Digital Marketing and Tech Speaking, Moderating, and Workshop Presentations

I love it when people get together to share ideas. Participating in the conversation and speaking at conferences is a real pleasure for me.

I‘ve delivered professional presentations at hundreds of events, including technical/educational workshops, seminars and inspirational keynotes. If you are organizing an event, I would love to join you as a speaker. Please contact me for details.

“I can’t thank you enough for being part of our event. The verbal feedback we have received thus far has been incredible. Many said BEST SPEAKER EVER!” - The Business Centre, North Bay

Upcoming speaking events include:

  • Beyond the Buzz: The Future of Marketing with AI, Canadian Produce Marketing Association, April 2024
  • ChatGPT and AI Tools for Digital Marketing, Ontario BIA Association Conference, April 2024
  • AI and Libraries, Rendez-vous des bibliothèques publiques du Québec, Quebec Public Library Association, May 2024
  • Waves of Change: Exploring AI Innovation, BGC Canada, May 2024
  • WTF is AI and Why DO Libraries Need It?, Stratford Public Library, June 2024
  • WTF is AI and Why DO Libraries Need It?, Burlington Public Library staff development day, November 2024
Avery Swartz speaking from the stage at the Globe and Mail Small Business Summit
Avery Swartz holding a microphone on stage at Microsoft Ignite
Avery Swartz holding a microphone and speaking at the Canadian Export Challenge
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Avery Swartz on stage at Owner Summit
Avery Swartz speaking from the stage at the Mompreneur Conference
Avery Swartz speaking to a crowd at Creative Mornings Toronto
Avery Swartz on stage at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival
Avery Swartz holding a microphone and speaking at Hexagon UX Toronto

“No one explains tech in such a smart and accessible way as you do. I never feel like a tech dummy when listening to you.”

Past speaking events include:

