Andy Sacher has been visioning the future for over 30 years. In the early 1990s he was employed at Walt Disney Imagineering as a Concept Architect and Exhibit Designer. There he conceived and developed master plans, theme park attractions and guest experiences for Disney’s Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and California Adventure. Design and production credits that followed include educational exhibits for Port Discovery – Baltimore Children’s Museum and themed entertainment centers for Steven Spielberg’s GameWorks franchise. Andy has produced and art directed numerous trans-media projects including interactive content, websites, behind the scenes content for Idealab, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, and FOX Home Video. He also conceived and produced educational games for California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Andy continues to consult with museums, cultural organizations and educational institutions to develop innovative public venues and educational interactive experiences that enrich peoples lives and advance social change. Go to www.linkedin.com/in/sachercreative for more information.
Responding to Proposition 8 in 2008, Andy mentored and collaborated with the LGBT activist organization Roots of Equality, which designed, produced, and installed an award-winning exhibit on LA’s untold LGBTQIA+ History. Andy will present a collection of highlights from this project to inform and inspire the game design community.