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Guildhall Graduation Speakers

Industry leaders participate each graduation as the invited speaker for our students and their guests. Listed below are the distinguished speakers that have delivered an address to graduates over the past 10 years:


Drew Murray
 

Cohort 19
May 2014

Drew Murray
Creative Director and Programmer at Insomniac Games

 


Don Connors
 

Cohort 18
December 2013

Dan Connors
Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Telltale, Inc.

 


Rob Pardo
 

Cohort 17
May 2013

Rob Pardo
Chief Creative Officer, Blizzard Entertainment

 


Greg Zeschuk
 

Cohort 16
December 2012

Greg Zeschuk
Co-Founder and President, BioWare Corp.

 


Tim Sweeney
 

Cohort 15
May 2012

Tim Sweeney
Founder, CEO and Technical Director, Epic Games

 


Paul Barnett
 

Cohort 14
December 2011

Paul Barnett, Sr.
Creative Director, Bioware-Mythic

 


Richard Hilleman
 

Cohort 13
December 2010

Richard Hilleman
Chief Creative Director, Electronic Arts

 


Adam Sessler
 

Cohort 12
May 2010

Adam Sessler
Host/Managing Editor at G4 Media

 


Ted Price
 

Cohort 11
Decebmer 2009

Ted Price
President and CEO, Insomniac Games

 


Michael Gallagher
 

Cohort 10
May 2009

Michael Gallagher
President, CEO, Entertainment Software Association

 


Ken Levine
 

Cohort 9
December 2008

Ken Levine
Creative Director, Co-Founder Irrational Games

 


Tom Hall
 

Cohort 8
July 2008

Tom Hall
Design Lead, Lolapps

Formerly KingsIsle Entertainment.


Mark Randel
 

Cohort 7
February 2008

Mark Randel
Founder, Principal Technologist, Terminal Reality

 


JJ Richards
 

Cohort 6
September 2007

JJ Richards
Founder, Spontaneous Quirk

Formerly General Manager, Xbox Live at Microsoft.


Randy Pitchford
 

Cohort 5
March 2007

Randy Pitchford
CEO, President, Gearbox Software

 


Richard Garriott
 

Cohort 4
June 2006

Richard Garriott
Founder, Portalarium

 


Jennell Jaquays
 

Cohort 3
December 2005

Jennell Jaquays
Game Designer

Formerly with Ensemble Studios.


Gabe Newell
 

Cohort 2
June 2005

Gabe Newell
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Valve Corporation

 


Warren Spector
 

Cohort 1
December 2004

Warren Spector
Founder, Junction Point Studios

2012 Game Developers Choice Awards recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.