Amber Case

Speaking

Calm Technology: Designing for the Next Generation of Devices

Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.

A TED speaker and author, Case enjoys meeting and interacting with interesting audiences all over the world. Her speeches range from the future of technology and humanity to telecom, location-based applications and anthropology. Case is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a visiting researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media. She is the author of Calm Technology, Design for the Next Generation of Devices. and, she’s been featured among Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology.

Case lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon. She was previously the co-founder and former CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. You can follow her on Twitter
@caseorganic and learn more at caseorganic.com.

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Highlighted Speeches

 
  • Designing Calm Technology: Amber Case, Thinking Digital Conference, Manchester, UK
 
  • Cyborg Promo for 20th Century Fox and Alita: Battle Angel - 2019.
 

2019

Available for speaking engagements on Calm Technology and Designing with Sound starting in September 2019. Get in touch!

January

9-20 Chilean Futures Congress VII, Santiago, Chile

February

12 Future of Calm Tech and Healthcare at Epcot, Florida, USA

19-21 Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain

22 Keynote at Naturgy Spain Foundation, Madrid, Spain

22 Keynote at Mobile Week Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

March

6 Speech on Calm Tech at Amazon

15 Deloitte's Annual Chief Learning Officer Forum, Deloitte University, Westlake, Texas

20 ePharma Keynote on Calm Technology, New York, New York

April

10 Keynote at Suboptic - Rethinking Global Networks, New Orleans, Lousiana

13 Speech and installation on sound design at What is Technology, University of Oregon White Stag Building, Portland, Oregon

15-22 Research trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

28-30 GIAM Ops Cayman, Cayman Islands

May

2 ACPEnw  Annual Conference, Welches, Oregon

June

25-26 Smashing Magazine Conference, Toronto, ONT

July

27 SciencEkiatza, Pamplona, Spain

August

Not available

September

25-26
AI and Anxiety, Westlake, California

Available

October

4-5 High School Event in Hillsboro, Oregon

Available

November

Available

December

Available

2018

February

6 Workshop on Designing Calm Technology, King, Stockholm, Sweden

7 Keynote on Calm Technology, JFokus, Stockholm, Sweden

March

14 Keynote on Calm Technology Linux Foundation, Portland, Oregon.

April

12 Keynote on Calm Technology at GroupM, Stockholm, Sweden

19 Keynote on Calm Technology at GroupM, Copenhagen, Denmark

19 Featured Speaker, Danish Digital Awards, Copenhagen, Denmark

May

18 Calm Technology for PSFK’s CXI 2018, New York, New York

24 Calm Technology at Clearleft’s UX London Event, London, UK

June

14 Calm Technology for Label A, Amsterdam, Netherlands

25-29 Keynote for the Princess of Girona Foundation, Girona, Spain

July

18-19 Keynote on Anxiety and Technology, Anxiety Tech Conference, San Francisco, California

