Speaking and Events

I love organizing events such as talks, panel discussions, and workshops that focus on business success for creatives, professional practices for artists, fundraising and crowd funding, budgeting, book and zine making, media literacy, and using social media. I have presented workshops, classes, and talks at a wide variety of organizations including: South by South West, the CMX, Community Managers Summit; ELA Conf; The Alliance of Artist Communities; The Walker Art Center; the Philbrook Museum of Art, Barnard College, The Darien Connecticut Public Library, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the MacDowell Colony. Want me to come to your town? Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Past Speaking Engagements and Events:

2016:

CMX Summit East, Brooklyn, NY May 2016
Creating a Welcoming Community Environment

2015:

Craftcation Conference, Ventura, CA, March 26 – 29, 2015
Workshops and hands-on demonstrations about creative small business and craft techniques. I’ll be teaching about goal setting and fundraising for your creative business.

Inside 3D Printing Conference, New York, NY, April 15, 2015
Building a Small Business with 3D Printing: Planning, Goal Setting and Resources.

ELA Conf, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2015
How to Leverage Your Passion Project to Achieve Your Career Goals

2014:

March 7 – 16, 2014: SxSW Music, Film and Interactive, Austin, TX

March 8, 2014: SxSW Film
2 pm Meet the Insiders: Funding and Special Organizations panel discussion with grant makers and nonprofit film service organizations

March 9, 2014: SxSW Interactive
11 am Navigating the New Handmade Economy panel discussion
with Rena Tom of Make Shift Society, Sharon Fain of Academy of Handmade, and Courtney Klossner, Digital Content Consultant
3:30 pm: Grow book signing

March 13, 2014: SxSW Music
3:30 pm: Grow book signing
5 pm: Your Data and Your Life workshop with Courtney Klossner

March 23, 2014: Brooklyn Creative Business + Tech Hack Lab, Brooklyn, NY
1:30 – 4:30 pm, Brooklyn Public Library Info Commons
A space for creative entrepreneurs, designers and programmers to connect, share ideas and hack together and present a rapid prototype for a business, project or app all in one afternoon!

April 3 – 6, 2014: Craftcation Conference, Ventura, CA
Workshops and hands-on demonstrations about creative small business and craft techniques. I’ll be teaching about goal setting and budgeting for your creative business.

April 19, 2014: Brooklyn Creative Business + Tech Hack Lab, Brooklyn, NY
A space for creative entrepreneurs, designers and programmers to connect, share ideas and hack together and present a rapid prototype for a business, project or app all in one afternoon!

April 25 – 27, 2014Makers, Musicians & Artists Forum, Olivebridge, NY
A weekend long retreat at the Ashokan Center in the Catskill Mountains to support creatives in taking their career to the next level. I will be presenting strategies for running a successful crowd funding campaign.

April 27, 2014Brooklyn Zine Fest, Brooklyn, NY

Grow July Midwest Tour 2013

July 72013 1 pm
Workshop: Starting a Creative Business
St. Paul Neighborhood Network, St. Paul, MN. More information and registration here.
Co-Presented with Springboard for the Arts

July 82013 7 pm
Panel Discussion: DIY in the Twin Cities
Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis, MN

July 92013 6:30 pm
Talk: Grow: Entrepreneurship and Business Planning for Artists
Presented by mnartists.org at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

July 10 6 pm
Talk: DIY Business success and sustainability
Cafe Zoma, Presented with Handmade Madison, Madison, WI

July 112013 6:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Creative Business Success: Growing a Creative Business featuring Logan-square based creatives.  Free with RSVP here.
Hosted by I am Logan Square and co-organized with Busy Beaver Buttons, Chicago, IL

July 122013 7pm
Panel Discussion: Creative Publishing and Do It Yourself Success
Quimby’s, Chicago, IL

July 132013  3pm
Talk: DIY Business Success in Detroit
D:hive, Detroit, MI

6:30 to 8 pm
Book signing and Makers Meet up
Detroit Mercantile, Detroit, MI

July 142013 2pm
Workshop: Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project
Wholly Craft, Columbus, OH. More information and registration here.

July 152013 6 pm
Roundtable:The importance of telling your story
Springboard Roundtable, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH. More information and registration here.

July 16 6pm
Talk: DIY success and sustainability
Indy Reads Bookstore, Indianapolis, IN.

July 172013 6 pm
Workshop: Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project
Made: the Indie Emporium Shop, Tulsa, OK. More information and registration here!

July 182013 5:30 – 8 pm
Evening Event: Third Thursdays at the Philbrook: Grow: Where Creativity Meets Strategy Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Co-presented with Make:Tulsa

July 192013 3 pm
Roundtable discussion: What challenges and opportunities have you encountered growing a creative business in Kansas City?
City Ice Arts, Kansas City, MO Please RSVP.

July 202013 1pm
Workshop: Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project
Presented by Handmade Omaha at the Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha, NB.
More information and registration here!

Grow in Brooklyn!

August 32013 3:30 pm
Workshop: Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project
Brooklyn Public Library Info Commons, Brooklyn, NY. Free! More information here.

Grow August Northwest and Bay Area Tour 2013

August 82013 7 pm
Workshop: Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project
Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, OR. More information and registration here.

August 10 & 112013
Portland Zine Symposium, Portland, OR
Talk: Let’s Grow DIY: Where will your zine take you next? Sunday, August 11 at 2 pm. See the full workshop schedule here.

August 122013 5 – 7 pm
Shunpike Happier Hour at Theatre Off Jackson | 409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Business planning and entrepreneurship for arts organizations. Creative conversation and networking event hosted by Shunpike. Seattle, WA. RSVP here.

August 13, 2013 6:30 pm
Talk: Do It Yourself Success and Sustainability
Olympia Timberland Regional Library, Olympia, WA. More information here.

August 14, 2013 7 pm
Talk: Do It Yourself Business Success and networking for makers and handmade business owners
Ugly Baby and La Ru, Seattle, WA RSVP and more info here.

August 15, 2013 6 pm
Talk: DIY Success for Creative Entrepreneurs
Hello XOXO, Sacramento, CA. Register here.

August 16, 2013 6:30 pm
Workshop: Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project
Makeshift Society, San Francisco, CA. More information and registration here.

August 17, 2013 7 pm
Talk: DIY success and sustainability
Needles and Pens, San Francisco, CA. RSVP here.

Grow in the great state of Texas 2013!

October 12, 2013 3 to 8 pm
Zine Fest Houston

October 13, 2013 2 pm
Handmade business owners, crafters, creators and makers meet-up at Tinderbox, Houston. RSVP here.

October 15, 2013 7 pm
Handmade business owners, crafters, creators and makers meet-up at Cherrywood Coffee House, Austin. RSVP here.

October 16 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Workshop: Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project
Fresh ArtsHouston. More information and registration here.

 

 

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