As a national keynote speaker and lecturer, De Nichols uses the creative power of storytelling to inspire and equip citizens to spark creative social change in their communities.
Since 2008, De has galvanized changemakers to develop bold #IdeasthatMatter, and public speaking has been a key component to her engagement with audiences from youth & teens to entrepreneurs, organizational leaders, field experts, and everyday do-gooders. She has opened the Clinton Global Initiative University, performed on the Millennium Stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and even given a commencement speech for the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis. Across campuses, conferences, and communities, De ignites audiences with awe-inspiring and action-driven talks.
Stemming from her multi-disciplinary education and career journey, De shares expertise across audiences as a social practice artist and activist, communications designer, social worker, social entrepreneur, and award-winning civic innovator. Recent topics of her talks have included:
- Cultural Equity: Where Justice, Policy, and the Arts Align
- Designing Civil Rights
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Creative Will: How Cities Can Utilize Creative Practices for Civic Change
- The Art of Social Change: Building Community, Catalyzing Progress
- Getting Unstuck: The Power of the Pivot
March 27: Black Tech Summit of the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, St. Louis, MO
April 10: Art of Resistance with Author, Natalie Hopkinson, St. Louis, MO
April 16: Kennedy Center Arts Summit, Washington, DC
April 28: Dwell In Other Futures, St. Louis, MO
May 18: Rocket Grants, Kansas City, MO
June 15: Theater Communications Group Conference, St. Louis, MO
June 16: Americans for the Arts, Denver, CO
See past talks in my bio.
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In addition to taking on national stages, De also takes on the digital screen as a YouTube content creator, producing storytelling series, how-tos, and creative collaborations to continue inspiring and equipping the world towards change. You can check out her series on her main channel, video blog channel, or even through the De Nichols & Co page on Facebook.