Contact me to speak at your conference or teach a workshop. Topics of current interest include helping employees successfully transition to freelance, peer-led education, the maker movement/handmade economy, creating and selling physical products, ethics and the future of retail, curating healthy online and offline communities, collaborative workspaces, and the role of technology in modern work culture.


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Upcoming Talks
'Retail for Designers', Adobe MAX, October 2014, Los Angeles, CA
Gig Union panel, September 19, San Francisco, CA
IDSwest, September 26, Vancouver, BC

Upcoming Workshops
Retail Readiness, September 27, Poppytalk, Vancouver, BC
Retail Readiness, October 29, Makeshift Society, Brooklyn, NY

Past Talks
Pioneer Nation (video), March 2014
SXSW Interactive, Mentor Session and Navigating the New Handmade Economy, March 2014
Camp Mighty, Palm Springs, October 2013
An Evening of Design Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, October 2013
Re:Make, San Francisco, October 2013
Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (video), Cleveland, August 2013
Alt Summit SF, July 2013
TYPO San Francisco (video), April 2013
Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), Austin, TX, March 2013
Craftcation Conference, Ventura, March 2012
Altitude Design Summit, Salt Lake City, January 2012
Seeing Small, San Francisco, October 2011
Hello Etsy, San Francisco, September 2011
Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs, San Francisco, August 2011
Start Conference, San Francisco, July 2008
American Craft Council Salon Series, “Blogging the Handmade: Creating Community, Conversation and Commerce”, New York, September 2007