Concordia University is developing a digital strategy and is bringing a diverse group of thought leaders to the university as part of the Concordia President’s Speaker Series on Digital Futures.
This speaker series will help to spark conversations and reflections in an effort to develop a shared vision for Concordia’s digital futures.
On December 2, 2019, Olivier Palmieri, director of L’Atelier XR at Ubisoft Montreal shared his insights on the topic of gaming and initiatives in digital education. An expert in gameplay, game design and level design, and virtual reality, Palmieri has provided training programs in game design methods and levels for more than 600 Ubisoft designers.
This event was free and open to the public. It was live-streamed at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre’s Salon O’Brien Family room (RF-120). After the talk, attendees were able to take part in the question and answer session remotely and in real time.
Palmieri has worked on various AAA projects, including The Rayman series, Ghost Recon, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry. He is the creator of Eagle Flight, the first virtual reality game published by Ubisoft and winner of the D.I.C.E. Award for Technical Achievement in Immersive Reality in 2017.
He has been working in the video game industry since 1998 as a creative director, game director, level design director and international designer trainer. His goal is to harness the power of virtual reality to create fun, intuitive and immersive experiences.