Women Speaker Listing

Dana DiTomaso

Dana DiTomaso

URLS:

http:///www.danaditomaso.ca

http://www.linkedin.com/in/dditomaso

http://www.twitter.com/danaditomaso

Location: Edmonton, AB / Hamilton, ON

Willingness to travel: Yes

 

Area of specialization: Running a business/freelancing, usability, web design, analytics, search engine optimization, pay-per-click (PPC) campaign management, social media engagement and marketing.

 

Topics presented: Running a business/freelancing, building a website (for business owners), SEO/PPC, social media, email marketing.

 

Speaking history:

FITC (Toronto) 2009

Private speaking events to corporate groups, 2005-Present

Bridges to Better Business, Halton Region, 2008


Niqui Merret

Niqui Merret

URL: http://niquimerret.com

Location: Brighton, UK

Willingness to travel: Yes

Area of specialization: Accessible Flash

Topics presented: Accessible Flash

Speaking history:

  • London & South African MMUG (Macromedia User Group), Flash on the Beach 06
  • WSG London (Web standards group)
  • LFPUG (London Flash Platform User Group)
  • FITC Toronto 07
  • D×3 Conference Boston 07
  • Multi-Mania 07

Bio:

Niqui Merret is a Flash developer, instructor and consultant. She is focused on accessibility for audiences with special needs. For the past few years she has researched user requirements, trying to understand better how users, with different needs, interact with computers and the Internet. Niqui believes that Flash can provide a rich experience for all users, regardless of ability. After being repeatedly told that Flash could never be accessible, her focus became to fight that very perception.


Lisa Larson

Lisa Larson

URL: learnfromlisa.com

Current Location: New York , NY

Willingness to travel: Will travel

Area of Specialization: Adobe Community Professional specializing in web video, Flash Media Server and related technologies.

Speaking History:

Flashbelt

Minneapolis, MN

2007, 2009, 2010

Digital Media

Syndey, Australia

2007

Adobe MAX

Chicago, IL

2008

Flash in the Can

Toronto, Canada

2007

Flash in the Can

Hollywood, CA

2006, 2007

Flash Forward

Boston, MA

2008

Flash on the Beach

Brighton, UK

2007, 2009

Flash on Tap

Boston, MA

2009

 

Streaming Media East

New York, NY

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Streaming Media West

San Jose, CA

2007, 2009

 

Publications:

 

Lisa is currently working on an e-book, The Flash Video Handbook. For input

on the book and advanced access to the content, visit
LearnFromLisa.com and join the mailing list.

Flash Video for Professionals: Expert Techniques for Integrating Video on the Web

Wiley Publishing

http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Video-Professionals-Techniques-Integrating/dp/0470131136

Adobe Flash Developer Center

Flash: Ten Years, Ten Perspectives

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/flash_anniversary_06.html

StreamingMedia.com

Flashforward Austin, Flash Enters Its Second Decade

http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=9408


Renée Costantini

Renée Costantini

URL: www.gotogroupinc.com

Current Location: New York , NY

Willingness to travel: Will travel

Area of Specialization: go:toGroup Inc is a digital media firm currently specializing in Flash video.

Speaking History:

Flashbelt

Minneapolis, MN

2007

Flash in the Can

Toronto, Canada

2007

Flash in the Can

Hollywood, CA

2006


Karley Cunningham and Sandy Gerber

Karley Cunningham and Sandy Gerber

URL: www.3degreeswest.ca

Current location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Willingness to travel: Absolutely, let us know when our flight leaves

Area of specialization:

• Flash Creative Conceptualization, Flash Marketing Integration, Brand Development and Design, Flash Client Needs Assessments, Requirement Gathering and Brainstorming, Project and Production Management, Marketing Coaching and Public Speaking.

• We meet with you and identify what you need, then we build your presentation and deliver it to a crowd who finds it fun, interesting and most importantly, a valuable use of their time!

