Partial Lecture Schedule for 2014 


Jan 23, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Rice University Lawyers Alumni
Jan 30, 2014 - Stanford, CA - Speaker, "The Neuroscience of Engagement," Stanford University
Feb 1, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, American Medical Writers Association
Feb 25, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker,"A Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution Device for the Deaf and Profoundly Hearing Impaired," IEEE Haptics Symposium
Feb 27, 2014- Key Biscayne, FL - Speaker, Best Practices Conference
Mar 13 - 15, 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT - Speaker, Dialog 2014 Retreat
Mar 16, 2014 - San Antonio, TX - Speaker, American Dental Education Assocation
Mar 19, 2014 - Berlin, Germany - Keynote lecture, Roche Pharmaceuticals
Apr 21 - 24, 2014 - Tucscon, AZ - Plenary Speaker, Tuscon Consciousness Conference
May 15, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, PBS Annual Meeting
May 31 - Jun 1, 2014 - New York, NY - Speaker - World Science Festival

1:30pm Saturday 5/31 - Panel: "Science & Story Café"
1:00pm Sunday 6/1 - Talk: "The Deceptive Watchman: Mind, Brain and Time"
4:00pm Sunday 6/1 - Panel: "What is Color?" 

Sep 6, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, "Creating Creative Classrooms," 2014 Houston Arts Partners Conference
Sep 15-16, 2014 - Basel, Switzerland - Speaker, Roche (PRIVATE EVENTS)
Sep 30, 2014 - Houston, TX - Guest, An Evening with Kai Rysdall and Marketplace, Wortham Theatre Center
Oct 16, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, "Time and the Brain," Rice University - Mellon Graduate Seminar
Oct 21, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, MD Anderson's Celebration of Writing Week
Oct 29, 2014 - Houston, TX
- Speaker, "Incognito:The Secret Lives of the Brain," Friends of Houston Library, Clayton Library
Nov 4, 2014 - Houston, TX
- Speaker, "UP Your Odds Seminar," The UP Experience (PRIVATE EVENT)
Nov 6 - 8, 2014 - Puebla, Mexico
- Speaker, Ciudad de las Ideas 
Nov 12, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Friends of Fondren Library
Nov 13, 2014 - Houston, TX
- Speaker, Enventure Dialog: The Business of Brains with Dr. David Eagleman
Nov 14, 2014 - Pasadena, TX - Talk: "Livewired: How the brain learns and remembers," San Jacinto College Central
Nov 15 - 19, 2014 - Washington, DC - Presenter, Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference
Dec 2, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, National Association of Corporate Directors
Feb 18, 2015 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Neuhaus Education Center Benefit Luncheon
Feb 25, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Speaker, University of Pennsylvania 

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2013

Jan 13, 2013 - Houston, TX - A Conversation with Author Nick Flynn, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Feb 2, 2013 - Houston, TX - Closing Keynote, Dad 2.0 Summit  
Feb 10, 2013 - Las Vegas,
 NV - Speaker, Citizen Paine
Feb 19, 2013 - Dallas, TX - Speaker, The Brain: An Owner's Guide, Center for BrainHealth
Feb 27, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Neuroscience and the Law, UT Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Mar 1, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT - Speaker, Private Event
Mar 4, 2013 - Portland, OR  - Speaker, Portland Oregon Brain Awareness
Mar 5, 2013 - Eugene, OR - Speaker, University of Oregon
Mar 19, 2013 - Wauwasota, WI - Speaker, Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation
Mar 19, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI - Speaker, Private Event
Mar 21, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT - Speaker, The Nature of Things Keynote Address, University of Utah
Mar 25, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, The Kinkaid School
Apr 2, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, Jung Center Houston
Apr 10, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - 2013 Claire Matzger Lilienthal Distinguished Lecturer at the California Academy of Sciences
Apr 13, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Houston Psychoanalytic Society
Apr 14, 2013 - New York, NY - Speaker, Gods and Prophets Symposium, 92nd Street Y
Apr 15, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY - Speaker, Science on the Screen at BAM
May 2, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Private Event
May 15, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, MiniUP
May 16, 2013 - Baltimore, MD - Speaker, Johns Hopkins
Jun 4, 2013 - Santa Fe, NM - Speaker, Santa Fe Institute
Jun 5, 2013 - Albuquerque, NM - Speaker, Private Event
July 25 - 28, 2013 - Aspen, CO - Speaker, Private Event
Sep 12, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, "The Mysteries of Perception and the work of James Turrell," the Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Sep 28, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, "The Future of Being Human," Being Human Conference 2013
Sep 30, 2013 - Davis, CA - Speaker, University of California - Davis
Oct 1, 2013 - Berkeley, CA - Speaker, University of California - Berkeley
Oct 24, 2013 - Houston, TX - SpeakerThe UP Experience
Nov 4, 2013 - Baltimore, MD - Keynote Address, Association of Independent Maryland and D.C. Schools
Nov 6 - 10, 2013 - Pasadena, CA - Speaker, CalTech Public Time Symposium
Nov 10 - 13, 2013 - San Diego, CA - Speaker, Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference
Nov 18 - 19, 2013 - Abu Dhabi, UAE - Speaker, World Economic Forum
Nov 20, 2013 - Kitzbuhel, Austria - Speaker, Private Event
Dec 2 -3, 2013 - San Antonio, TX - Speaker, Mind Science Foundation
Dec 10, 2013 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Rothko Chapel

  

