Gamification & Technology for Learning | September 15-17 | New Orleans, LA

Welcome to the 2019 Conference for the Gamification of Learning

The ONLY conference exclusively for Gamification in corporate training, adult education and employee engagement.


A Gamification Conference That's Actually Gamified

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Headlined by the world’s leading gamification strategists, researchers, and solution providers...

#gamicon2k19 speakers and sessions

Monica Cornetti, MS EdE; Austin, TX


GamiCon Gamemaster


Monica is the Founder and CEO of Sententia Gamification, Founder and Chair of GamiCon and the author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning.

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Jonathan Peters, PhD; Austin, TX



Jonathan Peters, Ph.D. is Chief Motivational Officer at Sententia Gamification. An international professional keynote speaker, trainer, author, and copywriter, he believes that change is inevitable adaption is vital, but success is optional. He works with those who pursue the option of success with the gamification of learning.

John Meehan; Arlington, VA


EDrenaline Rush: Inside the Fully Gamified Classroom

John Meehan is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, and the author of EDrenaline Rush: Game-Changing Student Engagement Inspired by Amusement Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms. In March of 2019, he created the #EggDashChallenge - a classroom activity that became a viral video, racking up 75K+ views in less than one month’s time, and spawning hundreds of classroom videos in 40 US states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 8 countries. 

Meehan is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, VA’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. 

Bernardo Letayf; Mexico City, Mexico


Bernardo Letayf developed BLUErabbit as an app to apply gamification in any learning environment after 5 years of trying such task without it. Today it’s working its way towards 150,000 users and his experience as a teacher using gamification has proven its worth.

GamiCon has once again selected Bernardo Letayf and BLUErabbit as the Engagement App for #gamicon2k19.

Check out the amazing results we produced at GamiCon18.

E. Altug Yilmaz; Turkey


Gamification is Not One Solution for All -- Persona, Phases, Journeys and more…  

Altug is an Educational Technologist with more than 10 years experience. His focus is on game-based learning and gamification. He is the International Gamification Federation GamFed’s Turkey re-presenter and has given many International Keynote's. Altug lectures on gamification at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey and conducts gamification consultancy for companies in Turkey. 

Michiel van Eunen; Amsterdam


Experience Based Learning -- Content is NOT King!  

Michiel van Eunen is an expert on Game Based learning & Escape Room design. Drawing on experience in education, e-learning, theatre, retail, training, startups, event industry & game industry, Michiel is a Learning Experience Designer at Performance Solutions, serving clients worldwide with great gamified learning interventions, ranging from small Escape Rooms to higly immersive ARG's for thousands of workers. Michiel van Eunen is a Steering Committee Member of Gamfed, and international speaker.

Valary Oleinik; Lake Hiawatha, NJ


Small Lessons from the Big Easy 

Valary is one-part artist, one-part geek, and 100% committed to finding ways to help people develop and deliver more engaging and effective learning experiences. She is a project manager at Weil, a top-tier international law firm, where she has been involved in training and development of technical and professional skills, both in the classroom and online. She is a frequent speaker and educational consultant on gamification and creativity.


James Bishop; Hong Kong


The UN 2030 SDGs Game 

James is a learning experience designer from New Zealand, that has lived in Hong Kong for the last 20 years. From an early  age his brothers changed his name from James to ‘Games, so he realized he was destined to be involved in games and simulation design. With experience designing and delivering solutions for multinational companies all over the world, James also makes sure he supports local schools and regional Non-Profits as well. James is a Sententia Gamification Certified, Gamification Master Craftsman.  

Mary Hambleton; Medford, OR


Colorfully Connecting:  Practical Ways to Gamify for EVERYONE

Mary shares her wisdom from a wealth of real world experiences and practical knowledge. As a mother of five, Mary understands the importance of combining fun with learning and will always have you moving, laughing and sharing as you gain insights from her “down to earth” style. With over 20 years of experience and success in real estate, travel, hospitality and other key industries, her breadth of industry experience allows Mary to relate to almost any situation.  Mary is a Sententia Gamification Certified, Gamification Master Craftsman. 

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Rob Hambleton; Medford, OR


Colorfully Connecting:  Practical Ways to Gamify for EVERYONE

Rob’s quest to find his lifelong passion led him to discover what he was meant to do – teach others how to find the skills, knowledge and energy they need to realize their own purpose and how to live it every day. When people understand what makes them happy, they become more productive leaders and generate continuous success in the workplace. Rob’s extensive utilization of his finance and management degrees while working for companies like Ford, Kodak and Dell have helped him learn what it takes to succeed in the workplace – both from a business and a personal perspective. Now the owner of his own training and development company, Rob educates others on how to develop their own talents while participating effectively as a team member. Rob is a Sententia Gamification Certified, Gamification Master Craftsman. 

