I love teaching and sharing. I've given keynote speeches, moderated panels, and taught all-day workshops. I speak about community building and online marketing (social media, content, and more); intersectional feminism and social justice; and about geekdom from comic books to Doctor Who and cosplay to genre TV shows.

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Erica McGillivray on stage at BrightonSEO April 2015. Photo by Samuel Scott.

Upcoming Events

October 18-21, 2016
Get Scrappy B2B! Tips And Tricks From The Digital Trenches Panel

Erica McGillivray teaching a workshop at BrightonSEO 2015


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Erica McGillivray teaching a workshop at BrightonSEO 2015

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Past Talks, plus slide decks & videos

June 7, 2016
SEO 101 class

May 26, 2016
Preparing to Write a Novel in a Month

Ignite Seattle
Seattle, WA

May 18, 2016
7 Steps to Developing a Resonating Brand Voice

April 22, 2016
Putting Your Best Self Forward: Etiquette and Branding in Your Community

Brighton, UK

March 10, 2016
How to Be An Ally: Diversity Lab
Collaborative in-house workshop
Moz's Mozzer U
Seattle, WA

March 1, 2016
Diversity and Inclusion in Community Building

Webinar presentation and panel

February 9, 2016
Storytelling with Data


November 12-15, 2015
Seattle, WA

September 15, 2015

May 22-24, 2015
Can Online Misogyny Become Teachable Moments? (moderator)
Do Joss Whedon's Strong Female Characters Live up to the Challenge?
Pop Culture Princess (R)evolution
The "Fake Geek Girl" and Misogyny in Nerd Culture
Social Media: A Bridge or a Canyon?
How to Run a Convention: From Start to Fabulous! (moderator)
Marvel versus DC: How Their Movies Compare
Wonder Woman: The Movie
Geek Stuff for the Geek Girl
Santa Clara, CA

May 21, 2015
Opticon Speaker Best Practices
Private webinar

April 10, 2015
Brighton, UK

April 9, 2015
Content: Tackling the Elephant in the Room
(all day workshop)
Brighton, UK

October 10, 2014
Seattle, WA

September 19, 2014
Feminism and Fandom
Rose City Comic Con
Portland, OR

August 19, 2014

July 21, 2014
Speak Up! How to Write a Great Conference Proposal
Co-presented with Tenessa Gemelke

June 10, 2014

May 28, 2014
S-E-O What?

May 8, 2014
Web Congress
San Francisco, CA

November 14, 2013
Internet Summit
Raleigh, NC

October 20, 2013
Let's Hear It for the Boys of Doctor Who
Seattle, WA

January 24, 2013
Beyond Blogging: Content Strategy and Practice
Co-presented with Dr. Matt Peters
Moz's Mozcation
Cape Town, South Africa

October 11, 2012
Harness the Power of Twitter Using Followerwonk
Co-presented with Peter Bray

August 11, 2012
Chicks Dig Comics
Seattle, WA

July 3, 2012

October 9, 2011
Women Running Geeky Businesses (moderator)
Seattle, WA

Watch me speak or view my slides

Preparing to Write a Novel in a Month - Seattle Ignite, May 2016

More videos of me speaking

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