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An Coppens is a leading expert in gamification for learner and employee engagement, with over 15 years experience in creating behaviour change through creative and innovative solutions. Her company Gamification Nation, won the Outstanding Gamification Agency Award in 2017 at Gamification Europe and the Excellence in No-Tech Gamification Design in 2018 at GamiCon 18. In 2018 she was listed in the elite of e-learning professionals.

She is an award-winning Speaker, L&D professional, business and executive coach and author. Her speaking style is interactive and engaging.

In her career today she has worked with global brands in media, finance, education and FMCG markets, she has advised 100’s of business owners and inspired 1000’s of individuals to level up their game.

She is an avid blogger on the topic of gamification and has been listed as the top gamification blog in 2017 by Feedspot and listed in the top 10 UK digital and technology bloggers in the UK Blog Awards of 2016 and 2015.

With Gamification Nation, An offers bespoke gamification design services and a mastermind community for learning and employee engagement, all of which are aimed at producing business results for clients in areas such as employee engagement, learner engagement and customer engagement. She was ranked in the top 100 Innovation and gamification experts in 2012 and since 2015 stayed in the top 10 of gamification gurus worldwide. In February 2016, she was given the HR visionary award at the WHRD congress in Mumbai and in 2018 she reached elite standard in the global e-learning community. She has been asked to speak at conferences and was commissioned to write about “Gamification in business” for Bookboon.com and previously “How to attract IT talent” for Packt Publishing. Her most recent book “Tapping into the crowd – building competitive advantage from the inside out” is now available from Amazon.












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Speaking schedule

November 2018 – Gamification Summit, Istanbul Turkey

November 2018 – Gamification Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

December 2018 – 13th International Conference in Testing Methodologies and Technologies in Beijing, ChinaP

October 2018 – GamificationCon, Chicago, USA

October 2018 – HR core Academy 2018

October 2018 – HR Inside summit, Vienna, Austria

October 2018 – Instructional designers in offices drinking coffee Podcast Join us for the conversation about gamification and creating better learning experiences

May 2018 – Gamification in corporate learning, Ryerson, Toronto, Canada

April 2018 – Keynote on Gamification in HR for the Annual meeting of International Financial Institutions Heads of HR, Barbados

March 2018 – Gamification in HR experience, Arctic Shores, London

March 2018 – Hartford Insurtechhub Hackathon, Hartford, CT, USA

March 2018 – Grasping the art of gamification for HR purposes, GLC Europe, Vienna, Austria

February 2018 – All the world is a game on Qube, Inspiration Thursday, online in a Qube room

January 2018 – Gamification and the Sharing Economy, London, UK

December 2017 – Learning TV Now, UK

November 2017 – Gamification-Europe, Brighton, UK

October 2017 – EnGaging final conference, Zadar, Croatia

September 2017 – Gamifyus Conference, Stockholm, Sweden

September 2017 – Gamification MasterClass: Grasping the art of gamification for HR purposes, Vienna, Austria

August 2017 – Designing learning experiences with gamification, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

August 2017 – Talent Ecosystem Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

August 2017 – Game Thinking Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

July 2017 – Guest speaker on TLD Chat, online event via Crowdcast

June 2017 – Global HR Innovation and Strategies Conference, Barcelona, Spain

June 2017 – 7th HR Minds Employee Engagement forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 2017 – Webinar on learner engagement for Gameffective

March 2017 – Webinar on Employee Engagement for Gameffective

March 2017 – SXSW, Austin,Texas, USA – panel session: Rethink the pink in gamification design

February 2017 – Learning Technologies, London, UK – come visit us at stand S16

February 2017 – Employee Engagement & motivation with gamification and behavioural design, for Talent Intelligence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (book your place on the link)

November/December 2016 – Educa, Berlin, Germany

November 2016 – World of Health IT, Barcelona, Spain

October 2016 – Gamification World Congress, Madrid, Spain

October 2016 – Gamification in HR, Singapore

September 2016 – 100+ Club Peter Thomson, Birmingham, UK

September 2016 – Kramfors Community School, Kramfors, Sweden

June 2016 – Corporate Universities and Academies Summit, Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 2016 – Savage Marketing Tech in Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 2016 – Gamification in HR in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

February 2016 – Smart simplicity– HR summit in Istanbul

February 2016: World HRD Congress, Mumbai, India

January 2016: BETTS, London

November 2015 – Gamification World Congress in Barcelona

October 2015 – HR Tech World in Paris

September 2015 – Employee Engagement workshop – Landscape in London

May 2015 – World Gamification Meetup Scandinavia in Stockholm

April 2015 – Gamification in HR in Vienna

April 2015 – Gamifiers Meetup in London

March 2015 – ITOL Future of Work in Bucharest

March 2015 – Digital Futures – Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels – Belgium

December 2014 – Gamification Round Table by Games for Business

November 2014 –  Elearning 2020: Stay ahead of the Game!

November 2014 – The Future of Work in London

October 2014 – Gamification in Sales & Marketing at 10th Sales & Marketing in Pharma conference in Amsterdam

October 2014 – Gamification in HR at HR Change & Transformation in London

July 2014 – Gamification Talk Radio: Gamification to engage women online

July 2014 – Gamification to engage app users for BrightTalk online

May 2014 – Gamification World Congress in Barcelona – check out our blog of the event

May 2014 – Gamification in HR Summit in Paris – check out our blog of the event

February 2014 – moderator of online web summit Get it Gamified from BrightTalk