I love conferences and meetups, they’re a great way to share what we’re working on, learn from like-minded folk, and meet new friends. I’ve been really lucky to be invited to speak at over fifty conferences in the last eight years, doing presentations, panels, interviews, and even playing MC.

You can find my upcoming talks on the Ind.ie site. I’ve put my most recent presentations, with full slides, transcripts, and resources on my Notist profile. There’s videos of a few past talks on the Ind.ie site too. You can find a list of most of my past talks below.

If you think I might be a good fit for speaking at your event, please drop me an email, I’d love to hear from you. My talks are easy-to-understand introductions to privacy, ethical design, and accessibility/inclusive design. They are usually designed for a wide audience of people in the web and tech industry, but can contain more technical detail or more accessible explanations to better suit the background of the audience. I’m very friendly to non-technical audiences, and try to practice accessibility and inclusivity in everything I do.

Me speaking at 12 Devs of Winter

A photo of me speaking at 12 Devs of Winter in 2014, taken by the talented Alex Jegtnes

Past Talks

  • Think About! in Cologne, Germany, 24th May 2019. Read the ‘Small Technology’ presentation on Notist.
  • From Business to Buttons in Stockholm, Sweden, 3rd May 2019. Read and watch the ‘Disruptive Design: Harmful Patterns and Bad Practice’ presentation on Notist.
  • Aracon in Berlin, Germany 29th-30th January 2019. Read and watch the ‘People Might Actually Use This’ presentation on Notist.
  • Designing For Tomorrow in London, UK 21st January 2019.
  • Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School in Dublin, Ireland 12th-13th July 2018.
  • Futurefest in London, UK 6th-7th July 2018.
  • Webinale in Berlin, Germany 5th June 2018.
  • NZZ X.Days in Interlaken, Switzerland 21st March 2018.
  • UX Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark 27th February 2018.
  • IxDA in Lausanne, Switzerland 20th February 2018.
  • Webstock in Wellington, New Zealand 14th February 2018. Read and watch the ‘Sabotaging Our Future Selves’ presentation on Notist.
  • ada_conf in Malmö, Sweden 25th November 2017.
  • Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup in Chicago, USA (virtually!) 15th November 2017.
  • A11y Club in Berlin, Germany 6th November 2017.
  • Push Conference in Munich, Germany 21st-22nd September 2017. Read and watch the ‘Digital Assistants, Facebook Quizzes, And Fake News! You Won’t Believe What Happens Next’ presentation at Push Conference on Notist
  • European Conference on Data Ethics in Copenhagen, Denmark 29th September 2017.
  • Landing Festival in Lisbon, Portugal 2nd-3rd June 2017.
  • App Builders in Lausanne, Switzerland 24th-25th April 2017.
  • DIBI 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland 30th-31st March 2017. Read the ‘Digital Assistants, Facebook Quizzes, And Fake News! You Won’t Believe What Happens Next’ presentation at DIBI 2017 on Notist
  • Decent #1 at FooCafé in Malmö, Sweden 24th March 2017.
  • MakingWEB 2016 in Norway: Oslo on 22nd September 2016.
  • Frontend Conference Zurich 2016 in Switzerland: Zurich on 1st–2nd September 2016.
  • DEVit Conference 2016 Greece: Thessaloniki on 20th May 2016.
  • Over the Air 2015 in UK: London on 25th–26th September 2015.
  • Frontend Conference Zurich 2015 in Switzerland: Zurich on 27th–28th August 2015.
  • 418conf in UK: Redhill on 16th June 2015.
  • Web Sherpa Summit online on 23rd April 2015.
  • dsgn​day in Netherlands: Amsterdam on 11th November 2014.
  • border:none 2014 in Germany: Nuremberg on 17th–18th October 2014.
  • WXG 2014 in UK: Guildford on 26th September 2014.
  • Indie Tech Summit in UK: Brighton on 4th–5th July 2014.
  • KiwiParty in France: Strasbourg on 13th June 2014.
  • Talk Web Design 2014 in UK: London Borough of Greenwich on 7th May 2014.
  • DotYork Conference 2014 in UK: York on 1st May 2014.
  • 12 Devs of Winter in UK: London on 22nd January 2014.
  • MK Geek Night #7 in UK: Milton Keynes on 5th December 2013.
  • The Digital Barn 3 in UK: Barnsley on 11th–12th October 2013.
  • lx.js 2013 (Lisbon Javascript) in Portugal: Lisbon on 2nd–3rd October 2013.
  • Shropgeek ®Evolution in UK: Shrewsbury on 27th September 2013.
  • The Dare Conference in UK: London on 23rd–25th September 2013.
  • MobX 2013 in Germany: Berlin on 13th September 2013.
  • Front-end London August in UK: London on 29th August 2013.
  • CSS Summit 2013 online on 23rd–25th July 2013.
  • #define 2013 in UK: Rugby on 15th June 2013.
  • State of the Browser 2013 in UK: London on 20th April 2013.
  • Breaking Borders: Building Blocks in UK: Reading on 16th April 2013.
  • Responsive Day Out in UK: Brighton on 1st March 2013.
  • WordPress London January 2013 in UK: London on 17th January 2013.
  • Talk Web Design 2013 in UK: London on 16th January 2013.
  • Handheld 2012 in UK: Cardiff on 19th November 2012.
  • Tomorrow’s Web in UK: London on 13th October 2012.
  • Health for nerds in UK: Bath on 4th October 2012.
  • From The Front – The Treasure of Frontend Island in Italy: Bologna on 20th–21st September 2012.
  • Over the Air 2012 in UK: Bletchley Park on 1st–2nd June 2012.
  • The Future of Web Design London 2012 in UK: London on 14th–16th May 2012.
  • Future Insights Live 2012 United States United States: Las Vegas on 30th April–4th May 2012.
  • London Web Standards: Flux in UK: London on 12th March 2012.
  • Update 2011 in UK: Brighton on 5th September 2011.
  • Bathcamp (the barcamp) 2010 in UK: Bath on 30th–31st October 2010.