100YSS adds Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of Mass Effect, as their 2013 Symposium Keynote

Casey_Hudson_bw13b9627c709639e-1100 Year Starship has just announced that Casey Hudson of Mass Effect fame will be keynoting a luncheon session at the 2013 Symposium in Houston on Saturday, September 21. Casey Hudson is the Executive Producer/Vice President of Bioware/EA, Project Director and Executive Producer of Mass Effect Trilogy.

Their press release states:

In planning this year’s Symposium, we heard from many of you that gaming and its relevance to deep space exploration should be a part of our events, as gaming is a genre where we can safely explore the challenges of interpersonal behavior and relationship building.  That is why we are excited to announce that Casey Hudson will be joining us at this year’s Symposium in Houston, Texas September 19 – 22.

 

Mr. Hudson is the Executive Producer and Project Director of the award-winning gaming franchise Mass Effect. The Mass Effect universe allows us to explore the intricacies of human relationships, technology and the future.

 

As the keynote speaker at the Saturday, September 21 luncheon event, Mr. Hudson will share his unique perspective on innovation and creativity, exploring the ideas of interactive storytelling to explore human behavior.

Casey Hudson’s bio states:

Casey Hudson has been a videogame developer for 15 years, leading the development of some of the game industry’s most critically and commercially successful titles. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Casey started his career in game development as a Technical Artist, creating 3D art and technical solutions for MDK2 (2000) and Neverwinter Nights (2002). Casey was the Project Director on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, winner of over 40 Game of the Year awards for 2003.  As the Project Director and Executive Producer on the Mass Effect trilogy (2007, 2010, 2012), Casey led a team in the development of an ambitious game series set in an original science-fiction setting, which pushed the boundaries of interactive cinematic storytelling and advanced digital actors.  Mass Effect has earned worldwide acclaim, expanding into comic books, novels, and a feature film in development. Casey continues to oversee the growing Mass Effect franchise as Executive Producer, and is currently leading the development of a game set in a new fictional universe.

To register for the Symposium, go here: http://symposium.100yss.org/registration

For more information on the 2013 100 YSS Symposium, visit: http://symposium.100yss.org/

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