Speaking 🎤

I am an international speaker who focuses on inclusive & ethical design, accessibility, de-risking products, team resilience and leadership. Speaking is a huge honor and privilege, so I definitely look for conferences that have thoughtful code of conducts and provide support to marginalized communities. I am actively booking for 2021, please reach out to me if you have an event that may be a great fit for me.

My talks & facilitated workshops cover topics like:
- Limitation of empathy, and how we can't empathize out of privilege and power.
- How to build more inclusive, equitable and ethical products and experiences.
- How to challenge our assumptions and biases through participatory design, testing and co-creations.
- Leading and scaling innovation & design strategy across an organization.
- How to nurture team conditions for resilience, equity, and experimentation.
- Being an immigrant, woman of color with a disability and how that informs the work I do, how I lead teams and how I show up.

If you'd like to invite me to speak or facilitate a workshop, send me an email to ariba@aribajahan.com.

Scroll down to see events I've spoken at, how the audience responded & a few videos of my speaking.

Talks & Workshops

Talk

AIGA NY

February 2021
NY
Talk

Interaction Design 21

Talk at Interaction Design 21 titled "You can't empathize your way out of privilege".

January 2021
Virtual
Talk

Etsy Design Internal Conference

Talk at Etsy Design on "Cultivating Resilience".

December 2020
Virtual
Talk

UX South Africa 2020

Talk exploring inclusive design & bias in UX.

November 2020
Virtual
Workshop

Ad Council Mental Wellness ERG Event

A facilitated workshop for the MIGHTY ERG at the Ad Council.

October 2020
Virtual
Talk

Design Ops Summit 2020

Talk exploring how we can lead teams with their resilience in mind.

October 2020
Virtual
Panel

Digital Empower Summit 2020

Panel exploring new tech interventions that are in service to social impact, older populations, the Black community & wellness.

September 2020
Virtual
Panel

Confab 2020

Panel exploring how to use UX practices for content strategy.

May 2020
Virtual
Talk

Confab 2020

Talk exploring inclusive design & bias in UX.

May 2020
Virtual
Talk

The IA Conference

Talk exploring inclusive design & bias in UX research.

May 2020
Virtual
Workshop

Vox Media Internal Conference

1 hour training for 100+ staff members at Vox Media on ideation through a human centered design lens.

March 2020
NY, NY
Talk

NDC London 2020

Talk on inclusive design and how bias shows up.

Jan 2020
London, UK
Panel

CES 2020 - The Equality Lounge

Panel exploring how to break the tech gender gap.

January 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Talk

Women Who Code NYC

Talk exploring bias & inclusive design in UX.

December 2019
NY, NY
Panel

AIGA Design NYC

Panel exploring design leadership as womxn in various industries.

October 2019
NY, NY
Workshop

Write/Speak/ Code NYC

Workshop for 50+ audience on how to run brainstorms to empower creativity, both on your own and with a team.

October 2019
NY, NY
Talk

Radical Research Summit

Talk exploring bias & inclusive design in UX.

September 2019
Vancouver, CA
Podcast

UX Cake

Podcast episode where we focused on collaborative UX research methods.

September 2019
Vancouver, CA
Talk

The Big Design Conference

Talk at Big Design exploring inclusive design & UX practices.

September 2019
Dallas, TX
Talk

Anxiety Tech

Talk exploring how we can exclude the audiences we are in service to.

August 2019
NY, NY
Talk

Abstractions II

Talk at Abstractions on challenging assumptions & biases in UX research.

August 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Talk

JS Conference US

Talk at JSCof US on challenging our assumptions & bias in UX.

August 2019
Carlsbad, CA
Workshop

Splashbox Design Innovation Training

Two day training workshop on design innovation at the Ad Council.

2017- Present
NY, NY
Talk

SHINE Bootcamp

Talk on challenging assumptions & biases in UX research.

May 2019
Vancouver, CA
Fireside Chat

GovCity @ SXSW

Fireside Chat w/ GovCity exploring innovation & org transformation.

March 2019
Austin, TX
Panel

All Tech is Human

Panel titled "The New Normal: How to Ethically Expand Access to Technology?".

November 2018
NY, NY
Podcast

Innovation Crush Podcast

Interview where we focused on creating the capacity for innovation at the Ad Council.

February 2018
NY, NY

Videos

Audience

Sometimes the audience shares thoughtful messages. I appreciate their support. Here are a few examples.

If you'd like to have me speak or teach a workshop at your event, send me a note.