Speaking

I give talks on various topics such as user experience, digital strategy, or responsive design. You can view slides and videos from some of my past talks below. If you want me to speak at your conference or private event, please get in touch.

2017

ConFoo Vancouver
Vancouver, BC – December 4-6, 2017
Talk: Creating Forms that Users Won’t Hate
Talk: Designing for Users: How to Create a Better User Experience

Web Unleashed
Toronto, ON – September 25-26, 2017
Talk: TBA

OpenWest
Salt Lake City, UT – July 12-15, 2017
Talk: Learning to Ask: How to Change Your Career and Your Life
Talk: Designing for Your Users: How to Create a Better User Experience

Creative Mornings Calgary
Calgary, AB – July 7, 2017
Talk: Your work can change the world

WordCamp YYC
Calgary, AB – May 27, 2017
Talk: Designing for Users: How to Create a Better User Experience

Mobile+Web DevCon
San Francisco, CA – March 1-3, 2017
Talk: Creating beautiful, accessible, and user-friendly forms

2016

Geeky Summit
Calgary, AB – November 16, 2016
Workshop: Making it Move: A Brief Taste of HTML & CSS (live demos, no slides)

AIGA Houston
Houston, TX – October 20, 2016
Talk: Use Your Designer Superpowers for Good (no slides)

CSS Dev Conference
San Antonio, TX – October 17-19, 2016
Talk: Creating Beautiful, Accessible and User-Friendly Forms

Web Unleashed
Toronto, ON – October 3-4, 2016
Talk: Creating Beautiful, Accessible and User-Friendly Forms

Camp Festival
Calgary, AB – September 27-28, 2016
Talk: Use Your Designer Superpowers for Good (no slides)
Sketchnotes by Michael Mateyko
Sketchnotes by Aaron Russell

CascadiaFest
Semiahmoo, WA – August 3-5, 2016
Talk: Creating Beautiful, Accessible and User-Friendly Forms
Video of my talk at Cascadia

WebDevCon: Amazon’s Front-end Conference
Seattle, WA – April 21, 2016
Talk: Responsive Color

ConFoo
Montreal, QC – February 24-26, 2016
Talk: Responsive Colour
Talk: Making the Web Easy

2015

Breaking Development (BDConf)
Washington, DC – October 22-23, 2015
Talk: Responsive Color

Mobile+Web DevCon
San Francisco, CA – July 14-16, 2015
Talk: Color for Developers

Refresh Seattle/Code Fellows
Seattle, WA – July 13, 2015
Talk: Responsive Color

CascadiaFest (CascadiaCSS)
Blaine, WA – July 8-10, 2015
Talk: Responsive Color
Video of my talk at CascadiaFest

CSS Summit (online)
July 9, 2015
Talk: Responsive Color

CSS Brigade
Vancouver, BC – July 6, 2015
Talk: Responsive Color

CSS Day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – June 12, 2015
Talk: Responsive Color
Video of my talk at CSS Day


Future Insights Live
Las Vegas, NV – June 1-4, 2015
Talk: Responsive Color

McFullstack Web Conference (McGill University)
Montreal, QC – Apr. 11, 2015
Talk: Responsive Web Design

WebVisions
New York, NY – Apr. 2, 2015
Talk: Color in CSS
Workshop: Responsive Typography & Color

Albany UX
Albany, NY – Mar. 31, 2015
Talk: Getting Into Responsive Typography & Color in CSS

DevTO
Toronto, ON – Mar. 9, 2015
Annual International Women’s Day Talks
Video of my talk at DevTO

ConFoo
Montreal, QC – Feb. 18-20, 2015
Talk: Responsive Typography

2014

Montreal Girl Geeks
Montreal, QC – Nov. 6, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

How Interactive Design Conference
Chicago, IL – Oct. 19-21, 2014
Talk: Designing Responsive Websites

WebVisions Chicago
Chicago, IL – Sept. 25-26, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

