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I’ve been a featured speaker at more than a hundred events around the country. I get a kick out of speaking to audiences of all ages about my work, writing, creating daily, storytelling, distribution, audience engagement, the changing face of content, as well as following one’s passion and carving out a career as a creative.

If you’re interested in bringing me to your school, company, or event as a panelist, workshop facilitator, presenter, or keynote, contact me at me@feliciapride.com.

2017 Events

March 25, 2017
Firelight Documentary & Impact Lab Retreat
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Happily moderating a panel about Cable and VOD distribution for documentary filmmakers.

2016 Events

September 29, 2016
International Documentary Association Getting Real Conference
Los Angeles, CA
Panelist for So, Your Film Didn’t Get Into Sundance (and Even if it Did): Navigating the New Distribution Landscape

June 10, 2016
NAMAC Alliance Conference
Oakland, CA
Panelist for Non-Theatrical Theatrical: Screening to Real Audiences

April 30, 2016
Hot Docs
Toronto Canada
Presenter at Distribution Clinic

2015 Events

October 24, 2015
Film Independent Forum
Los Angeles, CA
Panelist on Your Film + Your Audience: A Marketing & Distribution Clinic

PEN Faulkner Foundation
Writers in Schools
Maryland / Washington, DC
In partnership with the PEN Faulkner Foundation, I visited several schools in the region.

2014 Events

November 15, 2014
ScriptDC Distribution Panel
Washington, DC
I spoke about outreach and engagement on the ScriptDC Distribution Panel. ScriptDC is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic writers, producers, and talent to achieve their creative dreams by connecting them with accomplished teachers, consultants, and industry professionals.

November 4, 2014
SBAN Eagle Academy Professional Development
Washington, DC
I led a Professional Development at Eagle Academy for Slavey by Another Name.

October 26, 2014
The Platform Summit 2014 – GoodieMarketing Hackathon
Atlanta, GA
I spoke at the first Goodie Marketing Hackathon at the Platform Summit 2014.

October 16, 2014
StoriesLab 2014
Washington, DC
My company organized and I spoke at StoriesLab 2014 conference on immersive storytelling.

September 17-21, 2014
UrbanWorld Film Festival 2014
New York, NY
I attended UrbanWorld Film Festival 2014 where my short film THE END AGAIN was screened.

August 6-8, 2014
NAMAC’s #StateandMain14
Philadelphia, PA
I attended NAMAC’s #StateandMain2014 on spoke on a panel about Multiple Platform Social Media Strategies.

August 4, 2014
SBAN ESI Professional Development
Washington, DC
I led a Professional Development at ESI for Slavey by Another Name.

July 31-August 3, 2014
BlackStar Film Festival 2014
Philadelphia, PA
I attended BlackStar Film Festival 2014 where my short film THE END AGAIN was screened.

July 15, 2014
Script Writing Workshop with Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Jackson, MS
I spoke at a Script Writing Workshop for Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

May 29, 2014
SBAN ESI Professional Development
Washington, DC
I led a Professional Development at ESI for Slavey by Another Name.

May 20, 2014
Docs in Progress “Decade of Docs” Event
Washington, DC
I was one of four speakers for a discussion at the Docs in Progress “Decade in Docs” event called “Documentary Filmmaking: the Next Decade.”  We explored what the next ten years of documentary filmmaking will look like as well as how emerging filmmakers can find ways to balance their passion for storytelling with the realities of today’s market.

May 7-9, 2014
Confab Central 
Minneapolis, MN
I spoke at Confab Central on the Art of Transmedia Storytelling. Participants will explore what transmedia is and what it isn’t, and delve into how institutions can incorporate transmedia theories to engage multiple stakeholders and reach new constituents.

April 30, 2014
PEN Faulkner Foundation
Washington, DC
In partnership with the PEN Faulkner Foundation, I spoke at McKinley Technical High School.

