Samala speaks regularly on issues relating to technology, culture, design and civics.

She is represented by FRESH Speakers. For bookings, contact or visit



White House LGBTQ Technology & Innovation Summit, The White House, Washington, D.C., “Technology, Society and Civics”

Lesbians Who TechNew York, NY, "How to Build A Venture Firm"

NYU Social Innovation SymposiumNew York NY, "Innovative Technology for Social Good"

Lesbians Who TechSan Francisco CA, "Is Your Camera Racist?"

Social Capital Markets / SOCAPSan Francisco CA, "Technology and Innovation: New Models of Engagement"

Tribeca Film Festival, 92Y – New York NY, "Turning A Movie Into A Movement"

MozfestLondon, UK, Network Theory & Distributed Leadership

East Coast Asian American Student Union ConferenceHarvard University – Boston MA, "New Asian American"

Social Change InstituteBritish Columbia Canada, "Media, Strategy & Organizing in the Digital Era"

TechSoup's Global Contributors' Summit, Mountain View CA, "Digital Community Infrastructure and New Models for Engagement"

Media For Nonprofits, San Francisco CA, "How To Build a Stronger Choir: Deep Listening, Data-driven Strategy and Better Engagement"

Advancing Justice ConferenceLos Angeles CA, Keynote

Netroots NationSan Jose CA, "Pop, Politics and Activism: Redefining the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community"

Netroots NationDetroit MI, "From Underdog to Top Dog: Organizing for Impact While Small and Mighty"

Reinventors NetworkSan Francisco CA, "Reinventing the Civil Rights Movement to combat the changing face of racism"

Facing RaceDallas TX, "Internet Freedom, Racism, and Civil Rights in the 21st Century"


"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

—  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Strength to Love, 1963

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