EuroIA
Brussels, Belgium – Sept. 27, 2014
Workshop: Responsive Web Design

DCWW Code(Her) Conference
Chevy Chase, MD – Sept. 13, 2014
Keynote: UX & Responsive Web Design

Blend Conference
Charlotte, NC – Sept. 11-13, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

How Interactive Design Conference
Washington, DC – Sept. 3-5, 2014
Talk: Designing Responsive Websites

UX Book Club DC
Washington, DC – Sept. 3, 2014
Book Discussion: Learning Responsive Web Design

Frontend Conference Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland – August 27-29, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography
Video of my talk at Frontend Conference Zurich

Refresh Ottawa
Ottawa, ON – August 21, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

Mobile+Web DevCon
Chicago, IL – July 15-17, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

STC Summit
Phoenix, AZ – May 18-21, 2014
Talk: Improve Your Typography with Responsive Web Design

Bmoresponsive
Baltimore, MD – May 9, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

ConvergeSE
Columbia, SC – May 1-3, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

MadTech Hangout
Online – Mar. 3, 2014
Talk: Responsive Design & Content Strategy

Snow * Mobile
Madison, WI – Feb. 21-22, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

In Control 2014
Orlando, FL – Feb. 17-19, 2014
Talk: Responsive Typography

2013

MoDevEast
McLean, VA – Dec. 12-13, 2013
Talk: Responsive Typography

CSS Dev Conference
Estes Park, CO – Oct. 21-22, 2013
Talk: Responsive Typography
Sketchnotes of this talk from Ben Norris

MobileUXCamp DC
Washington, DC – Sep. 14, 2013
Responsive Web Design Q&A

WordCamp Ottawa
Ottawa, ON – Apr. 27, 2013
Talk: Using Responsive WordPress Themes

Snow * Mobile Conference
Madison, WI – Feb. 15, 2013
Talk: Responsive Design in the Real World

Chicago Web Professionals Meetup Group
Chicago, IL – Feb. 12, 2013
Talk: Responsive Design Essentials

Madison Web Design & Development Meetup
Madison, WI – Feb. 11, 2013
Talk: Content Strategy for Responsive Websites

NYC Web Design Meetup
New York, NY – Jan. 24, 2013
Talk: Content Strategy for Responsive Websites

Responsive Web Design NYC
New York, NY – Jan. 22, 2013
Talk: Responsive Design Essentials

Refresh DC
Arlington, VA – Jan. 17, 2013
Talk: Responsive Design for the Real World

Baltimore Mobile
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 15, 2013
Talk: Responsive Design Tools & Resources

Web Content Mavens
Chevy Chase, MD – Jan. 8, 2013
Talk: Content Strategy for Responsive Websites

UXCamp DC
Washington, DC – Jan. 5, 2013
Talk: UX & Responsive Design

2012

LVL Studio’s UX Soirée
Montreal, QC – Nov. 21, 2012
Talk: Responsive Web Design

Accessibility Camp Toronto
Toronto, ON – Nov. 17, 2012
Talk: HTML5 Accessibility

Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association
Ann Arbor, MI – Nov. 1, 2012
Talk: Optimizing User Experience Across Devices with Responsive Web Design

Cleveland Web Standards Association
Cleveland, OH – Oct. 30, 2012
Talk: Responsive Design in the Real World

UXPA DC’s User Focus Conference
Chevy Chase, MD – Oct. 19, 2012
Talk: Optimizing User Experience Across Devices with Responsive Web Design

Accessibility Camp DC
Washington, DC – Oct. 13, 2012
Talk: Accessibility in HTML5

UX & Mobile Creatives Meetup
Washington, DC – Sept. 25, 2012
Talk: Responsive Design Heaven and Hell

MobileUXCamp DC
Washington, DC – Sept. 15, 2012
Talk: Responsive Design is Easy

DC Web Women: Code(Her) Workshop
Washington, DC – Sept. 11, 2012
Workshop: Introduction to Responsive Web Design

DC Web Women: Code(Her) Workshop
Washington, DC – Aug. 14, 2012
Workshop: Introduction to Responsive Web Design