I enjoy speaking about my creative practice - creating narratives in space, mapping emotional journeys, art in odd places, and what happened behind the scenes. I craft my talks the same way I craft my art pieces - with a narrative arc, unexpected emotions, and a bit of humor. 

I've been a featured speaker and panelist at multiple conferences focused on art, design, and technology, in addition to engagements at universities and corporate events. For potential bookings, please reach out at hello [at] aprilsoetarman.com

Upcoming Talks:

Select Talks:

  • Panelist, Software for Artists Day #8, New York, 2023
  • Panelist, Themed Entertainment Association SATE Conference, online, 2021 
  • Speaker, This Immersive Globe: The Series, online, 2021
  • Panelist, TWIML Fest, online, 2020, “How Artistic Practices Can Adopt Machine Learning”
  • Speaker, 100s Under 100 at A/D/O, New York, 2019
  • Artist Talk, Living Room Light Exchange, New York, 2019
  • Artist Talk, Stink Labs, New York, 2019
  • Featured Speaker, Techfest Club & CivicWomen, New York, 2018, “Evoking Emotions Through Technology”
  • Artist Talk, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
  • Featured Speaker, SF Tech Poetics, December 2017
  • Speaker, Best of Ignite Seattle 2017, “Weird Side Projects”
  • Speaker, EYEO Ignite 2017, Minneapolis, "Weird Side Projects"
  • Speaker, Seattle Ignite 2017, "Why I Make Weird Side Projects"
  • Keynote Speaker, Bend Design Con 2016, “A Working Theory of Delight: Sound, Space, and Emotion in Design"
  • Panelist, Google Design for Education 2015, “Design Thinking for Education”

Previous workshops have included Intro to Sound Design, Developing an Artist Portfolio, Documenting Your Work, Intro to Making Physical Objects


“Why I Make Weird Side Projects” at Ignite Seattle 2017, also given at EYEO and encored as a Best of Ignite Seattle (5 minutes) 
SF Tech Poetics at Github, San Francisco December 2017 (18 minutes)

Select Press:


  • Porch Scenes from Across the Space-Time Continuum (reading), Primary Stages/59E59 Theaters, NYC, 2023
  • The End of the Day, CultureHub Re-Fest, NYC & Los Angeles, 2022
  • Cosmic Cherry Arts Festival, NYC, 2022
  • The End of the Day, online, 2020
  • Alter/Altar, Shadow Traffic, NYC, 2019
  • The Department of Emotional Labor, Underland, San Francisco, 2019 (solo)
  • Hello Goodbye Viaduct Arts Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, 2019
  • The Museum of Almost Realities, Boombox, Chicago, 2018 (solo)
  • The Museum of Almost Realities, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 2018
  • The Museum of Almost Realities, School for Poetic Computation, NYC, 2017 chimeforest, Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, Seattle, 2017
  • PROTOSTELLAR, Hybrid Space, Seattle, 2017
  • 30+ guerrilla installations in Minneapolis, Berkeley, Seattle, Chicago, NYC, 2015 - Present

Awards and Recognition:

  • IxDA Interaction Awards Finalist, 2021
  • This Immersive Globe/Epic Immersive grant, 2021
  • Awesome Foundation Seattle grant, 2018
  • Kickstarter Projects We Love, 2018
  • Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Public Artist Roster, 2017-20
  • Best of Ignite Seattle, 2017
  • NBBJ Innovation Award, 2016
  • Bakewell Brown Prize for Architectural Drawing, 2012
  • UC Berkeley Musical Theater Prize, Honorable Mention, 2012

Residencies and Programs:

  • Echoes Writers Group at Primary Stages, NYC, 2022-23
  • Epic Immersive Underland Residency, San Francisco, 2019
  • New York Immersive Challenge, 2019
  • School for Poetic Computation, NYC, 2017
  • Seattle Public Arts Bootcamp, 2017
  • Creative Collision, Domaine de Boisbuchet, France, 2016
  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012