19-23/11/16: How much are our representations of knowledge influenced by our languages?. 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (ECAW), Bologna, Italy 2016:

27/10/16: History and impact of research on the emergence of language. Sony CSL Science Festival/La science autrement, Paris, France 2016:

25-26/01/16:  Robotic models for symbolic gesture and its origins. Workshop on the Origins of Language, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO), Germany 2016:

15/01/16: Progress in Studying Language Origins. KLI Colloquia, KLI Institute, Berlin, Germany 2016:

02-04/12/15: How do you make MOOCs smarter? Use Artificial Intelligence! OEB Conference, Berlin, Germany 2015:

24/11/15: Artificial Intelligence for War or Peace? Human+ The future of our species. Exhibition, ICREA-CCCB, 24 Nov 2015, Barcelona, Spain:

08-09/11/15: Breaking the walls to mind machines. Falling Walls Festival, Berlin, Germany. Discussion panel member at Demis Hassabis’s talk:

06-08/11/15: Self-Regulating Mental Development. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) Conference, Lyon, France 2015:

16-17/10/15: CS360, Conceptual Spaces, Berlin, Germany 2015:

25-27/09/15: Usage Based Grammar Learning as Insight Problem Solving. EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science. Torino, Italy 2015:

17-19/09/15: Some recent experiments in the emergence of recursive phrase structure.Workshop on Language Dynamics, Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia, Italy 2015:

14/09/15: Creativity and Problem Solving. Kreyon Day Workshop, Rome, Italy 2015:

30/06-01/07/15: Künstliche Intelligenz, Digitalisierung und Industrie 4.0. IMP Strategy Days, Innsbrück, Austria 2015:

20-24/07/15: How to play the Syntax Game. EU Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (ECAL), York, UK 2015:

05-11/07/15: Putting Evolution into Semantics. 11th Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW) Bertinoro, Italy 2015:

25-31/07/15: Co-Acquisition of Spatial Language Syntax and Semantics. 24th International Join Conference in AI (IJCAI), Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015:

04-05/02/15: Hoe Het Allemaal Begon. Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 25) Conference, Antwerp, Belgium 2015:

01/05/15: How can robots invent their own language? KI 2015, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany 2015:

05/12/14: Round Table: Can intelligence exist without a body? Casparo: A tragicomic opera (Steels, L. and Vilarroya, O.). Iers College, Leuven, Belgium

09/11/2013: Breaking the wall to living robots. How Artificial Intelligence Research Tries to Build Intelligent Autonomous Systems. Falling Walls Conference, Berlin, Germany:

26/11/13: Walls and Bridges Festival Villa-Gillet. Transatlantic Insights. Debates, readings, performances, Saint-Etienne, France:

11/10/13: Workshop on "L'Eta de le Parole" (language processing). Internet Festival, Pisa, Italy:

22/11/11: The Robot Culture. Ted-X Talk, Brussels, Belgium:

04-04/10/11: Why we need evolutionary semantics. KI 2011: AAI 34th Annual German Conference on AI, Berlin, Germany 2011:

22/05/11: What simulations of language evolution can tell us about human cognition. École Normal Superieur, Paris, France. 

24/04/11: Experimental semiotics with robots. Yashiva University, New York, USA 

27/09-02/10/09: The Grounded Color Naming Game. 18th IEEE Intern Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Toyama International Conference Center, Japan 2009: