Registration is now open for the Annual Summit and 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Games Industry Will Be ‘Better Together’ in Las Vegas at 2022 D.I.C.E Summit
Game developers, industry executives, and more will reconnect and celebrate video games in-person early next year as the 2022 D.I.C.E Summit (#DICE2022) returns to Las Vegas. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) today announced registration is now open for the annual event, to be held February 22-24, 2022, at the Mandalay Bay Resort. In addition, submissions are open for the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards), the premier, peer-based video game awards show honoring the best of the industry from 2021.
“There’s nothing that can replace gathering in person to show that we are Better Together as we connect and celebrate the art and craft of video games at D.I.C.E. in February,” said Meggan Scavio, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS). “The 2022 Summit will give us an opportunity to acknowledge the difficulties we’ve experienced, discuss the virtual connections we have cultivated, and truly celebrate our resilience as we reflect on the incredible accomplishments our industry has made in the past year under unprecedented circumstances.”
#DICE2022 will explore the theme, Better Together, looking at the human connections that drive everything forward in business and in life. D.I.C.E. has always been about the amazing people that build the art form of interactive entertainment, and this summit will explore how communication and collaboration, aided by next-gen technology, fuel a desire to grow and share these new experiences. Unmatched networking opportunities are a hallmark of the D.I.C.E. Summit experience. This year’s networking events include go-karting, golf, poker, and Magic: The Gathering tournaments, an industry Town Hall, the popular roundtable discussions, speed networking, investor meetings, intimate workshops, meals, and happy hours.
Award submissions are open for the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, which recognizes excellence among peers currently working in games. The AIAS acknowledges the skill, excellence, and craft that fuels the video industry with the #DICEAwards. Highlights include recognizing the best in Art, Animation, Story, Music, Game Design, and Game Direction, as well as celebrating emerging technologies such as Immersive Reality. The evening culminates with the Academy’s top honor, Game of the Year (GOTY). This award celebrates a single title that stands above every other game released due to the strength of its craft, depth, and innovation. Previous Game of the Year winners includes Hades (2021), Untitled Goose Game (2020), God of War (2019), and Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2018). To be eligible for submission, a game must have been released to the public between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021. The deadline for submission to the Academy is December 7th at 5 PM PST.
Stay up to date on all AIAS news by following @Official_AIAS on Twitter and Instagram. To register for the D.I.C.E. Summit and Awards Show, visit www.dicesummit.org. Act now for early-bird rates. Prices go up for regular registration tickets on November 30, 2021. In line with recommendations from public health authorities and to facilitate a safe environment, attendees and staff will be required to show proof of a U.S. FDA- or WHO-recognized vaccine against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test prior to the event. For additional information and updates, check here.