Het Nieuwe Instituut invited two Americans, Chris Cerrito and Tom Klinkowstein, to speak at DEAF 2014 under the auspices of its International Visitors' Programme. Cerrito is responsible for interactive educational installations at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. He gave a keynote speech for the DEAF session Learning to be Human, and he also led an internal “inspiration session” for staff members during a visit to Het Nieuwe Instituut. Klinkowstein, president and creative director of the New York design and consulting firm Media A, spoke about (Un)programmable Behaviour at a DEAF seminar. The men also shared their knowledge with members of the Dutch new media scene during visits to organisations including Waag Society and Mediamatic.