April 24, 2014
COSEBOC Annual Gathering 2014
Jackson, MS
I spoke at the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color Annual Gathering 2014 about the digital storytelling project I worked on in a presentation called Slavey by Another Name: Digital Storytelling.

April 11, 2014
THE END AGAIN Screening & Talkback
Pittsburgh, PA
As part of the DreamOn Festival I hosted our third exclusive screening and talkback for, THE END AGAIN, a short film I wrote and producedTHE END AGAIN is a prequel to OPENENDED, a feature film that I wrote about love, life, and loss. The event included a post-screening featuring The Foreign Exchange before they hit the stage for the festival’s headlining performance.

March 27, 2014
THE END AGAIN Screening & Mixer
Washington, DC
I hosted our second exclusive screening and mixer for, THE END AGAIN, a short film I wrote and producedTHE END AGAIN is a prequel to OPENENDED, a feature film that I wrote about love, life, and loss.

March 22, 2014
TEDxFurmanU 2014
Greenville, SC
I gave a TED talk at TEDxFurmanU 2014 at Furman University.

March 13-14, 2014
DC Interactive Documentary Summit
Washington, DC
I spoke at the DC Interactive Documentary Summit about how storytelling has evolved as the digital age and the rise of web based technology has influenced documentary filmmaking.

March 10, 2014
SXSW 2014
Austin, TX
I presented at South by Southwest (SXSW) this year leading a discussion on how creatives can successfully merge varying disciplines and abilities to produce new outcomes. The title of the workshop is Think, Act, & Create like a Mashup.

February 22, 2014
THE END AGAIN Screening & Reception
Atlanta, GA
I hosted an exclusive screening and reception for, THE END AGAIN, a short film I wrote and producedTHE END AGAIN is a prequel to OPENENDED, a feature film that I wrote about love, life, and loss.

February 6-7, 2014
Media that Matters Conference
Washington, DC
I facilitated a workshop for the 10th Annual Media that Matters Conference hosted by the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University. The title of the workshop is Incorporating Transmedia Theory in Your Media Project.

February 6, 2014
StoryCode DC: The Story Experience
American University, Washington, DC
I co-facilitated an event for StoryCode DC in conjunction with the 10th Annual Media that Matters Conference. The Story Experience will showcase media projects that offer unique story experiences for audiences.

February 3, 2014
PEN Faulkner Foundation
Washington, DC
In partnership with the PEN Faulkner Foundation, I spoke at Howard University Middle School.

2013 Events

November 11-12, 2013
Confab Higher Ed
Atlanta, GA
I facilitated a presentation about transmedia for higher ed institutions.

September 24, 2013
StoryCode DC
Washington, DC
Myself and my long-time collaborator Kelli Anderson launched the DC chapter of StoryCode in conjunction with Media Rise Festival. The Storify recap’s here.

June 26, 2013
Video Storytelling for Nonprofits
Washington, DC
Organized by Docs in Progesss
I served on a panel about using video as part of a larger, strategic campaign.

May 15 & 17, 2013
Pen Faulkner Writers in Schools Program
Baltimore, MD
As part of the Pen Faulkner program, I visited several high schools to discuss my book Patterson Heights.

May 4, 2013
StoriesLab
Washington, DC
StoriesLead organized  this half-day exploration into the possibilities of story which was co-presented by Pride Collaborative and the Center for Social Media.

April 26, 2013
diy days
New York, NY
Pride Collaborative served as a media partner for this wonderful event and captured the story of the event in real-time using Twitter and Storify.

April 18, 2013
Defining a Hip-Hop Aesthetic
Bowie University
Bowie, MD
I was a guest lecturer at Bowie University on Defining a Hip-Hop Aesthetic.

April 16, 2013
A Digital Storytelling Workshop
National Democratic Institute
Washington, DC
As part of StoriesLead, I facilitated a 90-minute brown bag lunch workshop about digital storytelling for nonprofits.

