May 2-4 2016
Co-presenting “Guidance for Development of local Digital Response Networks” with Andrej Verity
On panel titled ‘Technologies for Humanitarian Action’ called From Face-to-Face to Messaging Apps: Communicating with Communities in Complex Emergencies”
Lausanne, Switzerland

March 22 2016
Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: “Introduction to Digital Response Networks”
International Committee of the Red Cross
Geneva, Switzerland

January 25-29, 2016
Contributed to the development of the TOTEM Project, Digital Security Training Platform
Hosted by Greenhost & Free Press Unlimited
Berlin, Germany


December 11, 2015
Guest Lecture: “The Digital Response to Crisis: How technology is changing the face of humanitarian response”
Center of Education and Research in humanitarian action, University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

July 28-31, 2015
Contributor to RaReNet — Rapid Response Network Workshop
Berlin, Germany

June 4th, 2015
Speaker: “Exploring the Citizen-Driven Response to Disaster in Cyberspace”
International Humanitarian Technology Conference
Ottawa, ON

May 27th, 2015
Rapporteur: “Managing Unexpected Events”
Toronto WaterCity 2040 Wrap-Up, Waterlution
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Toronto, Ontario
Eventbrite Info

May 14, 2015
Conference Presentation: “Digital Humanitarianism and the Emerging Risk Landscape”
HumTech 2015 — Humanitarian Technology Conference
MIT, Boston

May 11th, 2015
Guest Lecturer: “The Digital Response: Exploring the emergency response in cyber space”
Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training ProgramHumanitarian Training Initiative
Humanitarian Studies Program, McGill University
Montreal, QC

April 29th, 2015
Guest Speaker: “The Citizen Drive Response in Cyberspace: Digital responders and digital technologies”
Module on Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Global Health Education Initiative, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

April 8th, 2015
Competitor: “Building resilience in complex systems: an evaluative approach to developing resilience in digital crisis response networks”
Three Minute Thesis Competition – Level 2. Division Finals (University of Toronto level)
7:00-9:00pm, Sandford Fleming Building, 10 King’s College Road, room 1105
Free/Open Attendance

March 26th, 2015
Competitor: “Building resilience in complex systems: an evaluative approach to developing resilience in digital crisis response networks”
Three Minute Thesis Competition – Level 1. Social Sciences and Humanities
2:00-3:00pm, Claude T. Bissell Building – Rm. 206, University of Toronto
Free/Open Attendance

February 26, 2015
Guest Seminar: “Risk and Resilience in Citizen-Driven Emergency Response Networks in Cyberspace”
Dept of Disaster & Emergency Management
York University, Toronto, ON
Closed event

February 10, 2015
Presenter: “Skills for Presenting Research”
Dept. of Leadership Higher and Adult Eduction (LHAE), OISE, University of Toronto
Location: 4pm, OISE Library, 252 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON M5S 1V6 Canada
Cost: Free


November 6, 2014
Guest lecturer: “The Digitization of Citizen-Driven Response and the Future of Emergency Management”
Emergency Management Communications Course
York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

November 7, 2014
Conference presentation: “Debunking Utilization-Focused Evaluation (U-FE): Lessons learned applying UFE theory to practice
The 25th Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Conference program here

September 15, 2014
Talk on “Exploring Digital Response”
Happy for a Change Tour, Centre for Social Innovation – Annex. 720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON

June 16. 2014
Symposium Presentation: “Digital Convergence, Emergency Management and Resilience”
World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), Toronto ON
Presentation details here

June 7. 2014
Panelist / Speaker: “Information technology in the field: Is MSF missing the boat?”
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Annual General Assembly, Toronto ON


October 21-25, 2013
Workshop presenter on “Security from Multiple Lenses”
Within panel WS 234 – Dangers to Internet Economy from Irresponsibility at Scale
Internet Governance Forum
Bali, Indonesia

June 25-26. 2013
Presenter of  2 part “Crisis Simulation for Information Activists” at Tactical Tech, Information Activism Camp

April 26. 2013
Speaker “The People vs. The System: An Explanation of How Disaster Transforms Humanity and How The System Gets in The Way” at the Dynamics of Global Change workshop, 2013

March 2013
Speaker “The Change Catalyst: Exploring Social Change Through the Use Web Metrics” at the OISE Deans Conference, Toronto, ON

Presented “Crisis Simulation for Internet Activists” at the Cyber Stewards Network conference, Toronto, ON


May 2012
Speaker on “The People vs. The System: Exploring 7 lessons learned from emergencies and the use of technology” at Citizen Lab conference in Latin America

October 2012
Presented “Mobile Learning, Digital Volunteerism and Integration” poster at the International Associate for Emergency Managers (IAEM) Conference

In the Media

November 7, 12 | Radio Interview – Newstalk 1010