Topics presented: Creative Branding, Web Marketing, Creative and Marketing Case Studies, Creative Brainstorming, Project Management, Production Management, Marketing Calls To Actions, Internet Advertising, Team Motivation, Building Your Process, etc.

Speaking history: KeyNote Speaker for Women in IT, New Media Conference Presentations and Workshops, Business Network International Chapter President and Key Speaker and Corporate Business Guest Speakers.


Thea Eaton

Thea Eaton

URL: www.snertstudios.com

Current location: Houston , TX

Willingness to travel: Will travel.

Area of specialization: Accessible Flash, Self-voicing Flash, Usable Interfaces for Children, Children’s Edutainment, Character Animation in Flash, Rapid Lipsynching inFlash.

Topics presented: Accessible Flash

Speaking history:

May 2005- St. Edwards University, Austin TX

Taught Accessible Flash Workshops

July 11 2005- University of Texas, Austin, TX

Spoke at UT Flash Users Group on Accessible Flash

April 2006- San Francisco

Web accessibility conference of the Pacific DBTAC

Taught Accessible Flash Workshops

March 10-19 2006- SXSW Austin, TX

Spoke in panel “Social Responsibility in Education”

April 2006- Florida, Harcourt

Taught Accessible Flash Workshop to Harcourt employees

June 2006- Austin, Harcourt

Taught Accessible Flash Workshop to Harcourt employees

September 2006- Austin, IEEE Women in Engineering

Will speak in panel “Accessibility and Technology”


Kristin Henry

Kristin Henry

URL: www.galaxygoo.org

Current location: San Francisco , California

Willingness to travel: Yes, willing to travel.

Area of specialization: Dynamically generated interactive data visualizations, especially scientific data and information. Science animation and educational applications. Computational art, and the intersection of science and art.

Speaking history:

Beyond Usability: Building Meaningful Learning Applications

FITC

Toronto, Canada

April 21-23, 2006

Effectively Communicating Scientific Information Through Data Visualizations

Education and Outreach Colloquium

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Greenbelt, Maryland

April 12, 2006

Avoiding Design Artifacts When Developing Science Animations

Gordon Research Conference on Visualization In Science & Education

Oxford, UK

July 3-8, 2005

Poster Presentation

All About Fractions: Learning with Flash

Flash Forward Conference

San Francisco, CA

April 6-8, 2005

Visualizing Science with Flash *Event cancelled by organizers

MXEurope Conference

London, UK

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2005

Visualizing Science with Flash

Flash Forward Conference

San Francisco, CA

March 4, 2004

Panel Discussion: Aesthetics vs. Functionality: Where Should The Two Meet?

Flashkit Conference

San Jose , CA

August, 2003

Panel Moderator: Kristin Henry

Poster Presentation

84th annual meeting AAAS, Pacific Division

San Francisco , CA

June 16, 2003

Reinventing the Chalkboard: Using Online Technologies to Communicate Science and

Mathematics.

North Bay Multimedia Association – Web Developers SIG

Marin, CA

May 22, 2003

Publications:

Special Edition Using Macromedia Studio 8

by Sean Nicholson, Kristin Henry (Flash chapters)

New Masters of Flash Vol 3

http://www.friendsofed.com/newmasters/flash/content/kh/index.html

Links about Kristin

http://www.flashgoddess.com/html/gallery_khenry.html

http://www.actionscript.com/archives/00000593.html


Karen Ingram

Karen Ingram

URL: www.kareningram.com

Current location: New York

Willingness to travel: Yes

Area of specialization: illustration, combining hand drawn and digital techniques, personal projects vs client projects.