March 25-27, 2013
Presentation: Developing Educational Content for Use Inside and Outside the Classroom
Confab London
London, England
I delivered a presentation about incorporating educational materials into content strategy.

February 20, 2013
Workshop: #BetheDream
Towson University
Towson, MD
I’m facilitated an hour-long workshop integrating storytelling, social media, and past/present history.

February 19, 2013
When Story Turned Social
The Powerhouse
Washington, DC
StoriesLead is organized this event for Social Media Week DC. Register here.

February 14, 2013
Salon: Story Innovation
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC
As part of StoriesLead. I’m facilitated a presentation about trends in story innovation.

2012 Events

July 18, 2012
Can I Kick It?
Youth Media Training
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Jackson, Mississippi
Workshop Facilitator: Day-long youth workshop about storytelling and media making

July 23-24, 2012
International AIDS Conference
Washington, DC
For the Me @ 30 campaign, a project of Pride Collaborative

August 7 – 9, 2012
National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Atlanta, GA
Presenter: Not-One Size Fits All: Engaging Black College Students In the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
For the Me @ 30 campaign, a project of Pride Collaborative

May 12, 2012
Museum of African Diaspora
San Francisco, CA
Facilitating Workshop: Story as a Teaching Tool in the Classroom.
Teacher Training  for Slavery by Another Name 
Teachers: This workshop is free of charge. Click here to register. Space is limited!

April 28, 2012
Minnesota Humanities Foundation
St. Paul, Minnesota
Facilitating Workshop: Story as a Teaching Tool in the Classroom.
Teacher Training  for Slavery by Another Name
Teachers: This workshop is free of charge. Click here to register. Space is limited!

April 14, 2012
Howard County Library
Columbia, MD
Writing Talk for Teens via Skype

April 1-3, 2012
Sex: Tech Conference
San Francisco, CA
Presenter for “One Size Doesn’t Fit All:  Reaching Youth of Color”
The Me @ 30 crew will be discussing our work.

March 22-24, 2012
National Council for History Education Annual Conference 
Kansas City, MO
Facilitating Workshop: Using Film in the Classroom
Based on educational materials for Slavery by Another Name 

March 14, 2012
Women and Girls Day Observation
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Me @ 30 will host a variety of interactive activities.

March 3, 2012
DIY Days
New York, NY
I will be presenting on the use of storytelling in curriculum development.

March 1, 2012
Women and Girls Day Observation
Howard University
Washington, DC
Me @ 30 will host a variety of interactive activities.

February 25, 2012
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
Atlanta, GA
Teacher Training for Slavery by Another Name 
Teachers: This workshop is free of charge. Visit back for a registration link.

February 7, 2012
National Black AIDS Awareness Day Observation
Howard University
Washington, DC
Me @ 30 will host a variety of interactive activities.

January 25, 2012
WHUT, Howard University
Washington, DC
Facilitating Workshop: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
Teacher Training  for Slavery by Another Name
Teachers: This workshop is free of charge. Visit the link above to register. Space is limited!

January 21, 2012
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Jackson, Mississippi
Facilitating Workshop: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
Teacher Training  for Slavery by Another Name
Teachers: This workshop is free of charge. Visit the link above to register. Space is limited!

January 13-14, 2012
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Facilitating media training for Me @ 30 Campaign.

September 23, 2012
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, NY
Panel Moderator for Gone But Not Forgotten. Francine Prose (My New American Life), Patrick Somerville (This Bright River), and Thad Ziolkowski (Wichita) explore when their characters reunite with family members, for better or worse, and how the past shapes us or compels us to reinvent ourselves.  Short readings and discussion.

September 29, 2012
2012 Annual Preemptive Education Conference
New York University
New York, NY
Workshop Facilitator:  Hip-Hop Digital

October 5-6, 2012
FOCUS100 Symposium
Ogilvy & Mather
New York, NY
Moderator:  Finding a Co-Founder Panel