Speaking

amber-case-speaker-ted Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. 

A TED speaker and author, Case enjoys meeting and interacting with interesting audiences all over the world. Her speeches range from the future of technology and humanity to telecom, location-based applications and anthropology. Case is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a visiting researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media. She is the author of Calm Technology, Design for the Next Generation of Devices. and, she’s been featured among Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology.

Case lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon. She was previously the co-founder and former CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic and learn more at caseorganic.com.

Case’s current speaking schedule.

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For writing and speaking opportunities, please reach out to Kristen Galliani (kristen at caseorganic dot com), case at caseorganic dot com, or reach out on Twitter @caseorganic.

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Amber Case gives a keynote fireside chat at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in March 2015.

Highlighted Speeches

2017

  • 11 Jan: Making Change at Scale, ESIP Federation Winter Meeting 2017, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1-2 Feb: Keynote, The Media Insights & Engagement Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 7-9 Feb: Humans Need Not Apply Exhibit at Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Guest Curator.
  • 28 Feb: Workshop, Designing Calm Technology at ConveyUX, Seattle, WA.
  • 28 Feb: Puget Sound UX Meetup. The Evolution of UX Careers: Looking to the Future at ConveyUX, Seattle, WA. Panel including Cory Lebson, Peter Merholz, Joe Munko and Emma Rose.
  • 1 Mar: Opening Keynote: Designing for Privacy in Mobile and Web Apps: Practice privacy by design, not privacy by disaster! at ConveyUX, Seattle, WA.
  • 4 Mar: UCSC Conf on Social Fiction, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • 9 Mar. Smart Content Summit. Los Angeles, CA.
  • 15 Mar. Financial Security and Calm Technology. MRC Vegas Security Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
  • 22-26 Mar: Keynote, IA Summit, Vancouver, BC.
  • 4-6 Apr: FUSE design and brand strategy conference, Miami, Florida.
  • 9-11 May: FEI Boston, Boston, MA.
  • 16-17 May : The Next Web Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 22-25 May: LiveWorx from PTC. Boston, MA.
  • 28-30 May: Event with http://pdximmersive.media/ in Portland, Oregon.
  • 13 Jun: FUSELondon. London, UK.
  • 15 Jun: Speech at SpaceDoctors in Brighton, UK.
  • 7-12 July: Personal.
  • 27-30 July: DEFCON 25. Las Vegas, NV. Panel on Biohacking.
  • 4-5 Sept: IFA+Summit. Berlin, Germany.
  • 7-8 Sept: International Retail Summit. Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 13-15 Sept: Waterloo Innovation Summit. Waterloo, Canada.
  • 19-22 Sept: Conference on the future of AI. Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway.
  • 4-5 Oct: Fedex Security Awareness. Memphis, TN.
  • 16-20 Oct: SIBOS. Financial Security and Calm Technology. Toronto, ONT.
  • 24-25 Oct: Media Insights Conf. Orlando, FL.
  • 26-28 Oct: Northern User Experience (2016 site) Manchester, England.

2016

 

2015

  • 21 Jan 2015: Keynote at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview Conference in NYC
  • 04 Feb 2015: Designing Calm Technology at MCE 2015 in Warsaw, Poland
  • 05 Mar 2015: Keynote Speech on Calm Technology: Location Data Summit, Denver, Colorado.
  • 19 Mar 2015: Designing Calm Technology at Institute for the Future (IFTF) Palo Alto, California.
  • 21 Mar 2015: Unconference talks. Calm Technology and Technology and Depression. Dent Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • 23 Apr 2015: Keynote on Calm Technology: Craft Conf, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 5 May 2015. Calm Tech Talk. Hand-Eye Supply, Portland, Oregon.
  • 15 May 2015. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. Co-keynote with Douglas Rushkoff. Hilton Head Island, SC.
  • 25 Jun 2015. Airbnb Design Team Talk. Ziba Design, Portland, Oregon.
  • 15 Jul 2015. Design Museum Story Hour. OnDeck Sports Bar Rooftop. Portland, Oregon.
  • 23 Jul 2015. Designing ‘Calm’ Technology: Tools and techniques. O’Reilly’s OSCON, Portland, Oregon.
  • 9 Sept 2015. Calm Technology: Inbound Conference Bold Talks, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 11 Sept 2015. NPR TED Radio Hour: Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human?
  • 5 Oct 2015. Keynote: Calm Technology. Delight Conference. Portland, Oregon (video link).
  • 18 Oct 2015. The Radical Therapist #010 – We Are All Cyborgs Now w/ Amber Case.
  • 7 Oct 2015. Designing Calm Technology. yet Conf. Richland, WA.
  • 6 Nov 2015. Organizer and Speaker at Web 1.0 Conference. Vadio Portland, Oregon.