 Watch Rob's Session Trailer Here  

Miary Andriamiarisoa, MA, MS, Ed.D.; Riverside, CA


iBeacons Adventure:  Discovery Stations 

Dr. Andriamiarisoa is an innovative leader in the use of gamification aimed at creating engaging environments conducive to deep learning through the use of technology. With 20+ years of experience in the field of technology and learning, he has created technology-enabled gamified learning components powered by a range of low-tech and hi-tech solutions. His background in computer science and expertise in the field of education has given him the opportunity to leverage technology in order to create fun, engaging, and rich learning experiences. His greatest passion lies in the gamification of learning using both simple and advanced technologies.

Keith Lillico, M.Ed, MBA; Springfield, IL


What Makes a Great Narrative: The Brain Science Behind Increasing Retention with a Great Story 

Keith Lillico is part gamer, part instructional designer, and part brain science nerd. As an instructional designer at the Horace Mann Companies he has been heavily involved in the development of over 125 courses in the past two years. Keith has established himself as a pioneer thought the leader in the L&D industry by drawing on his formal education in instructional design and business to present unique approaches to learning theories and gamification. Keith is a recipient of the Association of Talent Development One to Watch Award and holds an M.Ed. in instructional design and MBA from Western Governors University. He is also a Sententia Gamification Certified, Gamification Master Craftsman

Guillermo Solano; Columbia



i-Tournament: ¿Can I play with my boss? 

An Electronic Engineer and Máster in Innovation and Knowledge Management from Complutense University inn Spain. Edgar has been a Marketing and Commercial Manager in Big Technology Firms such as Compaq and Hewlett Packard. He is the Founder and CEO of Innovation Center of Bogotá, In Colombia and founder of the Ibero-american Innovation Network. He is the author of the WakeUpBrain Book and Game. Solano has been developing game-based tools to accelerate the innovation processes and supporting innovation programs from Mexico to Egypt. He is a frequent speaker in marketing and business forums. 

Kerstin Obleprier; Australia


Level Up Your Professional Development 

Experience the Magic of GamiCon - Hear the case study of a gamified global initiative based on a collaboration that started at GamiCon18! 

Kerstin is Lead Gamification Designer for gamification firm PentaQuest and is earning her PhD in gamification. As a leading gamification academic and practitioner, Kerstin is pushing the boundaries of what is possible with gamification, building gamified solutions that are intuitive, highly effective, and engaging. Her recent clients include private businesses, government, not-for-profit organizations and schools, all seeking to engage their employees, learners and citizens through gamification. 

Kerstin recently presented in Hong Kong, Germany, the United States and Singapore about the power of gamification and the design process. She also spoke at TEDxCanberra last year about the future of gamification. 

Chuck Sigmund, MA AEdT; Seattle, WA


Level Up Your Professional Development 

Experience the Magic of GamiCon - Hear the case study of a gamified global initiative based on a collaboration that started at GamiCon18! 

Chuck Sigmund is a Senior Program Manager in the Amazon Leadership Institute. Chuck consistently shows a focus on creating innovative, engaging, and most importantly, effective learning. With a Master's Degree in Adult Education and Training, Chuck presents at numerous national and international conferences, including GamiCon in 2018 and the 2016 International Conference on e-Learning, where he chaired a session entitled Dungeons, Dragons, and Dice -  Using Storytelling and Gamification to Engage Learners. Chuck is a  Sententia Gamification Certified, Gamification Master Craftsman. 

Scott Provence, MA, MFA; Reno, NV


Barebones Storytelling:  How One Game Design Principle Can Boost Engagement and Save You Time 

Scott Provence uses story-based trainings to create engaging content for every level of learning. His print, instructor-led, and web-based curricula have been delivered across the U.S. and Canada. Some of his healthcare programs are required training for all treatment providers in California. Scott received an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, where he was a Nelson Bentley Fellow. His fiction has been published in over twenty literary journals nationwide and earned him a Pushcart Prize nomination. He lives with his wife in Nevada.

Juliette Denny; Windsor, Berkshire, UK


Discovery Stations:  Growth Engineering

Juliette Denny is the Ideologist in Chief at Growth Engineering, and her unwavering mission is to wage war on dull online learning! She is a pioneer and expert in applying gamification and social functionality to online learning. She believes that learning technology solutions should be built based on an understanding of how the brain works and she has an unrivaled passion for learner engagement.

John Chen; Seattle, WA


Mission Possible: Make Connections

John Chen is a Digital Team Building Expert. 

He is the CEO of Geoteaming specializing in corporate team building and leadership programs that use technology and adventure, and the Wiley author of "50 Digital Team Building Games”. John has completed over 1,110 team building events with over 100,000 clients.

Jimbo Clark; Taipei City, Taiwan


Thinking In & Out of the Box

About 10 years ago a client asked Jimbo if he could run a training on "Out of the box thinking" for a Fortune 500 leadership team.  
He decided to take the phrase literally, and put boxes on the leaders heads, and has been boxing (and unboxing) heads ever since. He believes that creativity is the key to living a life of purpose and success while experiencing less tension and stress, and that while it may not be possible to think out of the box all the time, we can certainly think in a better box to achieve better results.  

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