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The Gamification Conference for Learning and Development

Welcome to The 2018 Conference for the Gamification of Learning

The ONLY conference in 2018 exclusively for Gamification in corporate training, adult learning and employee engagement.


Defining Moments to Create Meaningful and Memorable Learning Experiences:  The goal of GamiCon18 was to bring together, a multi-disciplinary group of researchers, practitioners, and platform providers from all over the world to present and exchange break-through ideas exclusively for gamification in corporate training, adult learning and employee engagement. Focusing attention on the outstanding achievements in the field of gamification for learning, we promoted top-level research and applications of gamification which made our world-class discussions, presentations, and project throwdowns EPIC! 

Since GamiCon is the ONLY conference exclusively for gamification in corporate training and adult learning, anyone interested in creating engagement and productive outcomes with gamification, should not miss GamiCon19. 

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This is the Gamification Event of 2018 for business leaders, training directors, instructional designers, trainers, facilitators, project managers, and adult educators looking to learn more about effective gamification project delivery.

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Leading-Edge Speakers, Ideas, And Insights

Creating engagement and productive outcomes with gamification. From welcome receptions to integrated networking opportunities, we've scheduled time to allow your to engage with colleagues and solution prviders.

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

Monica Cornetti CEO Sententia Gamification GamiCon Game

Monica Cornetti, MS EdE; Austin, TX

GamiCon Gamemaster

Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015, 2016, and 2017; and was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium 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. She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, voted by Forbes Small Business as one of the top 5 programs for entrepreneurial education in the country. Watch Trailer

Marigo Raftopoulos CEO of Strategic Innovation Lab

Dr Marigo Raftopoulos; Melbourne, Australia

Dr Marigo Raftopoulos is a strategic business adviser specializing in innovation using games, gamification and experience design. She is the founder and CEO of Strategic Innovation Lab, and is also a adviser to several technology incubators and technology start-ups. She is also an advisor on the European Commission’s Advanced Digital Gaming and Gamification Program.

An Coppens Gamification Nation, Outstanding Gamification Agency Award 2017

An Coppens; London, United Kingdom

An Coppens is a leading expert in gamification for employee and learner engagement, with over 15 years experience in creating behaviour change through creative and innovative solutions. Her company Gamification Nation, won the Outstanding Gamification Agency Award in 2017 at Gamification Europe. Watch Trailer

Jonathan Peters PhD Chief Motivational Officer at Sententia Gamification

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.

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.

Dr. Philipp Busch Social Innovation Advisor for GIZ 
Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Dr. Philipp Busch; Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Dr. Philipp Busch works for GIZ since October 2014. He obtained a Masters’ degree in Economics and Geography at the University of Mainz, then continued studying to do his second Masters’ degree in Information Systems and Business Administration. In spring 2018 he finished his doctoral thesis about "Gameful Approaches in Development Cooperation", now teaches Gamification and Agile Methods at the University of Mainz. Philipp works at GIZ for the Social Innovation Team in Cairo to improve the situation for youths in the labor market in Egypt. Furthermore, Philipp is head of the GIZ component "Serious Games" to support the peace process in Yemen. Watch Trailer

Chuck Sigmund, MA AEdT; Seattle, WA

Chuck Sigmund leads the Amazon Alexa Global Knowledge Management Team. 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 the 2016 International Conference on e-Learning, where he chaired a session entitled Dungeons, Dragons, and Dice -  Using Storytelling and Gamification to Engage Learners.  Watch Trailer

Michiel van Eunen; Amsterdam

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 highly immersive ARG's for thousands of workers. Michiel is a Steering Committee Member of Gamfed, and international speaker. Watch Trailer

Jean Marrapodi

Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPLP; Providence, RI

Jean is a pioneering problem solver. In her current role as Senior Learning Architect at Illumina Interactive, she works with the creative team to design learner experiences to create custom elearning programs. Jean has led the award-winning eLearning team at New England College of Business, where she continues to teach in the graduate programs. In 2016, she was honored to be named a Guild Master by the eLearning Guild. With a PhD in Adult Education, a Masters Degree in Online Instructional Design and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, ATD’s highest credential... conference participants are sure to leave energized, with practical information and ideas they can leverage when they return to their job. 

