Speaking Calendar

As a NYTimes best-selling author (I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual), speaker and branding strategist, my expertise is in 3 spaces: pop culture, technology and activism. I present on topics related to media literacy, race in media, brandingsocial media strategy, blogging, digital marketing and online advocacy/activism, entrepreneurship and more. My cultural criticism and analysis has taken me to speak at the White House and on stages around the globe (Haiti, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Barbados and Kenya).

As a keynote speaker, I would love to bring one of my dynamic talks to your college, conference or business so if you’re looking for speakers, I’m ready! Take a look at my videos and my awards page.

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Luvvie doing a talk on Race and Company Culture, moderated by Bradley Horowitz, Google’s VP of Product

I can be reached at Luvvie at aweluv dot com. I’m represented by the good folks at Outspoken AgencyICM Partners and Folio Literary Management. And I’m managed by Diamond Brand Amplification.

Signature Workshops:

  • Branding like a Boss in the Digital Age
  • Using Social Media for Social Good  
  • Maintaining a Clean Online Reputation and Google Footprint
  • Race, Privilege and Company Culture 

Let’s work together!

  • Branding Like a Boss in the Digital Age

    Branding is more than your logo. It’s the entire idea and image that people have of something or another person. It’s what determines what people expect from you, and ultimately dictates how they interact with you. It’s important to be conscious of what your brand is and how to build it so you it is instantly recognizable.

  • Using Social Media for Social Good

    In this digital landscape, your reputation precedes you through your online reputation. Potential employers, admissions officers and even co-workers are Googling you before they meet you, so your e-footprints are becoming more important than your resume. In fact, they ARE your resume. In this digital landscape, your reputation precedes you through your online reputation. Potential employers, admissions officers and even co-workers are Googling you before they meet you, so your e-footprints are becoming more important than your resume. In fact, they ARE your resume.

  • Race, Privilege and Company Culture

    Diversity in workplaces is not a trend; it is the necessary focus to make sure a company reflects the world as it is. It is also more than just hitting numbers, but creating an environment where people of all backgrounds feel listened to and valued. In this talk, I lead the privilege exercise, to help people understand the power they walk into rooms with, and how it can affect dynamics and relationships in a work environment.

  • Maintaining a Clean Online Reputation and Google Footprint

    Facebook has over 1 billion people on it and Twitter has over 200 million. We spend hours on social media every day, and more than ever, we’re a wired society. People are depending on social networks to get their news, entertainment, jobs and to make purchasing decisions. You should be harnessing the power of social media platforms to make change in the world.


UPCOMING

2017

* Luvvie Ajayi, “I’m Judging You” in conversation with Lolly Bowean (Fireside Talk) – Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest (June 2017) – Chicago, IL

* The Story Behind the Journey (Fireside Talk) – Blavity EmpowerHer 2017 Conference (June 2017) – Chicago, IL

* MC – TIDE Conference (June 2017) – Orlando, FL

* Fireside Interview (keynote) – BlogHer Conference (June 2017) – Orlando, FL

* The Empowerment Experience (panel) – Essence Festival (July 2017) – New Orleans, LA

* I’m Judging You: Do Better (keynote) – ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership (August 2017) – Toronto, Canada

* The Awesome Power of Women (keynote) – Be Golden Conference (October 2017) – Bloomington, IN

* The 3% Conference (MC & host) – 3% Conference (November 2017) – New York, NY

PAST

2017

* The Do-Better Manual for Doing Life Right (keynote) – The Houston Museum of African American Culture (April 2017) – Houston, TX

* The Journey, the Work and the Dream (keynote) – The Health Equity Institute (April 2017) – Providence, RI

* MBIB Presents Let’s Talk Bias (panel) – Black Women’s Expo (April 2017) – Chicago, IL

* Speaking Truth to Power (closing keynote) – LABS@LightCity (April 2017) – Baltimore, MD

* Maintaining A Good Digital Footprint (talk) – YouthLab@LightCity (April 2017) – Baltimore, MD

* Awesomely Able: The Power of Blogging, Writing and Social Media – TEDxRoadTown (talk) – BVI International Arbitration Centre (March 2017) – Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Growing & Leveraging Your Social Media Presence (masterclass) – BET Leading Women Defined Summit (March 2017) – Miami, FL

