I’m passionate about public speaking and sharing my unique experiences with diverse audiences. Here is a showcase of some of the speeches that I have done in the past. If you would like me to speak at your next event or conference, please get in contact by clicking here or sending an email to aftonhalloran (at) gmail.com

In September 2018, I was invited to speak at GIZ’s Tech2d Technology Forum for Sustainable Development in Frankfurt. My talk focused on the creation of human-centered food systems.

In April 2018, I gave an inspirational talk about the importance of food in achieving Sustainable Development Goal #11, sustainable cities and communities, to the REBBLS network (Rising Entrepreneurs in Bio Business and Life Science).

Since September 2017, I have been working as an external consultant for the Nordic Food Policy Lab at the Nordic Council of Ministers. I narrated this introductory video for the Lab about connecting people, food systems and policies.

In March 2017, I was invited to Parabere Forum in Barcelona. The Forum creates space to discuss issues related to food and gastronomy from women’s perspectives. As the theme of 2017 was redefining sustainability, I chose to beg the question: When are edible insects sustainable?

In May 2016, Roberto Flore and I gave a TEDx talk at LUISS, one of Europe’s best business schools. We used our experiences in the field to explain why culture should be one of the most important arguments for eating insects.

In 2015, I spoke at the European Parliament together with Roberto Flore. Our speech showcased the diversity of edible insects in gastronomy and their potential as novel foods under the new European Novel Food legislation.

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During my time at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), I acted as a spokeswoman for the Insects for Food and Feed Programme.

I also interacted a lot with the media while I was at the FAO. Here is one of my interviews on Bloomberg TV.