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Amy Guth brings expertise and productive passion to building diversity at all levels of event creation, in order for all voices to be represented and heard. She regularly speaks on panels and delivers talks/presentations on the following topics, as well as similar topics customized for specific groups, and takes select consulting projects.

  • social media: platform-specific, industry-specific, search engine optimization for social media
  • the human side of social media: building a thoughtful and diverse brand, person-to-person
  • online civility and harassment, online conflict management
  • digital media, women in technology and digital media
  • digital promotion and branding for authors, filmmakers, fitness leaders, and other solo entrepreneurs
  • successful crowdfunding
  • broadcasting and podcasting on-air best practices and digital promotion
  • documentary filmmaking, women in filmmaking
  • search engine optimization for creative projects and people

Please contact by email or Facebook to discuss the needs of your event or group. (Also, download this one-page speaker kit .pdf for info about background and topics.)

Guth has previously spoken at the following events and organizations below. Visit her events page to see her upcoming events, workshops and speaking presentations.

Literary Festivals

  • (Downtown) Omaha Lit Fest
  • Pilcrow Lit Fest, Chicago
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival
  • Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago
  • Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival


  • #ChicagoSocialCon
  • Society of Professional Journalists: #JournCamp Chicago
  • Illinois Humanities Festival
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Milwaukee
  • Chicago Ideas Week
  • Pitch Refinery Conference
  • Social Media Week Chicago

News Organizations and Universities

  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University
  • Chicago Tribune
  • DePaul University
  • Columbia University Medical School
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • University of Chicago
  • Daily Press
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Sun Sentinel

Organizations and Events

  • Midwest Independent Film Festival
  • Public Relations Society of America, Chicago chapter
  • Social Media Week Chicago
  • Association for Women Journalists, Chicago
  • Chicago Headline Club
  • Publicity Club of Chicago
  • Social Media Club Chicago
  • Cigar Club of Chicago
  • Independent Writers of Chicago
  • 435 Digital
  • Trib U

Book Signings and Reading Series

  • Miss Spoken reading series, Chicago
  • The Marrow reading series, Chicago
  • The Chicago Way literary series
  • Witty Women Writers, Book Cellar, Chicago
  • Essay Fiesta, Chicago (reading video)
  • Broad Vocabulary bookstore, Milwaukee (reading photo)
  • Fixx reading series, Chicago (closed)
  • Full Circle Books, Oklahoma City
  • Funny Ha-Ha series, Chicago
  • Local Author Night, Book Cellar, Chicago
  • New Yinzer reading series, Pittsburgh
  • Orange Alert reading series, Chicago
  • Quickies reading series, Chicago
  • Quimby’s bookstore, Chicago
  • Reading Under the Influence, Chicago (co-host)
  • Silver Tongue reading series, Chicago
  • Symposium Books, Providence (reading photo)