Keynotes & Workshops

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I've given keynotes and workshops at events in over 45 countries, speaking to a wide range of attendees from across the professional spectrum. These have included major companies, universities and organizations, including Fidelity, Estee Lauder, Facebook, Gap Brands, The Lottery Association, The Nuclear Energy Institute, EO, SCAD, Tecnologico de Monterey and many more. I've also given keynotes at major industrial and tech events, including numerous TED talks, Google Tech Talks, TNW, OSCON, NAB, Sustainable Brands and E3, among others. 

My talks are always fast-paced, engaging and on-topic, and I pride myself on frequently being the top-rated speaker at an event. I believe stories are the best way to reach people, and I contextualize my work through storytelling. Memorable and actionable insights are my specialty, and putting ideas into context that attendees can walk away with and implement quickly. 

Whether we're talking about engaging design, tech futures or how to fail better, I'm excited to talk to you about your group's needs and how I can help.   

TED Talks: Kids & Creativity

This is one of the first talks given on the concept of Gamification and covers the concepts and frameworks for a global audience.

 

Making Science & Data Accessible

I like to include science and data in all my talks, but this closing keynote from GSummit highlights my unique, story-driven approach to making tough concepts accessible.

 

Conquering Tech Addiction

Technology addiction (or overuse) is one of the greatest problems facing our society. Parents, Educators and experts are alarmed by all the screen time we use. Here I discuss how to use advanced approaches to conquer addiction.

TNW: Founding an Industry

Delivering a top-rated keynote at The Next Web in Amsterdam, my mission was to convey the inspiration and strategies necessary to go beyond entrepreneurship.

 

Theatre Marketing Industry

Asked to deliver a keynote to the largest gathering of live theatre marketers, I wove together relevant, actionable ideas with key concepts. This is especially important for less technical audiences.

 

O’Reilly Online Workshops & Teaching

I've created and delivered countless workshops online and offline, creating sound curriculum and providing educational scaffolding to a wide range of audiences.

Nuclear Energy Association

Bridging the gap between specialized industries and design concepts is core to my approach. Here, I bring games and nuclear energy together for a professional audience.

 

Zillow Corporate 

Along with dozens of other companies, Zillow invited me to give an internal talk to team members about gamification in context. Linking real estate and gaming isn't immediately obvious, so I crafted a fun, engaging talk around it.

 

Gamification for Civic Engagement

I’ve worked with Samantha Bee on 2 projects designed to use gamification to increase civic participation. Here, a humorous look at our first project.