Panels & Presentations

It has been a pleasure and honor to share my passion for technology and social media with others. Here is a selection of speaking engagements and other presentations in which I’ve participated:

  • Bamboo Ridge Writers Institute (October 2001): “Technology and Local Literature,” panel with Peter Li and Jhoanna Calma.
  • Honolulu Community-Media Council (Nov. 15, 2004): “Technology and Digital Journalism,” panel with Malia Zimmerman and Burt Lum.
  • Hawaii TeleCommunications Association (Sept. 30, 2004): “Building Digital Communities through Social Networking & Blogging,” panel with Burt Lum, Kevin Hughes, Ian Lind, and Kevin Takamori.
  • Online Social Networking Conference (February 2005): “Social Networking Hawaiian Style,” panelist.
  • International Association of Business Communicators (June 2005): “Technology Communications,” panel with Peter Kay, Burt Lum, and Roxanne Darling.
  • TechSpotting – Hawaiian Telecom (September 2006): “From Proclamation to Conversation,” presenter.
  • Pacific Century Fellows (September 26, 2007): “Evolution of Online News and its Effect on Journalism and News Reporting,” panel with Chris Archer, Sandee Oshiro, and Malia Zimmerman.
  • University of Hawaii School of Communications (October 2007): “Press and Society,” guest speaker.
  • Podcamp + WordCamp Hawaii (October 2008). “Making Personal Connections,” speaker.
  • Mactoberfest (October 2008). “Hawaii Geek Talk,” moderator.
  • Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (November 2008): “Build Relationships and Thrive in the Economic Storm,” panel with Pono Shim and Evan Leong.
  • High Technology Development Corporation (Feb. 21, 2009): “eCommerce & Social Media Workshop,” co-presenter with Burt Lum.
  • State of the Web (March 24, 2009): “Social Networking Comes of Age,” panel with Dan Leuck, Dan Zelikman, and Kevin Hughes.
  • Hawaii Statehood Conference (Aug. 21, 2010): “Media in Hawai‘i – The Next 50 Years,” panel with Mark Platte, Lee Webber, Scott Hogle, Rick Blangiardi, and Sandee Oshiro.
  • Delta Kappa Gamma (April 17, 2010): “Social Media 101,” co-presenter with Burt Lum.
  • Community Engagement on the Web (June 29, 2010): Moderated panel with Randy Ching, Dan Zelikman, John Tapper, and Dan Leuck.
  • Leeward Community College Geek Day/HMAUS Mactoberfest (Oct. 23, 2010): “Social Media 201,” co-presenter with Burt Lum.
  • University of Hawaii School of Communications (April 25, 2011): “Media Ethics,” guest speaker.
  • HMAUS Springfest (April 30, 2011): “The Future of Mobile,” panel with Tom Merritt, Brian Dote, L.P. “Neenz Faleafine, moderated by Burt Lum.
  • Agent Reboot (Aug. 24, 2011): “Online Reputation,” panel with Stephen Pacinelli, Lara Young, Alex Cortez, moderated by Chris Smith.
  • Smart Business Hawaii (Aug. 25, 2011): “Social Media for Small Business,” with Burt Lum.
  • Pacific Building Trade Expo (October 4, 2011): “Cloud Computing,” with Dan Zelikman.
  • Hawaii Pacific University (Oct. 27, 2011): “Media Convergence,” guest speaker.
  • Rotary Club of Pearlridge (Jan. 20, 2012): New technology and social marketing, with Burt Lum.
  • TechConKona (Aug. 2, 2012): Conference emcee and “Social Media Toolkit” presenter.
  • Rotary Global Peace Forum (January 26, 2013): “Hashtags for Peace” presenter.
  • Academy of Finance/Academy of Hospitality Student Conference (April 4, 2014): “Technology Today and the Work Place” presenter.
  • Hawaii Library Association Spring Meeting (April 19, 2014): “Innovation in Hawaii” presenter.
  • AARP Hawaii “Reboot Your Life” Event (June 21, 2014): “Tech Tips” panel with Burt Lum, Melissa Chang, and Gene Park.
  • AARP Hawaii Annual “Aging in Place” Conference (Aug. 20, 2016): “Social Media & Apps” with Burt Lum.
  • IEEE Microwave Symposium (June 5, 2017): “Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition” emcee.
  • Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (Sept. 23, 2017): “HACC 2017” emcee.
  • The LOST Con, “LOST 2017” (Oct. 8, 2017): “Inside LOST Panel.”
  • PBS Hawaii, “KĀKOU: Hawaii’s Town Hall” (Oct. 5, 2017): “Have You Fact-Checked Your Truth?” participant.