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2017
3 April: Presenting at Deloitte, Melbourne for the Designing Frontiers Symposium. Presentation: Designing Practice.
9 March: Co-facilitating the ONJ Vision Workshop at Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre with Luke Hockley from MidnightSky.
2016
7 June: Presenting the Smart Heart necklace at Designing Interactive Systems conference, QUT Brisbane. Link to paper here
21 April: Leah presented at The Future of Work: People, Place, Technology at Federation Square, Melbourne. 
15 April: Co-designing the Future of our health technologies workshop with Kat Bond from MAAS at The Australian Design Centre, Sydney
March: Interview on Radio National Afternoons with Michael McKenzie, listen here

March: Speaking about working with advanced materials in creative practice at LINK Festival - Design, Technology and Social Change
February: CUSP at the Australian Design Centre, Sydney
2015

November: Speaking at Design Buzz - Design Canberra Festival
November: Guest blog on designing for hearing loss here
August: IHearYou self fit hearing system shortlisted for World Impact Design Prize
July: Leah speaking at Women In Design event in Launceston
June: IHearYou self fit hearing system wins Good Design Award for Social Innovation

June: CUSP opening at QUEEN VICTORIA GALLERY & MUSEUM
April: Watch ABC TV documentary about Leah's practice here
April: CUSP: Designing for the Next Decade at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2014
November: Leah interviewed by ABC Splash to inspire young people to embrace STEM. Watch video here 
September: A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity open at The Powerhouse, Sydney. Leah's Diabetes Jewellery and SOS Jewellery (with Macarow and Beckett) are in the show.
August: The Future is Here opens at RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne. Leah's project with Blamey Saunders Hearing 'The Incus' is in the show. 
July: Leah speaking at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne as part of Art and Us: Art and Science with Briony Barr, James Saunders, moderated by Alicia Sometimes.
May: Speaking at DESIGNEX, Sydney. More information
here
April: Presenting at the CUSP symposium UniSA, Adelaide
March: Presenting at Driving Forces: The Role of Artists and Designers in Interdisciplinary Research, at ANU School of Art, Canberra.
March: Designer in residence at NGV for Melbourne Now
February: Women In Design exhibition at 45 Downstairs, Melbourne. 
February: CUSP at the Jam Factory, Adelaide
2013

August: Article about my practice in the Australian Financial Review
July: CUSP Designing into the Next Decade opening on 3 July at Sydney's Casula Powerhouse and travelling around Australia from 2013-2015
July: Panel Discussion with Phenella Kernebone from Radio National The Heart of it: Can Design Humanise Medical Technologies. Listen
here
June: Paper presentation at ISEA 2013, Sydney
May: Leah presents to 2000+ people at AG Ideas International Festival of Design, Melbourne. Watch
here
April: Article in Melbourne Review
April: Article in Time Out. Read here

2012
November: Links to GOMA videos of interview with Leah here and film of National New Media Artist Award panel discussion here
October 2012: Art and Humanity article in RMIT press about Leah's Polarity and Ian Haig's Some Thing works in the National New Media Artist Award at GOMA 2012.
July 2012: Article in Powerhouse D-Hub site Creative Life Support: why supporting Australian design matter
June 2012: New magnetic liquid work 'Polarity' part of the National New Media Art Award at GOMA/Queensland Art Gallery, August-
November 2012
June 2012: Seed Sensor 3D polymer print exhibited in Embracing Innovation: Volume 2
CraftACT, Canberra
March 2012: Journal article published Therapeutic Art Practice: How experimental art practice can radically inform the development of our therapeutic technologies SMT Studies in Material Thinking, University of Auckland. 
2011
August: Presentation at NIEA conference on Experimental Arts, COFA
July: Presenting at Australian Design Alliance Design-Led Solutions to Wicked ProblemsState of Design, GPO, Melbourne.
April: Presenting at National Institute for Electronic Arts, COFA
April: Presenting at AIA Conference Natural Artifice
March: Proem exhibited at PinUp Gallery, Melbourne
January: genart_sys exhibition for The Australia Council, Sydney
2010
April-July: Signs of Change - Jewellery to Create a Better World, FORM, Perth
March: Journal article "Therapeutic Collaborations: Informing the development of therapeutic nanotechnologies through creative practice", Leah Heiss & Dr. Sarah Morgan. Second Nature: International journal of creative media, Vol 2, No 1 (2010)
2009
November: Drift in Super Human exhibition at RMIT Gallery
November: Humanising Technology article about Leah's work, RMIT Gallery
November: Finalist in RMIT International Stars of the Media Awards
August: Nano projects in Showing Off Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
August: Interviewed on Radio Australia 'Innovations'. Transcript here 
July: 'Luminesce' in Convergence, State of Design, Melbourne
May: Presenting at Design Island, Hobart, Tasmania
May: Nano projects featured in ABC US article. Read here 
March: Levitas solo exhibition at fortyfive downstairs
2008
November: "i love my device" presentation at AusMedTech
November: in.tangible.scape.s exhibition, Belgium.
November: Presentation at IMEC, Leuven
November: Liminal solo exhibition, RMIT Gallery Melbourne. 
November: Leah on ABC TV's New Inventors. Watch here 
November: Leah on ABC Radio National By Design. Listen here 
August 2008: Sydney Morning Herald article - read here 
August: $10,000 Australia Council Visual Arts New Work Grant for Material Poetic