Speaking Engagements

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RespectAbility | Audio Description Lab | Instructor |
Los Angeles - Summer 2022 | New York - Fall 2022

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Previous Speaking Engagements

SUNY | Audio Description Panel | Desire, Reality and In Between | Panelist | Virtual April 26, 2022

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Women in Film Los Angeles | Instructor |
Audio Description Workshop | March 2022

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Emerson College | Visual and Media Arts Dept |  Accessible Cinema | Guest Lecturer | February 7, 2021 

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San Francisco State University | Audio Description Guest Lecturer |
Journalism Department | Audio Description Overview |
December 6, 2021  

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Montclair State University | Audio Description Guest Lecturer |
Media & Disability Department | November 30, 2021 | 4:00pm PST 

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NYU Tisch School of the Arts | Film Department | Audio Description Guest Lecturer | Fundamental Film Class | November 23, 2021 

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SOVAS Career Expo | Audio Description Panel | The "Heart" of Audio Description | Moderator and Curator |
November 20, 2021 12:20pm PST

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Emerson College | Visual and Media Arts Dept | AD Webinar | Panelist | Expanding Your Audience: Adding Accessibility Features to Your Film | November 1, 2021 | 4:00pm Pacific 

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NYU Tisch School of the Arts | Film School Faculty |
Audio Description Presentation | October 19, 2021 

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Diamond | Media Accessibility Panel | Panelist |
September 21, 2021 | 10:30am PST | 1:30pm EST

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KQED | PBS | Audio Description Staff Presentation
| Audio Described Programming | August 30, 2021 

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SOVAS | The State of VO | Panelist | Virtual | July 8, 2021 | 7pm ET | 4pm PT

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 Gotham Summer Career Development Program | Lunch & Learn Hour | Post Production Opportunities Week | The Gotham Film and Media Institute | Guest Speaker | July 7, 2021 11:00am PST

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Lighthouse of Collier | Summer Program | Presenter  Audio Description Presentation | June 28, 2021

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Digital LA - Accessibility Tech | Diamond  Captions, Overlays, Audio Description | Panelist 
Virtual | May 18, 2021

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DOC NYC PRO | Winter 2021 Season
 The Future of Doc Accessibility: Best Practices for Film  Exhibition, Education and Beyond | Panelist
Virtual | February 2021

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Sundance Film Festival 2021 | RespectAbility 
"Bridging the Gap" - Media Accessibility & Audio Description
Panel Coordinator & Moderator
Virtual | January 2021

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LCA Hollywood/National Career Exploration Summit in Collaboration with ReelAbilities Film Festival | Audio Description Presenter 
Los Angeles | Virtual | October 2020/National Career Exploration Summit in Collaboration with ReelAbilities Film Festival | Audio Description Presenter 

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California Polytechnic State University | Guest Lecturer
Accessibility | Photographic Expression | Art 324
San Luis Obispo | Virtual | October 6, 2020

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Getting Real '20 Conference | International Documentary Association | Panelist Expanding Expression: Audio Descriptions
and Captioning in Film
  Los Angeles | Virtual | Sept 29, 2020
Expanding Expression: Audio Descriptions

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Respectability | Media Accessibility Panelist

Disabilities On Screen and Off | Panel Discussion

Los Angeles | March 10, 2020 

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Disability Rights Advocates Gala

Presenter of the Accessible Fundraising Video

 American Museum of Natural History

New York CIty | October 21 2019 

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"Pavarotti" 

Audio Description | Q&A | Screenings at Rialto Cinemas:  

Elmwood CA | June 23 2019 | 2:00pm

Sebastopol CA | June 30 2019 | 2:20pm

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RespectAbility | Presenter 
Audio Description Lab for
Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities
Wallis Annenberg Theater | Los Angeles | June 18, 2019

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New York Women In Film & Television
VOG Gala Announcer | Annual Muse Awards 
Hilton | New York | December 2018 & 2019

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NYWIFT Muse Awards | New York

 

Netflix | RespectAbility Inclusion Presentation
Video Description Guest Speaker
Hollywood | Los Angeles | November 14 2018 
RespectAbility Inclusion Presentation

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Women In Film LA
Film Accessibility Panel | Moderator & Panelist
West Hollywood Library | Los Angeles | October 22 2018

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Women In Film | Los Angeles

 

"How Sweet the Sound - The Blind Boys of Alabama" 
Open Audio Described Film Screening Presenter | Q&A Panelist
Pico Union | Los Angeles | October 12 2018

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Apple Adaptive Technology
Magic Presentation | Film Accessibility Q&A Guest Speaker
Apple Spaceship Campus | October 7 2018

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New York Film Festival | New York Women in Film & Television

Film Accessibility Panel | Moderator & Panelist

Bunin Munroe Film Center | Manhattan | October 13 2017

"Dealt" | Mill Valley Film Festival
Q&A Film Accessibility Panelist | Film Screening
Century Cinema | Corte Madera | October 8 2017

Film Panel Q&A; Luke Korem, Director/Producer, Richard Turner, Film Subject

Michele Spitz, Audio Description Producer/Narrrator

New York Women in Film & Television | ReelAbilities NY 

Film Accessibility Panel | Moderator & Panelist

JCC Manhattan | New York | February 9 2016

Awards Presenter 2014-2017

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Emcee - Fundraising Event 2013