Presentations, Courses and Conferences

Margarita has given keynotes, workshops, masterclasses and presentations for Stanford University, the Presidio Institute, Hoover Institution, The Conference Board, Coca-Cola, SWSX, Deloitte, Aspen Institute, the Naval PostGraduate School, CourseHero Summit, World Engineering Education Forum, the Global Engineering Deans Council and other organizations.



  • Peace Engineering Consortium- Defining Peace Engineering, University of New Mexico
  • Keynote How Can the Media Lead Future Technology Innovation, Medieleder Conference, Bergen, Norway
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Sopra Steria Delegation, Dublin, Ireland
  • Peace Innovation and Responsible Design, US Dept. of State IVLP Delegation, Stanford University
  • Peace Engineering Consortium – Strategic Direction, University of New Mexico, 2020
  • Behavioral Design and How Persuasive Tech is Shifting, Stanford Digital Cities Conference, Stanford University
  • Peace Innovation: Ways to Imagine Engineering and Technology to Build Scalable Peace, IFEES Webinar
  • Can We Innovate Our Way to Peace, Alliance for PeaceBuilding Peace Conference, Washington DC
  • Can we Innovate Our Way to Peace, Positive Peace Conference, Stanford University
  • Human Rights and AI: Measurement in AI Policy: Opportunities and Challenges, Stanford HAI Conference
  • Peace Engineering Summit, University of New Mexico
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Toyota Norway, Palo Alto, CA


  • Innovations in Peace Engineering, WEEF-GEDC2018 Conference, Albuquerque, NM
  • Peace Innovation: Ways to Imagine Engineering and Technology to Build Scalable Peace, The Future of Humanity Conference, The Ba’Hai Chair for World Peace, University of Maryland
  • Designing Behavior for Peace, DigitalFest Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Designing Behavior for Educational Outcomes, CourseHero Summit, Redwood Shores, CA
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Stanford International Management Program, Stanford University
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Santander Delegation, Stanford University
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, BoB Delegation, Stanford University
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Sopra Steria Delegation, Stanford University
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Bankaxept Delegation, The Hague
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Santander and Partners Delegation, Stanford University
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Media Business Association Delegation, Stanford University
  • Disrupting Innovation: The Power of Positive Peace in our Communities and Businesses, County of San Mateo Progress Seminar, Monterey, CA
  • Game Design Thinking, The Hague Tech, The Hague, NL
  • Beyond Design Thinking, Behavior Design and Persuasive Technology: Shaping Behavior at Scale, Vestlands Conference, Bergen, Norway
  • Designing Technology for a More Peaceful World, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford University



  • Behavior Design and Motivation Waves, RWE, Essen, Germany
  • Divided Community Project Summit, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Behavior Design and Persuasive Technology for Education, Eduflow, Aalto Summer Institute, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
  • Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences, Storebrand Delegation, Stanford University
  • Fogg Behavior Model, EDUC/ENG 391Engineering Education and Online Learning course, Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Stanford, CA
  • Principles of Behavior Design and Persuasive Technology, Fayetteville, NC


  • Innovations in Reducing Violence in Our Communities, ADRx Keynote, Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, San Mateo, CA 2015
  • Behavior Design and Persuasive Technology for Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction, The Presidio Institute, San Francisco, CA 2015
  • Roundtable with VADM Bill Moran: The Changing Nature of the All-Volunteer Force, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA 2015


  • Peace Innovation Workshop, Aalborg, DK 2014
  • Peace Innovation Field Lab Network Overview, Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK 2014
  • Behavior Design – An Overview, Hack for Peace In the Middle East, PITME, San Francisco 2014
  • MOOC Train the Trainer Workshop, ResilientAfricaNetwork, Kampala, Uganda 2014
  • Value Creation Behaviors as a form of Inventory, Dynamic Values Network Workshop, Stanford, CA 2014
  • Keynote Speech Moving People to Action: Principles of Behavior Design, The Conference Board, San Jose, CA 2014
  • Getting to Trust in Conflict Environments pop-up class, Stanford d.School, 2014
  • Peace Innovation, Citizen Diplomacy and Social Media, Alliance for Peace Building Conference, University of Southern California, CA 2014
  • Behavior Design & Persuasive Technology – An Overview, Pakistani Delegation, HSTAR, 2014
  • Peace Innovation Workshop, Oddsherrod Kommune, DK 2014
  • Rapid Innovation Master Class, Leiden University, The Hague, 2014


