Speakers

Play the Game conferences always present a long line of expert speakers from various areas of world sport. On this page you will find a list of speakers for Play the Game 2017.

N.B. The list will be updated regularly.

Speakers who have confirmed their invitation and/or have had their abstract accepted and session chairpersons at Play the Game 2017 (in alphabetical order):

 

  • Akaash Maharaj, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), Canada

  • Alberto Carrio Sampedro, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

  • Alessandro Moretti, University of Greenwich, UK

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

  • Alex Duff, Journalist, freelance, the Netherlands

  • Alex Lim, Secretary General, International eSports Federation (IeSF), Korea

  • Andreas Selliaas, Journalist, Academic Researcher, Norway

  • Andrew Spalding, School of Law, University of Richmond, USA

  • Andy Brown, The Sports Integrity Initiative, UK

  • Antoine Duval, Senior researcher, Asser International Sports Law Centre, T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Netherlands

  • Aparna Mishra, Canada

  • Arno Hermans, Founder, Sport eXperience, the Netherlands

  • Arnoud Strijbis, CEO, Dutch Archery Association, the Netherlands

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

  • Benjamin Bendrich, Social Studies, Sports Science, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

  • Benjamin Cohen, Director, European Regional Office and International Federations Relations, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Switzerland

  • Berit Skirstad, Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

  • Bettina Rulofs, Institute of Sociology & Gender Studies, German Sport University, Germany

  • Bradley Ridpath, Department of Sport Management, College of Business, Ohio University, USA

  • Brendan Schwab, World Players Association, UNI Global Union, Switzerland

  • Carlos Villegas, School of Education, La Salle University, Colombia

  • Christian Mueller, Sportss management, Hochschule Fresenius Köln, Germany

  • Christopher Gaffney, Independent Scholar, USA

  • Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), UK

  • Daniel Westmattelmann, Center for Management, University of Münster, Germany

  • David Müller, Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Austria GmbH, Austria

  • David Howman, Chairperson, IAAF Athletics Integrity Unit, former Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), New Zealand

  • Declan Hill, PhD, author, freelance, Canada

  • Denis Mowbray, New Zealand

  • Dennis Pauschinger, Chair of Political Geography, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  • Dolf Segaar, the Netherlands

  • Eloy Viera Cañive, El Toque and Play Off magazine, Cuba

  • Els De Waegeneer, Ghent University, Belgium

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

  • Eric Dimzon, Bandera, the Philippines

  • Florian Petrică, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies, Bucharest University, Romania

  • Francesco Ricci Bitti, President, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Italy

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

  • Geoff Schoenberg, Centre for Sport Research, Australia

  • Gerhard Treutlein, University of education, Germany

  • Gijsbert Oonk, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Grzegorz Lagowski, Poland

  • Grit Hartmann, Freelance journalist, Germany

  • Hajo Seppelt, Freelance journalist, ARD/WRD, Germany

  • Harmen Bijsterbosch, InnoSportLab Sport & Beweeg!, the Netherlands

  • Hans-Joachim Eckert, Lawyer, former chair of the adjucidatory body of FIFA’s ethics committee, Germany

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

  • Ian Smith, Integrity Commissioner, Esports Integrity Coalition, UK

  • Igor Kováč, Department of Education, Documentation and Information Services, National Sport Center, Slovakia

  • Ivo van Hilvoorde, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterda and Lecturer at the School of Human Movement & Sport, Windesheim, Zwolle, The Netherlands

  • Jacco Sterkenburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Jakob Færch, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark

  • James Corbett, Journalist, freelance, UK

  • James M. Dorsey, Academic, journalist, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies / Institute of Fan Culture / The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, Singapore/ Germany/Morocco

  • James Fairbank, Head of Brand, Rapha Racing Ltd., UK

  • Jean-Yves Lourguilloux, Deputy Financial Prosecutor, French National Finances Prosecution Office, France

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

  • Joe Harris, The Outer Line, USA

  • Johann Skocek, Austria

  • Jonny Coleman, Various, NOlympics LA, USA

  • Jose Luis Pérez Triviño, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain

  • Joseph de Pencier, CEO, iNADO, Germany

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

  • Jules Boykoff, Professor & Department Chair, Pacific University Oregon, US

  • Jürgen Mittag, Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies, German Sport University, Germany

  • Karen Perry, Canada

  • Kirsten Sparre, Danish School of Media and Journalism & Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Kole Gjeloshaj, Scientific collaborator, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Lars Andersson, Journalist, Tekstwerk, Sport Executive, Denmark

  • Lars Houbak, IT department - consultants unit, DGI - national Danish Sport for all Organisation, Denmark

  • Lars Mortsiefer, Member of the Executive Board, Chief Legal Officer, National Anti Doping Agency, Germany

  • Laura Robinson, Journalist, Human race, Canada

  • Louis Moustakas, Institute for European Sport Development and Leisure Studies, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

  • Louise Bezerra, Executive director, Atletas pelo Brasil, Brazil

  • Madison Steenson, Canada

  • Marc Taylor, Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (Sheffield), School of Law and Politics (Cardiff), Sheffield Hallam University and Cardiff University, UK

  • Marianne Dortants, Governance and Organizational science, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • Marius Sprenger, University of Münster, Germany

  • Marjan Olfers, Professor of sports law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Marko Begović, PhD student, German Sport University, Serbia and Montenegro

  • Markus Seyfried, German Politics and Government, University of Potsdam, Germany

  • Matthias Fett, Chair of Constitutional Economics, Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Germany

  • Michael Carcaise, Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists, USA

  • Michael Wulzinger, Reporter, Der Speigel, Germany

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

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

  • Murali Krishnan, International Broadcaster, India

  • Nikolaos Theodorou, Sport Integrity Officer, KEA Fair Play Code Hella - Sport Integrity & Transparency, Greece

  • Nils Zurawski, Social Science, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Olivier de Hon, Anti-Doping Authority Netherlands, the Netherlands

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

  • Owen Evans, University of Brighton, UK

  • Pâquerette Girard Zappelli, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, International Olympic Committee, Switzerland

  • Paulina Tomczyk, Policy Officer, EU Athletes, Poland

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

  • Poul Broberg, Director of sports policy, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), Denmark

  • Raí Oliveira, Chair, Atletas pelo Brasil (Athletes for Brazil), Brazil

  • Rafael Buschmann, Reporter Sport, Der Spiegel, Germany

  • Raymond Kerckhoffs, Sports Reporter, De Telegraaf (NL) and President, Association of International Journalists in Cycling (AIJC), the Netherlands

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

  • Richard H. Mclaren, Lawyer and CAS arbitrator, Canada

  • Richard W. Pound, Member, Doyen, International Olympic Committee, Canada

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

  • Ryan Gauthier, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

  • Sada Reed, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, USA

  • Scott Jedlicka, Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, and EducationalCounseling Psychology, Washington State University, USA

  • Sergey Yurlov, Russia

  • Simon Licen, Sport Management program, Washington State University, USA

  • Spencer Harris, College of Business, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA

  • Stefan Löffler, Austria

  • Steve Maxwell, Co-founder, The Outer Line, US

  • Steve Menary, freelance journalist, World Soccer magazine and BBC World Football, UK

  • Steve Raven, School of Marketing & Management, University of Coventry, UK

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

  • Tariq Panja, Journalist, Bloomberg, Brazil

  • Thomas Horky, Sports Communication, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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

  • Tony Dobbins, Bangor University, UK

  • Travis T. Tygart, Chief Executive Officer, USADA, US

  • Vassilis Barkoukis, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

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