Speaking & Consulting

Gamification Companies

“Yu-kai’s Insights were instrumental in helping Lucky Diem supercharge our client La Quinta’s bookings per user by 206% and incremental revenue per user by $157 (132% Lift) against the control group. Being able to achieve a viral coefficient of 530%, I would recommend any business to work with Yu-kai and learn his Octalysis Framework.”

Andrew Landis, Founder & CEO of Lucky Diem


“So I would like to let Yu-Kai and all of you know that one of the companies that I work for has already been transformed thanks to the Strategy Dashboard. Our projects have a much better direction, we have found new ways to monitor the projects as well as monetize them. Our designers love it as it has helped them design more focused interfaces with direct links to the actions we want to encourage….the CEO is itching to get on the next course as well. So Thank you Yu-kai Chou You have truly helped me.” 

-Ryan Julyan, Former Workshop Attendee (South Africa)

Behavioral Consulting

Yu-kai’s consulting entity is called The Octalysis Group, with a team of talented experts around the world (US, Norway, Switzerland, Brazil, Taiwan, UK).

Check out The Octalysis Group for consulting needs here.

Octalysis Framework Licensing

Yu-kai Chou’s Octalysis Framework is a copyright/trademark protected IP and can be used for public, non-profit, and educational purposes. If you would like to use the Octalysis Framework commercially, please see our Octalysis Group Licensing Page. if you are interested in acquiring a license and grow your business through the Octalyiss Brand, send an e-mail to joris@octalysis.com

Speaking Engagements

Yu-kai Chou is one of the most known speakers in the space of gamification, behavioral design, Gameful UX, workplace engagement, and Gen Y motivation. He has been invited to do Keynote Speeches and workshops for organizations and events across the world.

Here is the convenient transparency on his current fees (not including traveling/lodging):

Keynote Speech for Public Conference: $15,000 (open to value-add service exchanges in lieu of full fees)
Private Full Day (8 Hour) Workshop: $8000 per day
Note: all prices above are reduced by half if delivered remotely/digitally.

