Events

Thanks for wondering where to find me! Here is an incomplete list of events, and if you’re there, I’d love to connect with you!

AllNTheMix-IGHarlequin All In the Mix at Black Writers Weekend, Virtual, August 4, 2022

SNHU Wireside Chat, Virtual, July 11, 2022

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Networking Before Nine, Reston, VA, June 16, 2022

SNHU Pitch Presentations, Virtual, May 21, 2022

Leadership Collier Graduation, Naples, FL, April 28, 2022

Collier 100 Club Dinner, Naples, FL, March 30, 2022

Panelist – The KidLit Social, How to Know When Your Manuscript is Ready to Submit, Virtual, January 4, 2022IMG_3943

AFSP Out of the Darkness Naples Walk, Naples, FL, December 12, 2021

Women Rock Philanthropy, The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Naples, FL, December 3, 2021

Farm City BBQ, Immokalee, FL, November 24, 2021

Panelist – North Carolina Writing Workshop Ask an Agent Panel, Virtual, November 13, 2021

Welcome Reception for Women Rock Philanthropy, Naples Yacht Club, Naples, FL, November 11, 2021

Distinguished Public Service Awards, Naples Yacht Club, Naples, FL, October 21, 2021

Presenter & Panelist – Emerald City Writers’ Conference, Virtual, October 15, 2021ECWC img

The Seymour Agency Pitch Perfect Event, Virtual, July 1, 2021

Presenter – Florida Romance Writers, How to Build a Brand and a Platform, Virtual, June 12, 2021

Philadelphia Stories Pitch Fest, Virtual, June 5, 2021Lesley Marisa FRW 2021-0612

Moderator – OCLS AAPI Meet the Authors Panel, Virtual, May 23, 2021

The Seymour Agency Pitch Perfect Event, Virtual, April 16, 2021

Panelist – SNHU Word-for-Word Industry Panel Speaker, Virtual, March 31, 2021

KidLit Against Anti-AAPI Racism Auction Fundraiser Donator, Virtual, February 26-28, 2021Screen Shot 2021-06-05 at 12.51.32 PM

Moderator – Traditional, Self-assisted, and Indie Publishing Seminar with Julie Gwinn, Virtual, January 11, 2021

Literary Loft Word Smith Pitch Event, Virtual, October 4, 2020

Presenter – Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Conference, Understanding How Cultural Agility Leads to Civil Discourse, Arlington, VA, October 10-12, 2019

National Book Festival, Washington, DC, August 31, 2019Screen Shot 2021-06-05 at 12.48.57 PM

ALA Midwest Conference, Seattle, WA, January 26, 2019

Presenter – Midwest Association for Information Systems, Toward Cybersecurity Leadership Framework, Virtual, May 17-18, 2018

Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Executive Leadership Forum, Bellevue, WA, April 2018

ABET Symposium, San Diego, CA, April 2018AGLSP Conference Promo SC MC

Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest, Fremont, WA, March 2018

Presenter – Graduate School of Education Conference and Doctor of Education Residency, Community Leadership Development Programs and Community Engagement, Seattle, WA, March 17, 2018

New Tech Seattle, Seattle, WA, March 13, 2018

Presenter – 6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Toward Understanding the Impact of Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills on Community Engagement, Washington, DC, March 2018

Restaurant After Hours, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, WA, February 2018

Northeastern University’s Seattle Campus 5-Year Anniversary Celebration, Seattle, WA, February 2018

Collier County Public Library Book Talk with Commissioner Fiala and author Lynn Alexander, Naples, FL, December 2017

Northeastern University Faculty Conference, Boston, MA, November 2017

AMCIS Conference, Boston, MA, August 2017

Panelist & Featured Author – OCLS Orlando Book Festival, Orlando, FL, July 2017IMG_0018

Key West Songwriters Festival, Key West, FL, May 2017

Georgetown University’s Tropaia Awards, Simon Cleveland Honoree, Washington, DC, May 2017

Presenter – FACE Awards, Estero, FL, March 2017

Event Chair – Naples Press Club 20th Anniversary Celebration, Naples, FL, December 2016

Judge & Table Sponsor – Naples’ Dancing with the Stars Benefit, Naples, FL, November 2016IMG_4779

Full Moon Party, Islamorada, FL, September 2016

Marco Island Chamber’s Leadership Marco Kick-off Party, Marco Island, FL, July 2016

Dierks Bentley Concert, Tampa, FL, July 2016

Key West Songwriters Festival, Key West, FL, May 2016

Tortuga Music Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2016

19th Southern Association for Information Systems Conference, Simon Cleveland Session Chair, St. Augustine, FL, March 2016

Book Signing – Southwest Florida Romance Writers Conference, Estero, FL, March 2016

Naples North Rotary’s Naples Craft Beer Fest, Naples, FL, March 2016

Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos FACE Award Recipients’ Lunch, Estero, FL, February 2016

