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Michela is a regular keynote speaker at events around the world, focusing on design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation policy and creative industries. If you are interested in having Michela speak at your event, please get in touch.

November 2021

  • Art&Tech Days (keynote), Košice, 25 November 2021 [Link]
  • Digital Sustainable Built Environment (lecture), Digital Twin Cities Competence Centre, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, 12 November 2021

October 2021

  • Most Wanted: Music (keynote), Berlin, 27 October 2021 [Link]
  • Social Hackademy: Digital skills and tools for a better world (keynote), All Digital Summit 2021, Brussels, 15 October 2021 [Link]
  • Transformation with the Cultural and Creative Industries, Culture and Creative Industries Competence Centre, Berlin, 7 October 2021 [Link]
  • Tirana Design Week (keynote), Tirana, 5 October 2021 [Link]

September 2021

  • ECIS Summit (keynote), Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Ljubljana, 13 September 2021 [Link]
  • Design for sustainable cities (keynote), RISE – Research Institute of Sweden, Umeå, 30 September 2021 [Link]
  • International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry, FOMI 2021, 17 September 2021 [Link]
  • Reclaiming data as a public resource, Creative Bureaucracy Festival, Berlin, 15 September 2021 [Link]
  • ECBN Forum, European Creative Business Network, ECIS 2021, Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, LJubljana, 12 Septeber 2021 [Link]
  • Ars Electronica STARTS Day (keynote), A New Digital Deal – Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, 9 September 2021 [Link]
  • Latham Fellowship Talk, IIT Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2 September 2021 [Video]

August 2021

  • ACCAC Culture 2.0 Festival: New European Bauhaus Seminar, ACCAC Global, Tampere, 26 August 2021
  • ICE Opening Event: New European Bauhaus (keynote), Lahti, European Green Capital 2021, Helsinki, 6 August 2021

June 2021

  • Gendered innovation and design (keynote), Advanced Design Unit, Dipartimento di Architettura, Università di Bologna, 29 June 2021 [Link]
  • EU R&I Days: Post-Covid Recovery for cities – The New European Bauhaus Initiative, European Commission, 24 June 2021 [Link]
  • Flipping the Future (keynote), Creative FLIP, Goethe-Institut, 21 June 2021 [Link]
  • EOSC Symposium 2021: Sustaining EOSC, EOSC Secretariat, 17 June 2021 [Link]
  • Barcelona City and Science Biennial: Hybrid art, science and technology – beyond disciplinary boundaries? Barcelona, 11 June 2021 [Link]
  • OECD: Culture & creativity for a more inclusive recovery – the State as an enabler? Trento Festival of Economics,6 June 2021 [Link]
  • Intelligent Cities Challenge, European Commission, 1 June 2021 [Link]

May 2021

  • Mikser Festival: New European Bauhaus, USAID and the Balkan Trust for Democracy, Belgrade, 28 May 2021 [Link]
  • Bauhaus of the Seas Conference, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, Instituto Superior Técnico and MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, 20 May 2021 [Video]

April 2021

  • New European Bauhaus Conference, European Commission, 22 April 2021 [Video]
  • OECD: Integration of cultural and creative components in new models of smart manufacturing, Veneto Chamber of Commerce, 21 April 2021 [Link]
  • Artlab Italy: Il progetto New European Bauhaus, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, 15 April 2021 [Video]

March 2021

  • MAST – Master Module in Art, Science and Technology: the Innovation Catalyst, 3 March 2021 [Link]

February 2021

  • OECD: SME support ecosystems for Cultural and Creative Sectors, 25 February 2021 [Link]
  • Co-designing our Cities Conference (keynote), Cultural Creative Spaces & Cities, Trans Europe Halles, Malmö, 3 February 2021 [Link]
  • Co-designing our Cities Conference: Participatory Governance, Cultural Creative Spaces & Cities, Trans Europe Halles, Malmö, 4 February 2021 [Link]
  • Culture Committee Region Västerbotten, 3 February 2021

December 2020

  • Creative Agenda 2020: Culture and Creative Synergies Across the Western Balkans, Arteria Creative Network, 14th December 2020 [Link]
  • PIN Conference Talks, Skopje, Macedonia, 13th December 2020 [Link]
  • Cross-Innovation Conference (keynote), Hamburg Kreativwirtschaft, 3rd December 2020 [Video]
  • Cross-Innovation Conference: Prototyping Policy (breakout session), Hamburg Kreativwirtschaft, 3rd December 2020 [Video]

