Cheryl is an engaging, dynamic, and intelligent speaker for audiences of any size or experience level. She is an experienced keynote speaker, workshop instructor, and emcee experienced with live and virtual conferences, international audiences, and live translation environments.

Keynote Talks | Full Length Talks (45-60 min) | Short Form Talks (35 min or less) | Panelist | Emcee and Moderator

Design Talks and Workshops

Whether you're looking for a design keynote speaker or an engaging workshop instructor who can inspire a room for hours on end, Cheryl can help.

"Thanks Cheryl for your incredible workshop today at POP. Full of actionable insights to shape our process for designing VUI!" -Di Dang, POP

Visit the Ideaplatz website for complete details about Cheryl's speaking repetoire on design topics, or email Cheryl directly.

Most popular Ideaplatz offerings:

Cheryl walks Interaction17 participants through an example voice skill flow.

Selected Keynote Talks

Opti-Pessimism: Design, AI, and Our Uncertain Future
(Keynote, UX Scotland 2019)

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Blank Page to World Stage
(Keynote, Design Matters 17)

Selected Full Length Talks (50 - 60 min)

The Future of Voice
Amuse UX 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Collaborative Creativity Through Improv
DesignOps Summit 2018 - New York, NY USA
Opti-Pessimism: Design for the best case, build for the worst
DEVit 360 2018 - Thessaloniki, Greece
The Future of Voice (plus audience Q+A)
Microsoft Research - Redmond, WA USA

Example Short Form Talks (35 min or less)

From Blank Page to World Stage
Interaction 18 - Lyon, France
The Future of Voice
Webdagene 17 - Oslo, Norway
Computer Engineer Barbie: How IxD Can Entice a New Generation of Women
Interaction 11 - Boulder, Colorado USA


Cheryl's improvisational background makes her an adept choice for panels. Minimum appearance fees apply, but panel participation can also be arranged as part of a package that includes a talk or workshop.
Digital Privacy Panel
DEVit 360 2018 - Thessaloniki, Greece

Emcee and Moderator

In addition to conference talks and workshops, Cheryl is an experienced emcee and panel moderator for design topics and for gaming, performance and pop culture.

Event emcee:

  • Rosenfeld Media's Enterprise Experience Conference 2020 - virtual, 4 half days
  • Rosenfeld Media's Advancing Research 2020 - virtual, 2 full days
  • Seattle TheatreSports - live, 2 hour shows, ongoing

Panel moderator:

  • Shadowrunning Secrets, Emerald City Comicon 2017
  • TechEd 2011 Women in Technology Panel
  • GeekGirlCon 2012
  • Emerald City Comiccon 2010 - Leonard Nimoy, The Guild