PtG Article 20.12.2017

Revisit Play the Game 2017: On demand recordings, presentations and free-to-use photos

Three weeks ago, Play the Game’s tenth conference, Play the Game 2017, ended after four days of content-rich sessions, debates and activities. Much of what took place is now available online and can be re-lived through video, audio, slides or photos.

With around 450 participants, this year’s conference had a record participation and featured a wealth of sessions covering the most topical questions in world sport including the current anti-doping crisis, sustainable mega-events, sexual abuse, crime, and good governance in sport, and much more.

During the four days of conference, 26-30 November 2017, participants could hear from around 200 speakers in over 40 sessions with more than 200 presentations given during the more than 60 hours of conference programme. Most of the sessions can now be re-lived through video and audio recordings.

38 videos and 30 audio files are now available online, giving you an opportunity to catch up on the various discussions that took place during the conference days at Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven.

28 of the 40 sessions are available as video-on-demand on Play the Game’s You Tube channel, where you will also find six interviews with selected speakers at the conference.

If you prefer to recap the conference through audio, you can listen to audio recordings of 28 of the conference sessions. The recordings can be downloaded as a podcast on either iTunes or XML.

For a full overview of the recorded sessions, go to our on-demand page.

On the Presentations page, you can find conference slides and presentations made available by speakers.

Conference photos and articles

Conference photographer Thomas Søndergaard managed to be on site in 34 of the sessions and we welcome you to browse through his more than 300 photos on the Photos page on the conference website.

The photos offer an expressive view into many of the conference activities including sessions, social activities, networking situations and coffee breaks.

The conference photos can be used freely for editorial purposes if credited ‘Thomas Søndergaard / Play the Game’ and can be found in high resolution on our Flickr page.

A number of articles covering selected sessions and activities at the conference have been published on Play the Game’s website. Read articles and reports from Play the Game 2017.

Journalism students' coverage

Last, but definitely not least, Play the Game had teamed up with a group of journalism students from the Danish School of Media and Journalism who contributed to the conference coverage. The students ran their own independent newsroom during the conference and their work was published under the name ‘On the Game’.

The eight students produced an abundance of content mainly distributed through social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The ‘On the Game’ team also ran a website with numerous articles covering various aspects of the conference.

Dive in to the many posts by the ‘On the Game’ team that included Facebook live streams, info graphics, background articles and live reporting via Twitter.

Find Play the Game 2017 material here: