Tercek raises fresh questions, insights and possibilities

Every business leader, thinker, doer or spectator should be deeply concerned by the fresh questions, insights and possibilities raised in Rob Tercek's book, Vaporized.

Paul Zilk




Robert Tercek is a passionate advocate for education and knowledge-sharing, particularly in the fields of fine arts and digital media. He has a long track record as an educator, beginning as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Germany, then as an instructor and lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television and other universities.

Currently, Robert serves as a special strategic advisor to the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and to the Johnny Carson Foundation. He supports the founding director of the Center, as well as the Board of Directors of the foundation on long-term planning and strategic initiatives, and he collaborates with professors on certain creative emerging media projects. He also participates as an occasional guest lecturer.



In 1997, Tercek taught the first interactive media course at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television. He continued to teach at USC film school for the next nine years, including in the graduate program as a lecturer in the Peter Stark producer program. Tercek has also been a guest lecturer at several universities and colleges around the world, including Adelaide University, the University of Dundee, University of California at Los Angeles, California State University.

He has also developed curriculum and served as event chairman for many industry-specific conferences and events.

From 2016 to 2019 he was the founding Creative Director for Hybrid World Adelaide, a weeklong art and technology festival and conference in Adelaide, South Australia.

From 2012 to 2015 Tercek was the founding chairman of the MIP Cube conference for Reed MIDEM as part of the MIP TV market in Cannes, France.

From 2015 to 2018 he organized and chaired numerous events for the GS1 US industry standards body on the topic of digitizing the global supply chain.

From 2001 to 2008 he was the founding Chairman of the Game Developer Conference’s Mobile Game Symposium, which was first and largest gathering of mobile game developers in the world.

Tercek provided similar services for many other industry-specific conferences in the fields of online gaming, lotteries and casinos, mobile telecommunications, mobile apps, Internet of Things, and many more.

He has also participated as a mentor in accelerator programs around the world, from Melbourne to Tokyo to Helsinki at X:Media Lab in various international cities, and at Founder’s Institute and Startup Grind in Los Angeles.

In 1985, Tercek was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship. As a Fulbright Scholar, he taught English language and literature at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, and also at the integrierte Gesamtschule (IGS) in Friedrichsort near Kiel. He graduated from Williams College in 1985.

What they say about Robert



The label 'creative' has become so commonplace that it's lost its impact, but Robert is the real deal: his spark electrified every project at MTV. There were awards & accolades, but for me, the greatest accomplishment is how his work redefined the way TV was presented in Asia and opened the eyes of an Asian generation of 3 billion when satellite TV first beamed across Asia in 1991.

Kenn Delbridge

Company Director

Supervising Editor Splice Studios


A Visionary and an Inspiration

Robert is truly a visionary and an inspiration. He has a gift for always being one-step ahead of the pack. Follow Robert's lead and you follow the future. I look forward to collaborating with Robert again.

Brian Selzer

President & Co-Founder

Ogmento, Inc.


Passion + Clarity

Rob Tercek prepared special talks for several Billboard digital entertainment events, including the Digital Entertainment Expo, and Mobile Entertainment Live. He consistently brings both passion and clarity of ideas to each appearance, which have included both solo presentations, moderating duties and panel appearances. In each case, Robert has always been very forward looking in his comments, supporting his predictions with multiple sources and analysis based on available research. His presentations are always fun, personable and easy-to-follow whether he’s just talking or supported by multimedia assets. As an aside, Tercek served as a valuable source of advice for building our conference topics... often recommending topics and speakers outside his area of individual participation.

Antony Bruno

Exec. Director, Content & Programming, Digital/Mobile

Billboard Magazine



Rob helps us immeasurably as a member of the Board of Directors. He is a diplomat, a bridge-builder and a great evangelist. I trust him to speak to prospective customers and ecosystem partners and to interview our new hires. I’ve never met a more dynamic speaker who can conjure up a vision of the near future that is so compelling that it converts every one to true believers. If you are considering adding a Board member or a strategic advisor to your company, I completely trust, rely on, and highly recommend Robert Tercek and his firm General Creativity.

Frank Chindamo

Founder and CEO

Virtual Film School



Robert Tercek is one of the most popular speakers we've ever had at X Media Lab events. His keynote speeches are utterly unique, and they connect with our audience on emotional, visual and intellectual levels. He delivers a compelling message about creativity and life purpose that never fails to inspire the attendees. Plus, he makes an extra effort to support our conference by meeting with attendees and sponsoring organizations in private seminars and one-on-one mentoring sessions, and also by promoting our events to local press in media briefings.

Brendan Harkin


X:Media Lab


He conveys magic and power through his words

From the moment Robert got on stage the audience was fascinated and so was I. He conveys such magic and power through his words. His content, full of surprising references, was compelling, and the structure and exciting story of his lecture were remarkable. But most of all, what came across to the audience was his profound wisdom about life with all its failures and successes and the attendant lessons. Robert is a top level speaker who affects you so deeply that you will never forget his words.

Claudia Jericho


C'n'B Creative Business Festival & Convention


One of the Brightest and Most Energetic Executives

Robert is one of the brightest and most energetic executives I have had the pleasure of working with in my entire career. He is very well informed, he has vision and he is always looking for ways to make his efforts and those of his team the most successful in his industry. He is very worthwhile knowing and meeting. Collaborating with him will be rewarding.

Conrad Prusak


Phoenix Vistage International


Tercek raises fresh questions, insights and possibilities

Every business leader, thinker, doer or spectator should be deeply concerned by the fresh questions, insights and possibilities raised in Rob Tercek's book, Vaporized.

Paul Zilk




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