Thanks to her worldview and commitment to our common future, Wendy Brawer has been a speaker at more than 50 conferences and universities. She has keynoted, participated in panels, led breakout sessions, pitched new ideas, demonstrated mapmaking, led tours and workshopped in 20 countries.
Speaking for climate stabilization and community well-being, Wendy has addressed strategic planning with Green Map tools; social design and eco innovation; energy, education and engagement; bicycles as a vehicle for social change; and community readiness and resiliency. Wendy offers all audiences practical ways to turn good intentions into action.
There's a sampling below and on her resume. Wendy is a TED Resident, and formerly the Designer in Residence at the National Design Museum. In addition, Wendy has spoken before corporate audiences on mapping to meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals; reducing climate impacts and product greening; and related topics she has followed since chairing the IDSA's sustainability committee. More recently, she was a Clean Tech Exec.
Featured talks include Wendy’s TED Talk (2017), an ignite talk at CrisisMappers International (Geneva, 2011), and shorts made when Green Map won the NetSquared Invitational (the Nature of Green Maps, 2012) and the Creative Climate Award (Adapting to Change, 2013). Features on Green Map's YouTube channel include Bike Ready (in four languages), co-produced with Peter Shapiro, and many other videos produced by local mapmakers.
Wendy has spoken at these conferences: International Visual Methods - UK (Keynote), Program on EcoSystem Change and Society - Mexico, Living Knowledge - Denmark, NYCxDesign, Delta Electronics Best Practices - China (Keynote), Ideas for the New City, Open Knowledge Fest - Finland, SXSW Eco, Nature Society (Keynote), Seoul Design Olympiad, Where 2.0, Social Venture Network, COP 10 Biodiversity Forum - Japan, US Social Forum, Bioneers, Community University EXPO - Canada, American Planning Association National Conference, European Congress of International Schools - France, Netherland, and others
“Wendy Brawer is a skilled and accessible communicator. Her vast knowledge of mapping, community organizing and support plus her extensive experience working with diverse groups of people make her an ideal speaker about today’s unprecedented issues.”
— JEAN GARDNER
author and educator, Parsons and The New School
“Every presentation I’ve witnessed is an engaging and personal conversation. Globally connected and locally relevant, inspiring and compelling action in audiences of three or three hundred.”
— KEN JOSEPHSON
Coordinator, University of Victoria,
Community Mapping Collaboratory
“Wendy spoke at our event on location-based marketing for social enterprise. Her analysis of mapping solutions is completely thorough, organized and chock full of examples. Her extensive experience and personable attitude makes her an ideal speaker.”
— ERICA GRIGG
Digital Strategy Advisor