PLEASE NOTE: I'm not booking any new public speaking right now because I'm hard at work on a book. Please check back in summer 2019.
I'm often asked to speak about media, gender, culture, and technology. In the past, I've spoken at events and conferences about my reporting on inclusion and diversity in the workplace, about how I built my freelance career, about modern media ethics and values, and about how to tune out (or tune into) criticism and feedback online.
I also love interviewing experts and authors. You can listen to recordings of my live conversations with Rachel Cusk, Thomas Page McBee, Glynnis MacNicol, Lidia Yuknavitch and Amber Tamblyn, Joy Press, Francisco Migoya, and Ellen Malcolm.
To have me speak at your conference or event, email me directly or contact my reps at Fresh Speakers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here are some nice things people have said about me:
“Ann was amazing - she kept the audience engaged and entertained the entire time. During Q&A, Ann was frank, brilliant and hilarious. Audience members gave her rave reviews.” -Merici Vinton, Ada’s List
“Ann mixes pith about social and media trends with charm, affirmation and warmth. Her secret formula amounts to alchemy, and results in standing-O’s.” -Mark Kramer, Power of Narrative Conference
“Ann Friedman spent two days at the University of Missouri last year, sharing her wit and wisdom with both small groups of young journalists and large student audiences across the campus. Her generosity and spirit keep rippling through the population here.” -Professor Mary Kay Blakely, Missouri School of Journalism
“Ann is a hilarious and insightful speaker. Her talk got rave reviews around the office, and it motivated our team to get back to work. Her down-to-earth, conversational style will leave you charmed and inspired.” -Kate Kiefer Lee, Mail Chimp
Selected previous speaking engagements:
Chicago Ideas Festival, October 2017
Creative Mornings L.A., May 2017
St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference, January 2017
Danish International Media Festival, November 2016
Engaging Local Government Leaders Conference, October 2016
Bend Design Conference, October 2016
Univ. of Missouri Women’s Leadership Conference with Aminatou Sow, March 2014
Online News Association 2013 Conference with Aminatou Sow, October 2013
Weapons of Mass Creation Festival with Dylan Lathrop, August 2013
Boston University Power of Narrative Conference, April 2013