Wanona speaks, hosts and moderates panels at community, university, economic development and social impact conferences. For speaking fees and to invite Wanona to speak at your next engagement please complete the form below.

Recent Talks + Articles + Podcasts (Click Below):

Voyage Magazine | VoyageATL | July 2019

Inclusion: A Lesson on Re-imagining Space | Creative Mornings-ATL | April 2019

Equity in Architecture | Georgia Institute of Technology | February 2019

Moderator of the Design for Good Panel | MODA ATL | January 2019

More about My Shipping Container Design Work featured in Hypepotamus | 2018

Check out my latest 2017 video and podcast with Forbes contributor and GoodCrowd Devin Thorpe | Watch Here:

Featured on the Support is Sexy Podcast | Listen Here

Recent Awards and Engagements:

  • Auburn University Diversity & Inclusion Alumni Award | 2019

  • Auburn University Sustainability Alumni Award | 2019

  • Nationally-Recognized LAUNCH Founder University | Silicon Valley | Fall 2018

  • Nationally-Recognized Circular B Accelerator Fall 2016 Cohort | Women Entrepreneurs

Other Speaking Events + Articles:

When I was Quoted with President Barack Obama | Next City 2014

When I was Invited by Arianna Huffington to be a Contributor | Huffington Post 2012

Other Cool Highlights Include:

  • +Social Good-Mashable Summit Meet-Ups, Technology for Social Good, Durham NC, 2015

  • Recovering the Classics, Literacy Partnership with The White House + Plympton + CAN, Durham NC, 2015

  • Innovate Your Cool Diversity in Technology Conference, Designing Startup Communities, Durham NC, 2015

  • North Carolina Metropolitan Planning Organization, Raleigh NC, 2015

  • Developing Equitable Communities, Lecture, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill NC, 2015

  • Urban Food Systems and Equitable Development Lecture, Duke University, Durham NC, 2015

  • RTP 180 Tedx Talk, Research Triangle Park, RTP NC, 2014

  • Paradoxos Innovation Conference, Durham NC, 2014

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies + Aspen Institute + CityLab 2.0, NYC NY, 2013

  • HUD Affordable Housing + Transit Symposium, Durham NC, 2013

  • Next City Top 40 Under 40 Vanguard, Cleveland OH, 2013

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies National Mayors Innovation Program 2012


Photo Courtesy of Creative Mornings- ATL 2019

Photo Courtesy of Creative Mornings- ATL 2019

Photo courtesy of MODA ATL 2019

Photo courtesy of MODA ATL 2019

Our future cities combine information technology with buildings and urban infrastructure. Exciting collaborations between architects, planners, and technologists are transforming the ecosystems of city living: Tomorrowland is being built today. This town-hall discussion will explore the pressing issues facing civic leaders, private developers and city-residents as they try to imagine their shared spaces 10, 20, 50 years into the future.

The country's fascination with tiny homes has led to a nascent movement using shipping containers for low-income housing…

MarketScale Industries AEC 2018

MarketScale Industries AEC 2018



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