iO is a seasoned public speaker. His TED talk "Fifty Shades Of Gay" has been viewed in excess of 2.6 million times. He has delivered keynote speeches on topics to do with expanding one's circle of normalcy, activism, art, and surviving adversity at Stanford, Georgetown, OSU, and countless others, as well as The Atlantic Summit for The Atlantic Magazine, the Matthew Shepard Symposium, and Invisible Children's Fourth Estate Summit. He has also appeared on network television as a commentator. iO is available for appearances via firstname.lastname@example.org
iO regularly speaks to students about not losing hope as life's surprise twists and turns blindside you. In his talk "The Deviations Are The Path", he speaks to making the most out of unexpected and sometimes painful turns of events.