Upcoming Events

Ryan Bank is available to speak on the topics of Social Media, Emerging Technology and Innovation.  Ryan played a key role in both the Haiti Earthquake, BP Gulf Oil Spill and NATO responses, and can speak with your group about how he used new technology and traditional innovational thinking to save lives.  Ryan speaks to groups and events of all sizes, from keynoting major international conferences to speaking to academic classes or corporate groups.

Social Intelligence Gathering for Disaster Response
Unlike ever before, those responding to various disasters have unprecedented access to vital data and digital resources.  Stemming from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Ryan Bank, founder of Social Intelligence Corp and advisor to the US Coast Guard, built a system that was able to locate the position of survivors trapped in the rubble of the earthquake using their ability to post to social networks.  Similar systems have also been deployed to major events such as the BP Oil Spill, Japan Tsunami and G8 and NATO Summits.  Bank will show how almost any organization can use social data and emerging technology to boost situational awareness, find those in distress and determine threats against people and infrastructure.


If you would like to ask Ryan Bank to speak at your event, please fill out the event request form at the end of this page.

Below is a listing of events that are open to the public.

Highlighted Public Conferences/Events

June 21, 2013 – Northwestern University Graduation – Convocation speaker in Evanston, IL

September 26, 2013 – Global Conference on Disaster Management in Chicago, IL

October 3-4, 2013 – Crisis Response and Risk Management Conference in Barcelona, Spain

October 9-10, 2013 – CATO Conference 2013 in Bonn, Germany

October 20-23, 2013 – Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Silicon Valley, CA

May 13-15, 2014 – MIT Humanitarian Technology Conference in Boston, MA

August 7, 2014Northwestern University Masters in Information Technology event in Chicago, IL (closed event)


Military / Government Events

If you are part of the USCG or another governmental body, Ryan can speak simply for the cost of military orders.  Please contact us to find out more.


Event Organizers

If you are responsible for coordinating or planning an event where Ryan Bank has been invited to speak, please see our speaking guidelines and rider to make your event as great as possible.


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