* Leveraging Power & Privilege to Effect Change (workshop) – BET Leading Women Defined Summit (March 2017) – Miami, FL

Finding Your Give (panel) – The BE Conference (March 2017) – Austin, TX

Using Social Media for Social Good (keynote) – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (February 2017) – Whitewater, WI

* Branding and Storytelling on Social Media (workshop) – Consumer Reports (February 2017) – Yonkers, NY

Personal Branding in the Digital Age (workshop) – The Greater Jackson Arts Council (February 2017) – Jackson, MS

Awesomely Luvvie LIVE (keynote) – The Greater Jackson Arts Council (February 2017) – Jackson, MS

* Personalizing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (co-presenter) – MAKERS Conference (February 2017) – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

* Changing Perspectives (moderator) – MAKERS Conference (February 2017) – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

* The Journey from Blog to Book (keynote) – Altitude Summit (February 2017) – Palm Springs, CA

Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path (panel) – Watermark Conference for Women (February 2017) – San Jose, CA

The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future (panel) – Watermark Conference for Women (February 2017) – San Jose, CA

* In Conversation with Luvvie Ajayi (keynote) – Grace Cathedral (January 2017) – San Francisco, CA

* Conversation at AAMP: I’m Judging You With Luvvie Ajayi (keynote) – The African American Museum in Philadelphia (January 2017) – Philadelphia, PA

* On Speaking Truth to Power (keynote) – University of Iowa (January 2017) – Iowa City, IA

* Resisting is Most Important Now (keynote) – Ohio Women’s March (January 2017) – Columbus, OH

2016

* A Seat at the Table: Building Inclusive Moments (panel) – The White House Council on Women & Girls (December 2016) – Washington, DC

How to Impact Positive Change One Idea at a Time (panel) – Massachusetts Conference for Women (December 2016) – Boston, MA

The Do-Better Manual for Doing Life Right (keynote) – Massachussetts Conference for Women (December 2016) – Boston, MA

Branding in the Digital Age: It’s More Than Your Logo (talk) – Coterie Retreat (December 2016) – New Orleans, LA

* An Afternoon with Media Sensation Luvvie Ajayi (talk) – Miami Book Fair (November 2016) – Miami, FL

* From Blog to Brand to Book (closing keynote) – Blogalicious Conference (November 2016) – Atlanta, GA

* On Judging Our Bodies Less – Dove #SpeakBeautiful (keynote) – Blogalicious Conference (November 2016) – Atlanta, GA

Delivering the keynote at Blogalicious 2016, on social media and self-esteem issues.

* Innovation Thursdays with Luvvie Ajayi (hosted by Digital UnDivided) (talk) – BIG Innovation Center (November 2016) – Atlanta, GA

* Journey from Blog to Book (talk) – The Grady Writing Center (November 2016) – Atlanta, GA

* Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Denene Millner (talk) – 595 North Event Center (November 2016) – Atlanta, GA

* Around the Way Girl Q&A with Taraji P. Henson (moderator) – The Oracle Group (October 2016) – Washington, DC

* I’m Judging You (talk) –  Wisconsin Book Festival (October 2016) – Madison, WI

* In Luvvie We Trust: Judging The 2016 Insanity with Luvvie Ajayi (talk) –  Refinery29 (October 2016) – New York, NY

* BSIDE Agency Presents an Evening with Luvvie Ajayi (talk) –  Sofitel Luxury Hotels (October 2016) – Los Angeles, CA

* Super Women (panel) – Boston Book Festival (October 2016) – Boston, MA

* An Evening with Luvvie Ajayi at INFORUM (talk) – The Commonwealth Club (October 2016) – San Francisco, CA

* Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Lindy West (talk) – Seattle Public Central Library (October 2016) – Seattle, WA

* An afternoon with Luvvie Ajayi (talk) – Detroit Public Library (October 2016) – Detroit, MI

Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path (panel) – Pennsylvania Conference for Women (October 2016) – Philadelphia, PA

* The Art of Branding (panel) – Pennsylvania Conference for Women (October 2016) – Philadelphia, PA

* Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Samantha Irby (talk) – Swedish American Museum (October 2016) – Chicago, IL

