Philippa speaks on ways to use creativity and innovative interventions to strengthen communities and to increase dialogue between people who might not normally interact, like Trump supporters and opposers. She also speaks about personal transformation that follows from seeking discomfort and from living life with passion, generosity, curiosity, and boldness.

Philippa speaks with enthusiasm and sincerity, and connects with audiences in a deeply emotional and inspirational way.

What a great project on creating empathy. Finding inspiration to be more understanding is really helpful right now!
— Forum attendee
  • "Creative Placemaking: SEE/CHANGE" | DC Ideas Fest | May 5, 2017.

  • "Call To Community" | VisionDC Arts and Urban Innovation Summit | April 24, 2017.

  • "Promoting Civil Discourse By Reaching Across the Political Divide" | School of International Service, American University | April 19, 2017.

  • "Creating Compassion and Empathy Through Art" | St. John's Norwood Adult Forums | February 12, 2017.

  • "SEE/CHANGE: How Portraiture Can Increase Empathy and Spark Dialogue” | National Portrait Gallery Lunchbag Seminars | February 9, 2017.

  • “Reimagining Real Estate as a Catalyst for Community Development” | City First Foundation “Commerce, Culture, and Community Investment” Conference | October 5, 2016.
  • "Everyday Entrepreneurs" | She Says: Global Creative Network for Women | September 15, 2016.

  • "What could be true of the visual arts scene in the DC region in 5 years?" | Art Table DC: STATE OF ART2 | February 22, 2016.

  • “Connecting in the Digital Age” | dcWebfest Summit | September 20, 2014.

  • “Get Curious and Get Uncomfortable: Figuring Out Your Personal Values and Living By Them” | Creative Mornings | June 27, 2014.

  • “Bridging the art-business divide: Artists and business people hold the keys to each others’ success—and survival.” | TEDxWDC | June 18, 2012.

  • “Look Who’s Talking: Social Media, Theatre, and the Arts in Washington DC” | Theatre Alliance/Social Media Club | September 11, 2012.

  • “Using Social Media To Link Artists With Resources” | National Meeting of Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts | May 3, 2012.