Public speaking

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.

Presenting at BTO 2012

Presenting at BTO 2012

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]

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Social media per la cultura talks at Palazzo Strozzi, Altana, Feb 2013

Events organized

-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.

English Night 2010 at ToscanaIN: sold out crowd with US consul in attendance.

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.

Our panel at RSA Venice 2010 was held at the beautiful Fondazione Cini.

Taking notes at the Social media per la cultura conference

Taking notes at the Social media per la cultura conference

 

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