Erica on stage at BrightonSEOI 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, community, brand voice, 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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Past Talks, plus slide decks & videos

June 14, 2024 Don’t Lose Your Head or Your Brand over AI MNSearch Summit
St. Paul, MN
May 6, 2019 The Three Pillars of Public Speaking:
Purpose, Presentation, and Performance
Google Developer Groups Summit
Mountain View, CA
December 5, 2017 8 Ways to Harness Communities for Good

Higher Logic
August 23, 2017 How to Make Events Special CMX
Webinar q&a
April 12, 2017 7 Steps to Developing a Resonating Brand Voice

Content Marketing Conference
Boston, MA
February 6, 2017 Building a Creative and Compelling Brand Voice on Social Media

Digital Olympus
Webinar presentation and panel
October 18-21, 2016 Get Scrappy B2B! Tips And Tricks From The Digital Trenches Panel B2B Marketing Forum
Boston, MA
June 7, 2016 SEO 101 class Seattle Central College
Seattle, WA
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

Content Marketing Conference
Las Vegas, NV
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 How to Manage Your Social Media Like a Boss BurlyCon
Seattle, WA
September 15, 2015 Tell Me a Story: Why Data Analysts Must be Storytellers Too DAA Austin Symposium
Austin, TX
2015 SEO and social media speed mentoring coach Seattle Makers Speed Coaching from Seattle Made and Mercy Corps Northwest
Seattle, WA
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 Optimizely
Private webinar
April 10, 2015 Flare and Pivot for Social Image Sharing BrightonSEO
Brighton, UK
April 9, 2015 Content: Tackling the Elephant in the Room
(all day workshop)
Brighton, UK
October 10, 2014 Social Media Marketing for Winners BurlyCon
Seattle, WA
September 19, 2014 Feminism and Fandom Rose City Comic Con
Portland, OR
August 19, 2014 Social Media Metrics: What You Should Be Tracking DigitalSherpa
July 21, 2014 Speak Up! How to Write a Great Conference Proposal
Co-presented with Tenessa Gemelke
Content Strategy Seattle
Seattle, WA
June 10, 2014 How to Speed Up Your Twitter Process Moz
May 28, 2014 S-E-O What? University of Washington
Bellevue, WA
May 8, 2014 Why 1 Million Social Media Followers Sucks

Video is practice talk done pre-conference.

Web Congress
San Francisco, CA
November 14, 2013 No Time Like the Present: Optimize Your Twitter Process Internet Summit
Raleigh, NC
October 20, 2013 Let’s Hear It for the Boys of Doctor Who GeekGirlCon
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 GeekGirlCon
Seattle, WA
July 3, 2012 Social and SEO: Two Peas in an Inbound Pod Hootsuite
October 9, 2011 Women Running Geeky Businesses (moderator) GeekGirlCon
Seattle, WA