  • Empowering Teens with AI: A Guide for Librarians, Toronto Public Library, March 2024
  • WTF is AI and Why DO Libraries Need It?, Innisfil Public Library, March 2024
  • Marketing Expert, The Forum Entrepreneur Summit, March 2024
  • Science Communications and Social Media, SickKids, February 2024
  • Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs, Anishinaabekwe and Oshkinii’ikwe Empowerment Symposium, February 2024
  • WTF is AI and Why Do Libraries Need It?, Ontario Library Association SuperConference, January 2024
  • Think Like a Marketer: Digital Marketing Strategies for Business Success, Startup Canada Tour, October, 2023
  • Understanding AI, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, October, 2023
  • Cutting Through the Noise: 5 Secrets for Digital Marketing Success, Brantford Small Business Centre, March, 2023
  • 5 Secrets for Digital Marketing Success, The Business Centre North Bay, March, 2023 
  • How to Succeed with Digital Marketing, Markham Small Business Forum, September, 2022
  • Building Your Brand Online, AccelerateHER, September 2022
  • How to Best Advise Your Clients on Digital Marketing, SBC Ontario Conference, May 2022
  • WTF is SEO, Decelera, March, 2022
  • Fundamentals of SEO, XcelerateHer, February 2022
  • Five Fundamental Principles
    for Long-Term Digital Marketing Success, Woodhouse Retreat, December 2021
  • Boldly Embrace Marketing for your BIA, Ontario BIA Association Conference, September 2021
  • Five Fundamental Principles
    for Long-Term Digital Marketing Success, Ontario Presents ContactON Conference, August 2021
  • Five Fundamental Principles
    for Long-Term Digital Marketing Success, The Forum's E-Series, May 2021
  • SEO Fundamentals, Taking Care of Your Business conference, Community Futures Development Corporation of Fraser Fort George, March 2021
  • Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association, February 16, 2021
  • Building Your Business Online, Brock Board of Trade, January 19, 2021
  • WTF is SEO, One of a Kind Show, November 13, 2020
  • See You on the Internet: Avery Swartz's Tips for Digital Marketing, Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week, November 20, 2020
  • Keynote: Aurora Chamber Women's Summit, October 29, 2020
  • Fireside chat: Microsoft Future Now, October 27-28, 2020
  • Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Toronto Public Library Small Business Author Series, October 22, 2020
  • Leveraging Social Media to Grow an Existing Brand, MYC International Teacher's Conference, July 18, 2020
  • WTF is SEO, Creative Mornings FieldTrips, April, 2020
  • Compassion and Computing, University of Toronto University Lecture Series, November 20, 2019 (Toronto), March 5, 2020 (Markham)
    WTF is SEO, Maker Retreat, February 1-2, 2020 (Ottawa)
    Opening Keynote: Growth 500 CEO Summit, October 24, 2019 (Toronto)
  • Opening Keynote: Marketing Libraries Think Tank, Ontario Library Association, August 15, 2019
  • Panelist: Canadian Export Challenge by Startup Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 11, 2019
  • 5 Things You Should Consider for a Website That Works For You, Innisfil Women's Entrepreneur Network, April 29, 2019
  • The Dark Art of Pricing Your Services, Sunday Showers, April 28, 2019
  • Social Media for BIAs, Ontario BIA Association National Conference, April 2, 2019
  • How to Leverage Your Expertise to Grow Your Business, Not Just Your Ego, Owner Summit, February 10-12, 2019
  • Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Maker Retreat, February 2-3, 2019
  • Moderator: Skilling up for the future of tech, Microsoft Ignite, January 11, 2019
  • Special Guest: Bureau of Digital's Women's Leadership Camp, November 11-13, 2018
  • Panelist: Women's Entrepreneurship, Women Who Code Toronto, November 6, 2018
  • Panelist: How to Slay on Social, How She Hustle's Startup and Slay, October 13, 2018
  • Practical Mobile Strategies for Small Business, The Globe and Mail Small Business Summit, May 8, 2018
  • The Retail Prophecies - How technology will drive innovation in Canada's retail marketplace, The Canadian Fuel Marketing Conference, April 24, 2018
  • Moderator and Workshop leader: Know Your Worth event, Hexagon UX Toronto & WealthSimple, February, 2018
  • You Do You: Curating your personal and business brand, Achievers, December, 2017
  • Panelist: Building for the Future, Ryerson Women in Leadership, October, 2017
  • Moderator: Podcasting Essentials, Hot Docs Podcast Festival, October, 2017
  • Compassion and Computing, CreativeMornings Toronto, September, 2017
  • Digital and Marketing Education, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference, April 2017
  • Nobody Knows What They're Doing: Inside Stories from a Tech Entrepreneur, Plank Design's Breakfast Club, March 2017
  • Panelist: Choosing Your Growth Strategy, Meetup for Startups, February 2017
  • Moderator: Making, Supporting and Marketing your Show, Hot Docs Podcast Festival, November 2016
  • Panelist: Cutting Through the Noise: How to Market Effectively in An Online World, Toronto Fringe Festival "Tent Talk", July 2016
  • Nobody Knows What They're Doing: Inside Stories from a Tech Entrepreneur, Intuit Canada Evening of Innovation, Leadership & Motivation in Technology, April, 2016
  • Nobody Knows What They're Doing: Inside Stories from a Tech Entrepreneur, OLA SuperConference, January 2016
  • Special Guest: Fireside Chat, WCT National Capital Region & Girl Geeks Dinners Ottawa, January 2016
  • Blogpodium, September 2015
  • How to Succeed in the Publishing Industry: Digital Branding, Ryerson University, March, 2015
  • National Mompreneurs Conference, March, 2015
  • Girls in Tech Toronto PowerHour Social, February, 2015
  • Panelist: The Future of Digital Publishing is GitHub, MCN, November, 2014
  • Panelist: Collaborating for Success, Professional Independent Communicators / IABC, November, 2014
  • Google Analytics for Bloggers, BlogPodium Conference for Design & Lifestyle Bloggers, September, 2014
  • Making the Web Work for You: Tips for Freelance Writers, MagNet, June 2014
  • Panelist: The Business of WordPress, WordCamp Toronto, October, 2013
  • Developing a Style Guide for your Blog, Blogpodium, September, 2013
  • Building Your Brand Visually, BrandUFabulous by Positive Fabulous Women, November, 2012
  • Agile Learning Strategies to Boost Your Business, CRAVE Toronto, October, 2012
  • Developing a Visual Identity for your Business, Town of Gananoque, October 2012
  • Online Money Makers, CRAVE Toronto, May, 2012
  • Website Tips for Small Business Owners, Positive Fabulous Women, January 2012