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NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Conference)
Gourmet Taste On A Pizza Budget: Tackling A Website Redesign For Small Nonprofits
and Design Thinking: Alignment Activities to Ensure Project Success
April 11-13, 2018
New Orleans, LA

Ela Conf
October 27-28, 2017

VIRTUAL PRACTICES: The Impact of Technology and Transience on New Histories in Practice
November 9, 2017

Wordcamp LA 2017
September 29-October 1, 2017
Zero to launch: A walk-through of the website process

Write/Speak/Code - Portland
August 23-26, 2017
Invisible Illness

Wordcamp Montreal 2017
August 12-13, 2017
Zero to launch: A walk-through of the website process

Chicago Women's Creative Collective
July 16, 2017

Wordcamp Chicago 2017
April 29-30, 2017
Zero to launch: A walk-through of the website process

WordCamp Raleigh 2016
September 24-25, 2016
A house with no walls: Creating a site structure for the future

Women's Empowerment Summit
July 16, 2016

Bloghouse Philly
June 9-12, 2016

WordCamp San Diego
April 23-24, 2016
A house with no walls: Creating a site structure for the future

WordCamp Chicago
April 30-May 1, 2016
The good, bad and ugly of finding and keeping freelance work

3-D Summit
Insecure, Unsafe & Slow: 10 Ways to Improve Your WordPress Website
May 14, 2016

Women in Travel Summit
10 Plugins & Tips to Make Your WordPress Site Snap, Crackle, and Pop (But Not Crash)
March 20, 2016

Travel Massive Chicago
On the Road to WITS: Women, Travel, and Technology
February 4, 2016

WordCamp Chicago 2014, 2012, 2011

WordCamp Denver 2015

WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013

WordCamp Milwaukee 2014, 2013, 2012


City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

Central Lakeview Merchants Assn.

Creative Chicago Expo 2013

Chicago COUNTs 2012

Lawyers Connecting

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Lincoln Park Business Development Institute

Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (now the Magnificent Mile Association)

Kind words:

From a review of my 'From Zero to Launch: A Walk-Through of the Website Process" talk at Wordcamp Montreal by Dwayne McDaniel:

"This was a classic beginner talk about best practices around how to think about a site redesign project. One of my favorite moments was when she was asked about search rank and how a site’s name factors in and she quipped “No one is really looking up your name except you and your mom.” All solid advice from someone who learned this stuff the hard way. It was a great first session of the camp, especially one with around half of the attendees self identifying as newbies during opening remarks."


"Just wanted to say thank you again for the Wordpress Plugin session you led at WITS! I'm making the migration to Wordpress from Squarespace as we speak, and you've played a big part in my early setup." —Taylor Record

Lisa Ghisolf

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