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  • Speaking Engagements

    I have lectured at Yale, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Tufts, Suffolk, Indiana University, and Emerson in addition to speaking at numerous conferences and universities around the world on the subjects of:


    • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 
    • The Future of Work
    • PR and Marketing Strategy
    • Corporate Innovation
    • Arts Education and Entrepreneurship
    • Creative Entrepreneurship


    Please email me for opportunities.

  • "Yuri is someone I always learn something from and in a positive way. I’m excited to learn and don’t feel small for not knowing. "


    -M. Shipek - Autodesk University

    "Yuri just gave us a masterclass in how to present a complex idea in a way that is easily understood."

    Autodesk Executive

    "One of the top 5 speakers we've heard this year out of 120, and the most memorable."

    - MassChallenge Israel

    "Yuri provides clear and specific strategies on how to be a successful artist/entrepreneur, how to generate multiple streams of income, and how to develop a skill set designed to pursue opportunities in both theatre and business."

    -Dr. Lee F. Orchard, (Chair, Department of Theatre, Valparaiso University)



    Bryant University

    2021 (Feb)

    Speaker: bootstrapping your project

    Draper University

    2021 (Feb)

    Speaker: Marketing and Entrepreneurship

    Government of Switzerland

    2021 (Jan)

    Speaker: The Future of Innovation

    The Juilliard School

    2021 (TBD )

    How To Use Your Creative Background in the Business World

    Crypto Current Conference

    2021 (TBD)

    Speaker: TBD

    Malta Ai AND Blockchain Summit

    2021 (TBD)

    Speaker: TBD (AI)


    PAST (since 2015)

    World Boston

    2021 (Jan)

    Speaker: Open Innovation

    Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle - NYC

    2021 (Jan)

    Speaker: Open Innovation

    Babson University/CES Boston

    2020 (Dec)

    Speaker: Open Innovation

    Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle Boston.

    2020 (Nov)

    Speaker: Open Innovation and the future of work

    Autodesk University

    2020 (Nov)

    Speaker: Why Diversity is the Mother of Innovation


    Draper University

    2020 (Oct)

    Speaker: Business Strategy

    Suffolk University

    2020 (October)

    Speaker: The Future of AI in Finance

    Draper University

    2020 (July)

    Speaker: Marketing 101

    Accelerate Yale

    2020 (June)

    Panelist - Transformative Technologies: How COVID-19 Forced Change in Technologies Old and New




    2020 (June)

    Panel Speaker: Emerging Technolgy: Asia vs the US

    Masschallenge - isreal

    2020 (June)

    Featured Speaker: PR/Marketing


    2020 (May)

    Speaker: Personal Branding

    Yale University

    2020 (Feb)

    Entrepreneurship event - Build It and They Will Come.


    Panelist - Finance

    Innovation Leadership Panel

    2020 (February)

    Panelists speaking on corporate innovation to executives from Mitsubishi.

    SEA Conference

    2020 (Feb)

    Featured Speaker

    Tufts - Innovative Social Enterprises

    2020 (Feb)

    Guest Lecturer - Social Enterprises

    Malta Ai AND Blockchain Summit

    2019 (Nov)

    Making widespread adoption a reality. How start-ups should design their business model to attract users and investors.

    longy school of music

    2019 (Oct)

    Startup Coach


    2019 (Oct)

    Speaker: Future of Work

    Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center

    2019 (Sept)

    Featured Luminary Speaker  



    Judge and Mentor

    135 Startup Battle, Boston



    Syracuse University - School of architecture

    2019 (April)

    Master Class lecture: Materiality: From Frocks to Fabrication

    Syracuse University - School of architecture

    2019 (April)

    Speaker: Inside-out Innovation - The Future of the Design, Building, and Construction Industries

    Tufts - Innovative Social Enterprises

    2019 (March)

    Speaker: Social enterprises and why startups fail.




    PRSA Boston Social Media Summit

    2018 (May)

    Speaker: Cryptocurrency Marketing Strategies

    Longy school of music

    2018 (March)

    Startup Judge

    tufts - Innovative Social Enterprises

    2018 (Feb)

    Speaker and Substitute Professor

    Bryant University

    2018 (Feb)

    Guest Lecturer - PR/Marketing strategies for launching an award-winning product


    Future of our Cities: Converging Generations

    2018 (Feb)


    yale - Entrepreneurship initiative

    2017 (Nov)

    Speaker: How artist can connect the dots between art and entrepreneurship

    Venture Café

    2016 (April)

    Lead Panel of 5 women on a discussion of Artistic Innovation and the struggles they face in the workplace.



    Featured Panelist about the Boston creative economy and education


    SEA Conference

    2015, 2016 (Feb)

    panelist and speaker on the following subjects:


    -Speaker – Shift Happens: What do you do when your plans fall apart

    - Panelist: How to find and work with clients

    -Panelist: Faculty Best Practices

    -Round Table leader: How to make money in Independent Film

    -Panelist: 1st steps in starting an artist business

    -One-on-one mentoring leader



    Art Entrepreneurship Educators Conference

    2015 (Sept)

    Speaker: How to use fear setting as a way to boost the productivity of your students.

    Princeton Univesity

    2015 (April)

    Speaker: Creative Entrepreneurship and How to Build an Incubator with Design Thinking

    Stanford University


    Speaker: Creative Entrepreneurship