August

7 Keynote on Calm Technology, Cambridge, UK

September

12 Keynote at Business Forum at Chelsea Piers, New York, New York

20-21 Next Conference, Hamburg, Germany

October

15-19 Mirror Conference, Braga, Portugal

November

14 Museum Computer Conference, Denver, Colorado 

2017

  • 11 Jan: Making Change at     Scale, ESIP Federation Winter Meeting 2017, Bethesda,     Maryland
  • 1-2 Feb: Keynote, The Media Insights & Engagement Conference,     Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 7-9 Feb: Humans Need Not Apply     Exhibit at Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Guest     Curator.
  • 28 Feb: Workshop, Designing Calm Technology at ConveyUX,     Seattle, WA.
  • 28 Feb: Puget Sound UX     Meetup. The Evolution of UX Careers: Looking to the Future at     ConveyUX, Seattle, WA. Panel including Cory Lebson, Peter Merholz, Joe     Munko and Emma Rose.
  • 1 Mar: Opening Keynote: Designing for Privacy in Mobile and Web Apps: Practice privacy     by design, not privacy by disaster! at ConveyUX, Seattle,     WA.
  • 4 Mar: UCSC Conf on Social     Fiction, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • 9 Mar. Smart Content Summit. Los     Angeles, CA.
  • 15 Mar. Financial Security and     Calm Technology. MRC Vegas Security Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
  • 22-26 Mar: Keynote, IA Summit,     Vancouver, BC.
  • 4-6 Apr: FUSE design and brand strategy conference,     Miami, Florida.
  • 9-11 May: FEI Boston,     Boston, MA.
  • 16-17 May : The Next Web Conference, Amsterdam, The     Netherlands.
  • 22-25 May: LiveWorx from PTC.     Boston, MA.
  • Tuesday, May 23, from 9:30 am – 10:45 am. The History And Future Of Wearable Computing And Virtual Experience
  • Thursday, May 25, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. Designing Calm Technology.
  • 25 May: Host of Brave New Now, Samsung’s newest podcast about     tech, culture and humanity. Recorded during a live event at Samsung 837     with panelists comedian Baratunde Thurston, MTV’s Taylor Trudin and Google designer Liam Spradlin.
  • 28 May: You Are Here. Virtual Reality Event hosted     by Portland Immersive Media Group at Pioneer     Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.
  • 13 Jun: FEI Europe. Crowne Plaza London – Docklands,     London, UK. Designing Calm Technology- The New World     of IOT & AI. 
  • 14 Jun. The Virgin Way     Workshop 2017: Workshop and speech on Calm Technology.
  • 15 Jun: Internal speech at Space Doctors, a cultural analysis and semiotic     insight agency in Brighton, UK.
  • 30 Jun: “Coffee with Mr. IoT”. Live video podcast     with Robert Schmid from Deloitte.
  • 27-30 July: DEFCON 25. Las Vegas,     NV. Panel on Biohacking.
  • 4-5 Sept: IFA+Summit. Berlin,     Germany.
  • 7-8 Sept: International Retail     Summit. Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 13-15 Sept: Waterloo Innovation     Summit. Waterloo, Canada.
  • 19-22 Sept: Conference on the     future of AI. Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway.
  • 4-5 Oct: Fedex Security Awareness.     Memphis, TN.
  • 16-20 Oct: SIBOS.     Financial Security and Calm Technology. Toronto, ONT.
  • 24-25 Oct: Media Insights Conf.     Orlando, FL.
  • 26-28 Oct: Northern User Experience (2016     site) Manchester, England.
  • 12-13 Nov: Liquidnet Conference     San Diego, CA.
  • 1-5 Dec: Innovation Conf     Toowomba, Australia.

2016

 

2015

  • 21 Jan 2015: Keynote at     AdExchanger’s Industry Preview Conference in NYC
  • 04 Feb 2015: Designing Calm     Technology at MCE 2015 in Warsaw, Poland
  • 05 Mar 2015: Keynote Speech on     Calm Technology: Location Data Summit, Denver, Colorado.
  • 19 Mar 2015: Designing Calm     Technology at Institute for the Future (IFTF) Palo Alto, California.
  • 21 Mar 2015: Unconference talks.     Calm Technology and Technology and Depression. Dent Conference, Sun     Valley, Idaho.
  • 23 Apr 2015: Keynote on Calm     Technology: Craft Conf, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 5 May 2015. Calm Tech Talk.     Hand-Eye Supply, Portland, Oregon.
  • 15 May 2015. Present Shock: When     Everything Happens Now. Co-keynote with Douglas Rushkoff. Hilton Head     Island, SC.
  • 25 Jun 2015. Airbnb Design Team Talk.     Ziba Design, Portland, Oregon.
  • 15 Jul 2015. Design Museum Story     Hour. OnDeck Sports Bar Rooftop. Portland, Oregon.
  • 23 Jul 2015. Designing ‘Calm’     Technology: Tools and techniques. O’Reilly’s OSCON, Portland, Oregon.
  • 9 Sept 2015. Calm     Technology: Inbound Conference Bold Talks, Boston,     Massachusetts.
  • 11 Sept 2015. NPR TED Radio Hour: Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New     Kind Of Human?
  • 5 Oct 2015. Keynote: Calm     Technology. Delight Conference. Portland, Oregon (video link).
  • 18 Oct 2015. The Radical Therapist #010 – We Are All Cyborgs Now w/ Amber     Case.
  • 7 Oct 2015. Designing Calm     Technology. yet Conf. Richland, WA.
  • 6 Nov 2015. Organizer and Speaker     at Web 1.0 Conference. Vadio Portland, Oregon.

 

2014

  • FutureTalk with Amber Case | Mon,      January 13, 2014, 6pm – 7pm | New Relic – The Great NW – 111 SW 5th      Avenue – Suite 2800 – Portland, OR 97204.
  • Education Conference Keynote |      Portland, Oregon | Fri, January 31, 2014, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
  • Speech on Privacy Design:      Interaction ’14 | Wed, February 5, 2014, 8:00am – Sat, February 8, 2014,      8:30am | Amsterdam, Nethetherlands
  • Keynote: Local Data Summit | Denver,      Colorado | Tue, February 25, 2014
  • Organizer: IndieWebCamp SF | San      Francisco, California | Fri, March 7, 2014 – Sat, March 8, 2014

