Nisa regularly gives talks, facilitates workshops, and organizes events on socio-economic inclusion, technology, speculative futures, and public sector innovation. To book her for an event or workshop, contact her by email. 


Worldbuilding: Government and Politics (Oct 2019)

An Expansion of Political Discourse (Oct 2019)

Ryerson University MPPA Program
Guest Panel on “Policy Innovation” (Oct 2019)



BIIE+E Talks: The Myth of Capitalism

In conversation with author Denise Hearn (Jan 2019)

Munk School of Global Affairs Career Week
Talk + Panel: Alternative Policy Career Paths (Nov 2018)

CBC Spark
The Digital Divide Leaves More Canadians Offline Than You Think (Oct 2018)

Digital Access Day
Talk + Panel: The Quest for Digital Literacy (June 2018)


Talk: Accessing Government Social Services - Shame, Disrespect, and User Experience (May 2018)


AI and the City, New Cities Foundation Roundtable
Discussion Facilitator: AI + Public Policy (March 2018)


AI + Public Policy: Understanding the Shift
Discussion Facilitator: Bias in AI (March 2018)


Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit 

Talk: Defining, Measuring, and Teaching Digital Literacy (Feb 2018)


Code4Canada's Digital Government & Civic Tech course, guest speaker 

Talk: Accessing Government Social Services - Shame, Disrespect, and User Experience (Nov 2017)



Discussion Facilitator: Digital Literacy (Oct 2017)


Social Impact R+D Practice Gathering

Discussion Facilitator: Deep Dive on Inclusive and Accessible Community Consultations and Research (Aug 2017)


City of Toronto

Talk: Behavioural Insights for Public Policy: How to Manipulate People for Good (March 2017)


Behavioural Economics for the Public Sector conference

Panel: Behavioural Economics 101 (March 2016)


Immersion in Public Design hosted by the OECD, 27e Region & Mindlab 

Panel: A Comparison of International Policy + Design Labs (June 2015)


Mini Conference on Digital Sociology, Eastern Sociology Society

Talk: Open Government and the 2.0 Model of Engaged Citizenship (Feb 2015)

University of Ottawa Certificate Program in Public Sector Leadership and Governance
Guest Panel: Public Sector Innovation (Feb 2013)




Conference: AI + Public Policy 

Brookfield Institute and the Ontario government, March 2018


Roundtable: Innovation-Driven and Inclusive Growth

SFU Public Square "Brave New Work" Summit, Feb 2018


Conference: Behavioural Economics for Public Policy

Government of Canada, March 2016


Panel: Sexual Harassment in the Public Service

Canada School of Public Service, Nov 2015