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Healthy Cities, Healthy People. Women’s College Hospital, Toronto.  November 8, 2023.


University of Waterloo School of Planning, Futures Forum 2023 Keynote: Public Engagement, Technology, and the Art of Living Well Together.  June 15, 2023

Canada School of Public Service. Data Governance and Standardization Series: Safeguarding Personal Data in Its Collection and Use – Dec 9th, 2021, 1 pm ET (online)

Interrupting Urban Innovation Lies: Undoing the Political Economy of Pretending – 2021 Urbanism Fall Lecture Series, Co-hosted by the City Design & Development Program (CDD), SMArchS Urbanism Program and Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT – Dec 1st, 2021, 1 pm ET (online).

Fragile Future with Payal Arora – Dark Matter Labs & Future of Good Fragile Future Series – Nov 30th, 2021, 1 pm ET (online)

Digital Democracy and Sovereignty  – Cool World Salon Series. Toronto, July 30, 2021 (online)

OuiShare Fest – Paris, June 23-25 2021 (online)

MatchPoints Conference  – Democracy and Culture in the Digital Age.  Aarhaus University, Denmark, May, 29 2021 (online)

What Tech Calls Thinking – in conversation with author Adrian Daub. Goethe Institute, Toronto, May 27, 2021 (online)

Keynote – Government Information Day 2020, Ontario Legislative Library, Dec 16, 2020 (online)

Citizen Agency in Smart Cities – The 2020 Year in Review, University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society,  Dec 10, 2020 (online)

Keynote – The Democratic Challenge of Technology: Growing Politics of Collective Care in Our Cities, Forum Offene Stadt, Nov 6, 2020. (online)

Tech for Society – Digital Resilience, Pakhuis De Zwijger, Oct 12, 2020 (online)

Hito Seyerl’s Mixed Methods, Art Gallery of Ontario. Biting back – turning the tables on tech eating the world. Toronto, Jan 18 2020.

City of the Future, San Antonio TX, Feb 24-26, 2020.

Data Governance Design Conference, Washington DC, Nov 2019

Council on Governmental Ethics Laws Annual Conference – Chicago, Dec 2019

Arts, Culture, and Digital Transformation Summit – Banff, Dec 2019

National Association of City Transport Officials (NACTO) Annual Conference  – Toronto, Sept 9, 2019

Beyond Smart Cities Today – Rotterdam, Sept 18, 2019

reSite – Prague, Sept 19/20, 2019

The Social Cost of the Information Age – Toronto Public Library, June 26, 2019

We Make The City – Amsterdam, June 19, 2019

IoT613 – Ottawa, May 8/9 2019

Conference “Cities and Digital Technology Chair”: Data, Platforms & Cities – SciencesPo – Paris, April 4, 2019

Compute Ontario ORION Smart Cities Governance Lab – Waterloo, March 28, 2019

Why Should I Care? Digital Rights – Fair Use, Privacy, and the lack of Clarity – Toronto,  January 21, 2019.

Democracy Exchange – Toronto, January 26, 2019.

MyData 2018 – Helsinki, Finland. August 30, 2018

Canadian Open Data SummitNiagara Falls, November 7&8, 2018.

Shaping Future Cities Symposium – University of Michigan, Detroit, November 9, 2018

Moneco-Econtro Policy Conference – The Future is Now – Canadian Association for Business Economics, Kingston, August 27/28, 2018

Baltic Tiger in the Digital Jungle – In Conversation with Estonia’s Prime Minister – Economic Club of  Canada, Toronto, May 25, 2018

Smart Communities Panel – Go Open Data Conference, May 11, 2018, Barrie, Ontario

RightsCon – May 16-18, Toronto Ontario 

Equity and Government Responsibility in the Smart City April 30, 2018 – hosted by Councillor Wong-Tam

What Does Digital Inclusion Mean for Canada’s Diverse Municipalities?  Webinar – Federation of Canadian Municipalities, March 28th, 2018. 

Smart Cities – Who Will Be Left Behind?  Hosted by Why Should I Care?  March 19, 2018

Countering the Digital Consensus: The Political Economy of the Smart City (Ethics in the City Series) – University of Toronto, Centre for Ethics. March 14, 2018

Ontario Ministry of Consumer Goods and Services – Open Government Symposium.   March 7, 2018

Smart Leaders for Smart Cities, February 24, 2018

What will today’s cities look like with tomorrow’s technologies? Ontario Library Association Super Conference.   February 1, 2018

Session:  Open Data, Open Library: How the Library Fits in the Open Data Movement
Ab. Velasco, Lina Kim, Carmen Ho, Bianca Wylie