Liz Ogbu

Liz Ogbu

Keynote Speaker: Designer, Social Innovator & Urbanist, Founder of Sutdio O

Liz Ogbu Biography

A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Liz is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. She is founder and principal of Studio O, an innovation firm that works with communities in need to use the power design to deliver deep social impact.

From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to leading a design workshop at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Ogbu has a long history of engagement in the design for social impact movement. She has her own multidisciplinary consulting practice that works with nonprofits, municipalities, and companies to tackle wicked social problems through creative transformations of places, systems, and communities. Her clients include the Nike Foundation, Jacaranda Health, and Pacific Gas & Electric. And her network of collaborators have been equally dynamic including the likes of HealthxDesign, envelope a+d, and the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (Cornell).

In addition to her practice work, Liz has had a long commitment to bringing social impact work into the classroom where her courses and research explore opportunities at intersection of design, innovation, and community engagement. She also frequently leads workshops on human-centered design and social innovation, including one at the 2012 Social Entrepreneurship World Forum in Rio de Janeiro. She has taught at the California College of the Arts for several years, was appointed the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the school’s Center for Art and Public Life. She is also on faculty at UC Berkeley and Stanford’s d.school.

Liz has also written for and been profiled in publications such as Places Journal, Metropolis, Core 77 and the Journal of Urban Design. Her work has also been widely exhibited, including at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Rotterdam Biennale and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Wellesley College and Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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Liz Ogbu Videos

Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk
Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk
FRESH TALK: Liz Ogbu
FRESH TALK: Liz Ogbu
Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk
Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk

How to book Liz Ogbu?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Liz Ogbu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Liz Ogbu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Liz Ogbu or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Liz Ogbu?

Booking fees for Liz Ogbu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Liz Ogbu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Liz Ogbu?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Liz Ogbu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Liz Ogbu for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Liz Ogbu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Liz Ogbu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Liz Ogbu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Design, Art and Policy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Liz Ogbu for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Liz Ogbu generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vishaan Chakrabarti, Peter Calthorpe and Rahul Mehrotra. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Liz Ogbu for an upcoming event.

Liz Ogbu Videos

Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk
Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk
FRESH TALK: Liz Ogbu
FRESH TALK: Liz Ogbu
Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk
Liz Ogbu | TEDTalk
MCN2015 Keynote: Liz Ogbu
MCN2015 Keynote: Liz Ogbu

How to book Liz Ogbu?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Liz Ogbu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Liz Ogbu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Liz Ogbu or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Liz Ogbu?

Booking fees for Liz Ogbu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Liz Ogbu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Liz Ogbu?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Liz Ogbu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Liz Ogbu for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Liz Ogbu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Liz Ogbu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Liz Ogbu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Design, Art and Policy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Liz Ogbu for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Liz Ogbu generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vishaan Chakrabarti, Peter Calthorpe and Rahul Mehrotra. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Liz Ogbu for an upcoming event.

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