Dr. Ben Barry | Speaking
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I am humbled to have been invited to share my experience and research with the industry, academic and public. I welcome invitations to speak and I always tailor my address to the specific audience. For bookings, please contact my speaking agency Speakers Spotlight

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Toronto Men’s Fashion Week
August 18, 2015
Toronto

I was a member of a panel for Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. To an audience of fashion media and industry, I shared insights cleaned from my research on the new male fashion consumer and how to effectively engage him in the market. I spoke about men’s body image, social media use, fashion models and fit.

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Ryerson Convocation
June 8, 2015
Toronto

It was a huge honour to deliver the convocation speech to the 2015 graduates of Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design. In my address, I spoke about the importance or pivoting, the power of the creative industries and the need to focus on wellbeing. My fiancé provided a great summary of the 7 main lessons on his blog The Pivoter here

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Ryerson Image Centre
February 23, 2015
Toronto

I was a member of the panel on fashion and glamour alongside Jeanne Beker and Stacey McKenzie. I spoke about the how fashion and self-presentation have been—and continue to be used—by marginalized communities to disrupt limiting identity categories, create inclusive identities and claim their space in the world.

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Guardian Hay Festival
May 29, 2010
Hay-on-Wye, Wales, UK.

In a talk called “The Body Revolution,” I shared my research on women, diversity and fashion with a public audience. I spoke about the reasons behind the lack of diversity in fashion as well as those underlying the current shift towards diversity in fashion. I shared the voices of the women I interviewed, explaining the impact that different types of models had on their body image and consumer attitudes.

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