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Margarita regularly gives keynotes, workshops, masterclasses, and presentations at conferences, corporations, universities, nonprofits, and community groups. Margarita has presented at Stanford University, the Presidio Institute, Hoover Institution, The Conference Board, and more.

Margarita is available for workshops and online trainings tailored to the needs of your organization.

Speech Topics

Executive Workshops

Recent Engagements
Your ability to impart the value of positive peace behaviors, during a time where change can bring out the best and worst in us, was an excellent way to remind us all to lead with peace and a collaborative spirit. Many of our attendees approached us after your keynote to express appreciation for your inspiring presentation.
Amy Buckmaster
Redwood City Chamber 49th Annual Progress Seminar
Margarita is brilliant, smart, and humorous. I got lots of inspiration, new perspectives, and insights. She concluded with a profound deep vision about what world we want to create for the future and our children.
Hanna Aplint
Management Consultant, Experience at KnowIt

Past 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.

2021

  • New Uses of Mediating Technology for Online Education,  Encuentro Latinoamericano de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje en Educación Superior Conference, Universidad del Norte
  • Tech Pioneers for Equality and Justice, Anti-Racism Live Global Digital Experience, PeaceOneDay

2020

2019

2018

  • 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

2017

2016

  • 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

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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

2013

  • 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

2012

  • 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

2011

  • 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

2010

  • 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

2009

  • 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

2007

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

2005

  • 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

2003

  • 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

2000

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

1999

  • Women’s Entrepreneurship in the New Economy, Vital Voices, Iceland, 1999
Margarita is a top-shelf speaker. She is an informative, insightful, and very powerful presenter. I loved her sense of humor and interactive, easy style.
Conchita Franco Serri

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