Amanda Colleen Williams Speaker
In addition to being an 17 times platinum selling songwriter and music publisher, Amanda is also frequently called on as a keynote speaker, presenter and encourager for important causes dear to her "hillbilly heart."
From singing and presenting original songs at Ambassador Andrew Young's 75th, 80th, 82nd and 90th birthdays (one co-written with Andy) in Atlanta, to encouraging international students in online story telling sessions presented in cooperation with the U.S. State Department, Amanda's captivating storytelling and teaching resonates with audiences of all ages.
Her humorous way of explaining the copyright bundle from the songwriter’s point of view, one of her areas of expertise as a non-attorney copyright and international intellectual property (IP) expert is both entertaining and educational, making her a favorite speaker, presenter and workshop leader at home and abroad.
The following are a few highlights from Amanda Colleen Williams’ professional speaker and panelist resume portfolio:
photo credit Trevor Gale
October 21, 2023 Performed on behalf of The American Cancer Society® at Making Strides Nashville walk in Music Stop #1 supporting, entertaining and cheering walkers as a fellow cancer survivor.
March 12, 2022 Performed at Ambassador Andrew Young's 90th birthday celebration in Atlanta, GA.
April - May 2021 Presented a series of virtual workshops to students in South America and their learning coaches organized by the U.S. Embassy in Peru in cooperation with the U.S. Arts Envoy program. Saw 750+ students from 7 years old to university law students via U.S. Embassy in Bolivia, U.S. Embassy in Peru, U.S. Embassy in Colombia, and U.S. Embassy in Venezuela. More about Arts Envoy work here.
January 14-15, 2020 Presented Songwriter IP workshop as English Elective enrichment at University School of Nashville high school
October 2019 Visited Kingston, Jamaica as Arts Envoy IPR citizen ambassador through the U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs in cooperation with JIPO (Jamaica Intellectual Property Office) and U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica.
July 15, 2019 Participated for second time in the U.S.P.T.O Copyright Seminar: presenter of Songwriter IP Workshop Lab with the assembled Copyright Ministers, Judges and IP Attorneys from 33 countries; panelist Copyright Alliance panel with Louis Bayard, Adam Davies and Keith Kupferschmid moderator of Copyright Alliance
April 23, 2019 Virtual interview with U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine discussing why intellectual property rights have been critical to success of songwriters prior to their session with Maksym Naumko, a specialist lawyer working in the fields of intellectual property and information technology. He has been one of the legal curators of Creative Commons Ukraine for over eight years.
January 7, 2019 Began 10th year of operations leading group of songwriter entrepreneurs toward sustainable careers in the new music business through Songpreneurs LLC.
December 7, 2018 Guest of honor speaker at Games and Trademarks Conference presented by Law School and Institute for Research in IPR Cluj - Arts Envoy IPR presentation Octavian Goga County Library American Corner for three area high school groups
December 6, 2018 Arts Envoy IPR presentation at Babes-Bolyai University Law School in Cluj Napoca, Romania
December 5, 2018 Arts Envoy IPR presentation Lucian Blaga University Law School, Sibiu, Romania and at high school in Sibiu
December 4, 2018 Arts Envoy Intellectual Property Rights presentation at Bucharest Law School, Bucharest, Romania
December 3, 2018 Inaugural Arts Envoy Intellectual Property Rights (with United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement) trip to Romania begins at U.S. Embassy Bucharest with roundtable conference at the Embassy for regulatory agencies, institutions and beneficiaries.
November 9, 2017 United States Patent and Trademark Office Copyright Seminar: panelist Copyright Alliance: Artists' Panel with Mr. Jonathan Zuck, Ms. Sarah Deutsch, moderator Mr. Kevin Kupferschmid CEO Copyright Alliance, and Panel: Overview of the Music Industry: Emerging Business Models and Piracy in the Digital Age with Ms. Victoria Sheckler, Deputy General Counsel, RIAA, Mr. Erich C. Carey, VP & Senior Counsel, Litigation, National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), Mr. Gregory Alan Barnes, General Counsel, Digital Media Association (DiMA) and moderator Mr. Steve Ruwe, Attorney-Advisor, USPTO Copyright Team, OPIA
September 14, 2017 Americana Music Festival Conference, Workshop leader: Songpreneurs Know Your Biz to Grow Your Music Business sponsored by C3
September 7-10, 2017 Songpreneurs Songwriter Retreat, workshop leader, songwriting instructor, organizer with guest instructors Benita Hill (“Two Pina Coladas” Garth Brooks) and Jeremy Crady (Eric Church, Joe Nichols credits)
September 8, 2017 America’s Small Business Development Centers’ Annual Conference (ASBDC), Panelist International IP Protection: A View from the Experts with Brie Knox, Executive Director U.S. Commerce Department Nashville/ U.S. Export Assistance Center Nashville, Susan Anthony, Attorney-Advisor, Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alan Datri, IP Consultant and Executive in Residence – Memphis Bioworks Foundation, IPDatri LLC, Ed Lanquist, Registered Patent Attorney/Managing Shareholder, Patterson Intellectual Property Law
August 17, 2017 SCORE on Business, guest – speaking about Songwriter Entrepreneurship with client J.K. Brister of Songpreneurs, hosted by Pete Hendrix, appearing on Channel 5+ Nashville
May 2, 2015 Performer at Nashville CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) organization's Red Shoe event raising money and awareness for protecting kids in the foster care system. Sang "Nobody's Child" words and music Steve Clark, Keesy Timmer & Amanda Colleen Williams.