October 2020

  • European Creative Industries Summit, EU German Presidency – Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, 21st October 2020 [Video speeech@39:25]
  • SINF Informatics Week (keynote), University of Porto, 9th October 2020 [Video]
  • European Creative Industries Summit Breakout Session, EU German Presidency – Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, 7th October 2020 [Video speeech@10:25]

September 2020

  • Industry Commons, R&I Days, European Commission, 24th September 2020 [Video]
  • EIC Marketplace, R&I Days, European Commission, 24th September 2020 [Video]
  • FabLab Maker Faire, Zagreb, 28th September 2020 [Link]
  • MAST Symposium, MAST Hybrid Interfacing Academy Sessions, Nova Gorica, 23rd September 2020 [Video]
  • Innovation Lecture, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 17th September 2020
  • Cities, Design and Innovation (conference curator), Umeå, 2-3 September 2020 [Link]

June 2020

  • S+T+ARTS Conference, 26th June 2020

February 2020

  • Spark Maker Space (keynote), Den Bosch, 19th February 2020

January 2020

  • Interactive Music Technologies, Salzburg, 23rd January 2020 [Video]

October 2019

  • MTF Örebro, Örebro, 17th October 2019 [Link]
  • InnovEIT 2019 (keynote), Budapest, 15th October 2019 [Link]
  • Aveiro Techdays, Aveiro, 10th October 2019 [Link]
  • TEDxZagreb, Zagreb, 5th October 2019 [Video]
  • EU DG Grow CCI and Industry, Brussels, 1st October 2019

September 2019

  • EIC Forum: Developing Innovation Ecosystems, EU R&I Days, Brussels, 25th September 2019 [Video]
  • Eyes on the Innovation Prize, EU R&I Days, Brussels, 25th September 2019 [Video]

August 2019

  • NUAS Forum, Tromsø, 16th August 2019 [Link]

July 2019

  • XpoNorth, Inverness, 3rd July 2019 [Link]

April 2019

  • MTF Frankfurt @ Musikmesse, Frankfurt, 5th April 2019 [Link]
  • Allez Hop! Mannheim, 3rd April 2019 [Link]

March 2019

  • SXSW | SAS House of Scandinavia, Austin, Texas, 8th March 2019 [Link]

January 2019

  • Vienna Congress, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna, 28th January 2019
  • Vienna Congress, Austrian Chamber of Commerce, 29th January 2019

December 2018

  • International Symposium: Interdisciplinary Collaborations for Innovation, Bergen, 6th December 2018 [Link]

November 2018

  • East Sweden Innovation Week, Norrköping, 9th November 2018 [Link]
  • ABB Synerleap, Västerås, 7th November 2018

October 2018

  • #MTFLabs @ ZKM, Karlsruhe, 27th October 2018 [Video]
  • Business Insider Trends Festival, Warsaw, 18th October 2018 [Link]
  • Novak Djokovic Foundation (keynote), Belgrade, 2nd October 2018 [Link]

September 2018

  • Noć Istraživača/European Researchers’ Night, Banja Luka, 28th August 2018
  • Robot Love Expo Experience (keynote x 2), Eindhoven, 14th August 2018 [Link]
  • #MTFLabs Stockholm, KTH Reaktorhallen, Stockholm, 3rd August 2018

July 2018

  • MAST – Master Module in Art, Science and Technology: Unicult2020 fourth edition, Rijeka, 6th July 2018
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre (keynote), Zagreb, 5th July 2018

June 2018

  • Women Innovators 18, Brussels, 21st June 2018

May 2018

  • Bergen Festspillene – International Festival of Culture (keynote + innovation lecture + conference presentation), Bergen, 25th May 2018
  • Hyper Island (keynote), Stockholm, 3rd May 2018 – keynote
  • Re-publica, Berlin, 2nd May 2018

April 2018

  • EFB Talks, Belgrade, 17th April 2018 [Video]
  • MAST – Master Module in Art, Science and Technology, Nova Gorica, 12th April 2018
  • Creative Forum, Ljubljana, 11th April 2018

March 2018

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology Brown Bag Lunch, Stockholm, 28th March 2018
  • AI for Service and Finance, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 27th March 2018
  • AI for Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 13th March 2018
  • smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture (keynote), ZKM Karlsruhe, 1st March 2018 [Video]

February 2018

  • AI for Education and Entertainment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 27th February 2018

January 2018

  • Wellcome Trust (keynote), London, 10th January 2018 [Video]

December 2017

  • SIM, Sao Paulo, 9th December 2017
  • IEEE conference (keynote), Sarajevo 1st December 2017

