Invited Speakers

The ICIDS 2011 program will feature invited presentations by the speakers listed below. We very much look forward to hearing what they have to say!

Chris Crawford

“Twenty Years in the Wilderness: Lessons Learned in Interactive Storytelling”

Chris Crawford ( is a computer game designer and writer noted for his work on Storytron (originally known as Erasmatron), an engine for running interactive electronic storyworlds.

Mary DeMarle

“Pushing Boundaries and Redefining Rules: The Dynamics of Storytelling in Games”

Mary DeMarle (Eidos Montreal) is the lead writer and narrative designer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a recent, critically-acclaimed video game with high praise for its dynamic story.

Keith Oatley

“Stories as Simulations in Print Fiction, Movies, and Interactive Media”

Keith Oatley (U. of Toronto) is a professor emeritus of cognitive psychology and author of the recently published “Such Stu ff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction”.