Hollis moderates a wide range of events both large and small. She has been a moderator, panelist and keynote speaker for many years, taking the stage (in many countries and in several languages) for topics ranging from poetry, literature, film and photography… to human rights, education, politics and parenting… to business, innovation, sports and artificial intelligence.

Her style is engaging and fluid, with speakers and audiences ranging from the very famous to the very young.

Below are some examples of Hollis’ speaking/moderating engagements:

Upcoming events

Past events

Author Events

Jonathan Safran Foer, ‘We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast‘, John Adams Institute. (Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam, Sep 03, 2019)
For more information, see the news article here
Read Hollis’ introduction
Watch the interview

Jennifer Egan, ‘Manhattan Beach’, John Adams Institute
(University of Amsterdam/Aula, Amsterdam, Feb 2018)
Read Hollis’ introduction
Watch the interview

Michael Chabon, ‘Moonglow’, John Adams Institute (Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, April 2017)
Read Hollis’ introduction (pdf)
Watch the interview

Rina May Acosta & Michele Hutchinson, ‘The Happiest Kids in the World’, John Adams Institute (article at John Adams Institute and article at Atheneum booksellers)
(International School of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Sept 2017)

Martin Ford, ‘Rise of the Robots’, John Adams Institute (SPACES, The Hague, June 2017)
Read Hollis’ introduction (pdf)

Poets & Writers from the Sewanee Writers Conference: Charles Martin, Erin McGraw,
Andrew Hudgins (American Book Center , Amsterdam, March 2016)

Jerome Karabel, ‘Who Gets In, What Comes Out: Accessibility and Responsibility of Top Education,’ Ivy Circle/Harvard Club/John Adams Institute (International School of Amsterdam, Amstelveen,
May 2015)
Read Hollis’ introduction (pdf)

Human Rights, Social Issues and Government Events

Virtual Fireside Chat with Eric Schurenberg, CEO of Inc. and Fast Company, host of The Human Factor, and storied business journalist (Ivy Circle online event, November 2021)

Roundtable with Acting Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to the Netherlands Jennifer DeWitt Walsh & Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Omar Cardentey (Ivy Circle online event, May 2021)

Virtual Town Hall with US Ambassador Peter Hoekstra (Ivy Circle online event, May 2020)

How Data Will Determine the Next President, with Andrew Tanenbaum and Timothy Prescott,
John Adams Institute (Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, May 2016)
Read Hollis’ introduction (pdf)
Watch the event on youtube

Madeleine Sackler: Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements, Human Rights Weekend
(de Balie, Amsterdam, February 2014)
Watch on Vimeo (1) | Watch on Vimeo (2)

Jeremy Teicher: Tall as a Baobab Tree, Human Rights Weekend (de Balie, Amsterdam, January 2013)

‘Unjustly Accused: Discussion with Joseph Oubelkas’ – (International School of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Sept 2012)

Stephanie Sinclair, Child Marriage, Human Rights Watch (FOAM photography museum, Amsterdam,  April 2012)

Marcus Bleasedale/Human Rights Photography, Human Rights Watch (FOAM photography museum, Amsterdam, March 2011)

All American Breakfast, Panelist (’morning after’ election/ Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Nov 2012)

WIZO Youth Villages Symposium on troubled youth (Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, April 2011):  (pp. 8-9)

Business & Other

‘An inside look at consulting: career paths, profiles, and realities’, consulting talk for the Boston University chapter of TAMID Group – experiential business learning program for US students. (Boston, 1 February 2023)

Ivy Circle event ‘Succeeding in the Gig Economy’ with Professor Diane Mulchay, author of ‘The Gig Economy’ (31 October, 2019, hosted by Egon Zehnder Amsterdam)

YES YOU CAN! Powerful Negotiations Strategies for Women (Ivy Circle/Harvard Club – The Merchant House Gallery, Amsterdam, Nov. 2018)

Millennial Management: A 2-Way Street (Ivy Circle/AmCham/Egon Zehnder) Amsterdam,  Nov.2017

‘From Harvard to Pro Basketball: Behind the Scenes with Brandyn Curry’ – (International School of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Nov 2017)

AmCham Young Professionals Award 2015 (Jury & Moderator) Heineken Experience, Amsterdam, Nov. 2015

AmCham ‘Creating the American Dream in The Netherlands’: Panel with Hans Brouwer/Manic Music, Niek van Leeuwen/Uber, Sander Ruys/Maven Publishing, Mart Visser/Mart Visser Couture (Amsterdam, May 2014)

Robert Tateossian: ‘Breaking Out of the Corporate Mold to Follow Your Dream’ (Ivy Circle/Penn Wharton Club, Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Amsterdam, 13 June 2013)