Featured Talks


Truth Necessity and Contingency: The Rhetoric of Historical Games

October 6th, 2022 | 5-6pm Bldg 72, Lecture Space 103 Description: How do we square notions of veracity in the design of games which depict a past with their nature as systems of counter-fact? And how does our framing of the past inform our stance toward the present and future? Bio: Dr William Huber is […]

SUMMER PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE SERIES with ABK

Introducing the EAE Summer Portfolio Critique Series with Activision Blizzard King! This amazing series is hosted by the ABK Early Careers team, and it is a chance for EAE students to get their portfolios reviewed by professional game developers! This summer’s lineup will be as follows, and students of all levels and disciplines are invited […]

The UX of Fortnite

April 14 | 5-6pm EAE Grad Lab Bldg 72(RM 250) User experience (UX) is still a very new mindset to the video game industry, and has specific challenges considering that games need to be fun and engaging. As former director of UX at Epic Games and 14-year+ veteran in the game industry, Celia Hodent will […]

Speedrunning: How do you compete in a single player game?

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Speedrunning: How do you compete in a single player game? Featuring Kosmic, World Record Speedrunner. Friday March 26th – 10am MT Join Kosmic, one of the top Super Mario Bros speedrunners in the world, as he talks all about the world of video game speedrunning. A large portion of the presentation will be dedicated to […]

SMS X EAE Series

Sony Santa Monica will be hosting 4 virtual presentations for 4 game development disciplines: Engineering, Art, Production, and Design. Join us for a talk and Q&A for each discipline. For more information or questions email adam.hunter@eae.utah.edu. Thursday Oct 8th | 4pm MT Hosted Via WebEx Click for more info. Thursday January 28th | 3pm MT […]

Career FUNdamentals

Nov 19th 2020 | 10:30am mt Join Amy Christianto, Recruiting Coordinator at Santa Monica Studio, as she discusses a number of fundamental skills that every student needs to excel in the job application and interview process. An extensive Q&A will follow the presentation. For questions and more info about this event please email adam.hunter@eae.utah.edu

World of Warcraft Art Presentation

Nov 17th 2020 | 1pm mtJeff Parrott, Senior Art Manager for the World of Warcraft team will be the presenter. He may also bring an additional speaker depending on the availability of his team.Please join us as we chat with an artist on the World of Warcraft Team from Blizzard Entertainment! Tune in to learn more about […]

Multi Team Collaboration

Talk Description: Join David Kennedy, Game Director at Ubisoft Annecy, as he talks about collaboration at Ubisoft, how to take those lessons into smaller teams, and how it all applies to our current world of working and learning from home. Bio: David Kennedy is a 15+ year veteran of the video game industry, the last […]

GAME SURVIVAL SKILLS

Talk Description: Join industry veteran Steve Derrick as he talks about all the survival skills that students need as they enter the game industry: portfolio best practices for all disciplines, making the most out of your time at school, how and why to network, and all sorts of other important info! Bio: Steve Derrick has […]

Resume Real Talk with Epic Games

Friday, Sept 25th | 11am MT Resume Real Talk featuring: Julie Ghata, University Relations Lead Carly Craster, University Recruiter Rodolfo Higa, University Recruiting Coordinator