Keynote Speaker / Lecturer

Indrani is regularly invited to speak at the most prestigious institutions and universities. Topics include: Creativity and Innovation, Photography, Filmmaking, Fashion, Branding, Advertising, Diversity: Women, LGBTQ and Minorities in Film and Media, the Asian American Experience, Storytelling and Social Advocacy, Women's Empowerment, Human Trafficking and Environmental Sustainability. Recent events include:

  • Harvard University, Global Forum 2018, "High Tech to High Touch: Technology, Media and Collaboration on Social Impact" at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • Princeton University, "Filmmaking and Photography as Myth-Making, Shaping our Human Potential," Keynote Speaker, introduced by Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at the 2018 Arts and Humanities Symposium, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, "She Roars" Speaker at Women in the Arts Showcase, Lewis Center for the Arts and Maclean House
  • Princeton University, "We Flourish: Cultural Identity and Creative Identity: Asian and Asian American Artists and Authors," Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, on "The Minds Behind the Most Creative Feats of Advertising and Brand Awareness" at AdThis, Dodds Auditorium, NJ
  • Princeton University, on "Women in Film," Princeton Film Society, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, "Masterclass in Portraiture," Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
  • New York University, "Masterclass in Photography," and "Masterclass in Lighting," NY, NY
  • New York Film Academy: Masterclass, NY, NY
  • Parsons, The New School for Design (ISDI) on "Fashion, Innovation and Sustainability," Mumbai, India
  • Kalinga Institute of Social Studies on "Women's Equity, Empowerment, Excellence" KITT Institute, Orissa, India
  • De La Salle College of Saint Benilde "Field Immersion with a Community of Indigenous People," with IPA and Exhibition at Benilde School of Design and Arts, Manila, Philippines
  • Singularity University on the "Power of Media and Storytelling" at SAP New York, NY
  • The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)   IDEASHARE: Innovation, Inspiration & Ideas, on "Image-making and Branding: Iconic Authenticity and Sustainability," City College of NY, Baruch, New York, NY
  • CNN: "Girl Epidemic highlights human trafficking" 2018 with Quincy Jones 
  • New York Live Arts 2019 Host 
  • United Nations Global People's Summit 2018Co-Host, during the General Assembly at the UN, democratizing access to conversations and information that shapes the world, with the President of the GA and over 190 countries live
  • United Nations Women's Empowerment Day 2018 Speaker on "Women and Diversity in Art and Film Shaping our Future"
  • United Nations Commission on the Status of Women  and Global Women's Empowerment Network on "Women Illuminated," Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 2018
  • The Rubin Museum of Art on "My Village: Storytelling and Social Engagement," New York, NY
  • Carnegie HallThe Lucie Awards: "Celebrating the Masters of Photography," on "A Deeper Perspective" and "Moving Image Photographer of the Year," New York, NY
  • Center Pompidou Paris, ASVOFF: "On Inspiration" with Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet, Paris, France
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and LJFFF on "The Mind of the Creative Achiever" San Diego, CA
  • PhotoSchweiz Masterclass on "Between Pop Culture and Social Engagement" at photo16, Zurich, Switzerland
  • The Influencers, on "The Power of Art: Brilliance, Pushing Boundaries, The Creative Processes," New York, NY
  • The Influencers and Hassleblad presents "On Photography," Retreat at Camp Equinox, VA
  • Sustainatopia "Social Entrepreneur Rockstars Panel" LA, CA
  • London Fashion Film Festival on "Fashion Filmmaking," London, UK
  • North American Bengali Film Festival at NABC, Keynote on "Documentary Film" and "Building a Lasting Brand" Orlando FL
  • Havergal College, Commencement Speaker at Graduation, Toronto, CA

Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts 

Presents: An Interview with Indrani


"IDEA SHARE: Innovation, Inspiration & Ideas" 

Keynote Speaker on "Imagemaking and Branding: 

Iconic Authenticity & Sustainability"   

American Society of Media Photographers NY at Mason Hall, City University of New York, Baruch College, NY 

"Creative individuals who have broken barriers, innovated in their fields and overcome obstacles to succeed, with Albert Watson, Indrani, Gail Mooney, Douglas Dubler, Pierce Turner. "  

PhotoSchweiz presents "Master Photographer Indrani: Between 

Pop Culture & Social Engagement"

Exhibition and screening of Girl Epidemic and David Bowie's Valentine's Day.  

 Zurich, January 2016

The Lucie Awards, Oscars of Photography

at Carnegie Hall: 

"Celebrating the Masters 
of Photography" 

Speaker and Presenter
"Deeper Perspective" and "Moving Image Photographer of the Year" 

Indrani and speaker Ann Curry

Indrani presents "Moving Image Photographer of the Year"

Speakers Steve McCurry, Indrani and Lucies founder Hossein Farmani

Princeton University

"We Flourish" Speaker on Asian and Asian American Artists 



Centre Pompidou, Paris

Speaker on "Inspiration" with Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet

 Diane Pernet Presents: ASVOFF A Shaded View of Fashion Film

Diane Pernet, Daphne Guinness and Indrani

Indrani and Daphne Guinness 

Larry King Live Interview

with Indrani and Markus Klinko

for finale of Double Exposure

docu-series on Bravo 

 Kalinga Institute KITT/KISS Orissa India

Keynote Speaker:  "International Women's Day: Equity Empowerment Excellence"  

With Norwegian Ambassador to India Elvind S. Homme;  Nandita Das, Noted Actress, Film Director and Social Activist; Suhel Seth, Noted Writer, Actor and Political Commentator; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder KITT & KISS, Orissa 

North American Bengali Film Festival at NABC Orlando FL

Keynote Speaker on "The Arts and Film" in the Documentary Section 

Keynote Speaker on "Building a Lasting Brand" at the Bengal-USA Business Leaders' Forum 

Indrani speaks on "Business Leaders' Forum"

NABC  welcome

Miss & Mr. India USA, Cultural Event benefit JAGRITI Domestic Violence

Keynote Speaker and Presenter, San Francisco 2015, San Francisco 2016, Los Angeles 2018

Indrani with the first Muslim American Miss USA Rima Fakih, and Mr. India Sunny Tripathy /Sunny T

Indrani interviewed on Priyanka Singha Segment, Diya TV Spotlight covering Miss South Asia  

 Indrani presents awards with judge Fabio Lanzoni

Access Hollywood

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