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If you are interested in having Gabriela keynote your event, moderate a panel or deliver a presentation, please click the email icon above and provide information about your event.

The following is a sampling of presentations delivered, events created and moderated. 


Keynote Speech at Female Entrepreneur Conference
Hautepreneurs #HauteCon2015 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 4, 2015

Hautepreneur speech LA tweet









“Water Reuse Media Tips”
Presentation for the Water Reliability Coalition and Metro Wastewater JPA
San Diego, CA
July 1, 2015

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“San Diego’s Innovation Economy”
Presentation for the City of San Diego Small Business Advisory Board
Downtown San Diego Central Library
April 17, 2015
San Diego’s Innovation Economy

“San Diego Startups”
31st Annual San Diego Economic Roundtable
University of San Diego
Watch the Video – Gabriela is at 1:59
Jan. 16, 2014


San Diego Economic Roundtable


“Plug and Play San Diego Pitch Event”
Moderated 20 startup pitches before audience of 450
Dec. 9, 2014



“Modernizing Government”
ITforPols – San Diego, CA
Sponsored by the San Diego Foundation and Code for America
Watch the Video
Jan. 23, 2014


“Plug and Play San Diego Pitch Competition”
Moderated and helped to organize event and program
San Diego, CA
Dec. 3, 2013

PNPSD Dec 2013








“Infrastructure Innovation Panel”
Created and moderated the event, wrote press release and related op-ed
The event was also covered in American City & County magazine
Atkins Global – San Diego, CA
September 2013

Infrastructure Innovation Panel Gaby tweeting David








“How Emerging Tech Changes Us and Our Audience”
Video of presentation, delivered on Vine app
Gov2.0LA – Malibu, CA
April 20, 2013 

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“Effects of Technology on Government Services”
City of Carlsbad, CA – Quarterly Management Meeting
May 16, 2013

Carlsbad QMM Presentation










“State of Startups in San Diego”
MintzLevin / StartupCircle – San Diego, CA
Nov. 15, 2012

State of Startups presentation








San Diego Mayoral Candidate Forum

Gabriela served as event organizer and moderator – San Diego, CA
Oct. 16, 2012

SD Mayoral Candidate Forum 2012 wide

SD Mayoral Candidate Forum 2012







“Public / Private Partnerships for Entrepreneur Success”

Video of the presentation, which was delivered using Pinterest (click to view board)
Gov2.0LA – Malibu, CA – Pepperdine University, School of Public Policy
April 21, 2012

Gov20la 2013 Vimeo screenshot 2








“Crowdfunding: California’s Next Gold Rush”
Created and moderated the seminar; filmed video interview prior
Del Mar, CA – Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Oct. 13, 2012

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“Helping Startups Understand the Media”
Created and moderated a panel of journalists for StartupCircle
MintzLevin – San Diego, CA
Aug. 14, 2012

Helping Startups Understand the Media









“Great Ideas in Managing Requests and Complaints”
and “Managing Growth: How Technology Can Streamline the City Development Process”
Presentations delivered with officials from the City of Houston, TX and the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, UAE
Montreal, Canada – International City / County Management Association (ICMA)
Sept. 14, 2009


“Knowledgebase Creation and Management”
Based on the chapter authored by Gabriela in the ICMA report
“Technology in Local Governments: Lessons on Connecting with Citizens”
Los Angeles, CA
March 19, 2009


“Customer Service Standards for Cities: Refocusing on Quality Care”
California League of Cities conference
Sept. 7, 2007


“Changes in Technology Help Manage Changing Community Development Policies”
International Code Council
November 2006 


“eGovernment Solutions that Grow with Your Government”
Delivered with City of Murrieta Finance Director
San Antonio, TX – ICMA Annual Conference
November 2006 


“Changes in Technology Help Manage Changing Parks & Rec Policies”
National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA)
Seattle, WA – Annual Conference
October 2006


“Embracing Online Registrations”
National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA)
San Antonio, TX – Annual Conference
Oct. 20, 2005 


“Putting eGovernment to Work”
ICMA Best Practices Conference
Austin, TX
April 28, 2005