 

2014

    • FutureTalk with Amber Case | Mon, January 13, 2014, 6pm – 7pm | New Relic – The Great NW – 111 SW 5th Avenue – Suite 2800 – Portland, OR 97204.
    • Education Conference Keynote | Portland, Oregon | Fri, January 31, 2014, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
    • Speech on Privacy Design: Interaction ’14 | Wed, February 5, 2014, 8:00am – Sat, February 8, 2014, 8:30am | Amsterdam, Nethetherlands
    • Keynote: Local Data Summit | Denver, Colorado | Tue, February 25, 2014
    • Organizer: IndieWebCamp SF | San Francisco, California | Fri, March 7, 2014 – Sat, March 8, 2014
Amber Case introduces Calm Technology during a special edition CyborgCamp Unconference at MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.

Amber Case introduces Calm Technology during a special edition CyborgCamp Unconference at MIT’s Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.

  • Speech: Esri DevSummit | Palm Springs, California | Mon, March 10, 2014 – Thu, March 13, 2014
  • Featured Speaker: Las Vegas Experience Project | Fri, April 11, 2014, 7:00pm – 8:50pm | 150 Las Vegas Blvd N Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Keynote: Craft Conference Budapest | Thu, April 24, 2014 – Fri, April 25, 2014
  • Keynote: Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA | Wed, May 28, 2014 – Thu, May 29, 2014
  • Speaker: Open Source Bridge, Portland, OR | Tue, June 24, 2014 – Sat, June 28, 2014
  • Organizer: IndieWebCamp Portland at Esri Office | Sat, June 28, 2014 – Sun, June 29, 2014
  • Guest Speaker: OPB Show on Think Out Loud! | Portland, Oregon | Fri, August 22, 2014, 12pm – 1pm
  • Keynote: Costa Rica UX Design Program Talk | Thu, August 28, 2014 – Sun, August 31, 2014
  • Organizer and Keynote Speaker CyborgCamp MIT 2014 | Fri, October 10 | Media Lab Complex, Amherst Street, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United Statesmap
  • Organizer: IndieWebCamp MIT 2014 | Sat, October 11 – Sun, October 12
  • Keynote: Webdagene Conference, Oslo, Norway | Tue, October 14 – Sat, October 18
  • Keynote: CIO Summit NYC | Mon, October 27 – Tue, October 28 | Intercontinental Hotel, NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE 300 WEST 44TH STREETNEW YORK CITY , NY , 10036 UNITED STATESmap
  • AT&T Future of Technology Video Series | Wed, October 29 – Thu, October 30
  • Keynote: Defrag – Broomfield, CO | Tue, November 18 – Wed, November 19

 

2013

    • Interview with VICE Magazine | Mon, January 14, 2013, 9am – 10am
    • Winterim Guest Speaker at Lewis & Clark College | Fri, January 18, 2013, 10am – 11am
    • Google Hangout: ITSM Weekly Podcast – Episode 104 – Cyborgs at the Service Desk | Wednesday, Feb 6, 9:45am | Google+ Hangout by Chris Dancy |http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1KJAXM3xYA
    • Guest Lecture: PNCA with Carl Diehl | PNCA, Portland, Oregon | Tue, March 5, 2013, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
    • SXSW Panel | Sat, March 9, 2013, 9am – Wed, March 13, 2013, 3pm
    • Esri International Developer Conference Plenary | Tue, March 26, 2013
    • TedXBend Outlandish Goals | Bend, Oregon | Sat, April 6, 2013, 1pm – 5pm
    • Closing Keynote, Brio Conference | Wed, April 10, 2013, 12am – 10am
    • CreativeMornings/Portland with Amber Case | Fri, April 19, 2013, 8:30am – 10:00am | Hollywood Theatre – 4122 NE Sandy Blvd – Portland, OR 97212
Amber Case presents Designing Calm Technology at Webdagene, the leading conference on tech and design, in Oslo, Norway.

Amber Case presents Designing Calm Technology at Webdagene, the leading conference on tech and design, in Oslo, Norway.

  • Radio Interview: Free Radio Santa Cruz – radio show interview w/ John Malkin | Wed, April 24, 2013, 6:55pm – 7:55pm
  • Keynote 2013 GIS in Action Conference | Wed, May 1, 2013, 3pm – 5pm | Portland State University
  • Keynote, Conference advisor, CyborgCamp YVR | Vancouver, BC | Sat, May 11, 2013
  • Keynote, Augmented World Expo | Mon, June 3, 2013 – Wed, June 5, 2013
  • Skellefteå, Sweden | Mon, June 10, 2013 – Fri, June 14, 2013
  • OpenSourceBridge PDX | Tue, June 18, 2013, 12am – Sat, June 22, 2013, 12am
  • Weird Shit Conf | Fri, June 14, 2013, 11am – Sun, June 16, 2013, 12pm
  • !done – Hacking IRC Bots for Distributed Teams – OSBridge | Thu, June 20, 2013, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Keynote- itSMF ’13 LEAD Conf | Canberra, Australia | Thu, August 8, 2013, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Keynote, dConstruct Conference – Brigton, UK | Fri, September 6, 2013, 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Organizer, IndieWebCamp UK | Sun, September 8, 2013, 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Panel on Wearable Computing, Glazed Conference, SF | Mon, September 30, 2013, 8am – 4pm
  • Quantified Self Conference, SF, CA | Thu, October 10, 2013 – Fri, October 11, 2013
  • Tech Talk at Puppet Labs | Portland, Oregon Thu, October 17, 2013, 10am – 11am | Puppet Labs – 926 NW 13th Ave., Suite 210, Portland, OR 97209 (@ Lovejoy)
  • Keynote Speech Hood River Oregon Telecommunications Conference | Thu, October 24, 2013, 9am – 10am
  • Esri Dev Summit London | Mon, November 11, 2013 – Wed, November 13, 2013

