Past presentations

Talk at GAMEWORK Seminar 1 – February 20, 2017

GAMEWORK is a Nordic research initiative run by the University of Tampere, Umeå University, and the University of Bergen and focuses on research on game development cultures. As part of their inaugural seminar…

Keynote at Nationale Payrolling Congres – December 14, 2015

The Vereniging Payroll Ondernemingen (VPO) will have their national annual get together on December 14. I will do the closing keynote and talk about the potential for play in the business of payrolling….

Talk at European Ig Nobel Show – October 3, 2015

The Ig Nobel Show, prizes for “research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK” will come to Europe. Again. I’m very honored to make a brief appearance at the European Ig nobel prize…

Talk at Hack/Play festival – April 30, 2015

The Flemish-Dutch Culturehouse De Brakke Ground will organize a month of play-related cultural events, starting April 16. Part of this event is the two day mini-festival Hack/Play on meaningful play. The second night…

Talk at Platform Klantgericht Ondernemen – April 9, 2015

For the Platform voor Klantgericht Ondernemen (customer focused entrepreneurship), I will give a brief talk on gamification as part of the “Mastersessie Gamification: How to make it happen“. The talk will cover the…

Talk at HKU Hilversum – March 3, 2015

For the HKU I gave a talk on apps: “Een kritische kijk op de app economie”. During the talk I offered some insights into free-to-play games, Candy Crush Saga, why the Finnish game…

Talk at TU Eindhoven – September 24, 2014

Games like Call of Duty and America’s Army demonstrate how the game industry and (American) military institutions are deeply intertwined on both a technological and economical level. At TU Eindhoven’s Studium Generale I…

Hosting a panel at MIT’s Platform Strategy Summit

At MIT’s annual platform strategy event I will host a panel titled “Winning! Platform Strategies in the Digital Games Industry” on platform strategies in the game industry. With me are panelists Joost Rietveld…

Talk at Kinetic Futures – November 28, 2013

Out of Home (outdoor advertising) expert Kinetic will hold their annual “Interactivity event”. Speakers include Layar’s Raimo van der Klein, Harry Glotzbach and yours truly. I will talk about gamification, alternate reality games and…

Roundtable discussion at Beeld en Geluid on Retro Games

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 the Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid in Hilversum will host the Retro Game Experience. An event celebrating game history with game-themed movies, 50 arcade cabinets and a roundtable…

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