Talks

Learn and create in a global community of ethnographic practitioners.

EPIC Talks is a webinar series exploring methods, technologies, ideas, and best practices that make our work better and foster meaningful professional connections. Formats can range from lectures or seminars to panels, discussions, and debates. EPIC Talks are proposed and created by EPIC Members, bringing together a global community on the leading edge of ethnography in business. Participation is free and open to members only—join now

COMING UP:

>>  Curiosity, Adaption & Storytelling: How to use Ethnographic Thinking for More Strategic Innovation
>>  Critical Futures in Ethnography and Design: More than Human
>>  How to Build Ethics into AI
>>  An Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology
>>  Creating a Strategic Role for Research in Your Organization

FAQ

Are EPIC Talks recorded?

We don't record most talks. Presenters frequently offer proprietary/semi-proprietary or experimental content and all participants feel they can be more candid when they aren't being recorded, making the sessions more beneficial for participants. But we know how useful on-demand recordings are to you, and we are working to boost the availability of video content in other ways. For example, check out our Tutorials.

Will presentation slides be distributed?

Slides, readings, or other materials are often distributed to participants—this is entirely up to the presenter.

Will any of the past talks be offered again?

If there's demand we can invite a presenter for a repeat performance. Let us know what interests you.

Can I present a Talk or suggest a topic?

Any EPIC Member can propose to offer a Talk—read on for details. And we're always interested in suggestions for new topics, so please drop us a note with your ideas.

Propose a Talk

We invite EPIC Members to share expertise, skills, ideas, and creative new initiatives with each other. When you do, you’ll get stimulating feedback and important new professional connections. Any EPIC Member may propose a Talk.

Requirements

We are open to a broad range of topics and formats that reflect the diversity and creativity of our community. We have just three requirements:

  • Talks must be relevant to the EPIC community and consistent with our mission.
  • Talks must be non-promotional. You may offer training for a proprietary or semi-proprietary method, product, or service if: 1. it is directly relevant to ethnographic practice; and 2. you cover its competitive/comparative, theoretical, or historical context.
  • Talks must be proposed, organized, and led by an EPIC member. You may collaborate with a non-member, for example as a co-presenter, panelist, or interviewee.

Proposals

Please send proposals to talks@epicpeople.org with the following information:

  • Title
  • Brief bio for you + other presenters/participants
  • Format (presentation, panel, debate, etc)
  • Description (approx. 200 words)
  • Why will EPIC members want to participate? (1–2 sentences)
  • Optional: supplemental info (e.g., slides, articles, or talks you’ve given on this topic previously)

Proposals will be evaluated by EPIC according to the requirements listed above.