Online connection and engagement

for social change


Co-creating new perspectives

What if your virtual events were energizing gatherings of discovery and co-creation? Imagine the impact if you’d have meaningful online conversations and engagement.

Welcome to Studio Aprili. My name is Ay Mey Lie and I help organizations connect and collaborate online for social change.

What I do

Online events

Seeking ways to turn your online event into a meaningful conversation? I can help to make it an engaging, interactive and enjoyable experience.

We’ll discuss the purpose of your remote meeting and what you wish participants to work on. I’ll make sure the process design and facilitation create fertile ground for joint exploration and co-creation. I work in the English and Dutch languages.

Engagement strategy

Do you know what the stakeholders need? Their dreams and concerns? Connecting with people requires empathy, listening and trust. I’d love to work with you to hear, see and reach the people with whom you want to make a difference. From strategy to concept development and multi-media productions, I’m ready to help.

Project management

With decades of experience in running projects on-site and online in non-profit and government organizations, I’ll take care of the entire process from start to finish. So that you have the time for the work you want to do.


Joeyta Bose

European Head of Programme Funding & Partnership
Women for Women International

A heartfelt thanks for the online closing summit - while we couldn't meet in person, this really was the next best thing and a masterful use of technology to bring all of us, our ideas and voices together. It's always so refreshing to have a chance to meet, share and learn from other organisations - and today was no exception.

Roel Frakking

Postdoctoral researcher Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

Peter Keppy

Senior researcher NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Abdul Wahid

Lecturer Gadjah Mada University

We reached out to Ay Mey to facilitate our online academic conference that brought together a small group of scholars with the aim of producing an edited volume. In close collaboration with Ay Mey we went through the process of designing the workshop that lasted 2 half-days. Thanks to her innovative format we explored contributions in depth, uncovering new connections between the papers and taking to the surface what participants had in common across disciplines. Ay Mey’s design ensured that all participants felt safe, engaged freely and equally in discussions and were able to focus. It resulted in a fruitful online gathering that was highly engaging and enjoyable from start to finish. This successful format would be difficult, maybe impossible, to duplicate in a physical conference setting!

Helene Brinken

Former communication and engagement officer FIT4RRI
EU Horizon 2020

I can highly recommend to work with Ay Mey. We hired her for two different video projects and she took care of each single step on the way to great outcome. She is very professional and always knows which questions to ask to get to a perfect result. Her calm charisma took away all nervousness from our interviewees and in the end we did not only have a simple conference video, but a real story, received well and shared widely by the community.

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The power of language and story has fascinated me since I could hold a pen. Creating compelling narrative and social engagement have been key components throughout my multi-faceted career. Based in Amsterdam, I work in the English and Dutch languages, for clients in the Netherlands and abroad.


Would you like to know how I can help you? Contact me and we’ll discuss what I can do for you!