Ride the Lightning vol. 27 : Design Your Talk Topic Workshop (Ride the Lightning hosts Women Talk Design)

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:30 - 21:00 JST


2-21-22 Nishi Azabu Minato-ku West Azabu 2F Tokyo, Japan 106-0031


In the 5 years since AQ has run Ride the Lightning, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming a wide range of speakers to share ideas with the community to spark exchange. Many of them were first time speakers or seasoned speakers introducing fresh thinking and new projects.

For our last Ride the Lightning event of 2018, we’re hosting a workshop in conjunction with Women Talk Design ( to encourage new speakers to share their stories in front of our community and beyond.

Women Talk Design is on a mission to see diverse speakers on stage, and we want to help you design your talk topic.

Do you want to start speaking at conferences? Maybe public speaking terrifies you but you know it’s good for your career. But where do you start? You have a lot of ideas, but what are you actually qualified to speak about?

Join us for a workshop to learn how to get started.

You'll get practice identifying:
- your personal ‘why’
- your audience
- what topics you can speak about
- Walk away with ideas you can start building into a talk!

  • 6:30- Door open
  • 7:00-9:00 Workshop
  • 9:00-9:30 Exchange

The workshop will be conducted in English and Japanese.
Beverages and light snacks will be available.



Tomomi Sasaki
Tomomi Sasaki is a designer and partner at the design studio AQ, leading projects that deliver useful digital products and services for clients around the world. In the past few years, she’s extended her design research and facilitation skills to take on topics like organizational culture change and transforming the employee experience.

Tomomi is a frequent speaker about the wild and wonderful challenges of applying design skills to complex challenges, with a focus on UX research, design sprints and workshop facilitation. Say hi on Twitter @tzs.

Women Talk Design workshops are intended to give women and non-binary people in design and tech the framework and space to become a more confident public speaker. Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design's Code of Conduct before registering.

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