"Entertaining, accessible, and incredibly informative." -- Eve Bridburg (Founder, Grub Street)

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Kevin Smokler has been invited to speak on the relationship between the arts, business and technology in our rapidly changing 21st century at universities, conferences, corporations and festivals throughout North America since 2002.  

 

His regular topics and themes include...

 

  • Great Books, Great Lives: "How the books we were assigned in High School can make us smarter, more creative and happier." 
  • Reading Today and Tomorrow: "The history of reading and our future relationship with books and literature." 
  • Making Learning Pop: "Using pop culture as a learning tool in schools and the workplace." 
  • Lost Without Our Stories: "How good stories and storytelling make our lives, jobs and families happier, healthier places to be."  
  • Useful Nostalgia:  "How we learn from the past to be better in the future." 

 

"I have known Kevin Smokler for the better part of 15 years — mainly through his involvement with the SXSW Interactive Festival. Kevin has spoken numerous times the event in March in Austin and his talks have always drawn rave reviews from attundees. A consummate professional." -- Hugh Forrest (Director, South by Southwest Interactive

"Informing and entertaining. You can trust Kevin not only to be on top of trends but to engage with audiences in a generous way." -- Christopher Castellini (Artistic Director, Muse and the Marketplace

 "Kevin brings energy, wit, excitement, and intelligence to his audiences.  We hope to rely on Kevin for many years to come."  -- Kent Watson (Executive Director, Pubwest)

 

Speaking Samples

 

  • Mill Valley Public Library (2013)
  • SF Writer's Conference Opening Keynote (audio).

Past Engagements

2014

 

2013

 

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