Ziff Davis's 1UP Network has announced the first details of its 11th Annual Electronic Gaming Summit, to be held May 19-21 in Napa, California, featuring a keynote by 'Break from the Pack' author Dr. Oren Harari, as well as sessions by Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Valve and Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter.
Ziff Davis says the theme of this year's summit is "1:1," which it says exemplifies the event in a number of ways, "the meeting of individuals face to face, the opportunity to have direct, focused communication, and the current industry genesis as the birth of the next-generation consoles translates into continuous growth and opportunities."
The full list of speakers for the invite-only event includes Nintendo's Cammie Dunaway, Microsoft's Jeff Bell, EA Sports' Peter Moore, Webush Morgan's Michael Pachter, Valve's Jason Holtman, law professor Beth Simone-Noveck, and MTV's Tanya Giles.
The event will also feature a journalism panel including N'Gai Croal, Newsweek, Daniel Sieberg, CBS News, Geoff Keighley, Spike TV, and Brian Crecente, Kotaku.com.
Said Ziff Davis CEO Jason Young, "From the inception of the Electronic Gaming Summit, this event has been the gaming industry touchstone for uncovering key trends and generating forward thinking. This year's diverse lineup of speakers truly continues the prestigious reputation of this event. Through their varied backgrounds and specialties, their presentations will no doubt enlighten minds, open important dialogues within the industry, and cultivate new ideas. I can't wait to hear what this great group of minds has to say!"