All Talks 2006-2022

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July 2022
The Changing Face of Robotics
TechCrunch Live

November 2021
Immigration & Innovation
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

November 2021
Class: Control Social Media Before it Controls you
Varsity Tutors

September 2021
Class: How to be an Inventor
Varsity Tutors

April 2021
The Building Blocks of the Future
The Natural History Museum of Utah

March 2021
MENA: Preventing another lost decade through enhancing women’s economic opportunities
World Bank

May 2020
Graduation Commencement
Parsons School, SDS

February 2020
Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY)
Presenter for STEM/STEAM Toy of the Year
New York, USA

January 2020
Media Lab Venture Summit
MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, USA

October 2019
International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces
Yale University
New Haven, USA

October 2019
How Kids Learn: Play, making and AR for learning
Ascot Racecourse
GEMS Education, Varkey Foundation
Ascot, UK

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

April 2019
Commencement Speech
Marymount School of New York
New York, 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
Constructing Modern Knowledge
Manchester, USA

June 2017
Coding + Creativity
Barcelona, Spain

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

October 2016
Disney Accelerator Demo Day
Los Angeles, USA

April 2016
Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys featuring LEGO, Mattel, Disney, Pixar and littleBits
The White House
Washington DC, USA

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

February 2016
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
International Design Association IxDA
San Francisco, USA

November 2014
A Call For a Coup d’État
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
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
New York, USA

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

August 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
New York, USA

May 2009
Launching littleBits
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
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
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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