All Talks 2006-2019

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May 2019
Science or Science Fiction: Creating the Future
MIT Solve
Cambridge, USA

April 2019
Tech Startups Creating Equity and Empowerment
ASU GSV Summit
San Diego, USA

January 2019 
What Makes a Toy a STEM/STEAM Toy?
Toy Fair
New York, USA


October 2018
Women: The largest emerging market
World Bank – Disrupting the Gender Divide
San Francisco, CA

September 2018
Looking back at building littleBits
Maker Faire, New York Hall of Science
New York, USA


October 2017
Making It: Designing a Healthy and Sustainable Future
Clinton Global Initiative University
Boston, USA

October 2017
Women @ Forbes Under 30: Closing the Tech Gap
Forbes Live
Cambridge, USA

September 2017
Cracking the Code: The Next Generation of Women in STEM
The Atlantic Live
Boston, USA

July 2017
Keynote
Constructing Modern Knowledge
Manchester, USA

June 2017
Coding + Creativity
Sónar+D
Barcelona, Spain

April 2017
Keynote
Bit by Bit: Breaking the Barrier for Girls in Tech
The Dalton School 
New York, USA


October 2016
littleBits
Disney Accelerator Demo Day
Los Angeles, USA

April 2016
Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys
The White House
Washington DC, USA

March 2016
Keynote: The Role of Maker Ed in Schools
SXSWedu
Austin, USA

February 2016
STEMAKERS
Makers Conference
Los Angeles, USA


November 2015
“Are we all designers? A debate on Design and Technology”
Fast Company Innovation Festival
New York, USA

September 2015
The Future of Impact
Clinton Global Initiative
New York, USA

July 2015
The Brick
MIT Media Lab Design Summit
Boston, USA

February 2015
Keynote
International Design Association IxDA
San Francisco, USA


November 2014
A Call For a Coup d’État
PopTech
Camden, USA

September 2014
The Internet As Material
MIT Technology Review, EmTech
Boston, USA

May 2014
Keynote: The Internet As Material
O’Reilly SOLID
San Francisco, USA


May 2013
Manufacturing’s Next Chapter
GE: Leading and Learning Event
Crotonville, NY


September 2012
Breaking Open Our Education
Open Hardware SummitEyebeam
New York, USA

June 2012
Keynote
Eyeo Festival
Minneapolis, USA

May 2012
Electronics As Material
MAKE: Hardware Innovation Workshop
PARC, A Xerox Company
San Francisco, USA

May 2012
Electronics As Material
Lifelong Kindergarten Lecture Series
MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, USA

February 2012
Building Blocks that Blink, Beep and Teach
TED Full Spectrum
Longbeach, USA


October 2011
Electronics as Material
Talk To Me Symposium
MoMA
New York, USA

September 2011
Co-Founder, co-chair
Open Hardware Summit
New York Hall of Science 
New York, USA

August 18th, 2011
The Open Hardware Revolution, with Alicia Gibb
Fab 7
Lima, Portugal


October 2010
Karaj and littleBits, in collaboration with Celinecelines
The second Creative Commons Salon
Beirut, Lebanon

September 2010
Co-founder, co-chair
Open Hardware Summit
New York Hall of Science
New York, USA

April 2010
Renegade Sculpture, with Tauba Auerbach
Rhizome’s 7 on 7
The New Museum
New York, USA

March 2010
Host: Opening Hardware: A workshop on Legal Tools for Open Source Hardware
Eyebeam,
New York, USA


May 2009
Launching littleBits
MakerFaire
San Mateo, USA

February 2009
Technology as Identity
Tangible and Embedded Interaction conference (TEI09)
Cambridge, UK


October 2008
Technology as Identity
Graphic Design and Architecture Department, American University of Beirut (AUB),
Beirut, Lebanon

October 2008
Chandelier in 4
Untethered show
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center,
New York, USA

July 2008
Looking for Something Super
Sketching in Hardware, 3
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Rhode Island, USA

April 2008
Open Source For Snobs, in collaboration with Jessica Banks
Mind08 by SEED and MoMA
Parsons
New York, USA


July 2006
Evacuee’s Briefing
St Bartholomew church
New York, USA


October 2005
Sp4m: Do you swallow?
The Art and Politics of Netporn
Badcuyp,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands


June 2004
Pilot Symbol Assisted Modulation, in collaboration with Ibrahim Abou Faycal
International Conference on Communication (ICC2004)
DisneyLand, Paris , France