RECON Global 20 Archive

In 2020, RECON was held virtually. We assembled a wonderful collection of speakers from around the world.


Speakers: The Leadership Team from The Escape Game

Company: The Escape Game

2020: The State of the Escape Room Industry

Speakers: Lisa and David Spira

Company: Room Escape Artist

An Interview with The Enigmatist: Blending Puzzles & Magic

Speaker: David Kwong – The Enigmatist

Host: David Spira

Owning an Escape Room in 2020


  • Lisa Spira of Room Escape Artist (moderator)
  • Amy Philip of Escape Games PDX, Portland, OR
  • Anne Lukeman of CU Adventures, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Bogdan Dascalescu of Puzzle Punks, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Gijs Geers of DarkPark, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • Megan Mouton of Clue Carré, New Orleans, LA
  • Seth Wolfson of Hourglass Escapes, Seattle, WA
  • Summer Herrick of Locurio, Seattle, WA

Adapting Your Escape Room Business to New Mediums

Speakers: Charlie Bond & James Hamer-Morton

Company: Deadlocked Escape Rooms

Blogger Bonanza: A Fast-paced Blogger Panel


  • Ken Ferguson of The Logic Escapes Me, UK (moderator)
  • Cici Cao & Brandon Chow of ESCAPETHEROOMers, USA
  • Randy Hum of Escape Rumors, USA
  • Sebastian Miska of Escape Maniac, Germany
  • Stefan Bauer & Alex Osorio of Two Bears Life, Austria
  • Toby Powell of EscapeTheReview, UK
  • Victor Espriu & Maria José Navarro of El Quinto Elemento, Spain

Make It Work: Leveling up your escape room tech

Speaker: Jason Richard

Company: Steal and Escape

Make It Immersive: Turning Walls Into Worlds

Speakers: Haley E. R. Cooper & J. Cameron Cooper

Company: Strange Bird Immersive

Video Game Roots: The talk you want to attend even if you're not a gamer

Speakers: Kim Belair, Ari MacGillivray, David Bedard

Company: Sweet Baby Inc

Host: David Spira

Characters in Escape Rooms

Speaker: Manda Whitney

Company: Room Escape Divas

Escape the Cliché: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Design Creatively

Speakers: Bizzaro, Krystal, & Greg

Company: Test Subjects

Player Q&A: A Conversation with the Western World's Most Experienced Escape Room Player

Speakers: Sera Dodd & David Middleton

Company: ERIC & Bewilder Box

Escape the Building: Lessons From Outdoor Escape Game Creators

Speakers: Emma Rochon & Fred Preddy

Company: Improbable Escapes & Escape Maze

Guardians of Fun & Property: a conservation between two veteran gamemasters

Speakers: Hillary Manning & Aaron Gold

Set Design on a Budget

Speakers: Mike Preddy

Company: Escape Maze