Topics presented: personal work and client work, combining hand drawn and digital techniques

Speaking history:

  • BD4D London   4
  • Flash in the Can, Toronto , 2004
  • AIGA New Orleans Biennial (Judged and presented) January, 2005
  • AIGA New Orleans “Design Talk”, April 2005

Vera Fleischer

Vera Fleischer

URL: www.mediasparkles.com

Current location: San Francisco

Willingness to travel: yes, if paid

Area of specialization: ActionScript

Topics presented: Web Services in Flash

Speaking history:

  • SXSW Interactive, Austin TX, March 2005: Flash vs HTML Game Show panelist
  • Flash in the Can, Toronto , April 2004: Web Services in Flash MX 2004

Amy Franceschini

Amy Franceschini

URL: www.futurefarmers.com, www.free-soil.org

Current location: Sept-May in  San Francisco / June – August Gent, Belgium

Willingness to travel: yes

Area of specialization: Art, Design, Sustainability, Research, Architecture, Information, Visualization, Games, Play

Topics presented: Politics of Play, Sustainable Design, DIY approach,

Collaboratives/Collective Practice, Gaming.

Speaking history:

Lectures

2006:

– Lynfabrikken, Aarhus , Denmark . Visiting Artist Series

– Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago , Collectives, Collaborations and Groups

– Kent State University, Ohio, Art and Architecture Series

– Compostmodern, AIGA Conference, San Francisco

– Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Colorado. Residence Lecture

2005:

-FITC // The Design & Technology Festival, Toronto, Canada

– UC Davis. Nature + Culture Department

2004:

– University of Oregon, Eugene.  Art + Architecture Department Visiting Lecture Series

– Milan Triennial of Architecture, Milan, Italy.  Utopia and Betrayl

– Outside/In: Goteborg Sweden: Panel on Public Space

– Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. New Media Lecture Series

– Vooruit, Gent, Belgium. Communectivity, Keynote

– Lynfabrikken, Aarhus, Denmark. Visiting Artist Series

2003:

– Media Lab Europe, Dublin Ireland: Physical Computing

– DATA: Dublin Art and Technology Association, Dublin, Ireland . Visiting Artist Series

– Bristol Animation Festival, Bristol, UK. Interactivity and the Web

– Cal Arts, Valencia: Visiting Lecture Series

– Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Visiting Lecture Series

2002:

-Madrettor Festival, Rotterdam , Netherlands

-Vasi Communicati. Museo Fortuny. Venice Italy

-Massey University. Art Dept. Wellington, NZ. Visiting Lecture Series

-University of Otago, Art Dept. Dunedin, NZ Visiting Lecture Series

-Auckland University Of Technology. NZ Visiting Lecture Series

-SPARC 2002: Media Arts, NZ Futurefamers

-Waikato Institute of Technology, Waikato, NZ Visiting Lecture Series

-IdN Fresh Conference, Singapore. Futurefamers

2001:

-manTRANSforms: Technology + Culture. NY Futurefamers

-IdN Fresh Conference, Hong Kong Futurefamers

-Flash Forward Conference, San Francisco Futurefamers

-Concordia University, Montreal. Declarations

2000:

-Fabrica/ Benneton, Treviso, Italy . Visiting Artist

-The Art, Technology, And Culture Colloquium: UC Berkley

-SFMOMA: AIGA Design Lecture Series

-Pasadena Art Center College, Digital Dialogues

-University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Visiting Lecture Series

-University of Minnesota, Duluth, Visiting Lecture Series

1999

-Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA. Net Futurama Panel Discussion

-San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Lecture Series

-AIGA Design Retreat, Minnesota

-Cellspace, San Francisco, CA.. Perception Delivery Systems.