* A Conversation with Luvvie Ajayi (talk) – National Museum of African American History and Culture (September 2016) – Washington, DC

* Luvvie Ajayi: I’m Judging You (talk) – Baltimore Book Festival (September 2016) – Baltimore, MD

* Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas (talk) – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (September 2016) – Washington, DC

Cultural Moments That Challenged America (panel) – ADCOLOR (September 2016) – Boca Raton, FL

* Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Nesha Byng (talk) – HerAgenda Live (September 2016) – New York, NY

* Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Francheska Medina (talk) – Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (September 2016) – Harlem, NY

* Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Crissle West (talk) – Brooklyn Book Festival (September 2016) – New York, NY

* Black Lives Matter (panel) – UN Social Good Summit (September 2016) – New York, NY

* Global Fight Against AIDS (panel) – ONE Canada Leadership Summit (September 2016) – Montreal, Canada

* Using Comedy for Social Change: How Humor Brings People Together and Moves the Masses to Meaningful Action (panel) – BlogHer Conference (August 2016) – Los Angeles, CA

* Race Matters: A Look At Policing and Media Coverage In Black and Brown Communities – NABJ-NAHJ Convention (August 2016) – Washington, DC

Girls Who Tech: Digital Branding Strategies (workshop) – Black Girls Lead Conference (July 2016) – New York, NY

* Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count (moderator) – NAACP National Convention (July 2016) – Cincinnati, OH

* Between Us Girls (panel) – ESSENCEFest (July 2016) – New Orleans, LA

* Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses (workshop) – ESSENCEFest (July 2016) – New Orleans, LA

* Commencement Keynote – Gwendolyn Brooks Preparatory Academy (June 2016) – Chicago, IL

* “Reel” Change: Advancing Equity and Opportunity in Media (moderator) – United State of Women (June 2016) – Washington, DC

* Goal GetHer: Branding Your Way to Success (opening keynote) – Blavity EmpowerHER Conference (May 2016) – New York, NY

Your Name is Your Shield: How People Today Are Finding Their Roots (panel) – The White House (May 2016) – Washington, DC

* From Blog to Book (talk) – BookCon (May 2016) – Chicago, IL

* The Art of Nonfiction (panel) – Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog (May 2016) – Chicago, IL

* Closing Awards Ceremony (Host) – Bentonville Film Festival (May 2016) – Bentonville, AR

Social-tainment: How Minority Women Are Leading the Charge in Changing the Narrative of Entertainment through Social Media (panel) – Bentonville Film Festival (May 2016) – Bentonville, AR

* ROOTS Remake Talkback (panel) – DuSable Museum of African American History (May 2016) – Chicago, IL

* The Purposeful Community: Building and Sustaining an Awesome Community Online  (afternoon keynote) – Mom 2.0 Summit (April 2016) – Laguna Beach, CA

* Host – Ms.Foundation Gloria Awards After Party (April 2016) – New York City, NY

* Doing Business the Millennial Way (panel moderator) – The Dream Project (April 2016) – Atlanta, GA

* I’m Judging You: Do Better Online (talk) – The Grady Writing Center (April 2016) – Atlanta, GA

* Equal Payday Chicago (talk) – YWCA Chicago (April 2016) – Chicago, IL

Black History’s Future: Advancing Civil Rights Through Tech (panel) – Google (February 2016) – Washington, DC

Digital Magnetism: The Power of One Voice (panel) – BEAT of Viacom (February 2016) – New York, NY

* Creating a Personal Brand Style That Matches Your Voice and Values (opening keynote) – Alt Summit (January 2016) – Salt Lake City, UT

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Speaking at the 2015 Coterie Retreat

2015

* Building Your Audience Through Social Media (panel) – The Coterie Retreat (December 2015) – Barbados

* HIV/AIDS 101 (Workshop) – American University of the Caribbean (December 2015) – Les Cayes, Haiti

Social Media Marketing (Talk) – US Embassy in Haiti (December 2015) – Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Real Talk: Multicultural Social Influencers (panel) – Social Media Week Chicago (November 2015) – Chicago, IL

What Mainstream America Still Doesn’t Get About Black Twitter (panel) – Social Media Week Chicago (November 2015) – Chicago, IL

* Closing Keynote: The Pitch, Food Edition, and Innovator Interview (Judge) – BlogHer Food (November 2015) – Chicago, IL

