Speaking & Events

Ariel Kennan speaking at Enterprise UX 2017


Keynote at the Code for Japan Summit
Niigata, Japan
Becoming a Civic Service Designer
September 2018
NYC Mayor's Office
New York, NY
Service Design Studio + Toolkit Launch
October 2017

Enterprise UX
San Francisco, CA
Building a Design Culture
June 2017

Web Directions: Transform
Canberra, Australia
Making Public Services Effective and Accessible
March 2017

Design in Government
Washington D.C.
December 2015
Code for America Summit
Oakland, CA
Your Government Wants You
October 2015

BetaNYC Women’s Civic Hack Night
New York, NY
December 2013

Talking Transition
New York, NY
21st Century City: The Social Impact of Data & Technology
November 2013
Keynote at Government UX/UI Bootcamp
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Designing Government for Your Citizens
November 2013

1 Million Cups
Kansas City, MO
Code for America Introduction & BizFriend.ly Demo
February & November 2013

Code for America Summit
San Francisco, CA
Kansas City Spotlight
October 2013


Smart Cities New York Urban Tech Summit
New York, NY
Procurement and Talent in the Digital Age
November 2021

New York, NY
Design for Good
April 2018
New York, NY
A Framework for Change
March 2018

Personal Democracy Forum
New York, NY
Bid With, Not For: Building Empathy into Selling Civic Tech
June 2016


New York, NY
City as Interface
December 2015

Code for America Summit

San Francisco, CA
Makers To Mayors: Building Design and Development Capacity Inside Government
October 2014

Panel at New York City Government Technology Forum

Brooklyn, NY
Innovation & New Models of Civic Engagement
November 2012


Civic Design 2021
Lead Curator
December 2021

Empathy Jam
New York, NY
August 2016

Civic Design Camp
Brooklyn, NY
Host and Speaker
November 2014

Conversations & Guest Lectures

Parsons School of Design
New York, NY
Guest Lectures
April 2010, April 2011, November 2011, April 2012, September 2017, October 2018, April 2020

Cornell Tech
New York, NY
Public Interest Tech Fireside Chat
April 2022
New York University
New York, NY
Tech + Society Fireside Chat: Designing for Government
May 2019

School of Visual Arts
New York, NY Design for Social Innovation Global Guest Lecture Series April 2018
General Assembly
New York, NY
The Edge of Innovation
November 2016

Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO
Guest Lecture
October 2013

University of Michigan School of Information
Ann Arbor, MI
Experience at Scale Guest Lecture
November 2011