Previous Speaker Engagements

  • British Legal Technology Forum: Keynote Speech in London, UK (Upcoming: 3/14/2017)
  • SxSW (South By Southwest) Conference: Keynote Speech in Austin, Texas (Upcoming: 03/10/2017)
  • Citizen Science Summit: Speech in Sønderborg, Denmark (11/28/2016 – 11/30/2016)
  • School of Business and Social Sciences -Aarhus University: Speech in Aarhus, Denmark (11/24/2016)
  • AIG Japan: Full Day Workshop in Tokyo, Japan (11/21/2016)
  • Promise Elearning Conference: Keynote Speech in Stockholm, Sweden (11/15/2016)
  • GateKeepers: speech in Singapore (11/12/2016)
  • Singapore Cybersports & Online Gaming Association: Speech in Singapore (11/11/2016)
  • Singapore Computer Society: 2 Day Workshop in Singapore (11/11/2016 – 11/14/2016)
  • Singapore Pools: Workshop in Singapore (11/10/2016)
  • M1 Telecom: Workshop in Singapore (11/09/2016)
  • World Lottery Summit: Keynote Speech in Singapore (11/09/2016)
  • LVL UP KL Conference: Keynote Speech at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (11/08/2016)
  • SEA Game Jam: Opening Speech at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (11/05/2016)
  • Taylors University: Full Day Education Workshop at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (11/03/2016)
  • Talent Intelligence: Full Day Corporate Workshop at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (11/01/2016)
  • Gamification World Congress: Keynote Speech at Madrid, Spain (10/26/2016)
  • Founders Network Summit: Speech at Napa Valley, California (10/20/2016)
  • Berkeley Channel: Speech at UC Berkeley, California (10/14/2016)
  • Code for Kingdom Hackathon: Speech in San Francisco, California (09/24/2016)
  • Entrepreneur Organization: Speech in Calgary, Canada (9/15/2016)
  • Fitpreneurs Mastermind: Full Day Workshop in Tokyo, Japan (08/20/2016)
  • Intel Harvest: Speech in Santa Clara, California (07/20/2016)
  • FIndShadow Retreat: Full Day Workshop in New York (07/14/2016)
  • Retail Executive Summit: Keynote Speaker in Laguna Beach, California (06/24/2016)
  • Boston Consulting Group Hackathon: Speech (06/10/2016)
  • The Interactive Media & Games Seminars: Speech in Stanford University (05/28/2016)
  • Sovereign Capital: Speech in Menlo Park, California (05/18/2016)
  • Q Denver: Keynote Speaker in Denver, Colorado (04/22/2016)
  • Christian Entrepreneur Association: Speaker at Burlingame, CA (4/15/2016)
  • MURTEC Conference: Keynote Speaker in Las Vegas, Nevada (03/16/2016)
  • SxSW Gamification 3.0: Panel Speaker in Austin, Texas (03/14/2016)
  • Google Talk: Expert Speaker in Mountain View, California (02/29/2016)
  • Draper University: Speaker in San Mateo, California (02/16/2016)
  • Hult International Business School: Expert Speech in London, United Kingdom (02/08/2016)
  • AKQA: Expert Speech in London, United Kingdom (02/08/2016)
  • NovaBase: 2-Day Onsite Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal (02/02/2016)
  • Legos Workshop: 3-Day Onsite Workshop Lecturer in Billund, Denmark (01/26/2016 – 01/28/2015)
  • TAITA Seminar: Speaker (01/21/2015)
  • Chilean Entrepreneur: Webinar Speech (12/05/2015)
  • Growth Marketing Congress: Keynote Speaker in San Francisco, California (12/04/2015)
  • ServiceRocket: Webinar (12/01/2015)
  • Brighton University: Guest Lecturer in Brighton, United Kingdom (11/19/2015)
  • World Gamification Congress: Keynote Speaker in Barcelona (11/10/2015)
  • Peabody Essex Museum: Expert Speech in Salem, Massachusetts (11/13/2015)
  • Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast: Main Speaker in Palo Alto, California(10/28/2015)
  • <analog>: Main Speaker in Los Gatos California (09/24/2015)
  • Samsung Workshop: Workshop Lecturer in Seoul, South Korea (09/18/2015)
  • Ericsson’s Global Learning Professionals Week: Keynote Speaker for Stockholm, Sweden (09/17/2015)
  • Smartcloud Show (South Korean Government): Keynote Speaker in Seoul, South Korea (09/17/2015)
  • Yahoo! Talk: Main Speaker in Sunnyvale, CA (07/15/2015)
  • AIG Japan Workshop: Workshop Lecturer in Tokyo, Japan (06/10/2015)
  • Computer Education Management Association (CEdMA) West Coast Conference: Keynote Speaker in Sunnyvale, CA (04/28/2015)
  • Gamemakers Art: Lecturer for Egio, Greece (4/23/2015)
  • Growth Hacking Summit: Speaker, San Francisco, CA (03/24/2015)
  • QCommons SF: Speaker, San Francisco, CA (2/26/2015)
  • Fidelity Center for Applied Technology Global Seminar: Keynote Speaker in Boston, USA (10/30/2014)
  • @Cloud: Speaker, Sunnyvale, CA (10/24/2014)
  • Game Industry Trends Conference 2014: Keynote Speaker in Warsaw, Poland (10/2/2014)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE) 2014 Annual Conference: Keynote Speaker in Prague, Czech Republic (09/16/2014)
  • Gamification and Mathematics Education Seminar: University of Adger, Kristiansand, Norway (09/22/2014)
  • GSummit Conference 2014: Speaker in San Francisco, CA (06/13/2014)
  • Bahrain International eGovernment Forum: Keynote in Manama, Bahrain (04/20/2014- (04/23/2014)
  • Startup Marketing Conference: Speaker in San Francisco, CA (03/27/2014)
  • Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) Conference: Keynote in Saratoga Springs, NY (03/21/2014)
  • South by Southwest (SxSW): Speaker in Austin, Texas (03/11/2014)
  • University of Agder: Speaker in Agder, Norway (02/22/2014)
  • Tedx – Lausanne: Speaker in Lausanne, Switzerland (02/12/2014)
  • Entrepreneurship Summit 2014: Keynote & Workshop in Bombay, India (2/1/2014- 2/2/2014)
  • Chief Human Resource Officer Conference: Keynote in Jacksonville, Florida (11/10/2013-11/12/2013)
  • Huawei Conference: Keynote in Shenzhen, China (10/26/2013)
  • Gamified India: Keynote & Workshop in Bangalore, India (10/4/2013)
  • Enterprise Gamification Conference: Panelist in New York, NY (09/24/2013-9/26/2013)
  • SES Conference: Speaker in San Francisco, CA (09/04/2013)
  • Austria Innovation Center: Panelist in Palo Alto, CA (09/11/2013)
  • London Gamifiers: Speaker in London, England (07/03/2013)
  • Enterprise Gamification Conference: Keynote in Copenhagen, Denmark (06/20/2013)
  • Fortune 500’s Chief Learning Officer Conference: Keynote in Atlanta, Georgia (06/19/2013)
  • Stanford Entrepreneurship Class: Guest Lecturer in Palo Alto, CA (06/03/2013)
  • Microsoft BizSpark: Interactive Speaker in Mountain View, CA (05/12/2013)
  • JumpLabs: Interactive Speaker Online (04/01/2013)
  • TheStartupAngel: Speaker in Los Angeles, CA (02/28/2013)
  • Scopely Enrichment: Speaker in Scopely Headquarters in Los Angeles 2/27/2013
  • Rocket Field Labs: Speaker in Orange County, CA (02/26/2013)
  • eBay Workshop, Speaker in San Jose (01/14/2013)
  • JW Tech Salon, Speaker in InnoSpring, Santa Clara(01/04/2013)
  • Venture Series 7 from CSPA, Panelist in Redwood City, CA (11/15/2012)
  • CINA.org Workshop: Speaker in Mountain View, CA (10/25/2012)
  • Spotlight – Social Engagement: Panelist in San Francisco, CA (05/23/2012)
  • European Women’s Professional Network: Interactive Speaker Online (11/14/2011)
  • SVC Wireless Annual Conference: Panelist in Computer History Museum (09/13/2011)
  • Panelist Speaker, Stanford University, Palo Alto (05/24/2011)
  • Guest Lecturer at Mission College, Santa Clara (04/04/2011)
  • Workshop for CINA.org (03/24/2011)
  • Stanford Personal Branding Class: Guest Lecturer in Palo Alto, CA (02/15/2011)
  • Google BayFuBai, Speech in Google, Mountain View (06/20/2010)
  • Draper Richards Conference, Speaker in Palo Alto, CA (05/13/2010)
  • Internet Marketing Conference: Speaker in Vancouver Canada (09/18/2009)
  • California Student Sustainability Coalition: Speaker in California (04/24/2009-04/26/2009)
  • And many more

