Often we're asked to give keynote addresses and graduation talks, facilitate workshops, and moderate panels, at various events. Each of our talks is customized for the event, audience, and host's thematic goals.Please let us know if you're interested in talking to us about your event.

We typically focus on the following topics:

  • future of learning

  • human-centered design

  • innovation

  • professional practice

  • culture transformation

  • future-think

Below are a list of example events and talks, both upcoming and from the past:

  • February 2019: Co-Leading a multi-day design retreat for educators at the annual "Live Curious, Go Beyond" conference at ASFM (American School Foundation of Monterrey). Focus: 'human-centered design', 'innovation', and 'future-think'. Location: Monterrey, Mexico.

  • January 2019: Co-leading a workshop at the Educon educator conference. Focus: designing the “third teacher” via space, culture, and experiences. Location: Philadelphia, PA.

  • January 2019: Keynote address for the ADVIS (Association for Delaware Valley Independent Schools) annual Retreat for Heads of School. Focus: ‘creating the conditions’ to ‘adapt to the future’ thru ‘values and mission’. Location: Villanova, PA.

  • November 2018: Keynote address for the ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools) annual Educator Conference. Focus: finding the ‘human experience’ inside the ‘life of the educator’. Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

  • October 2018: Keynote address for the CAIS (Canada Association of Independent Schools) annual Heads and Board Chairs Conference. Focus: 'innovation' and 'human-centered design'. Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • September 2018: Facilitating multiple design workshops at Tri-Association's annual international education conference. Focus: 'design thinking' strategies and mindsets. Location: Dominican Republic.

  • June 2018: Graduation talk for the ThinkGlobal school. Location: Bilbao, Spain.

  • April 2018: Keynote address and facilitating 2-day design institute for the ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools) annual Leadership Conference. Focus: 'school mission' and 'future ready schools'. Location: Berlin, Germany.

  • February 2018: Keynote address and facilitating multiple design workshops for the annual "Live Curious, Go Beyond" conference at ASFM (American School Foundation of Monterrey). Focus: 'human-centered design', 'innovation', and 'future-think'. Location: Monterrey, Mexico.

  • December 2017: Graduation talk for Walsh University. Location: Canton, Ohio.

ECIS Leadership Conference 2018, Berlin, Germany. Note: Christian is seen speaking at the beginning and end of this 2min43sec video.

"Unusual Intersections" conference at Wolf Trap, Virginia. Note: Christian speaks about "creating the conditions for wonder".

TEDxIndianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana. Note: Christian talks about how we live in the most extraordinary of times, a time rich with stunning innovation, discovery, and remarkable human potential. To that end, this is a time that should inspire a culture of extraordinary learning, where students of all ages are invited to tackle the world's most compelling questions and problems alike.