Speaking

Please reach out if you'd like me to speak, moderate a panel, design and deliver a workshop, or present to your organization. Core topics of interest include: Constraints-Based Innovation, High-Tech Innovation, Place-based Innovation, Creativity Processes, Emerging Entrepreneurship Models, and Participatory Marketing.

Here are some events I've been delighted to be a part of:

2017

BANFF, AB, CANADA
Cult's The Gathering - Annual coming together of the world's most coveted brands
Co-presenter: "LEGO & Chaordix: Perspective on LEGO Community Engagement & Open Innovation Technology"

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
The Post Forum
Co-presenter: "Intrapreneurship Champions  – Delivering innovative outcomes in large organizations"

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Leadership Edge: Navigating Global Disruption
University of Alberta, Executive Education, Co-presenter: "Embrace Barriers To Unleash Workplace Creativity"

In great company at this University of Alberta Executive Education conference.

On stage at "The Gathering" in Banff with LEGO Ideas, Chaordix and The Cult Collective.

Honoured to speak at "The Post" in Calgary!

2016

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Onward YYC, Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference
Moderator and Panelist: "Constraint-Driven Innovation"

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Imagine Canada
Panelist: "Sector Social: Future of Philanthropy"

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Alberta Government & Government of Canada: Diplomatic Economic Outreach Mission to Alberta
Panel Moderator: "Women in Technology & Innovation"

LAS VEGAS, USA
The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) Annual Conference
"Everyday Innovation & Creativity: How to Incorporate 'Road-Tested' Techniques into Your Daily Work" & "Open Innovation with LEGO® Ideas: Methodology and Technology Successfully Bring Chesbrough’s Model to Life"


Feedback on Sharon's presentations:

"The participants enjoyed your presentation and found the information you shared to be of great value. The following were typical of the comments they had to say about your presentation:

“Lots of great examples to illustrate concepts and ideas”
“Excellent – good content”
“Some crowdsourcing ideas can be used by my organization!”

— Attendee feedback via Amber McCallen, The Conference Board of Canada (Toronto, Canada)

"To be honest your speech was brilliant and you absolutely nailed it, and it isn’t only my opinion but the participants as well. I would like to thank you very much for this, for your outstanding speech, for your support and your understanding. I’m very happy that we’ve met and had occasion to work together. Hope you would like to come to Poland next year for the Farm part II."
— Event Organizer, Arkadiusz Olkowski, The Farm of Innovation (Warsaw, Poland)


 

2015

DOUALA & LIMBE, CAMEROON (West Africa)
"Teach, Inspire, Improve" workshop
Launch of "Simply Smart Innovation" program

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Copenhagen Business School, Graduate & Undergraduate lecturer
Student Startup Club, Summer Program

VICTORIA, BC
Royal Roads University, Leadership Conference (co-presenter)
"Patterns and Paradoxes in Hybridized Business+Social Models: Inspiration for Enterprising Leaders"

2014

CANADA (webinar)
Conference Board of Canada
"Crowdsourcing to Connect with Citizen Values & Insights"

NEW YORK CITY
EPIC 2014 - The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference

FEEDBACK FROM A PRESENTATION TO THE Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA)

CALGARY  & EDMONTON, AB, CANADA
MRIA - Alberta Chapter
"Big Brands Get Serious About Increasing Research ROI Through Crowdsourcing"

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Startup Weekend, Marketing Mentor

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Marketing Partnership Council, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

2013

WARSAW, POLAND
"What's Brand Innovation? Learn how crowdsourcing is creating new global brands," The Farm ofInnovation (Farma Inwencji)

WARSAW, POLAND
"Creativity Loves Constraints," The Farm of Innovation (Farma Inwencji)

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Startup Weekend - Women's Edition (Mentor)

ON THE CMO PANEL AT THE 3% CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO.

ON THE CMO PANEL AT THE 3% CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO.

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA
"Global Brands Get Serious About Crowdsourced Marketing Insights Programs," Qualitative Research Consultants Association - QRCA Annual Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
"Marketing to Women," CMO Panel, The 3% Conference

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Marketing Partnership Council, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

TORONTO, ON, CANADA
"Crowdsourcing Techniques to Drive Deeper Customer Engagement with your Brand," Conference Board of Canada - Council for Client Relationships & Customer Experience

HELSINKI, FINLAND
"Infusing Open/Social Innovation Processes and Technologies into Large Organizations," International Society for Professional Innovation Management - ISPIM

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, CANADA
"Global Organizations Get Serious about Crowdsourcing Market Insight," Market Research & Intelligence Association - MRIA

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Chic Geek, "Personal Lessons from Women Entrepreneurs," Inaugural Meeting

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
"The Power of Crowdsourcing in Health Research and Healthcare," INTERFACE Digital Health International Summit

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
"Startup Branding," Barcamp

OTTAWA, ON, CANADA
"Crowdsourcing for Global Innovation: Recent Case Studies," Conference Board of Canada - Public Sector & Social Media

2012

ORLANDO, FL, USA
"Crowdsourcing: A Disruptive New Force in Product Innovation?" Product Development & Management Association - PDMA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
"Crowdsourcing and Sustainable Development," Presidio Graduate School (San Francisco, CA)

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Marketing Partnership Council, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

TORONTO, ON, CANADA
"Crowdsourcing for Global Innovation: Recent Case Studies of Private and Public Sector Game-changers," Conference Board of Canada - Business Innovation Summit

ST. JOHN'S, NFLD, CANADA
"Crowdsourcing: A Disruptive New Force in Market Research?" Market Research & Intelligence Association - MRIA

VICTORIA, BC, CANADA
"High Tech in the Hinterland," Royal Roads University

2011

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
“21st Century Canadian Innovation in the World,” Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), Annual Founders Day

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
"Marketing Curriculum Redesign," Bissett Brown Bag series, Mount Royal University

2010

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
“Best Practices in Leveraging Social Media for Entrepreneurial Marketing,” Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) Annual Conference (Calgary, AB)

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
"Social Media Primer," Bissett Brown Bag series, Mount Royal University

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
“Place Branding & Marketing” workshop (Black Diamond & Turner Valley, AB)

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
“Using Flickr in the Classroom,” Mount Royal University, Tech Test Drive

EDMONTON, AB, CANADA
"Making Sense of Social Media in Education," Educational Panel, TEKRI Government and the Enterprise Conference

2009 & PRIOR

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
"Overcoming Aspatial Perhipherality in Business," Poster Session, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

CALGARY, AB, CANADA
“Teaching with Digital Cameras,” Mount Royal College Faculty Seminar (Calgary, AB)

EDMONTON, AB, CANADA
“Human Capital Theory At Work,” The Changing Face of Work & Learning Conference, University of Alberta