Speaking Engagements

At Swarm, we believe in creating an impact through stories. The most powerful way to bridge difference, share experiences and inspire others is through personal narrative. We combine the tradition of Southern oral history, the latest best practices, historical background, and discussions of identity to curate stories designed to fuel meaningful change in communities and organizations.

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Sampling of Speaking Engagement Formats

Swarm can curate a speaking engagement for audiences of all sizes, backgrounds, industry levels and professional fields. Check out which formats we offer for our dynamic speaking engagements. These options are offered virtually, in-person and hybrid.

Fireside Chats

  • Ideal for more informal conversations with a broad audience.

  • Fireside chats typically include 1-2 speakers with a moderator asking questions.

  • Meant to be more "conversation" or colloquial.

  • Ideal for small to mid-size audiences.

Panels, ERG + BRG Events/Discussions, Roundtable Discussions

  • We love collaborating with Employee Resource Groups and Business Resource Groups to develop discussions and share our insights!

  • Panels and ERG/BRG talks + roundtable discussions are great for small to midsize groups looking to focus on a handful of specific topics.

Keynote Speeches​

  • More formal, typically focussed on 1 topic with an overarching theme or message.

  • We can design a keynote to meet your specific needs, brand, theme. 

  • Ideal for audiences of all sizes, particularly for large groups or conferences.

Virtual Webinars and Panels

  • Virtual Webinars and Panels are a great way to make content accessible to the broadest audience possible!

  • At Swarm we love to be a part of virtual events and partner with you to make them just as engaging as in-person engagements.

PREVIOUS SWARM SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Checkout some of the places, conferences and clients Swarm has partnered with previously for speaking engagements. 

  • Non-Profit Organizations

  • DEI, Advocacy and Belonging Conferences/Summit's

  • Colleges and Universities

  • For-Profit Companies Across Industries

  • Conference Keynotes

  • International Business Conferences

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"My firm, Camber Collective, engaged Bryce to facilitate an interactive, educational session for Pride Month on LGBTQ+ rights, history and justice.The session itself was excellent. Bryce's presentation was engaging and interactive. He clearly explained a number of complex topics (including gender identity, intersectionality, and more) and taught us using stories from his own life and from LGBTQ+ activists. Bryce's style was dynamic, mixing colorful images, historical fact, and humorous GIFs. The presentation was a staff favorite and my colleagues are still talking about it, months later.
I'd highly recommend working with Bryce and Swarm Strategy"

 

— Sarah Burgess / Engagement Manager / Camber Collective

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TOPICS AND THEMES

Swarm brings subject matter expertise, personal experiences, professional background and a strong academic knowledge background on the following topics [Please note: This is NOT an exhaustive list, it is meant to be a sampling of our most request and frequent speaking engagement topics]:

  • Story of Self and Personal Narrative

  • My Journey Coming Out as a Black, Queer + Transgender Person

  • Military Veteran Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Neurodiversity: The Often Forgotten Component of DE&I

  • Showing Up Authentically In the Workplace

  • Representation of People from Marginalized Communities...and Why Going Beyond Representation Matters

  • Intersectionality

  • Operationalizing Racial Equity 

  • Practices and Principles to Center DE&I

  • Transgender Identity, Breaking down The Gender Binary, Going Beyond Pronouns

  • Movement Building for #BlackLives and Racial Justice

  • The Civil Rights Movement: Then, Now and Tomorrow

  • Embedding Social Justice Principles Into Organizational Culture

  • Juneteenth: The Historical Background and Implications for Companies in the 21st Century

  • Being An Accomplice/Ally to BIPOC Communities in the Fight for Racial Justice + Equity

  • Creating Inclusive Curriculums and Classroom Cultures for Students for Marginalized Communities

    • Building + Implementing Culturally Responsive Curriculums​

  • LGBTQ+ student Leadership and Inclusion

    • LGBTQ+ Anti-bullying and Harassment Best Practices + Policies​
       

Video Caption: Sampling of Bryce Celotto's talk on representation and inclusion in the workplace at the  2022, 4th Annual, Belonging at Work Summit hosted by Rhodes Perry Consulting.