 

2012

    • 11 Mar | Keynote Speech, SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX
    • 4 Apr | Keynote, Where Conference, Santa Clara, CA
    • 9 May | Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA
    • 15 May | Panel, Privacy Identity Innovation Conference, Seattle, WA
    • 13 Jun | Speaker and Award Recipient, 6th Annual National Geographic Explorers Symposium, Washington, DC
Shira Lazar interviews SXSW Keynote speaker Amber Case for What's Trending in 2012.

Shira Lazar interviews SXSW Keynote speaker Amber Case for What’s Trending in 2012.

  • 5 Jun | Keynote, Street Fight Summit, San Francisco, CA
  • 18 June | Speaker, SocialLoco Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 27 Jun | Open Source Bridge, Portland, OR
  • 17 Jul | IxDA Portland: Mobile and Location, Portland, OR
  • 10 Aug | Keynote, Buddhist Geeks Conference, Boulder, CO
  • 10 Sep | Keynote, CyborgCamp Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • 13 Oct | WhereCamp PDX, Portland, OR
  • 23 Oct | Keynote, Keeping it Realtime Conference, Portland, OR
  • 3 Nov | Opening Keynote, CyborgCamp Portland, Portland, OR
  • 16 Nov | Keynote, MobX Conference, Berlin, Germany
  • 5 Dec | Keynote, LeWeb, Paris, France

 

2011

    • 3 Feb | Keynote Panel at Strata Conference, Santa Clara, CA
    • 4 Mar | Speech at Warner Brothers Digital Department, Burbank, California
    • 14 Mar | Panel on Geolocation at SXSW, Austin, TX
    • 5 Apr | Speech on the Future of the Interface at Core77, Portland, OR
    • 8 Apr | Encuentro Fractal, Columbia
    • 20 Apr | Where 2.0, San Francisco, CA | Panel on Connectivity
Amber Case speaking on behalf of T-Mobile Croatia in 2011.

Amber Case speaking on behalf of T-Mobile Croatia in 2011.

  • 22 Apr | WhereCamp @ Stanford University
  • 13 May | Keynote – Open Gov West
  • 17 May | Augmented Reality Expo Speech, Santa Clara, CA
  • 19 May | Panel on Privacy and Location, Privacy Identity Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA
  • 27 May | Keynote Speech, Webvisions Conference, Portland, OR
  • 21 Jun | Keynote Speech, Frontiers of Interaction Conf., Florence, Italy
  • 25 Jun | IndieWebCamp Portland, OR
  • 20 Jun | Interview, Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR
  • 22 Jun | Speaking Event – Sean M. McKenna Director of Communications NOLHGA
  • 3 Aug | Keynote Speech, Cyborg Anthropology, KAIST University, Icheon, South Korea
  • 24 Aug | Keynote Speech, Media Evolution Conference, Malmo, Sweden
  • 25 Aug | Invited Speaker, Blackberry, Malmo, Sweden
  • 26 Aug | Invited Speaker, Wearable Computing, Sony Ericsson, Lund, Sweden
  • 21 Sept | Invited Speaker, Westminster College, Westminster College Symposium on Democracy
  • 22 Sept | Invited Speaker, Manchester College
  • 4 Oct | Keynote Speech, T-Mobile Croatia
  • 8 Oct | WhereCamp Portland, Portland, Oregon
  • 11 Nov | Keynote Speech, Oredev International Developer Conference, Malmo, Sweden
  • 7 Dec | Keynote Speech at DISH – Digital Strategies for Heritage Preservation, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 7 Dec | Facing Forward Lecture Series at Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

“Amber Case closed the Øredev 2011 conference with a fantastic keynote. The main topic of the talk was on how our lives change with technology. She gave breathtaking examples of early evangelists driving the use of technology to the extreme. What were extreme twenty years ago are commodities now. What will be a commodity twenty years from now! Amber doesn’t only talk the topic, she also lives it. She gives examples on how she endorse and drive the possibilities of technology.” -Mattias Georgson Petrén, CEO, Öredev