* Blogging as the Future of Media (Talk) – Techne Summit (October 2015) – Alexandria, Egypt

* The Future of Media Innovation (Panel) – Techne Summit (October 2015) – Alexandria, Egypt

* Rosa Regale Empire Watch Party (Hosting) – October 2015 (Chicago, IL)

* Rosa Regale Empire Watch Party (Hosting) – September 2015 (Houston, TX)

* Mind the Gap: From Social to Mobile (talk) – US Conference on AIDS (September 2015) – Washington, DC

* Blogging 101: From Beginner to Boss (workshop) – Black Girls Lead Conference (July 2015) – New York, NY

* Girls Who Tech: Digital Branding Strategies (workshop) – Black Girls Lead Conference (July 2015) – New York, NY

Luvvie TEDx

* Blogging 101 (workshop) – GlobalGirls Media (July 2015) – Remotely

* The Pitch: The Red Pump Project (keynote pitch) – BlogHer (July 2015) – New York, NY

* Blogging and Digital Storytelling (workshop) – GlobalGirl Media (June 2015) – Chicago, IL

* The Gloria Awards After Party (hosting) – The Ms.Foundation for Women (May 2015) – New York, NY

* Digital Media for Social Change (panel) – DePaul University School for New Learning (May 2015) – Chicago, IL

Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Successfully in a Transformative Era (panel) – INTX: The Internet & Television Expo (May 2015) – Chicago, IL

* Using Your Platform to Advocate and Change the World (keynote panel) – Mom 2.0 Summit (April 2015) – Scottsdale, AZ

* Sharpening A Voice That Cuts Through The Chatter (talk) – Centric TV (April 2015) – New York, NY

* Awesomely Able: Wall slides to Successful Strides (talk)  – TEDxColumbiaCollegeChicago (April 2015) – Chicago, IL

* Verizon Presents How Tech Amplifies Your Voice (panel) – Black Women’s Expo (March 2015) – Chicago, IL

* Women in Social Media (panel) – Black Public Relations Society (March 2015) – Chicago, IL

* Journey Though Digital (talk) – Bloggers Association of Kenya (March 2015) – Nairobi, Kenya

* XFINITY Black Innovators in Tech (panel) – XFINITY Comcast (February 2015) – Philadelphia, PA

* Blogging Masterclass: Beginner to Boss (workshop) – Social Media Week Lagos (February 2015) – Lagos, Nigeria (remotely)

* Using Your Gifts to Enact Change: SELMA Movie Talkback (workshop) – Oakdale High School (remotely)

2014

* Bridging the Divide Between Africans and African Americans (moderator) – Nigerian American Professionals Association (November 2014) – Chicago, IL

* Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits (workshop) – Donor’s Forum (November 2014) – Chicago, IL

Luvvie Speaking

I’m the one in the light blue in the front, in case you lost me amongst the high schoolers.

* Keynote with Issa Rae (moderator) – Blogalicious Conference (November 2014) – San Antonio, Texas

* Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age (moderator) – Social Media Week Johannesburg (September 2014) – Johannesburg, South Africa

* Blogging MasterClass (workshop) – Social Media Week Johannesburg (September 2014) – Johannesburg, South Africa

* Being Authentically Awesome Online: 10×10 Project (community keynote) – BlogHer Conference (July 2014) – San Jose, CA

* WordPress Plugin Essentials (workshop) – BlogHer Conference (July 2014) – San Jose, CA

* Storytelling (talk) – Glappitnova Festival (July 2014) – Chicago, IL

* HIV 101: The Facts and Myths (workshop) – After School Matters (July 2014) – Chicago, IL

* Building Social Movements Through Social Media (workshop) – Free Spirit Media (July 2014) – Chicago, IL

* Innovators, Creators and Entrepreneurs: Taking Charge in the Tech Industry to Bridge the Gap (panel moderator) – Rainbow PUSH Convention (July 2014) – Chicago, IL

* Building Communities with 21st Century Technology (panel) – Rainbow PUSH Convention (July 2014) – Chicago, IL

* The Art of Revolution (panel) – Loc Appreciation Day (June 2014) – New York, NY

* Blogging 101: Crash Course (workshop) – GlobalGirl Media (June 2014) – Chicago, IL

