Speaking Engagements


2008 Wood Music Festival (Oxford, UK)
2007 Swarthmore College Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship Conference speaker and roundtable coordinator (Swarthmore, PA)
2007 Rotary Club of Rio de Janeiro – Laranjeiras presentation on Catalytic Communities (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2006 Tech Museum Awards Showcase presentation (San Jose, CA)
2006 National Community Reinvestment Coalition lecture “A Peak at an Unassisted Community” (Washington, DC)
2006 Rotary Clubs of Clinton, Normal, and Sunset: multiple presentations on Catalytic Communities (Bloomington, IL)
2006 International Honors Program class visiting lecture (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2005 PlaNetwork presentation on Catalytic Communities (Washington, DC)
2005 Swarthmore College Political Science Department daytime and evening talks: “The Power of Grassroots Communities in Brazil and Around the World: The Potential of Connecting Them through New Technologies”
2005 Virginia Tech City and Regional Planning Department daytime and evening talks: “Poverty, Development and the Internet”
2005 Rotary Club of Rio de Janeiro – Saúde presentation on Catalytic Communities (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2005 American Collegiate Schools of Planning talk “Catalytic Communities: The Birth of a Dot Org” (Kansas City, MO)
2004 Community Technology Centers Network (CTCNet) Conference “Connecting across Borders” roundtable presenter (Seattle, WA)
2004 World Social Forum Workshop presenter (Mumbai, India)
2004 American Collegiate Schools of Planning talk “Introducing Protagonist Action Research” (Portland, OR)
2003 Association of European Schools of Planning presentation “Virtual vs. Face-to-Face Relationships with Communities in Developing Countries” (Leuven, Belgium)
2002 American School of Rio de Janeiro Economics class visiting lecture (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2002 American Collegiate Schools of Planning talk “Good Intentions Gone Bad: Unforeseen Consequences of Community Capacity-Building Programs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil” (Baltimore, MD)
2001, 2002 and 2003 World Social Forum Workshop presenter (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
2001 Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) Conference lecture “The Internet as a Community Catalyst” (Mexico City, Mexico)
2001 University of Maryland Graduate WebShop participant and graduate research presenter (College Park, MD)