Ask about Dr Michelle Dickinson
Key Points
  • Michelle Dickinson was an awarded New Zealand Order of Merit by the Queen for services to science.
  • Author of No. 8 Recharged – Penguin book about  technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Regular TV and Radio commentator on science and technology.
  • Awarded Westpac Women of Influence award for science and innovation and Prime Ministers Science Communication Prize.
  • Weekly columnist for New Zealand’s National Newspaper The New Zealand Herald.
  • Nanotechnologist involved in creating new technologies for the electronics and medical device industry.
Topics
  • The future of education 
    How technology is changing how we learn.
  • Nanotechnology 
    How small science will make huge impacts.
  • The future of medicine 
    What will a robot doctor look like?
  • The future of jobs
    What jobs will be replaces and what should we be reskilling in?
  • Imposter Syndrome 
    How to overcome imposter syndrome to be your best self.
  • Finding your voice
    How an introvert became a public speaker.
  • Women in leadership/STEM 
    Challenges and solutions for a more diverse workplace.
  • Inspiration
    Personal story of how a girl with little means broke all the rules to build the technology that runs your life.
Testimonials

The best keynote speaker I personally have seen in 10 years. Michelle was engaging, funny, easy to listen to and an all round lovely person. The delegates have not stopped talking about how excellent her presentation was.
Conference Logistics Pty. Ltd.

Dr Michelle Dickinson was the headline motivational speaker for ALGIM’s Customer Service Symposium and we found her to be a fantastic presenter. Humorous, engaging and full of personality, Michelle was an interesting and exciting speaker to listen to as she discussed her life, new changes happening in technology and the impressive charity programmes she is involved in. The live experiments she lead us in had the entire room active and enjoying themselves, and was just one of many interactive opportunities she offered during the presentation. While our delegates are not involved in sciences, the benefits and lessons of Michelle’s approach to life were nonetheless very inspiring and of huge benefit to us all. From an organisational perspective, we also found Michelle to be highly professional and a pleasure to work with. We have already received a number of comments from attendees discussing how inspiring they found Michelle and that they hope to see her speak again at our events. We would happily book her again.
Communications & Marketing Manager
Association of Local Government Information Management

Michelle is an inspiration, she is an introvert that has learned the art of stage presence. Being an introvert resonates very well with technical audiences that look for detail and understanding in the concepts that they are being presented. Michelle’s inspiring and personable approach to her presentation material sparks the curiosity in all of us. Michelle has a way of taking complex concepts and communicating them in memorable and approachable ways. Michelle is an impossible person who will reframe your understand of the world and change the way that you think about what’s possible.
Director
Microsoft NZ