2015 and before

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

September 2015
Panel: “The Future of Impact”
Clinton Global Initiative 2015 Annual Meeting
New York, NY

September 2015
“Education Standards”
Maker Faire 2015
New York, NY

August 2015
“How to Make Design”
Fab11 Symposium
Boston, MA

July 2015
Presentation of the Brick Shortie
MIT Media Lab Design Summit
Boston, MA

April 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015
San Francisco, CA

February 2015
Keynote at International Design Association IxDA
San Francisco, CA


November 2014
“Democratizing the Internet of Things”
Web Summit, Machine Stage
Dublin, Ireland

November 2014
A Call For a Coup d’État
PopTech 2015
Camden, Maine

September 2014
“The Internet As Material”
EmTech
Boston, MA

September 2014
Democratizing the Internet of Things
World Maker Faire
New York, NY

September 2014
“Hardware: From Hobby to Revolution” with Mike Senese
MakerCon
New York, NY

September 2014
“Democratizing Hardware”
Keynote at Women ETC
Richmond, VA

May 2014
“The Internet As Material”
Keynote at O’Reilly SOLID
San Francisco, CA

May 2014
littleBits introduces the Arduino module – Ayah Bdeir
Bay Area Maker Faire
San Mateo, CA

February 2014
Making in New York
Keynote at CE Week
New York, NY


June 27th, 2013
“Making in New York”
Keynote at CE WEEK, in collaboration with NYCEDC
New York, NY

June 26th, 2013
“Creating the Next Generation Problem-Solvers”
At Launch EDU
Mountain View, CA

May 14th, 2013
Panelist on “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter”
GE: Leading and Learning Event
Crotonville, NY

March 15th, 2013
Panelist: Hardware Startups. Moderated by Liam Casey, PCH
Start NY
New York, NY

February 8th, 2013
Pipeline Fellowship
Changing the face of Angel Investing
New York, NY


November 27th, 2012
Speaker: Lucid NYC
New York, NY

November 13th, 2012
Panelist: “Gizmos and Growth”, Uncubed
New York, NY

November 6th, 2012
Speaker: Sillicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK)
Cambridge, UK

October 7th, 2012
Share Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

September 27th, 2012
Speaker: “Breaking Open Our Education”, at the
Open Hardware Summit, Eyebeam
New York, NY

June 7th, 2012
Speaker at Eyeo Festival
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

May 15th, 2012
Speaker: “Electronics As Material”
MAKE: Hardware Innovation Workshop
PARC, A Xerox Company
San Francisco, CA

May 1st, 2012
Speaker: “Electronics As Material”
Lifelong Kindergarten Lecture Series
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

March 11th, 2012
Speaker: An evening with TED at SxSW
Austin, Texas.

February 28th, 2012
Speaker: “Building Blocks that Blink, Beep and Teach”
At TED Full Spectrum 2012
Longbeach, California

January 25th, 2012
Speaker: Time Warner Media Lab, Time Warner Center
New York, NY

January 18th, 2012
Panelist: ITP, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Festival, Makers Panel
New York, NY

January 4th, 2012
Speaker: General Assembly, Digital Learning Series,
New York, NY


October 19th, 2011
Speaker: MoMA, Talk To Me Symposium, Electronics as Material, New York, NY

September 17th, 2011
Speaker: MakerFaire New York, The Open Hardware Revolution, with Alicia Gibb, New York Hall of Science, NY

September 15th, 2011
Co-Founder, co-host Open Hardware Summit, New York Hall of Science, New York

August 18th, 2011
Speaker: Fab 7, Hosted by Neil Gershenfeld. The Open Hardware Revolution, with Alicia Gibb, Lima, Portugal (via skype)

July 31st, 2011
Speaker: Sketching in Hardware 11, Hosted by ThingM, The Open Hardware Revolution, with Alicia Gibb, Providence, Rhode Island.

