We believe in playfulness !

A community

of like minded people

Gather regularly

Around Europe

To play

Serious games

To share

Food & Drinks

And have

Fun together

Around a

Colorful Marketplace

What is #play14 ?

#play14 is an international gathering of like-minded people who share the common idea that playing is the best way to learn and understand !

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

For two and a half days, people with many different profiles and experiences are invited to share serious games & fun activities, experiences & tips, knowledge & insights, laughts & smiles. Everyone is welcome to join.

Join us in order to develop your facilitation skills, increase your ability to accompany change in your organization, foster your creativity and improve your capacity to innovate.

#play14 is an unconference, where all attendees are also contributors. All you need to do is show up, and you will be given the opportunity to propose some games, or play the games proposed by the others.

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Our manifesto

#play14 is and always will be

  • a place to share knowledge & practices more than a place to sell services & goods
  • open to all people or communities with an interest on learning with fun
  • focused on games & activities in the physical world more than in the virtual world
  • an unconference based on the Open Space Technology
  • non profit, which means that when we do make a profit on a given event, we reinvest everything into the next

Our code of conduct

  • Thy shall always be open minded and ready to listen and learn from others
  • Thy shall feel free to propose, experiment and explain what you have in mind
  • Thy shall not high-jack, sabotage or ruin the learning experience of other people
  • Thy shall mind your own timebox when facilitating a game so that other sessions can start on time
  • Thy shall behave appropriately and act as a decent human being
  • Thy shall be ready to get serious fun and good laughs, and should not be shy about that

To summarize : "Thy shall not be an a**hole".


What can you expect when attending an event ?

Games

Any real world activity used as a metaphor for learning, sharing and understanding. Because we want to focus on the face to face nature of play and we believe it to be most relevant in the context of this event, we will not use nor create any digital or video games during the event.

New ideas

Get new ideas for games and activities that you will be able to try out right away with your teams when you go back home. Play games that you already know and learn about variations, or discover completely new activities and learn how to facilitate them.

Conversations

You get to meet new interesting people from multiple backgrounds and with different experiences : serial gamers, learning-by-doing practitioners, games designers, facilitators, agile coaches, teachers, product or service designer, actors, improvisers, therapists, brainstormers, HR.

Experiments

It's a safe place where you can experiment new games or any idea that you have, with open minded people, who will be happy to provide feedback. You can come with an idea of something you want to teach, and find people to help you design a game that will reach your particular educational objective.


What will you learn ?

  • Facilitation 85%

  • Innovation 70%

  • Change Management 60%

  • Happiness 90%

What players say

I am proud of what #play14 has become. Players are happy to join our events and curious to learn new things. They go back home with tons of new ideas and games to try out with their teams. More than an event, we have created a community.

Cédric Pontet - Founder
Software architect | Agile coach
Agile Partner

Low tech is fun and impactful

Anonymous

Rudi Bringtown - Serial player
Customer Experience and Co-innovation specialist with 10+ years experience leading and working among international teams globally.
cx-first.com

Find answers to my problems

Anonymous

Matthew Murphy - Player
Agile Facilitator
Talan

Jérémy Rousset - Player
Consultant
Agile Partner

See the learning happening

Anonymous

Wonderful, fabulous, amazing, inspirational, Fun!

Anonymous

Adrien Muller - Serial player
Consultant
Agile Partner

Try it, try it, try it

Anonymous

Sergiy Nemchenko - Player
Scrum Master / Project Manager

I thought it was fantastic. Loads of really great sessions, learned TONS, great people. I'm not sure how it could be any better than it already is.

Anonymous

I think #play14 is a great event with an open and friendly atmosphere which invided participants to share games and experiences with each other. A big thanks to the facilitators for creating a playful space.

Anonymous

First agile event

Anonymous

Christian Baumann - Player
Head of Solution Architecture and Development
q-leap

Come to #play14

Anonymous

Eric Ferrot - Player
Agile Coach
Agile Partner

Energising, Inspiring, Networking, Serendipity, Playful

Anonymous

Florent Bennani - Player
Consultant
Agile Partner

I was surprised by the great atmosphere and at the same time the usefulness of the material. I was a bit sceptical coming in but I ended up recommending the 'conference' to lots of other people. Thank you for your effort!

Anonymous

Anne Gabrillagues - Player
Agile Coach & Product Owner
Ippon Technologies

Everybody is a star

Anonymous

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Our recent games / View more

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July 26, 2017

London is ready for its third edition

After meeting a great success in 2015 and 2016, London is ready to receive its third #play14

June 18, 2017

The power of playfulness at Play14 Madrid

When extraordinary people from different backgrounds come together only good things can happen.

April 07, 2017

10 playful confessions from co-founder of #play14, Cédric Pontet

That's the beauty of the unconference / open space format. There is no upfront agenda, no official speaker, no star or diva, simply open minded...