November 2017

  • CORP2IN conference (keynote), Zagreb, 9th November 2017
  • Web Summit Forum, Lisbon, 7th November 2017

October 2017

  • Women in Gaming Day, Arctic Game Lab, Skellefteå, 10th October 2017
  • 9984 Summit, Berlin, 5th October 2017 [Video]

September 2017

  • Teosto, Helsinki, 22nd September 2017

August 2017

  • C/O Pop Convention, Cologne, 17th August 2017

July 2017

  • Wallifornia Music Tech, Liége, 7th July 2017 [Video]
  • European Commission R&I Shaping our Future, Brussels, 3rd July 2017

June 2017

  • Imagine (keynote), Vienna, 20th June 2017
  • European Commission Open Innovation (opening keynote), Cluj-Napoca, 13th June 2017

May 2017

  • Creative Industries, Tromsø, 29th May 2017
  • Arctic Game Lab, Skellefteå, 24th May 2017 [Video]
  • TEDx, Liége, 20th May 2017 [Video]
  • Amazon Academy, Brussels, 16th May 2017
  • Seavus (keynote), Macedonia, 10th May 2017
  • HUB385 (keynote), Zagreb, 6th May 2017

April 2017

  • Introduction to the Industry Commons, International IoT Day, Rotterdam, 9th April 2017 [link
  • Stockholm University, Stockholm, 20th April 2017
  • Nordic Alliance, Umeå, 21st April 2017

March 2017

  • Women Innovators Winner Speech, Brussels, 8th March 2017 [Video]
  • ICIST2017 Kopaonik (keynote), 12th March 2017
  • Innovation Management 2017, Umeå, 6th March 2017
  • European Commission Technology Transfer and Innovation, Belgrade, 2nd March 2017

February 2017

  • EU Industry Day, Brussels, 28th February 2017

November 2016

  • Slush Music (opening keynote), Helsinki, 30th November 2016 [Video]
  • Orientamenti (keynote), Genoa 15th November 2016

October 2016

  • EU Commission European Industry Days, Bratislava, 26th October 2016

September 2016

  • Innovation Ecosystems, representing the EU Commission at the Camera Brasileira de IoT, Brasilia, 20th September 2016
  • Ars Electronica, Linz, 11th September 2016 [Video]

July 2016

  • Rijeka City of Culture, Rijeka, 21st July 2016

May 2016

  • European Commission Open Innovation Luminary Award, Amsterdam, 23rd May 2016 [link]

April 2016

  • European Commission Net Futures AIOTI Anniversary (keynote), Brussels, 21st April 2016
  • European Commission Culture Forum (keynote), Brussels, 19th April 2016

March 2016

  • Kiwi Foo, Auckland, 12th March 2016
  • Massey University, Wellington, 9th March 2016

November 2015

  • Innovation Loop, Umeå, 18th November 2015

October 2015

  • BIME, Bilbao, 28th October 2015
  • Empowering Game-Changers, European Commission, ICT15, Lisbon, 19th October 2015
  • #MusicBricks, European Commission, ICT15, Lisbon, 19th October 2015
  • S+T+ARTS Panel, European Commission, ICT15, Lisbon, 19th October 2015

July 2015

  • #MTFScandi Umeå, 10th July 2015
  • European Commission CAPS, Brussels, 7th July 2015 [video]

June 2015

  • European Commission Digital Assembly, Riga, 17th June 2015
  • European Commission Open Innovation 2.0, Espoo, 9th June 2015

May 2015

  • TEDx, Umeå, 23rd May 2015 [Video]
  • Sleeptalk, Umeå, 12th May 2015
  • Entreprenom, Umeå, 11th May 2015
  • Innovation in Design, Goldsmiths, University of London, 11th May 2015
  • Re-Publica (keynote), Berlin, 7th May 2015 [Link]

March 2015

  • Innovation Management 2015, Umeå, 4th March 2015

January 2015

  • Crowdmaking @UID, Umeå, 14th January 2015

October 2014

  • European Commission IoT360, Rome, 28th October 2014 [Link]
  • EarZoom, Ljubljana, 18th October 2014

September 2014

  • Music Tank Event, London, 16th September 2014 [Link]

June 2014

  • European Commission Open Innovation 2.0, Dublin, 12th June 2014 [Link]

April 2014

  • European Commission ECFI, Brussels, 3rd April 2014 [Video]

February 2012

  • Cisco BIG Awards, Ravensbourne, London,1st February 2012 [Video]