March 13th, 2011
Host: South by Southwest Interactive Festival, Core Conversation. Growing Global Movements: Technology and the New Arab Identity

March 9th, 2011
Speaker: Parsons New School for Design, in class
CITY AS LAB: BEIRUT/NYC

February 12th, 2011
Speaker: College Art Association 99th Annual Conference, Centennial Session: Art and Technology Global Sample. Curated by Chris Csiksentmihalyi and Mark Tribe. More here

January 25th, 2011
Participant: Future Outlook Roundtable at TEI Conference with colleagues from Samsung Design, HUGE, Buglabs, Microsoft Research and others

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December 9th, 2010
Speaker: Lavasa, India as part of INK Conference in Association with TED as one of 20 named INK fellows for 2011

November 13th, 2010
Speaker: Art & Technology: creativity at the intersection of disciplines
YallaStartup Weekend

October 25th, 2010
Host and Speaker: Karaj and littleBits
The second Creative Commons Salon
in collaboration with Celinecelines

September 23rd, 2010
Co-Chair and Welcome Speech
Open Hardware Summit
in collaboration with MakerFaire, NY
New York Hall of Science, New York

June 16th, 2010
Lecture: Pecha Kucha
Gemmayze, St Nicolas Stairs, Beirut

April 17th, 2010
Lecture: Renegade Sculpture, with Tauba Auerbach
Rhizome’s 7 on 7
The New Museum, New York

March 17th, 2010
Workshop: Opening Hardware: A workshop on Legal
Tools for Open Source Hardware

Eyebeam, New York

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November 2009
Lecture: Creative Spaces
4site Forum, Beirut

May 31st, 2009
littleBits at MakerFaire
Lecture: littleBits
San Mateo, California

April 30th, 2009
Lecture: Electronics as Material – littleBits exhibit opening
Eyebeam, New York

April 1st, 2009
Workshop: Making Something Super
University of Illinois at Chicago

March 31st 2009
Eyebeam Roadshow
Artist Talks
Columbia College, Chicago

March 31st, 2009
Lecture: Technology as Identity
Columbia College, Chicago

March 1st, 2009
New York Science Fair
Judging at the NYCSeF
City University (CUNY), New York

February 12th, 2009
Beer and Nuts at IDEO
IDEO, London

February 16-18th 2009
Invited Talk – Technology as Identity
Tangible and Embedded Interaction conference (TEI09)
Cambridge, UK

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October 19th, 2008
Invited Lecture – Technology as Identity
Graphic Design and Architecture Department
American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut

October 25th, 2008
Untethered Closing Panel – Chandelier in 4
Untethered show
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York

October 6th, 2008
Invited Talk
Tangible Media and Physical Computing class – Vincent Leclerc
Concordia, Montreal

October 1st, 2008
Dorkbot NYC
Lecture – Looking for Something Super
LocationOne, Soho, NY

August 14th, 2008
Lecture – littleBits
Cleartag, Beirut

July 25-27th, 2008
Lecture – Looking for Something Super
Sketching in Hardware, 3
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), RI

June 23rd, 2008
Friends of Fritzing Summit
Lecture: littleBits
with Jeff Hoefs, Smart Design
University of Potsdam, Berlin

April 4th, 2008
Lecture: Open Source For Snobs
in collaboration with Jessica Banks
Mind08 by SEED
Parsons, New York

March 2008
Workshop: Basic Electronics
Art in the City
University of Rochester, New York

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October 8th, 2006
Lecture: Lebanon war 2006
Relief for Now, Rebuild for the Future
Rosenthal Pavillion, New York

July 29th, 2006
Lecture: Evacuee’s Briefing
St Bartholomew church, New York

May 2006
Talk in Kelly Dobson’s class
Interactive Textiles class
RISD, Providence, RI

October 1st, 2005
Lecture: Sp4m: Do you swallow?
The Art and Politics of Netporn
Badcuyp, Amsterdam

June 20, 2004
Lecture: Pilot Symbol Assisted Modulation
in collaboration with Ibrahim Abou Faycal
International Conference on Communication (ICC2004)
DisneyLand, Paris