Past events

Design your talk event participants

 

Design Your Talk Topic

When December 6 at 6:30 pm

WhereDurham, North Carolina, USA

Do you want to start speaking at conferences? Join us for a workshop to learn how to get started and walk away with ideas you can use to start building a talk!

Present Yourself Workshop participants

2-Day Workshop

WTD + AIGA SF WILD Present: Craft Your First Talk & Deliver with Confidence

When December 1 & 8

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

Taught by experienced speakers and storytellers, attendees will have a chance to draft and practice their talk, and produce the documentation they need to be selected to speak at a conference.

 

Designing for Inclusion (Designers + Geeks)

When November 15 at 7:00 pm

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

We’re co-hosting this Designers + Geeks event, where four of our Women Talk Design Speaking Workshop alums will take the stage to share talks on Designing for Inclusion.

 

Public Speaking for Designers, Part 1: Storytelling and Outlining a Talk

When November 14 at 6:00 pm

WhereSeattle, WA, USA

We’re partnering with IXDA Seattle in a workshop series that will cover the essentials of public speaking. Part 1 of this 2-part workshop will focus on storytelling and outlining a talk.

Public Speaking for designers workshop participants

 

Public Speaking for Designers @ Austin Design Week

When November 8 at 8:30 am

WhereAustin, TX, USA

Join us during Austin Design Week! You’ll learn a process you can use next time you need to design a talk, and tips for speaking confidently.

Women Talk Design Lightening talks

 

Women Talk Design Lightning Talks

When October 3 at 6:30 pm

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

We invite you to join us for an evening of talks by new and experienced speakers, on topics in design, tech, and career. Speakers have been invited who are practicing a talk for a conference or are looking for experience presenting their material to a new audience. We invite the audience to be present and supportive, learn something new and engage with the community.

Women talk design event

 

Design Your Talk Topic

When September 20 at 6:30 pm

WhereLos Angeles, CA, USA

Do you want to start speaking at conferences? Join us for a workshop to learn how to get started and walk away with ideas you can use to start building a talk!

Women Talk Conferences participants

 

Women Talk: Conferences (Portland)

When September 5 at 6:30 pm

WherePortland, OR, USA

In this panel discussion, we’ve invited incredible women who have spoken at design and tech conferences and public events to share their experiences. Learn how they got their first speaking engagement, what conferences they attend, how they prepare for giving a talk, and what advice they have for those getting started.

Present Yourself Workshop participants

2-Day Workshop

Present Yourself: Craft Your First Talk and Deliver with Confidence (Boston)

When August 25 & 26

WhereBoston, MA, USA

In this workshop, we’ll provide new speakers with the framework and confidence to craft their first talk. Taught by experienced speakers and storytellers, attendees will have a chance to draft and practice their talk, and produce the documentation they need to be selected to speak at a conference.

Present Yourself Workshop participants

2-Day Workshop

Present Yourself: Craft Your First Talk and Deliver with Confidence

When August 18 & 19

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

In this workshop, we’ll provide new speakers with the framework and confidence to craft their first talk. Taught by experienced speakers and storytellers, attendees will have a chance to draft and practice their talk, and produce the documentation they need to be selected to speak at a conference.

Design your talk event participants

 

Design Your Talk Topic

When August 1 at 6:30 pm

WhereBoston, MA, USA

Do you want to start speaking at conferences? Maybe public speaking terrifies you but you know it’s good for your career. But where do you start? You have a lot of ideas, but what are you actually qualified to speak about?

Join us for a workshop to learn how to get started and walk away with ideas you can start building into a talk!

Women Talk Design Lightning talks

 

Women Talk Design Lightning Talks

When July 11 at 6:30 pm

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

We invite you to join us for an evening of talks by new and experienced speakers, on topics in design, tech, and career. Speakers have been invited who are practicing a talk for a conference or are looking for experience presenting their material to a new audience. We invite the audience to be present and supportive, learn something new and engage with the community.

Women talk design event

 

Design Your Talk Topic

When June 21 at 6:00 pm

WhereWashington D.C., DC, USA

Do you want to start speaking at conferences? Maybe public speaking terrifies you but you know it’s good for your career. But where do you start? You have a lot of ideas, but what are you actually qualified to speak about?

Join us for a workshop to learn how to get started and walk away with ideas you can start building into a talk!

Speaking panel participants

 

Women Talk: Conferences (Boston)

When June 14 at 6:30 pm

WhereBoston, MA, USA

In this panel discussion, we’ve invited incredible women who have spoken at design and tech conferences and public events to share their experiences. Learn how they got their first speaking engagement, what conferences they attend, how they prepare for giving a talk, and what advice they have for those getting started.

Women Talk Conferences participants

 

Women Talk: Conferences (Triangle)

When June 12 at 6:30 pm

WhereDurham, North Carolina, USA

In this panel discussion, we’ve invited incredible women who have spoken at design and tech conferences and public events to share their experiences. Learn how they got their first speaking engagement, what conferences they attend, how they prepare for giving a talk, and what advice they have for those getting started.

Public Speaking for designers workshop participants

 

Public Speaking for Designers @ SF Design Week

When June 11 at 9:00 am

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

Whether speaking at a conference or in a team meeting, public speaking is a critical skill for designers. Join Women Talk Design and AIGA SF in a workshop that will cover the essentials of public speaking. Leave this workshop with a process you can use next time you need to design a talk, and tips for speaking confidently.
Round table participants

 

Women Talk Conferences Round Table

When May 23 at 6:00 pm

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

In this Women Talk Design + AIGA SF roundtable, we’ll discuss how to get started speaking at conferences and public events, share advice, and learn from one another. We’ll be joined by a couple of incredible women who have spoken at design and tech conferences and public events to share their experiences. We invite you to ask questions, share your stories, concerns, and excitement, and learn from one another.

Present Yourself Workshop participants

2-Day Workshop

Present Yourself: Craft Your First Talk and Deliver with Confidence

When May 19 & 20

WhereSan Francisco, CA, USA

In this workshop, we’ll provide new speakers with the framework and confidence to craft their first talk. Taught by experienced speakers and storytellers, attendees will have a chance to draft and practice their talk, and produce the documentation they need to be selected to speak at a conference.

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