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Debbie is a frequent speaker on design and branding and has spoken at TED Women. Her talk was one of the Top Ten most popular talks of 2020, and currently has over two million views. She has also moderated Design Yatra in India, presented keynote lectures at Rotman School of Management, Princeton University, Yale University, Michigan Modern, the Hong Kong Design Association, the Melbourne Writers Festival, Design Thinkers in Toronto, the Festival of Art and Design in Barcelona, Brand Nieuwe Conference in Amsterdam, Webstock in New Zealand, QVED in Munich, Beyond Tellerand in Berlin, ING in Dubai, ND2C in Pakistan, PS One in China, Web Summit in Lisbon, Design Indaba in South Africa and many more.

Past Selected Conferences & Keynote Presentations

Design Indaba, South Africa
Web Summit, Lisbon
Huiput Design Festival, Helsinki
AIA Women’s Leadership Conference, Minneapolis

National Digital Design Conference, Pakistan

Visual Storytelling Festival, Romania

99U Conference, USA

By Design Conference, Slovakia

TypoBerlin, Germany

ING Conference, Dubai

Convergence: Texas Society of Architects, USA

Masters of Business Conference, USA

Segundo Festival, Guatemala

Adobe Max, USA

Hopscotch Design Festival, Raleigh, SC, USA

Brand New Conference, Amsterdam

Percolate Conference, USA

Webstock, New Zealand

Hong Kong Design Association

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

Michigan Modern, USA

SAG-AFTRA Foundation, USA

QVED, Munich, Germany

Festival of Art and Design, Barcelona, Spain

Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia

Fast Company Innovation Festival, New York, USA

Design Thinkers, Toronto, Canada

Design Yatra, India

AIGA Gain Conference Chair, USA

Selected Museum Lectures

National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Museum of Design, Atlanta, Georgia

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NYC

Museum of Arts and Design, NYC

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio

Museum of Sydney, Australia

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, FL

National Museum of Serbia

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Select Corporate Talks (partial list)

Bayer Corporation
Carbone Smolan
Georgia Pacific
Hallmark Corporation
Heath Ceramics
Hershey Corporation
Jet Propulsion Lab at CalTech
Maryland Institute College of Art
New York Times
Unilever Corporation

Select Educational Talks (partial list)

Art Center College of Design
Austin Peay University
Columbia University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Indiana University
Portfolio Center
Princeton University
School of Visual Arts
SUNY Albany
SUNY Purchase
Trinity University
Yale University

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