Dr. Ford moderated the panel with the cast and creative team for the HIdden Figures film, which was followed by remarks from First Lady Michelle Obama.

 Paley Center Hidden Figures  Panel

The Paley Center for Media and 21st Century Fox presented a special discussion on STEM careers and media portrayals in the Hidden Figures film. 

White House United State of Women Summit

Main stage visibility panel at the inaugural United State of Women Summit that featured Shonda Rhimes and Gloria Steinem. The session explored current actions in the entertainment media community to change narratives and foster inclusion of women— both in front of and behind the camera. 

AOL BUILD series panel discussion with leading voices in science, moderated by Dr. Ford in April 2017. 

Fueled by Failure Summit 2017

 Dr. Ford served as a mentor and panelist at the "Fueled by Failure" Summit with Amy Poehler's Smart Girls and Always #LikeAGirl. 


 Dr. Ford moderated a panel on, "Leveraging Film and Entertainment to Advance STEAM," which was a part of a series of panels in HBCU@SXSW 2017. 

White House "Math and the Movies" Panel

Dr. Ford moderated a panel discussion with actor Jeremy Irons and mathematicians as part of a screening the film The Man Who Knew Infinity

Entertainment Industries Council Webcast

Entertainment Industries Council webcast on "Engineering the Career-Life Balance." 

Fourth and final White House "State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math" Event in the Obama Administration.

October 2015 panel discussion at the Paley Center for Media entitled, "A Wider Net: Inclusion and Innovation in Tech Media."