Amber Case introduces Calm Technology during a special edition CyborgCamp Unconference at MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.
Amber Case introduces Calm Technology during a special editionCyborgCamp Unconference at MIT Media Lab in 2014.
  • Speech: Esri DevSummit | Palm Springs, California | Mon, March 10, 2014 – Thu, March 13, 2014
  • Featured Speaker: Las Vegas Experience Project | Fri, April 11, 2014, 7:00pm – 8:50pm | 150 Las Vegas     Blvd N Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Keynote: Craft Conference Budapest | Thu, April 24, 2014 – Fri, April 25, 2014
  • Keynote: Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA | Wed, May 28, 2014 – Thu, May 29, 2014
  • Speaker: Open Source Bridge, Portland, OR | Tue, June 24, 2014 – Sat, June 28, 2014
  • Organizer: IndieWebCamp Portland at Esri Office | Sat, June 28, 2014 – Sun, June 29, 2014
  • Guest Speaker: OPB Show on Think Out Loud! | Portland, Oregon | Fri, August 22, 2014, 12pm – 1pm
  • Keynote: Costa Rica UX Design Program Talk | Thu, August 28, 2014 – Sun, August 31, 2014
  • Organizer and Keynote Speaker CyborgCamp MIT 2014 | Fri, October 10 | Media Lab Complex, Amherst Street,     MIT, Cambridge, MA, United Statesmap
  • Organizer: IndieWebCamp MIT 2014 | Sat, October 11 – Sun, October 12
  • Keynote: Webdagene Conference, Oslo, Norway | Tue, October 14 – Sat, October 18
  • Keynote: CIO Summit NYC | Mon, October 27 – Tue, October 28 
  • AT&T Future of Technology Video Series | Wed, October 29 – Thu, October 30
  • Keynote: Defrag – Broomfield, CO | Tue, November 18 – Wed, November 19

 

2013

  • Interview with VICE Magazine |      Mon, January 14, 2013, 9am – 10am 
  • Winterim Guest Speaker at Lewis & Clark College | Fri, January 18, 2013, 10am – 11am
  • Google Hangout: ITSM Weekly Podcast – Episode 104 – Cyborgs at the Service Desk | Wednesday, Feb 6,      9:45am | Google+ Hangout by Chris Dancy | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1KJAXM3xYA 
  • Guest Lecture: PNCA with Carl Diehl | PNCA, Portland, Oregon | Tue, March 5, 2013, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • SXSW Panel | Sat, March 9, 2013, 9am – Wed, March 13, 2013, 3pm 
  • Esri International Developer Conference Plenary | Tue, March 26, 2013 
  • TedXBend Outlandish Goals | Bend, Oregon | Sat, April 6, 2013, 1pm – 5pm
  • Closing Keynote, Brio Conference | Wed, April 10, 2013, 12am – 10am
  • CreativeMornings/Portland with Amber Case | Fri, April 19, 2013, 8:30am – 10:00am | Hollywood Theatre –      4122 NE Sandy Blvd – Portland, OR 97212
Amber Case presents Designing Calm Technology at Webdagene, the leading conference on tech and design, in Oslo, Norway.

Amber Case presents Designing Calm Technology at Webdagene, the leading conference on tech and design, in Oslo, Norway.

  • Radio Interview: Free Radio Santa     Cruz – radio show interview w/ John Malkin | Wed, April 24, 2013, 6:55pm –     7:55pm
  • Keynote 2013 GIS in Action     Conference | Wed, May 1, 2013, 3pm – 5pm | Portland State University
  • Keynote, Conference advisor,     CyborgCamp YVR | Vancouver, BC | Sat, May 11, 2013
  • Keynote, Augmented World Expo |     Mon, June 3, 2013 – Wed, June 5, 2013
  • Skellefteå, Sweden | Mon, June 10,     2013 – Fri, June 14, 2013
  • OpenSourceBridge PDX | Tue, June     18, 2013, 12am – Sat, June 22, 2013, 12am
  • Weird Shit Conf | Fri, June 14,     2013, 11am – Sun, June 16, 2013, 12pm
  • !done – Hacking IRC Bots for     Distributed Teams – OSBridge | Thu, June 20, 2013, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Keynote- itSMF ’13 LEAD Conf |     Canberra, Australia | Thu, August 8, 2013, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Keynote, dConstruct Conference –     Brigton, UK | Fri, September 6, 2013, 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Organizer, IndieWebCamp UK | Sun,     September 8, 2013, 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Panel on Wearable Computing,     Glazed Conference, SF | Mon, September 30, 2013, 8am – 4pm
  • Quantified Self Conference, SF, CA     | Thu, October 10, 2013 – Fri, October 11, 2013
  • Tech Talk at Puppet Labs |     Portland, Oregon Thu, October 17, 2013, 10am – 11am | Puppet Labs – 926 NW     13th Ave., Suite 210, Portland, OR 97209 (@ Lovejoy)
  • Keynote Speech Hood River Oregon     Telecommunications Conference | Thu, October 24, 2013, 9am – 10am
  • Esri Dev Summit London | Mon,     November 11, 2013 – Wed, November 13, 2013

