PICNIC ’09: Not Your Ordinary Picnic

PICNIC 2009Question: What do you get when you combine interesting speakers, special events, hands-on labs, two contests, networking opportunities, an Ignite event, and dinner? Answer: The PICNIC event in Amsterdam, which kicks off its fourth annual festival in just under three weeks!

Once again, ARGNet is proud to be a Network Sponsor of the event, which has been an annual must-see for those interested in the fields of cross-media, transmedia and social networking for the past three years. This year’s festival is the biggest yet, and it’s going to be a test of endurance for our man-on-the-scene Daniel van Gool, who will be at the conference again.

The line-up for the week is formidable and wonderful, starting with keynote speeches from such people as Peter Molyneaux (Lionhead Studios), Niklas Zennström (Skype) and Ed Ulbrich (Digital Domain). Of the other speakers and presenters, Daniel will be paying close attention to Alice Taylor (Channel4), Dan Hon (Six to Start), Kevin Slavin (Area/Code), Matt Adams (Blast Theory) and Kati London (Area/Code) as they convene for the panel “Games That People Play” on September 24th. Daniel may also want to check out some of the special events scheduled for the festival — “Reality Continuum” is a really cool and interesting title which sounds like it could be fun to take in. Or maybe he’ll make his way over to the PICNIC ’09 Labs for some hands-on experiences at the Augmented City Lab. Any way you slice it, PICNIC ’09 is going to be magical and unforgettable, and we know Daniel is already counting down the days until it starts.

Of course, some of you out there are probably thinking of attending PICNIC ’09, and if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, we’ve got great news for you. As sponsors of the event we have a special discount code for our readers, which we will tell you…. after the jump.

The fine folks organizing PICNIC ’09 have created a special promotional code that gives our readers a 15% discount valid for conference tickets. The promo code is Nargnet002 which you can use when purchasing tickets at www.picnicnetwork.org/tickets. So now that you have the code in hand, go! Register! Enjoy this awesome, fantastic event! Make your friends and co-workers envious of you!

(To all those jealous friends and co-workers that simply can’t make the trip, don’t get too bent out of shape: you can follow PICNIC ’09 on Twitter or keep track of the PICNIC ’09 trend with the official hashtag #PICNIC09. Our previous coverage of PICNIC ’06, ’07 and ’08 can be found here.)


  1. Michael Andersen

    September 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks for letting me know, Daniel. The link should be fixed now.

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