Pat presented at the London Futurists Conference, "Agenda for the Future" in 2017, his topic "From Homo Economicus to Radical Animal" (video presentation, slides).
Pat has presented many 15-60 minute keynote speeches and presentations on creativity, innovation & the power and potential of play to a range of UK and international audiences. They include:-
2015 Milan: Ikea Contemporary, Milan Expo, "Five ways that play can save the world" (see here)
2013 Salford: Quays Culture Keynote on "Radical Animal - play, ecology, human nature" (see here)
2013 Dublin: International Conference on Early Childhood, "The Play Ethic and the Good Society" (see here)
2010 Washington: Summit Series, "On Creativity" (posts from event here)
2009 London: Keynote at The Economist's 'Opportunity in Adversity' Conference - A Play Ethic for turbulent times (Slides available here)
2009 London: Keynote at Media140 conference - on the relationship between old journalism and new media. (Video and slides available here).
2008 Brussels: Toy Industries of Europe Conference - 'Playing Our Part To Change Lives' (Powerpoint presentation available here)
2008 Aberystwyth: Digital Storytelling Conference - 'A Play Ethic for Digital Storytelling' (Powerpoint available here).
2008 Edinburgh: Scottish Arts Council Partnerships 2.0 conference - 'Performance 2.0: What's Plentiful, What's Scarce and What To Do Next!' (Powerpoint available here, video here)
2006 London: BBC Digital Futures conference - 'The Ambiguity of Play (Powerpoint available here)
2006 Glasgow: Dallas Lecture, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce - 'From Worker to Player' (lecture text available here)
2006 Perth (UK): Keynote speech at Childcare Conference, 'Playing a Bigger Role: Playwork, Childcare and the Well-being Agenda' (Powerpoint available here).
2001 Sydney: ISPA Annual Congress - 'Play Ethic' (lecture text available here)