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Keynote Speaker


We are delighted to introduce our 2020 Washington GIS Conference Keynote Speaker, Amber Case. She’ll be sharing her work in Designing Calm Technology. She has spent the last year on a worldwide speaking tour, including stops in Chile, Spain, and Japan.  Fortunately, her home base is Portland, Oregon and we’ll see her in Tacoma this May.

How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? Calm technology is a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. 

Amber is an internationally recognized design advocate and speaker, a researcher at the Institute for the Future, and the author of Calm Technology and Designing with Sound. She spent two years as a fellow at MIT’s Center for Civic Media and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. 

Named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology, Amber was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012 and received the Claude Shannon Innovation Award from Bell Labs. She was the co-founder and CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri.

For some of you, this will be the first time you've seen Amber speak. Others may remember her spellbinding performances at the Esri Partner Conference and Dev Summit.  Either way, you don't want to miss this rare opportunity!

You can follow Amber's work and adventures here:

Caseorganic: https://www.caseorganic.com/

Medium: https://medium.com/@caseorganic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseorganic

and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caseorganic


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