At the moment, Lillian is only accepting paid speaking invitations. Current availability begins May 2024.  You can contact her at lillian (at) ohmydollar (dot) com

If you work with a group that serves low-income young adults, particularly GLBTQI+ folks, please let me know if you want to work together to teach a personal finance workshop at no cost to your organization! Books are covered for workshop participants through the Oh My Dollar! Pay it Fur-ward program.

Upcoming Engagements

Lillian often speaks at national and international conferences and at smaller, local gatherings during her domestic travels. She’s always eager to meet local bike activists, zinesters, and librarians and is willing to speak in pretty much any venue. Her size:loudness ratio means she fits even in the smallest cafe with the worst acoustics.

She’ll dress up like Bowie if you ask nicely.

Please note, Oh My Dollar! has donors that help offset Lillian’s speaking fee for small community non-profits that serve low-income youth, but otherwise she rarely does unpaid speaking engagements.

Check out some press clippings on her public speaking here, here, here, and here.

Lillian Karabaic @anomalily on investing like a badass #bullcon17

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A sample list of talks she’s given:

What if Ziggy Stardust was a CPA?– Ignite Portland (2016, Portland, OR)

Putting the Fun Before the Wonk: Using Bike Fun to Diversify Bike Ridership – Portland State University (2016, Portland, OR)

Cultivating the All-Powerful Bicycle Lobby: Putting the Fun Before the Wonk – National Bike Summit, Women’s Bicycling Forum (2014, Washington, DC)

Gamification in Libraries – iYouth Library Conference, University of Washington (2014, Seattle, Washington)

The Rent is Too Darn High! (Research talk on rental real estate & bikeability) – TEDx Reed Thesis Talks (2013, Portland, Oregon)

Encouraging Biking for All Ages through Friendly Competition, Towards Carfree Cities X (2011, Guadalajara, Mexico)

How to Grow a Portland-Style Bicycle Culturein the Midwest – Queen City Bikes (2010, Cincinnati, OH)

Bicycle Lessons from Portland, Oregon,  Ohio-Kentucky-India Regional Council of Governments (2007, Covington, KY)

Selected 2018 Speaking Engagements

  • November 2018 –  PatreCon in Los Angeles, CA  – “Budgeting without Freaking Out”
  • October 2018 – TedXMtHood – “Just Add Cats”
  • September 2018 – Quantified Self Conference Plenary Talk in Portland, OR – “100 Days of Quantified Self Art”
  • July 2018 – Podcast Movement in Philadelphia, PA –  “Breaking Through Creative Blocks like Bowie”
  • April 2018 – Portland Zine Symposium Monster Pageant in Portland, OR  Judge
    & Life After AmeriCorps in Portland, OR – Money Management Post-AmeriCorps
    & SYMRC at New Avenues for Youth in Portland, OR – Get Your Money Together Mini-Bootcamp
  • May 2018 – World Privacy Forum Live Podcast in Portland, OR  – cohost
  • May 2018 – Get Your Money Together book launch in Portland, OR
  • July 2018 – Podcast Movement in Philadelphia, PA – “What Bowie can teach us about podcasting”
  • March 2018 – School of Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL – money expert at Go Fund Yourself!
  • March 2018Bond  in San Francisco, CA  – money management for makers
  • January 2018 Boly:Welch  in Portland, OR  – Get Your Money Together @ Work


    Selected 2017 Speaking Engagements

  • November 2017Bullish Conference in Washington, DC – “Investing Like the Badass You Are”
    in Portland, Oregon – Get Your Money Together @ Work
  • October 2017 – Camp Mustache Canada in Toronto, Ontario – “Adding Glitter to Your Financial Planning”
    & Tualatin Public Library in Tualatin, Oregon – “Budgeting Like a Boss”
    & Re:Conference in Salem, Oregon – “Gamification in Financial Wellness”
  • August 2017LeakyCon in Dublin, Ireland – “Macroeconomics for
    Muggles: Harry Potter and the Order of Keynes”
  • July 2017 Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit in Minneapolis, MN – “Using Gamification to Encourage Smart Money Habits”
  • June 2017Quantified Self Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands – “What if My Life was the Economy of a Small Country?” & Beeminder user group meetupIndie Web Summit in Portland, Oregon – Keynote “A Brief History of my Website”