I like public speaking and am available to speak to both small and large audiences on a range of topics from cultural tourism and social media, travel writing, blogging etc. in both English and Italian.
Tourism, blogging, and social media marketing
-February 2013, I Social media per la cultura, una risorsa per la crescita: “Case study Florens 2012,” Palazzo Strozzi Altana
-December 2012, BTO conference, “La cultura tira! Come sfruttare i social media per il tuo evento (culturale o non) per instaurare un legame tra persone e territorio”
-November 2010, 2011 and 2012, “Social media marketing for museums”, guest lecture (updated annually) for Masters in Museum Studies, LdM/Marist University and Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi.
-November 2010, “Social media for tourism: content production”, guest lecture in communications course at European School of Economics.
-October 2010, “Tourism and Tuscany on Foursquare,” Second Girl Geek Dinner Toscana at Biblioteca delle Oblate. [ITA]
-March 2010, “Social media & Tuscany,” guest lecture in communications course at European School of Economics.
-Jan 2010, “Oltre alle Mura-te: Communita e social media“, Barcamp alle Murate [ITA]
-Nov 2009, “Turning Tuscany from Landmark to Lovemark”, Professional Women’s Committee, Tuscan American Association
-Nov 2009, Buy Tourism Online conference.
-June 2009: “Mediating Cultural Exchange“, FlorenceIN
-July 2009: “Il turismo sostenibile in citta‘”, BarCamp Palazzo Vecchio Firenze [ITA]
-July 2011: Third annual English Night at ToscanaIN: “A Tavola: Cultural Experience Through Conviviality” at Syracuse University in Florence [85 people].
-February 2009: International Slow Art Day, Florence – co-organized with Palazzo Strozzi department of education [60 participants].
-July 2010: Second annual English Night at ToscanaIN: “Tuscany through different eyes” at European School of Economics [80 people].
-February 2009: International Slow Art Day, Florence (Church of Santa Croce) [18 participants].
-June 2009: English Night at ToscanaIN: “Mediating Cultural Exchange” at Florence Inn Hotel.
Academic conference papers
-Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Venice, April 2010, panel “Continuity and Change: the printing press and early modern visual culture” and paper “Early Printed Midwife Manuals”.
-“Visual Literacy and Textual Literacy in Leo X’s Giochi di Putti Tapestries,” presented at The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2008.
-The Early Modern Information Superhighway (Rethinking Prints as Visual Communication),” guest lecture, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2007.
-“Copies of and Audiences for Marcantonio Raimondi’s Dance of Putti, or The Maker as Public?” Villa Spelman, Florence, May 2007.