Book Me to Speak

Inspirational talks on the future of experiences and human transformation. Book me for your next event.

As part of my service to world, it is an immense honour and pleasure to share my knowledge on experience design on the stage with the wider public. I am frequently invited to deliver keynotes and talks at academic conferences, industry and government events.

I believe speeches are a wonderful means to share a message worth hearing. All of my keynotes are designed with great care and passion, personalised to and aligned with each specific event and target audience that I speak to. I strive to create keynotes that bridge the sciences and arts, create an inspiration and experience for the audience, and ignites a long-lasting mindset shift.

“For me, an impactful keynote talk is like gardening. It starts with the planting of a seed that, with a fertile ground of openness, may grow into a seedling of an idea that may one day flourish into a beautiful action and application, exactly where and where it is needed in the world.”

Sample Talks

Here are some sample talks, if you are interested in booking Barbara to speak at your next event. All talks are available in English and German.

Talk @ TEDxBucharest 2019, Romania

‘The Global State of Awe’

Talk @ Conventa 2021 “Towards the future of event experiences Human transformation, phygitalisation and planetary regeneration”


Speech @ INTO 2016 Mallorca, Spain: ‘Experience Economy in the 21st Century: Creating dynamic and consumer-driven experiences through technology’ (English)
Keynote @ HOGASTNext 2017 Salzburg, Austria: ‘Erlebnisinszenierung in der Hotellerie: Visionen für 2020’ (in German / auf Deutsch)

Sample Topics

Barbara speaks about experience design for human transformation. In her speeches, she connects the dots from her interdisciplinary research into powerful messages on how we can use intentional design to enhance the human experiences in our personal lives, our professional business contexts, and our wider societal and planetary ecosystems around us. The audiences describe her talks as “inspirational, foresighted, experiential. Deep academic expertise and insights embedded into great storytelling.”

Experience design for human transformation

Barbara connects the dots of science and arts and offers latest insights in how organisations can embrace experience design to intentionally design and guide long-lasting transformation in organisations. Are you asking yourself: What is the transformation economy? How can we elevate our existing products into customer experiences and transformations? How can our value propositions become transformative? How can we design a time-space for transformative experiences to take place? This talk is ideal for thought-leaders and forward-thinking organisations who want to be among the pioneers of stepping into the transformation age.

Some recent sample keynotes have tackled the following topics:

  • The future of experience design for transformation: Becoming fully human (7X Summit 2021, Breda Netherlands)

  • Towards the future of event experiences: Human transformation, phygitalisation and planetary regeneration (Conventa Trend Bar 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • What do Astronauts and Tourists have in common? New Perspectives for Tourism Experience Design (TTRA 2020, Innsbruck, Austria)

  • The future of event experiences in the age of transformation (WESTM Mice Conference, 2020, Belgrade, Serbia)

  • Event experience design: Emotions, memories and transformations (Future Leaders Forum, Warsaw, Poland)

  • 2020s: The decade of transformation and global consciousness (CSR Conference, Warsaw, 2020)

Experience design for digital transformation

Barbara combines the worlds of experience design with digital transformation. With more than 10 years of research experience in the field of digital technology, Barbara coined the concept Technology Enhanced Tourist Experiences. With foresight of what comes next, Barbara tackles future technology developments and how digital technology can help us as an instrument to design and create better human experiences along an integrated customer journey and smart ecosystem. Are you asking yourself: What digital trends come next? How can we use X technology (VR, AR, AI, you name it) to enhance customer experiences in tourism, leisure, events or the service industry? How can we use digital technology to co-create smart touch-points on a micro-level and design smart ecosystems at a macro-level? This talk is ideal for thought-leaders and forward-thinking organisations who want to be among the forerunners in a technology-supported experience economy.

Some recent sample keynotes have tackled the following topics:

  • Towards the future of event experiences: Human transformation, phygitalisation and planetary regeneration (Conventa Trend Bar 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • Digital technologies, AI for the future of experiences in tourism and events (University of Bolzano, 2021)

  • Experience Design – Human Experiences in the Digital Age (Digi Talks, University of Innsbruck, 2021)

Further Speaking Topics

  • Chief Experience Officer & Experience designers – the job of the future
  • Everyone can be an experience designer – employee competences for design
  • Designing extraordinary experiences in tourism, hospitality and events
  • Welcome to the transformation economy: From customer experiences to human experiences
  • Transformation design: The next level of experience design
  • Experience design unlocking human consciousness and transformation
  •  Experience co-creation: the next paradigm of the experience economy
  • Smart travel experiences in the age of transformation
  • Designing smart tourism experiences in smart tourism destinations
  • Experience design: From a transformative mindset to a practical toolset
  • Technology enhanced tourism experiences
  • The decade of 2020: Future trends on human experiences
  • Transformation design for social impact and planetary regeneration

These speaking topics are ever-evolving. Every talk I give comes from my research, foresight vision and heart to offer you a glimpse and help you prepare on your journey into the future.

Is there any topic you wish me to talk about that is not on the list yet? Then, this gives us a perfect starting point to co-create a new talk based on our mutually shared vision! 

Get in touch and book Barbara to speak

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