- Chicago-Area Adobe User Group - Co-founder, Manager
- Riapalooza, Chicago's premiere Rich Internet Application event - Co-Organizer.
- Microsoft Technology Summit
- Illinois Academy of Art Interactive Media Design Program Advisory Board – Appointee
- Association for Multimedia Communications - Board member
- Macromedia Users Group Advisory Board – Appointee
Public speaking engagements
- Ascend Adobe Days
- KCWebCore Kansas City Adobe User Group
- Illinois Academy of Design and Technology Chicago Achievement Reception
- Chicago Motion Graphics Festival
- SuperMMUG Hong Kong
- Macromedia User Group Leader Summit
- Northern Illinois Flash Users Group
- The Rest of Us Multimedia SIG
Michael is a running coach for Chicago Endurance Sports and has helped hundreds of amateur athletes of all levels achieve their goals, ranging from 5k to marathon.