EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: Princeton University, University of Southern California, DePauw University, Western Washington University, Hunter College, SUNY Binghamton, Brooklyn Law School, Cleveland State University, Hunter College, Bronx Community College, York College, Concord Academy, The Spence School, Smashcut Online Film School and New York Film Academy.
GOVERNMENT ORGINAZATIONS/NON-PROFITS: 92Y Tribeca, NYC'S Human Resources Administration, Center for American Progress, The Doe Fund, NYC Agency for Children's Services, NYU's Bronfman Center,Women, Action & the Media Conference, Athena Center, Liberty Fund Conference and the Child Support Director's Association.
PUBLIC SPEAKING REVIEWS:
“I was fortunate to take part in a screenwriting workshop from Emily Abt. And here I am, a month later, still thinking about it. It’s always challenging to talk meaningfully about the craft of writing when you only have a few short hours but I was blown away by the way Emily immediately made a connection with us (a group of professional writers); and how she quickly yet thoroughly took us through her craft while brilliantly illustrating what it takes to write for the screen. As someone who teaches screenwriting at the college level, I can tell you that she covered a semester’s worth of work in a few hours, but did so in a way that inspired rather than overwhelmed. I’m already putting some of the tools I learned from Emily into practice with my own students — not to mention my own work. I’ve taken part in many workshops over the years, and I can say without hesitation that Emily’s was one of the most useful and inspiring. - Greg Vovos, Playwright/Editor at American Greetings
"Emily is very intimate with audiences; each one of her responses communicates that she is “just like you” and also very grateful. Far from a diva who just got back from Sundance, she exudes a “power to the people” vibe—like she’d be happy to screen her film in your living room, as long as it meant that people would be informed and inspired by it." - Courtney Martin, Author/Speaker
“Both students and alums were in awe of Emily's work ethic, creativity and determination. Not to mention her awesome dance moves!" -Allison Levy, Concord Academy
"Lacking pretense and full of positive energy, Emily effectively engaged the students and effortlessly directed the conversations to the topic at hand." - Diana Todhunter, Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service
"Emily offered our students a fresh perspective on the way they could live a life of impact. She challenged and inspired them to tell their stories and also be a positive force against injustice.” - Danielle Passno, Spence Academy