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Career Planning by Design
Turliuk’s exploratory approach to finding her career has been documented as one of Forbes’ Greatest Hits. In this presentation, she shares how audiences can learn from her experience of prototyping her career future, taking risks, and challenging herself to explore new opportunities, all while pursuing her passion.
STEM & The Maker Movement – From Consumer to Creator
Turliuk’s business model for MakerKids became the first and largest makerspace for kids in the world. Her focus is on interest-driven STEM learning programs, great service and fostering 21st century skills and technological skills – empowering youth to be the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to teaching kids technology skills, MakerKids also helps them develop skills like leadership, resilience, creativity, and more.
NextGen Business Success
Today’s success comes from the hustle and can-do attitude. Turliuk’s business model is based on a ‘Make it happen’ approach: Make anything possible, make something awesome, make things happen and make new connections. She shares her entrepreneurial journey, lessons learned along the way and how Singularity University helped frame her thoughts around technology and education.
jennifer has spoken at:
“Malas Decisiones en Tu Carerra” (“Career Ups and Downs”)
Jennifer gave a TEDx talk in Spanish at TEDxSantiago after learning Spanish for 8 months.
“The Business of Making With Kids”
Called the ‘epicenter of the maker movement’, MakerCon is a professional conference by and for makers. Jennifer was invited to speak about MakerKids.
“Re-Making the World through Making with Kids”
Jennifer was invited to give a talk to 1500 people at the opening conference of Maker Faire Rome. Other speakers included Brian Krzanich (CEO of Intel), Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino), Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media), Leah Buechley (professor at MIT Media Lab), Mark Frauenfelder (founder of Boing Boing), and more. Her speech was covered by Wired.
Jennifer was awarded an honorary degree and invited to speak in front of 3000 graduates. Past honorary degree recipients include the Chief of Toronto Police Services, Mike Myers, and more.
“On behalf of the advisors for PiFF – PayItForwardFriends.com, A Junior Achievement Company, I want to thank you for your inspirational talk yesterday. You were highly engaging and showed a deep passion for entrepreneurship. We’ve had several guests come through our doors in the last few months but your “approval rating” was by far the highest amongst all speakers – on a student and advisor level. For the rest of PiFF’s members and advisors who could not make it last night – you missed a dandy.”
– Larry Chan, Caldwell Partners
Past Speaking Engagements
Keynote speech at MakerCon Nordic (first MakerCon in Europe)
Calgary City Teachers Convention Association
Asian American Hotel Owners Association
Brightworks Innovation Day
Concordia MBA students: ’Doing Business in Chile’
[email protected]’s Undergraduate research conference at Queen’s University: ‘Marketing to Millennials’
Maker Faire Bay Area
Panel discussion with Peter Thiel (Founder of Paypal and early investor in Facebook and Linkedin) at Stanford University
Ignite Presentation at Singularity University
Tech Wildcatters accelerator program’s weekly Speaker Dinner (in Dallas, Texas): ‘PR & Marketing for Startups’
Stanford MBA students: ’Startup Chile’
Junior Achievement students at Deloitte: ‘Career Planning’
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