Meklit regularly does talks for universities, conferences, companies and organizations. She has spoken at

  • The United Nations, Nexus Global Summit, New York, NY (2013)

  • TED Global Conference, Oxford, UK (2009 + 2012)

  • TED Fellows Retreat, Monterey, CA (2015)

  • Keynote - Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Wavelengths World Music Pre-Conference (2017)

  • Amplifon Conference, Paris, France (2016)

  • New York University (2011)

  • University of California, Merced (2018)

  • Carleton College, Northfield MN (2017)

  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2016)

  • Addis Ababa University, Department of Fine Arts, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2016)

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2016)

  • Purdue University (2016) 

  • Black Portraiture Conference, New York, NY (2011)

Examples of talks include: 

  • The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds (TED Talk on TED.com)

  • World Music/American Sound: Immigrant Music and the American Identity

  • Skill-sets for Developing A Creative Career

  • Finding the Money: Financial Frameworks for A Creative Career

  • Cultural Activism and Global Citizenship

  • Meklit: Musician, Composer, Cultural Instigator

  • The History Of Ethio-Jazz  

  • How To Be A Bandleader: A DIY Approach to a Music Career

  • Creative Practice/Creative Approach

  • Women in Songwriting and Composing.