Keynote Speaker / Invited Lectures / Presentations

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, "Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Film Festival & Symposium," Harvard Kennedy School,  Cambridge, MA, October 2019
  • 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
  • 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  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) "Image-making and Branding: Iconic Authenticity and Sustainability,"  IDEASHARE: Innovation, Inspiration & Ideas, City College of NY
  • Princeton University, on "Women in Film," Princeton Film Society, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, "Masterclass in Portraiture," Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, "The Case for the Arts in an Age of Austerity" with Paul Muldoon, NJ
  • Tribeca Film Festival - Disruptive Innovation Awards Symposium, NY
  • Manhattan Project "Art, Film and Social Justice" Keynote speaker
  • New York Live Arts 2019 Host and Speaker "Live Ideas AI: Are You Ready for the Brave New World?" honoring Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) and Chris Anderson (TED), NY
  • CNN: "Girl Epidemic highlights human trafficking" 2018 with Quincy Jones, LA 
  •  Global People's Summit United Nations 2018, Co-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 "Women and Diversity in Art and Film Shaping our Future" Keynote Speaker
  • 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, LJFFF on "The Mind of the Creative Achiever" San Diego, CA
  • PhotoSchweiz Masterclass, "Between Pop Culture and Social Engagement" photo16, Zurich, Switzerland
  • The Influencers, on "The Power of Art: Brilliance, Pushing Boundaries, The Creative Processes," NY
  • The Influencers and Hassleblad presents "On Photography," Retreat at Camp Equinox, VA
  • Sustainatopia "Social Entrepreneur Rockstars" LA
  • 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


"Imagemaking and Branding: Iconic Authenticity & Sustainability" 

Keynote Speaker  at  "IDEA SHARE: Innovation, Inspiration & Ideas" 

American Society of Media Photographers NY at City University of New York

Baruch College, Mason Hall, New York, NY

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

PhotoSchweiz presents "Master Photographer Indrani: Between Pop Culture & Social Engagement"

exhibition & screening 


The Lucie Awards 

at Carnegie Hall presents: 

"Celebrating Masters 
of Photography" 

Speaker and Presenter
of "A 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

Larry King Live Interview

for the finale of Double Exposure on Bravo

"Cultural Identity and Creative Identity: Asian and Asian American Artists and Authors" 

Speaker and Presenter at Princeton University Panel at 

"We Flourish"

moderated by Monica Youn, 

with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 

Akhil Sharma and Robert Lee 

"On Creativity" New York Film Academy Masterclass

with Paul Sunday,



 "On Inspiration" at Le Centre Pompidou, Paris

 Diane Pernet Presents: ASVOFF A Shaded View of Fashion Film

Speaker with Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet

Diane Pernet, Daphne Guinness and Indrani

Indrani and Daphne Guinness 

"The Case for the Arts in an Age of Austerity" Panel at Princeton University 

Lewis Center for the Arts, moderated by Paul Muldoon, winner of Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and T.S. Eliot Prize

with Susan Jonas, Susan Haig, and David A. Chamberlain

 "Equity, Empowerment, Excellence"   

Kalinga Institute KITT/KISS Orissa India

Keynote Speaker

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 

"Building a Lasting Brand" keynote at Bengal-USA Business Leaders' Forum, 

and "The Arts and Film" keynote at the Documentaries Section, 

North American Bengali Film Festival at NABC Orlando FL 

Indrani speaks on "Business Leaders' Forum"

NABC  welcome

Keynote Speaker and Host at Miss & Mr. India USA

South Asian cultural event benefitting JAGRITI against Domestic Violence

San Francisco 2015, San Francisco 2016, Los Angeles 2018

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

 Priyanka Singha Segment, Diya TV Spotlight covering Miss South Asia  

Presenting awards with 

judge Fabio Lanzoni

Access Hollywood 

with Markus Klinko

Using Format