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DICE Summit 2013 coming to Hard Rock Las Vegas with new format, keynote speakers announced

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced plans today for the 12th annual DICE Summit to be held Feb. 5, 2013 with a new venue, name for its awards and a format featuring daily keynotes from industry figures.

The summit's format will begin each day with a keynote from speakers like Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, Jenova Chen of thatgamecompany and Jessee Schell of Schell Games and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Sessions based on DICE's pillars — Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain — will follow. The summit's awards, which will be presented Feb. 7, 2013, have been renamed the DICE Awards.

"The Academy established the annual DICE Summit and awards program to not only celebrate our industry achievements, but to provide a dedicated forum to share ideas and foster innovation," said Martin Rae, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "Our industry is maturing, and we're excited to reflect that with changes, such as the new format and new look for the Awards, so that we remain at the forefront of shaping and moving our industry into the next stage of its evolution."

The DICE Summit will run from Feb. 3 - 8, 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Early registration for the event is open and available on the DICE 2013 website.