* Our Brave New (Online) World (panel) – DePaul University School for New Learning (May 2014) – Chicago, IL

* Blogging MasterClass: From Beginner to Boss (workshop) – Social Media Week Lagos (February 2014) – Lagos, Nigeria

* There’s an App for that! How Smartphone Apps are changing Travel in Africa (panel) – Social Media Week Lagos (February 2014) – Lagos, Nigeria

* Branding: It’s More Than Your Logo (workshop) – New Media Expo (January 2014) – Las Vegas, NV

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Fireside Chat with Issa Rae at FOCUS 100 (October 2013). We didn’t dress alike on purpose.

2013

Dressing for College Success (workshop) – University of Illinois Chicago (November 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Being Great Online: Maintaining Your Online Reputation (workshop) – Texas Women’s University Cultural Connections Leadership Conference (November 2013) – Denton, TX

* Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About: Social Media and You (workshop) – Homefree-USA Reaching Millions Leadership and Training Conference (October 2013) – Nashville, TN

* Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: How Feminism Has Changed Pop Culture—For Better and Worse (panel) – GeekGirlCon (October 2013) – Seattle, WA

* Laugh Riot: Using Humor as a Tool for Social Change! (panel) – GeekGirlCon (October 2013) – Seattle, WA

* Blogging and Content Marketing Strategy (workshop) – Content Jam (October 2013) – Chicago, IL

One-on-One Firesite Chat with Issa Rae (keynote moderator) – FOCUS100 (October 2013) – New York, NY

* All-Star Blogger Keynote (panel) – Blogalicious (October 2013) – Atlanta, GA

* XFINITY Comcast Scandal Watch Party (hosting) – Blogalicious (October 2013) – Atlanta, GA

* Social Media Content Strategy: Being Awesome Online (workshop) – Educating for Change Conference at UMass Dartmouth (September 2013) – Dartmouth, MA

* Branding in the Digital Age (workshop) – Social Media Week Chicago (September 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Blogging 101 Crash Course (workshop) – StoryStudio Chicago (September 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Unlimited Possibilities (panel) – The Ladies Who Lunch (September 2013) – Chicago, IL

Superwomen in Business: Power in Entrepreneurialism (panel) – LMO Foundation (September 2013) – Chicago, IL

The Power of Us – How Individuals and Organizations are Shaping the News (panel) – Why News Matters Summit (August 2013) – Chicago, IL

meelonjames* Our Brave New (Online) World (panel) – DePaul University School for New Learning (August 2013) – Chicago, IL

* “Half Women, Half Amazing” Fashion Show (co-host) – BlogHer Conference (July 2013) – Chicago, IL

* WordPress Plugin Essentials (workshop) – BlogHer Conference (July 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Using Social Media For a Cause (panel) – HOBY World Leadership Congress (July 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Blogging Your Story (workshop) – Global Girl Media (July 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Social Media for Business (workshop) – The Riverbank Social Media Conference (June 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Social Media Bootcamp for Teens (workshop) – GlobalGirl Media World Summit (June 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Turning Your Brand up to 11 with a Podcast (duo presentation) – Blogging While Brown Conference (June 2013) – New York, NY

The Beauty of Social Media (panel) – The Makeup Show (June 2013) – Chicago, IL

* Creating Great Content for Social Media: A Strategy Workshop (workshop) – NeighborWorks Symposium (May 2013) – Portland, OR

* Maintaining Your Online Reputation (workshop) – Using Voices (April 2013) – Chicago, IL

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Africa (panel) – MIT Africa Innovate Conference (March 2013) – Cambridge, MA

Blogging 101: Crash Course (workshop) – StoryStudio Chicago (March 2013) – Chicago, IL

Top Ten Black Innovators Awards (hosting) – SXSW Blacks in Tech Weekend (March 2013) – Austin, TX

Make Your Brain Twerk: Using Creativity, Humor and Tech to spread your message (panel) – South by Southwest (March 2013) – Austin, TX

#Scandal: How Television’s Hottest Show is Fueled by Social Media (panel) – South by Southwest (March 2013) – Austin, TX

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age (panel) – Social Media Week Lagos (February 2013) – Lagos, Nigeria

