Samala speaks regularly on issues relating to technology, culture, design and civics.
White House LGBTQ Technology & Innovation Summit, The White House, Washington, D.C., “Technology, Society and Civics”
Lesbians Who Tech, New York, NY, "How to Build A Venture Firm"
NYU Social Innovation Symposium, New York NY, "Innovative Technology for Social Good"
Lesbians Who Tech, San Francisco CA, "Is Your Camera Racist?"
Social Capital Markets / SOCAP, San Francisco CA, "Technology and Innovation: New Models of Engagement"
Tribeca Film Festival, 92Y – New York NY, "Turning A Movie Into A Movement"
Mozfest, London, UK, Network Theory & Distributed Leadership
East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference, Harvard University – Boston MA, "New Asian American"
Social Change Institute, British 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 Conference, Los Angeles CA, Keynote
Netroots Nation, San Jose CA, "Pop, Politics and Activism: Redefining the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community"
Netroots Nation, Detroit MI, "From Underdog to Top Dog: Organizing for Impact While Small and Mighty"
Reinventors Network, San Francisco CA, "Reinventing the Civil Rights Movement to combat the changing face of racism"
Facing Race, Dallas TX, "Internet Freedom, Racism, and Civil Rights in the 21st Century"