Public Speaker


Below is a selection  of Speaking Engagements from 2018.

Nederlands Film Festival was keynote speaker and teaching a workshop, the title of the event was Our Brave New World, Netherlands (29-30 Sept)

Wired for Wonder Festival, here’s my Talk as opening speaker for theme was inspiration and wonder, Australia Sydney & Melbourne Wired for Wonder (11-13 Sept)

Expanded Realties symposium  The future of Immersive Storytelling, London (7 Sept)

IFA+Summit Innovative Summit in conjunction with the biggest Technology trade show in the world, Berlin (2nd Sept)

Neuro-Hackathon  keynote speaker, Technology and Neuro Science, London (25 Aug)

XConf  Technology Conference, NY (20 July)

Silbersalz Festival, was keynote speaker, Future, Science & media Festival, Halle Germany (28 June)

ThoughtWorks European Technology Summit (23 June)

Strategic Storytelling Seminar NYC Lincoln Centre (14 June)

ZKM Keynote speaker, AI Conference,Living amongst Intelligent Machines” Karlsruhe Germany (29 April)

MIT Special invited speaker, Sensory Storytelling (3 April)

2017 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival where she spoke about her project RIOT (prototype) under the theme, Art, Technology & Change, that focused on the rising political awareness and activism at the intersection of art, technology and social change.

2016 previous speaking engagements include  Tedx Australia at the Sydney Opera House, The Google Cultural Institute Paris, as part of their Art and Machine Learning Global Summit. Games for Change Festival NY, the International New Media Women Think Tank at Mutek Festival Canada, and Bergan International Festival Norway.

2015 Karen was a keynote speaker at DiGRA 2015 The World’s leading Academic Digital Games Conference in Germany. Her neurogaming parkour installation Syncself 2 was a key exhibit at Sheffield International Doc Festival 2015. She was a speaker on the Neuroscience in Gaming Panel and discussed her Syncself 2 Neurogame that simulates the process of transcending fear with EEG sensors tech. Consequently there was a glowing article in The Guardian on Karen and the impact of her work. Syncself 2 was exhibited at the V&A as part of the Digital Design Weekend 2014 Karen discussed her artist journey at the WOW Talks.

Karen Palmer merges Film, Storytelling,  Technology,Neuroscience and Implicit Bias to create Emotionally Responsive Cognitive Film Experiences

As The Storyteller from the Future she is both an Award Winning International Artist and Public Speaker, on topics such as the future of storytelling today, becoming conscious creators, storytelling & technology, the power of Neuroscience and Perception in storytelling and Implicit bias.
Her immersive films combine the genres of film, gaming, art, science and technology. She was honoured as part of the Digital Dozen Break Throughs in Storytelling 2016. In which Columbia DSL acknowledged the most innovative approaches to Narrative from the past year from around the world in the industries of art, entertainment, journalism and marketing.