* Social Media for Nonprofits: Telling Your Story Through Blogging, Twitter and Facebook (workshop) – Womencare Counseling (January 2013) – Chicago, IL

Mobilizing Key Constituencies Online (workshop presentation) – Health Action Conference (January 2013) – Washington DC

2012

Teen Pregnancy Prevention workshop (workshop) – Austin People’s Action Center (December 2012) – Chicago, IL

Entrepreneurs in Digital Media (panel) – Pan-African Entrepreneurs Conference (November 2012) – Online

Impact of HIV/AIDS on Young People (solo presentation) – National Council of Women in the Diaspora (November 2012) – Chicago, IL

Social Media for Activism (solo presentation) – NEIU Empowerment Through Technology Day (October 2012) – Chicago, IL

Tech Opportunities in Politics (panel) – FOCUS100 (October 2012) – New York, NY

Blogging 101 (workshop) – StoryStudio Chicago (September 2012) – Chicago, IL

Blogging for Nonprofits (solo presentation) – Social Media for Nonprofits Chicago Conference (September 2012) – Chicago, IL

* Strategic Content Development Across Multiple Media: Onstage, Onscreen, and Online (panel) – BlogHer Conference (August 2012) – New York, NY

* Blogging 101 (workshop) – StoryStudio Chicago (July 2012) – Chicago, IL

* Twitter 101 (workshop) – StoryStudio Chicago (June 2012) – Chicago, IL

* SEO 101 Social Media Clinic (workshop) – Blogging While Brown Conference (June 2012) – Philadelphia, PA

Your Personal Brand: It actually Is All About You (Opening keynote trio presentation) – Blogging While Brown Conference (May 2012) – Philadelphia, PA

* Blogging for Advocacy (workshop) – New Leaders Council (May 2012) – Chicago, IL

The Importance of Making Responsible Choices with Your Body (duo presentation) – ACE Girls Lock-In (May 2012) – Chicago, IL

Social Media Seminar – How to market yourself and your products; the legalities of social media (duo presentation) – AFTRA Chicago (April 2012) – Chicago, IL

* Twitter 201: How to use Twitter for fundraising, public relations and and branding (duo presentation) – Chicago Social Media Summit (April 2012) – Chicago, IL

2011

* A Woman’s Worth (duo presentation) – “I Am Shero” Summit (October 2011) – Chicago, IL

* HIV/AIDS 101 (panel) – LucidWords Empowerment Teen Forum (October 2011) – Chicago, IL

* Utilizing Social Media to Engage the Community (webinar) – National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (August 2011) – Online

* Rock the Red Pump: Building an Online Community in Recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (duo presentation) – CDC National HIV Prevention Conference (August 2011) – Atlanta, GA

* Blogging and Social Media for Advocacy (workshop) – New Leaders Council (May 2011) – Chicago, IL

* Blacking It Up! Live Show (panel) – This Week in Blackness (April 2011) – New York, NY

Luvvie speaking

* Facebook for Nonprofits (duo presentation) – Chicago Social Media Summit (April 2011) – Chicago, IL

* Maintaining a Good Online Reputation (duo presentation) – AKA Teen Summit (March 2011) – Chicago, IL

* New Nonprofits (duo presentation) – Nonprofit Technology Conference (March 2011) – Atlanta, GA

2010

* Blogging 101: The Ten Commandments of Blogging (duo presentation) – Blogalicious Weekend (October 2010) – Miami, FL

* Humor Writing Lab (panel moderator) – BlogHer Conference (August 2010) – New York, NY

* Beyond Gossip, Hip Hop, Hair, and Politics: Bloggers as Change Agents and Educators (panel) – Blogging While Brown Conference (June 2010) – Washington DC

* Using Twitter to further your organization’s mission (workshop) – Community Media Workshop (May 2010) – Chicago, IL

* Getting the eWord Out (panel) – National LGBT Tobacco Control Network (February 2010) – Chicago, IL

2009

* Introduction to Social Media Strategy (duo presentation) – NeighborWorks Symposium (August 2009) – Chicago, IL

* Social Media and Twitter – How It Can Benefit Tutoring and Mentoring Programs (solo presentation) – Tutor-Mentor Conference (Nov. 2009) – Chicago, IL

Past Talks