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The annual Play Seminar takes place in October 1st 2014 in Copenhagen. The headline is Coming of Age.  Read more about the seminar here.

The programme:

9.00: Registration and coffee
9.30: Welcome - by the organizers: Ene Katrine Rasmussen, Simon Løvind, and Kristine Ploug
9.30: Ene Katrine RasmussenCreative Europe Game Support
9:35: Simon Løvind: The Danish Game Support Scheme
9:40: Introduction to the day – by the organizers
10:10: Inga von Staden: Coming of Age
11:00: Jonas Heide Smith: Everybody plays, no-one cares: The strange cultural evolution of video games in Denmark

11:30: Coffee break

12:00: Matt Costello: 
Creating Gameworlds now and then: Inside the Art of Gameplay, Interaction and Story

12:50: Lunch and coffee

13:30: Jesper Krogh Kristiansen: 
From Mt. Etna to the Rainforest - The Danish Games Industry 2000-2014
14:00: Jesper Juul: In the gutter, looking at the stars?

14:30: Coffee and cake

15:00: Nick Fortugno: 
The New Official Face of Serious Games  
15:50: Microtalks: PlayXX 
‘Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown ... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story …’ (Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood)
For many years, this quote has been a part of the intro to the Danish radio programme Harddisken. Now Play X has picked up the baton. A number of prominent speakers have been asked to go 10 years into the future and spend five minutes looking back at the years that passed – from 2014 to 2024. Naturally, we have asked Harddisken’s Anders Høeg Nissen to start. The other speakers are Director of the National Film School of Denmark, Vinca Wiedemann, Head of Production & Development at the Danish Film Institute, Claus Ladegaard, CEO of Lohika Games, Henrike Lode, Journalist and critic, Søren Staal Balslev, and CEO of IO Interactive, Hannes Seifert.
16:40: Refreshments in the Lobby

‘Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. ...
— Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood

How to participate in Play X
Participation is free. The seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis and a limited number of 150 participants.

Where: Bio Carl, The Cinemateque, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen K
When: October 1st 2014, 9:00-16:40
Organisers: Play X is organised by Creative Europe Desk Denmark, DADIU and the Danish Film Institute. Contact: Maiken Høj: maikenh@dfi.dk 
Interactive Denmark is sponsoring.

Read more about the seminar here.
Read more about the speakers here.

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