 

2012 

  • 11 Mar | Keynote Speech, SXSW      Interactive, Austin, TX
  •   4 Apr | Keynote, Where      Conference, Santa Clara, CA
  •   9 May | Augmented World Expo,      Santa Clara, CA
  •   15 May | Panel, Privacy Identity      Innovation Conference, Seattle, WA
  • 13 Jun | Speaker and Award      Recipient, 6th Annual National Geographic Explorers Symposium,      Washington, DC
Shira Lazar interviews SXSW Keynote speaker Amber Case for What's Trending in 2012.

Shira Lazar interviews SXSW Keynote speaker Amber Case for What’s Trending in 2012.

  • 5 Jun | Keynote, Street Fight     Summit, San Francisco, CA
  • 18 June | Speaker, SocialLoco     Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 27 Jun | Open Source Bridge,     Portland, OR
  • 17 Jul | IxDA Portland: Mobile and     Location, Portland, OR
  • 10 Aug | Keynote, Buddhist Geeks     Conference, Boulder, CO
  • 10 Sep | Keynote, CyborgCamp     Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • 13 Oct | WhereCamp PDX, Portland,     OR
  • 23 Oct | Keynote, Keeping it     Realtime Conference, Portland, OR
  • 3 Nov | Opening Keynote,     CyborgCamp Portland, Portland, OR
  • 16 Nov | Keynote, MobX Conference,     Berlin, Germany
  • 5 Dec | Keynote, LeWeb, Paris,     France 
Amber Case speaking on behalf of T-Mobile Croatia in 2011.

Amber Case speaking on behalf of T-Mobile Croatia in 2011.

2011

  • 3 Feb | Keynote Panel at Strata      Conference, Santa Clara, CA
  • 4 Mar | Speech at Warner Brothers      Digital Department, Burbank, California
  • 14 Mar | Panel on Geolocation at      SXSW, Austin, TX
  • 5 Apr | Speech on the Future of      the Interface at Core77, Portland, OR
  • 8 Apr | Encuentro Fractal,      Columbia
  • 20 Apr | Where 2.0, San      Francisco, CA | Panel on Connectivity
  • 22 Apr | WhereCamp @ Stanford     University
  • 13 May | Keynote – Open Gov West Portland, Oregon
  • 17 May | Augmented Reality Expo     Speech, Santa Clara, CA
  • 19 May | Panel on Privacy and  Location, Privacy Identity Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA
  • 27 May | Keynote Speech,     Webvisions Conference, Portland, OR
  • 21 Jun | Keynote Speech, Frontiers of Interaction Conf., Florence, Italy
  • 25 Jun | IndieWebCamp Portland, OR
  • 20 Jun | Interview, Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR
  • 22 Jun | Speaking Event – Sean M.     McKenna Director of Communications NOLHGA
  • 3 Aug | Keynote Speech, Cyborg     Anthropology, KAIST University, Icheon, South Korea
  • 24 Aug | Keynote Speech, Media     Evolution Conference, Malmo, Sweden
  • 25 Aug | Invited Speaker,     Blackberry, Malmo, Sweden
  • 26 Aug | Invited Speaker, Wearable     Computing, Sony Ericsson, Lund, Sweden
  • 21 Sept | Invited Speaker,     Westminster College, Westminster College Symposium on Democracy
  • 22 Sept | Invited Speaker,     Manchester College
  • 4 Oct | Keynote Speech, T-Mobile     Croatia
  • 8 Oct | WhereCamp Portland,     Portland, Oregon
  • 11 Nov | Keynote Speech, Oredev     International Developer Conference, Malmo, Sweden
  • 7 Dec | Keynote Speech at DISH –     Digital Strategies for Heritage Preservation, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 7 Dec | Facing Forward Lecture Series at Museum,     Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Amber Case closed the Øredev 2011 conference with a fantastic keynote. The main topic of the talk was on how our lives change with technology. She gave breathtakingexamples of early evangelists driving the use of technology to the extreme. What were extreme twenty years ago are commodities now. What will be a commodity twenty years from now! Amber doesn’t only talk the topic, she also lives it. She gives examples on how she endorses and drive the possibilities of technology.” -Mattias Georgson Petrén, CEO, Öredev

 

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