Programme Committee

The board of Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Sports Studies appoints a Programme Committee for each conference.

The committee has two main tasks:

  • to advise on themes and speakers for the conference
  • to evaluate the conference

The members of the 2017 Programme Committee are (in alphabetical order, last name)

  • Peter Barendse, Researcher, Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands, the Netherlands

  • Koen Breedveld, Director, Mulier Institute, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • Frank van Eekeren, PhD, Senior Consultant, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • Judit Farkas, Senior Advisor and Grant Researcher, Faculty of PE and Sport Sciences, Semmelweis University, Hungary

  • Christopher Gaffney, Freelance researcher, USA

  • Arnout Geeraert, PhD, KU Leuven/Play the Game, Belgium

  • Aleksandra Goldys, Principal researcher, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Grit Hartmann, Journalist, WDR/ARD, Germany

  • Arno Hermans, Founder, Sport eXperience, the Netherlands

  • Mogens Kirkeby, President, International Sport and Culture Association, Denmark

  • Emiel Krijt, ‎Senior Account manager Public Affairs, NOC/NSF, the Netherlands

  • Jesper Frigast Larsen, Legal Manager, Anti-Doping Danmark, Denmark

  • Mike McNamee, Professor of Applied Ethics, Swansea University, UK

  • Osasu Obayiuwana, freelance journalist, BBC World Football, Nigeria

  • Roger Pielke Jr., Professor, CU Boulder, USA

  • Andreas Selliaas, Journalist, Academic Researcher, Norway

  • Harry-Arne Solberg, Professor, NTNU Business School, Norway

  • Tine Rindum Teilmann, Board Member, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), and member of the IOC Women’s Commission, Denmark

  • Paulina Tomczyk, Policy Officer, EU Athletes, Poland

  • Steven Vos, Professor, ‎Professor at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

  • Jens Weinreich, Journalist and blogger,, Germany

  • René Wijlens, Manager, Sports and Technology Foundation, the Netherlands

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