17 thoughts on “Speaking & Consulting”

  1. I found it! Lifestyle Gamification is my North Star. I remember when I was in school, I was voted “Most likely to have a video game made of his life”. Now, I can begin to create the gamification of my life! So awesome Yu-kai!

  2. Started working to serve the Finnish and Scandinavian markets. You did a lot of public speaking, would be nice to have you speak in Finland one day!

  3. Hi Yu-Kai,

    I am working on a project for my company (Genpact – an outsourcing services major) and looking for companies/contractors in India who provide gamification services. Do you provide such services.. or any suggestions?


  4. hello i have a simple game similar to snakes and ladders that i am wanting to put on an existing app. I have a small budget and based in Melbourne Australia.  Can you recommend a company or contractor who may be able to assist me?

  5. JaydeepMoulik  Haha, sorry – as much as I want to help, this is not a page where I do custom consulting for commenters ;-P

  6. PeggySheehy  Hey Peggy! In case you’re still interested, Yu-kai has recently spoken at a couple education conferences and is planning to keynote at several more this year. I’ve listed them above. If you have any questions, please reach out!

  7. Hi All,
    Just wanted to undertstand the utility and method of Gamification in BPO.  How can it impact without impacting productive hours 🙂

  8. Great site and thanks for all the valuable information you present. My plan is to take the for now open position as Gamification Expert in the Norwegain marketplace. Wish me luck!

  9. Hahaha, I should definitely update on this.

    Well, the team that I led have done social media and gamification campaigns for brands like LG, Levi’s, Activision, Victoria’s Secret, NBC, and more, as well as many smaller companies. I’m also a regular speaker/lecturer on these topics at places like Stanford University, Google, and some other places.

    Hopefully that says more than my Twitter count ^_^

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