PACE Throw a Girl a Lifeline Lunch, Naples, FL, February 2016

Marco Island Chamber Leadership Marco Class of 2015 Graduation, Marco Island, FL, January 2016

Presenter – Marco Island Writers’ Meet The Seymour Agency, Marco Island, FL, January 2016

WRC Christmas Lunch, Naples, FL, December 2015

Volunteer – Naples Pathways Coalition Fit & Fuel Iron Joe Turkey Ride, Naples, FL, November 2015

Book Signing – Accidental Butterfly, Barnes & Noble, Naples, FL, November 21, 2015Risa and Nicole BN Signing 2015-11

American Heart Association’s Collier County Heart Walk, Naples, FL, November 2015

Sponsor – Love that Dress, Naples, FL, September 2015

Naples Press Club Social & The Naples Players’ Legally Blonde, Naples, FL, July 2015

Simon Cleveland’s Doctoral Graduation, NSU, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2015

Make-a-Wish’s Star-Tender Charity Night at Avenue 5, Naples, FL, May 2015

Florida Georgia Line Concert, Tampa, FL, May 2015

Collier County Republican Elephant Cruise, Naples, FL, May 2015

Key West Songwriters Festival, Key West, FL, May 2015

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Alumni Award and Graduation for LC and GAIN, Naples, FL, April 2015

The Naples Daily News’ 25 Over 50 Awards, Naples, FL, April 2015

Sponsor – 2nd Annual National Center for Women & Information Technology Awards Banquet, Ft. Myers, FL, April 2015

Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament Awards Dinner, Naples, FL, April 2015

IEEE SoutheastCon 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2015

CREW Land & Water Trust Concert and Eco-auction, Bonita Springs, FL, March 2015

Sponsor – ZOObilee: Feast with the Beasts at The Naples Zoo, Naples, FL, March 2015

Naples North Rotary’s Naples Craft Beer Fest, Naples, FL, March 2015

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Boat and Brunch, Naples, FL, March 2015

Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala’s Annual Town Hall Meeting, Naples, FL, February 2015

Everglades Seafood Festival, Everglades, FL, February 2015

Co-chair – Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples’ Big Wigs Night at the Museum, Naples, FL, February 2015

Awards Recipient – Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos FACE Awards, Bonita Springs, FL, February 2015

Presenter – PACE Author Day, Immokalee, FL, February 2015

Naples Grande Beach Resort Grande Celebration, Naples, FL, January 2015

Pelican Bay Rotary Chalk Art, Naples, FL, January 2015

Marco Island Chamber BOD Installation & Leadership Marco 2014 Graduation, Marco Island, FL, January 2015

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Party, Naples, FL, December 2014

Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated Holiday Luncheon, Naples, FL, December 2014

Marco Island Chamber Christmas Gala, Marco Island, FL, December 2014

David Lawrence Center’s 5th Annual Gulf Ball, Naples, FL, December 2014

Distinguished Public Service Awards, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Naples, FL, November 2014

Book Signing at Annette’s Book Nook, Ft. Myers, FL, November 2014IMG_6319

Susan G Komen Pink Promise Luncheon, Naples, FL, October 2014

Naples North Rotary’s Sunset and Suds 5K Participant, Naples, FL, October 2014

3rd Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival, Naples, FL, October 2014

Gulfshore Business‘ 40-under-40 Alumni Dinner, Estero, FL, October 2014

4th Annual Naples Blues Bash, Naples, FL, October 2014

Shula’s Champagne and Chocolate Event, Naples, FL, September 2014

Honoree – Gulfshore Business‘ 40-under-40, Ft. Myers, FL, September 2014

Shula’s Bourbon Dinner, Naples, FL, August 2014

Cocktails and Conversation with Ann Scott, Naples, FL, August 2014

Blake Shelton Concert, Orlando, FL, August 2014

20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Savannah, GA, August 2014

Naples Press Club’s Jeff Lytle Celebration, Naples, FL, July 2014

Key West Songwriters Festival, Key West, FL, May 2014

Presenter & Book Signing – Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, New Orleans, LA, May 20142014-05 RT

Southwest Florida Romance Writers Conference, Estero, FL, February 2014

Everglades Seafood Festival, Everglades, FL, February 2014

The Seymour Agency Retreat, Orlando, FL, January 2014

19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Chicago, IL, August 2013

Romance Writers of America National Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 2013

16th Southern Association for Information Systems Conference, Savannah, GA, March 2013

Book Signing – Southwest Florida Romance Writers Conference, Estero, FL, February 20132014-02 SWFRW

7th International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management, Orlando, FL, December 2012

13th International IEEE Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, Las Vegas, NV, August 2012

Southwest Florida Romance Writers Conference, Estero, FL, February 2012

Romance Writers of America National Conference, New York, NY, July 2011

Romance Writers of America National Conference, Orlando, FL, July 2010

RWA National Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 2008

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