1998

-Stanford Alumni Digital Media Conference

-Cal Arts, Valencia, CA. Visiting Lecture Series

Workshops

2006:

-The Politics of Play. Pixelache Festival, Paris , France (1 day)

-The Politics of Play. Lynfabrikken, Aarhus, Denmark (1 day)

2005:

-Physical Computing Workshop. University of Oregon, Eugene (5 days)

-Collaborative Mapping, FITC Toronto, Canada (1 day)

2004:

-Sensitive Spaces, Fabrica/Benneton, Treviso, Italy (3 days)

-Communectivity: Connecting People in Public Space, Vooruit, Gent (5 days)

-Vlotjes door Gent (Floating Architecture for Gent), Spotters, Gent, Belgium (5 days)

-Analog Robots, Academy of Media Arts (KHM), Koln, German (5 days)

2002:

-Media Knitting, DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival), Rotterdam (3 days)

-Connectivity, Madrettor Festival, Rotterdam (1 day)

2001:

-Constructing Superhero, Fabrica/Benneton, Treviso, Italy (3 days)

-Social Games, Flash Forward, Hong Kong (1 day)


Imelda Gunawan

Imelda Gunawan

URL : www.in-bleu.com

Current Location: Jakarta , Indonesia

Willingness to Travel: Yes – but sponsored

Area of Specialization: Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Freehand, CSS and HTML, Website techniques, Tips and Tricks, Macromedia software cross usability.

Topics presented: Dreamweaver and CSS, Flash and Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Dreamweaver, Flash and RSS, Flash and PHP

Speaking History:

•  University of Tarumanegara Indonesia : Macromedia Dreamweaver & Fireworks

•  UKRIDA University Indonesia : Macromedia Flash

•  Universitas Trisakti : Macromedia Flash

•  Macromedia User group Indonesia : Macromedia Flash & RSS, Freehand, Dreamweaver & CSS

•  Binus University : The future of Web Development


Sas Jacobs

Sas Jacobs

URL: www.sasjacobs.com, www.aip.net.au

Current location: Perth , Western Australia

Willingness to travel: Yes

Area of specialization: XML, database integration and application development

Topics presented: XML, database integration and application development

Speaking history:

  • WebDU, Sydney , 2006: Invited to speak at WebDU, the only Australian Flash conference, on the topic of Web Services. This conference was held in March 2006.
  • FlashForward, San Francisco , 2005: Invited to speak at the International FlashForward San Francisco conference on the topic of Dynamic Flash. This conference is the largest and most prestigious Flash conference in the world. This conference was held in April2005.
  • MXDU, Sydney , 2005: Invited to speak at MXDU, the only Australian Flash conference, on the topic of Dynamic Flash. This conference was held in February 2005.
  • MediaElements , Netherlands , 2004: Invited to speak at MediaElements 2004 on the topics of Flash and XML, and Rich Internet Applications. This conference was held in November 2004.
  • FlashForward , New York City, 2004: Invited to speak at the International FlashForward New York City conference on the topic of Flash and XML. This conference is the largest and most prestigious Flash conference in the world.
  • FlashForward, San Francisco , 2004: Invited to speak at the International FlashForward San Francisco conference on the topic of Building XML-based Flash applications. This conference is the largest and most prestigious Flash conference in the world.
  • Flashkit, San Jose , 2003: Invited to speak at the International Flashkit San Jose conference on the topic of Scripting Flash Components. Subsequently asked to present training at the University of Nebraska in March 2004.
  • Kinetic Flash Conference, Kuala Lumpur and ActionScript Conference,Singapore 2003: Invited as one of six presenters by Asia Events to speak at two International conferences on Flash Applications Development with XML.
  • Kinetic Flash Conference, Singapore , 2002: Invited as one of eight presenters by Asia Events to speak at International Kinetic Flash Conference in Singapore on two topics: Building Web Applications with Flash MX and ActionScript and Flash MX Components. Subsequently asked to speak at conferences in South East Asia in 2003.

Additional Comments: I’ve also written and contributed to several books:

  • Beginning XML with DOM and Ajax : Released June 6th, 2006 .
  • Flash 8 Accelerated: Rewrote this book for Youngjin. Released June 2006.
  • Object Oriented ActionScript for Flash 8: Contributed two chapters to this book for Apress/friendsofed. ReleasedJanuary 2006.
  • Foundation XML and Flash book: Wrote Foundation XML and Flash for Apress/Friends of Ed. The book was released in October 2005 and has been reprinted.
  • Out of My Mind, DMXZone ebook, September 2005”Ebook Out of My Mind released by DMXZone at their Web sitehttp://www.dmxzone.com . The book covers the new features of Flash 8.
  • Flash Cocktails, DMXZone ebook, April 2005: Ebook Flash Cocktails released by DMXZone at their Web site http://www.dmxzone.com .