Valary Oleinik; Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Valary Oleinik is one part artist and one part geek. She has an active inner child who still asks "why" one thousand times a day. She became a gamification advocate after spending years in the training sphere feeling that learners deserved better experiences. Valary has worked in both classroom and online environments, developing training for technical, creative, and professional skills. She now serves as a project manager and consultant, and is a frequent conference speaker. Watch Trailer

Roberto Alvarez, MBA; Madrid, Spain

Roberto Alvarez is an international speaker and advocate for the use of gamification in education. He works at IE Business School, ranked #1 by the Financial Times for its Global MBA, where he leads the Publication of interactive (gamified) learning experiences as well as relations with other institutions regarding those experiences. The Host of the Professor Game Podcast, Roberto interviews successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking to bring his audience ideas, insights and inspiration to make learning experiences meaningful. Watch Trailer

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

Keith Lillico is an instructional designer at the Horace Mann Companies where he has been heavily involved in the development of over 125 courses in the past two years. He draws from his formal education and experience in instructional design as well as business to create learning content that focuses on meeting the needs of the learner while aligning it with enterprise-wide business objectives. As the founder of Lillico Learning, Keith works with clients to build training that is accessible to all learners including those who have disabilities. Keith, a certified Gamification Master Craftsman, combines game-design elements and principles with progressive views on learning theories to enhance traditional instructional design within the industry. Watch Trailer

Jim Egan, PhD; Providence, RI

Jim Egan is Professor of English at Brown University. He’s interested in the ways we tell and read stories in the digital age, the pedagogical opportunities to which the online world has given birth, and everything having to do with the 1974-75 Golden State Warriors.  He was trained as a scholar of American literature before 1800, and he has published, among other works, Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century New England Writing (1999) and Oriental Shadows: The Presence of the East in Early American Literature (2011). Watch Trailer

Naomi Pariseault, MLIS and MA; Providence, RI

Naomi Pariseault is an instructional designer for the School of Professional Studies at Brown University. As with many other instructional designers, it was a fortunate happenstance that Naomi stumbled into the field and has been happily inspiring student learning since 2011. She loves to experiment with new design approaches. Growing up Naomi loved playing classic video games and could be found playing Atari Asteroids with her dad or Super Mario 64 and Kirby with cousin. Naomi has earned both the Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications from Sententia Gamification. Watch Trailer

Hadiya Nuriddin, M.Ed., M.A., CPLP; Chicago, IL

Hadiya Nuriddin has two decades of experience in instructional design and elearning development. After years in corporate learning, she founded her consulting firm, Focus Learning Solutions. She’s worked with a wide array of companies on a variety of topics, ranging from preventing international identity theft to beer brewing and bottling. Hadiya is the author of the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect and uses her knowledge of storytelling and writing to teach instructional designers how to create compelling characters for scenarios and games. 

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

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. Watch Trailer

Ahmed Hossam; Egypt

Ahmed Hossam is The International Gamification Confederation (Gamfed) Ambassador in Egypt, he is a Keynote speaker, Consultant, Designer and Facilitator on Gamification. He is Currently the president of Gamification Egypt and the Founder of Gampact, the MENA region’s leading gamification consultancy. As global recognised specialists in gamification, Ahmed uses game design thinking and human behavioural psychology in order to change behaviour & create a business impact. 

Gustavo Tondello, MS; Waterloo, Canada

Gustavo Tondello is the co-founder and gamification specialist of MotiviUX, research leader at GamFed, and a PhD candidate and sessional lecturer at the University of Waterloo, Canada. With 10 years of experience in software engineering and business analysis, he is currently researching how to design and personalize gameful systems and learning experiences. He has published scientific articles on gamification and writes a popular blog on techniques for making everyday interactions more motivating. Gustavo uses gameful design methods to create participatory learning experiences, which help students practice what they are learning to further develop their skills in engaging ways.

From the opening party to the closing Keynote, experience Hours of Hands-on Gamified action!

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