Meggan Scavio brings her experience in conference organization, technology and video games to her position of President at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Scavio was appointed to the position in August 2017 and will serve as the representative of the 35,000+ Academy members. As the AIAS President, Scavio promotes, advances and recognizes the outstanding achievements in the interactive entertainment industry worldwide. She oversees the AIAS’ many initiatives benefiting the video games industry: the D.I.C.E. Summit – the industry’s premier gathering of creative and business leaders, the AIAS member voted D.I.C.E. Awards show, the European-centric D.I.C.E. Europe conference and the AIAS Foundation.
Scavio spent 18 years at UBM, where she most recently held the position of General Manager of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) for eight years. During her tenure as General Manager at GDC, she was responsible for overseeing all of GDC’s domestic and international conferences, including: GDC Europe, GDC China, GDC Online, & VRDC. Scavio started off her career at UBM as an Operations Manager when GDC was held at the San Jose Convention Center.
Scavio was a 20+ year resident of San Francisco before relocating to Los Angeles where she currently resides. She has a great appreciation for burritos, lives near two Mexican restaurants and enjoys the ability to walk everywhere. She plans on proving all the naysayers wrong about living without a car in Southern California.