  • Can We Design Peace? Future Talk, Mountain View, CA 2013
  • New Tech for Conflict Prevention, SXSW, Austin, TX 2013
  • USAID Resilient Africa Network, Kampala, Uganda, 2013
  • Persuasive Game Technology, Shepard Mullin, Palo Alto, CA 2013
  • Measuring Social Media for Leadership, Latino Leadership Summit, Stanford, CA 2013
  • Behavior Design & Gap Analysis of Life Reimagined, AARP, Menlo Park, CA 2013
  • Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments, Rule of Law Course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 2013
  • Design for Educational Reform, Stanford, CA 2013
  • Harnessing Social Data to Deliver Higher Performance, Deloitte, San Francisco, CA 2013
  • USAID Resilient Africa Network Workshop, Stanford, CA 2013
  • Behavior Design – An Overview, Bar Ilan University Delegation, Stanford, CA 2013
  • Gap Diversity Conference Keynote, The Gap, San Francisco, CA 2013
  • Behavior Design – An Overview, COWI, Aalborg, Denmark 2013
  • Turban Myths: An Analysis of Anti=Sikh American Bias and Hate Crimes, SALDEF, Stanford, CA 2013
  • Peace Innovation, The Social Layer and Resilience, USAID Resilient Africa Network Workshop, Stanford, CA 2013
  • A New Definition of Peace, TEDxBayAreaWomen, Mountain View, CA 2013


  • Principles of Behavior Design and Persuasive Technology USRIO+2.0 Conference, Stanford Graduate School of Business 2012
  • Paris TelecomTech Peace Innovation Workshop, Stanford University 2012
  • Deloitte On Social Roundtable, Deloitte University 2012
  • Web Credibility for Health, City of Berkeley 2012
  • Peace Innovation Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, April, May 2012
  • Cupid’s Arrow Technologies: Positive Payload Weapons and the Future of Global Defense, Media-X Seminar, Stanford University 2012
  • Peace Innovation Workshop, Hult University 2012
  • The Business of Peace podcast, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 2012
  • Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology, Aspen Institute 2012
  • Dialogue on Institutional Innovation, Aspen Institute 2012
  • Behavior Design Interventions and Frameworks, Security and Development Course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 2012
  • Impact of social Technologies on Governance, Legitimacy and Rule of Law, Civil Military Operations and the Rule of Law Course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 2012
  • Peace Innovation, YN1K Delegation, Stanford, CA 2012
  • Peace Innovation Workshop, Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012


  • Blogs & Bullets Conference, United States Institute for Peace, Stanford University 2011
  • Peace Innovation, TEDxKRP, Singapore, 2011
  • Power of Profit for Social Good, National University of Singapore, 2011
  • Female Innovation in Competitive Markets, National University of Singapore, 2011
  • Collective Action for Revolutionaries, TEDxMonterey, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA 2011
  • Peace Innovation Journalism, The 8th Conference on Innovation Journalism, Stanford University 2011
  • The Arab Awakening, The 8th Conference on Innovation Journalism, Stanford University 2011
  • Moderator, 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, Stanford, CA 2011
  • Towards a Next Generation of Business Models – Combining Mega Informatics, Field Informatics with Social Networking. Stanford University 2011
  • Hack4Egypt, Stanford University 2011
  • Hack4Egypt2, Stanford University, 2011
  • Keynote, Summer of Smart Urban Innovation Weekend, San Francisco, CA 2011
  • Prevention Regimes and Strategies Workshop, Naval PostGraduate School, Monterey, CA 2011
  • Blogs & Bullets2, United States Institute for Peace, Washington DC 2011
  • Corporate Board Diversity Conference, Haas School of Business 2011
  • Nato PsyOp Conference, Orlando, FL 2011
  • Keynote, Business Innovation Conference, Illinois Institute of Technology, Wheaton Il 2011


  • Workshop on Persuasive Technology for Mobile Applications, Web 2.0 Conference, San Francisco, CA 2010
  • Mass Engagement through Persuasive Technology, Social M Conference, Stanford University, 2010
  • Relief 2.0 in Haiti, Stanford University, 2010.
  • Relief 2.0 Chile, Stanford University 2010
  • Peace Innovation, TEDxSantoDomingo, Santo Domingo, DR, 2010
  • Keynote, Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, Menlo Park, CA 2010
  • Principles of Persuasive Technology, CalState East Bay, Hayward, CA 2010
  • How Persuasive Technologies are Fueling the Relief 2.0 Movement, Texas State University San Marcos 2010
  • Persuasive Technology for Web and Mobile Developers, O’Reilly Web 2.0 Conference, San Francisco 2010


  • Hispanic-Net Venture Forum, Menlo Park, CA 2008, 2009
  • Bringing Media to Life with Codes and Watermarks South by Southwest, Austin, TX 2009
  • Trendspotting: Youth, Social Media and Collaboration, RI Labs, Menlo Park, CA 2009


  • Keynote, Bay Area Capital Connections II Conference, San Jose, CA 2007
  • Startup SIG, SAP Labs, Palo Alto, CA 2007


  • Getting Ready to Grow Your Company, TechBA Mexican Accelerator, Silicon Valley 2005
  • The Case for Social Innovation: Looking Beyond Technology, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, San Francisco, CA 2005


  • Access to Capital, Women in Technology International Conference, San Jose, CA 2003
  • Globalization, Demographics, and the Future of Work, aka Cheap Labor, Old People, and Your Job, Thursday Morning Dialogue, Silicon Valley, CA 2003


  • Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs, Stanford Business School, 2000
  • SpringBoard Venture Conference for Women, Oracle Headquarters, Redwood Shores, 2000


  • Women’s Entrepreneurship in the New Economy, Vital Voices, Iceland, 1999