Jennifer Shiman

Jennifer Shiman

URL: www.angryalien.com

Current location: Los Angeles , California , USA

Willingness to travel: Yes

Area of specialization: Independent Flash animation, creative process

Topics presented: Sample topics include “Stalking the Wild Viral Content (with bunnies)” and general biography with screening of works

Speaking history:

  • George Eastman House ( Rochester, NY )
  • Occasional speaker, LAFlash.org ( Los Angeles, CA )
  • FITC ( Toronto )
  • (pending as of 0606) Dreamworks ( Burbank, CA )
  • (pending as of 0606) FITC Hollywood ( Hollywood, CA )

Christine Leakey

Christine Leakey

URL: www.christineleakey.com

Current location: Toronto

Willingness to travel: Yes

Area of specialization: Flash

Topics presented: Speaks on a more organic, creative level rather than technical with regards to how she applies herself to design and Flash media

Speaking history:

  • Flash in T.O. presentation in 2003 at the Mockingbird, Toronto

Donna Leishman

Donna Leishman

URL: www.6amhoover.com

Current location: Scotland , UK .

Willingness to travel: worldwide

Area of specialization: Narrative design, Interactive narrative, Flash/ Net Art.

Topics presented : NEW MEDIA NARRATIVE: BEYOND THE LINEAR, WHAT IS INTERACTIVITY? DESIGN & NARRATIVE, HISTORY OF FLASH/NET ART, TOUCHING REDRIDINGHOOD.

Speaking history:

  • 14th March 2006 . Lecture to MPhil New Media students, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.
  • 9th April 2005 . By competition. Speaker at Flash In The Can: Design and Technology Festival, Toronto Canada .
  • 10th April 2005 . Invited panelist on the Story – Narrative Design Panel. Flash In The Can: Design and Technology Festival, Toronto Canada .
  • 15th October 2005 . Presentation of practice, MSC Electronic media and animation students, School of Television and Imaging, Dundee , UK .
  • 2nd March 2005 . Lecture to MPhil New Media students, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.
  • 27th August 2003 .  Invited chair of the readings session at the ACM Hypertext 03 Conference Nottingham Trent University, UK. Co-curation of artists with Dr. Anja Rau.
  • 19th –20th January 2002 . Re-presenting RedRidingHood presentation of the artwork RedRidingHood at the: Hypertext, Narrative, Flash, Time, seminar Boston MA , USA .

Additional Comments: Dr. Donna Leishman, has recently completed her PhD in interactive storytelling at the Glasgow School of Art and is principal of 6amhoover. com. Her Masters in Design (1999-2000) produced the darkly romantic Little Red Ridinghood, which has been widely acclaimed. Donna has worked commercially in both Scotland (with Flamjam, MMI, Itsnotrocketscience, the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Group, and BBC Choice) and New York as a web designer, illustrator, and animator, for which she was an Emmy award nominee for her work on the Rosie O’Donnell Show and development of broadcast Flash with Bullseyeart.com / Rawpower.tv. Her animations have also been showcased in both the New York Times and the Guardian Online. At present Donna is the programme leader in Illustration at Dundee’s School of Television and Imaging where she continues to exhibit, work freelance and research.


Willo O'Brien

Willo O’Brien

URL: www.willotoons.com

Current Location: San Francisco , CA

Willingness to travel: yes

Area of specialization: Flash design, Post Production, Character & Title Sequence Animation, and Running a Business (Going Freelance)

Speaking History:

  • Presented to classes at both on the high school & college level.

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