Speaking Inquiry

Note: In support of a more harmonious life-work balance, I am only accepting a small number of invitations each year to give keynotes or invited talks. If I am unable to accept your invitation I will gladly provide you with recommendations for excellent alternative speakers.

I am always honoured when I am approached by an institution or organization that wishes to draw on my expertise. I frequently speak on topics such as open educational practices, ethical approaches to educational technology, inclusive teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the psychology of good and evil.

Please use this webform if you would like to inquire about my availability for an event. The form includes questions about the expected audience (e.g., composition & size), whether you would also like me to facilitate a hands-on workshop or engage in discussions with any campus stakeholders (e.g., executives, library, bookstore, student association, etc.) during my visit, and what your budget is for a speaker fee.

As an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, I would also appreciate information about the diversity among the planned invited speakers at your event (if there is to be more than one). Please note that while I will not consent to participate on a “manel” or in a series that is otherwise not inclusive, I will happily provide you with a long list of gifted speakers whose presence would greatly enhance any event.

Technology

If I am traveling to your event I will bring my own laptop computer, clicker, and adapter (HDMI & VGA). I will require an LCD projector and prefer a lavalier microphone, if available.

If this a virtual event please provide information about the technology setup and the time required for testing. Knowing which platform will be used for the event (e.g., Zoom meeting, Zoom webinar, Microsoft Teams, etc.) will help me plan for the interactivity afforded by the chosen platform.

Please also provide information about how you plan to make the event accessible (e.g., live captioning).

If you plan to use a hashtag for your event I would appreciate knowing this in advance so I can incorporate it into my slides and promotional posts.

I will make my slides available following my presentation.

Travel preferences

When traveling, my preferred airline is Air Canada (or its Star Alliance partners).

How to pronounce my name

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