soren Johnson and Bruce Shelley. Other notable speakers confirmed so far include ESA boss Mike Gallagher, Bethesda game director Todd Howard, who will discuss Bethesda’s approach to development, and Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi, who will talk about “therecentshiftwhereincompanies,influencers,andcelebritiessharenewsdirectlywiththeircommunitiesfirst,andmediasecond.” Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 9 hours agoGenesis Noir nabs four nominations in 2021 IGF AwardsOther games in the running for Seumas McNally Grand Prize include Paradise Killer, Teardown, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Umurani Generation, and SpiritfarerBy Brendan Sinclair 4 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.