Ingrid LaFleur Founder of AFROTOPIA, and former candidate for mayor of Detroit This talk was part of the 'Beyond Dreams: The Futures of the Planet, Power & Reality' session of IAM Weekend 18 celebrated in Barcelona, on April 27-30, 2018

Panel Moderation

*As Chief Community Officer I organize monthly events to highlight the different ways blockchain technology can be used to achieve social justice and empower the individuals. Below are the panel discussions I led.

February 21, 2019

Decentralizing Power

January 24, 2019

Revisiting Dr. King’s Dream: Economic Equality

November 27, 2018

The Future of Mary Jane: Cannabis and Cryptocurrency

October 23, 2018

The Future of the State: Blockchain and Government

September 25, 2018

Tools for Preserving Black Spaces

August 21, 2018

Defining Wealth for an Alternative Economy

July 31, 2018

Rebel Detroit: New Economies, New Futures, New Power

Speaking Engagements

March 3, 2019

Black Women are the Future panel at The Center for Afrofuturist Studies

March 2, 2019

Equitable Futures panel at The Institute for the Future

November 2, 2018

The Mechanics of Democracy panel at Festival Albertine, New York

October 26, 2018

Aural Futures film series at Duke University

October 25

From Drexciya to Mars: An Interplanetary Water Mission at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

October 22, 2018

Women in Crypto, LA Blockchain Week

October 20, 2018

Las Vegas Book Festival

September 29, 2018

International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendence Symposium

September 10-11, 2018

Black Blockchain Summit, Washington DC

September 6, 2018

Finding the Sweet Spot: The Intersection of Afrofuturism and Blockchain Technology, Techfestival, Copenhagen, Denmark

July 28, 2018

Grey Area Festival, San Francisco 

July 27, 2018

Women in Art + Technology panel at the Union Square Apple Store, San Francisco

June 1, 2018

Critique of the Political Economy of the City, panel, HAU, Berlin, Germany

Thursday, March 22, 2018

BlackChain: Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech Matters, Detroit

April 28, 2018

Keynote, Internet Age Media conference, Barcelona, Spain

April 18, 2018

Keynote lecture at the Economic Social Research Council Urban Transformations Programme, international conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

February 15, 2018

Pleasure is the Ultimate Rebellion: Manifesting the Impossible, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

February 14, 2018

Future of Afrofuturism, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

October 31, 2017

In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities at the San Francisco Art Institute, CA

October 20, 2017

You Are My Starship: An Investigation of Black American Liberation at Afro-Tech Fest and the Future Re-invention, at the Dortmunder U, Germany

October 18, 2017

The Pleasures of Curating: A Sensual Practice at Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth, Germany

October 7, 2017

Designing Pleasure, Black in Design Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

September 15, 2017

Inside an Afrofuturist Campaign, Ideas City, New Museum, New York, NY