2012

Jan 12, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Artful Thursday
Jan 18, 2012 - Galveston, TX  - Speaker, SfN Galveston Chapter Inaugural Meeting
Jan 19, 2012 - Houston, TX - Lecture to Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Neuroscience and the Law
Jan 26, 2012 - Houston, TX - Lecture on Time and the Brain, Rice University ECE
Feb 3, 2012 - Houston, TX - Talk and Q & A about IncognitoISAS Teacher Conference
Feb 14, 2012 - Katy, TX  - Speaker, HCC Katy
Feb 21, 2012 - Columbus, OH - Speaker, Crichton Club
Mar 9, 2012 -  Austin, TX  - Speaker, SXSW
Mar 12, 2012 - North Carolina - Lecture at Elon University
Mar 22, 2012 - Berea, KY - Speaker at Annual Science Convocation, Berea College
Mar 24, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, Being Human Conference
Mar 29, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Time and the BrainRice University ECE
Apr 5, 2012 - Laredo, TX  - Lecture at TAMU - Laredo
Apr 17,18, 2012 - Carbondale, IL - Speaker, University of Southern Illinois
Apr 19, 2012 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Speaker, Nova SE University
Apr 30, 2012 - New York, NY - Speaker, Hunter College
May 2, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA - Speaker, Drexel University
May 7, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Dress for Success Houston
May 14, 2012 - Santa Barbara, CA - Speaker, UCSB Arts and Lectures
May 15, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA  - Speaker, [ALOUD] at Los Angeles Central Library
May 16, 2012 - Irvine, CA - Speaker, National Academy of Science
May 22, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Speaker, Private Event
May 23, 2012 - London, UK - SUM Opera, Royal Opera House
May 24, 2012 - London, UK - Speaker, Intelligence Squared
May 25, 2012 - London, UK - Speaker, Books for Breakfast
May 25, 2012 - Bristol, UK - Speaker, Bristol Festival of Ideas
Jun 7, 2012 - San Antonio, TX  - Speaker, Rusty Duncan Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Jun 13, 2012 - Toronto, ON - Speaker, Ideacity Conference
Jul 18, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, Private Event
Jul 19, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Speaker, Private Event
Jul 26, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, , Private Event
Aug 2-Aug 5, 2012 - Mountain View, CA - SciFoo conference, Google campus
Aug 19, 2012 - Park City, UT - Keynote speaker, Private Event
Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2012 - Aspen, CO - Speaker, Renaissance Weekend
Sep 20, 2012 - Nashville, TN - Speaker, Vanderbilt University
Sep 28, 2012 - Easton, PA - Speaker, Lafayette College
Oct 2-5, 2012 - Stanford, CA - Speaker, Stanford University
Oct 12, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Oct 13 - 17, 2012 - New Orleans, LA - Speaker, Society for Neuroscience Conference
Oct 18, 2012 - Boston, MA - Speaker, Wellesley College
Oct 19-20, 2012 - Camden, ME - Speaker, PopTech!
Oct 25, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, The UP Experience
Nov 6 - 9, 2012 - Esalen, CA - Speaker, Conference
Nov 12, 2012 - Richmond, VA - Speaker, Virginia Association of Independent School Conference
Nov 12, 2012 - Roanoke, VA - Speaker, "The Brain and the Law" at Virginia Tech
Nov 13, 2012 - Roanoke, VA - Speaker, "Time and the Brain" at Virginia Tech
Nov 26, 2012 - Portland, OR - Speaker, Kaiser Permanente


2011

Jan 27-30, 2011 - Cartagena, Colombia - Reading of Sum and Why the Net Matters at The Hay Festival
Feb 7, 2011 - New York, NY - Conversation with Henry Rollins at Rubin Museum of Art's Brainwave Series
Mar 2, 2011 - Ashland, VA - Speaker, Randolph-Macon College
Mar 8, 2011 - Albuquerque, NM - Lecture at educators conference
Mar 10, 2011 - Lewisburg, PA - Seminar at Bucknell University
Mar 21, 2011 - College Station, TX - Speaker, TAMU Symposium on Science of Time
Mar 28, 2011 - Houston, TX - All-day Seminar at San Jacinto College
Apr 4, 2011 - London, UK - Speaker, Southbank Centre
Apr 5, 2011 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Speaker, "Time and the Brain" at Centre for Life
Apr 6, 2011 - London, UK - Q & A with David Rowan, Wired UK
Apr 8, 2011 - Bristol, UK - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Bristol Festival of Ideas at Watershed Media Centre
Apr 9, 2011 - Oxford, UK - Speaker, Oxford Literary Festival
Apr 10, 2011 - London, UK - Speaker, School of Life
Jun 1, 2011 - Coral Gables, FL - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Books & Books
Jun 2, 2011 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art
Jun 3, 2011 - Cambridge, MA - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Harvard Book Store
Jun 10, 2011 - Kyoto, Japan - Keynote lecture at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Jun 13-14, 2011- Hawai'i - Educator's Conference
Jun 16-17, 2011 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Rice University - Mind and Music Conference
Jun 16, 2011 - Houston, TX - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Houston Public Library
Jun 20, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UH - Talk and Q & A about Incognito,  Salt Lake Public Library with KCPW and Sam Weller Books
Jun 21, 2011 - Tempe, AZ - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Changing Hands Bookstore
Jun 22, 2011 - San Diego, CA - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Warwicks
Jun 23, 2011 - San Francisco, CA   - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, The Commonwealth Club
Jun 26, 2011 - Santa Cruz, CA  - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Bookshop Santa Cruz
Jun 27, 2011 - Portland, OR  - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Powells Books
Jun 28, 2011 - Seattle, WA  - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Townhall Seattle
Jun 29, 2011- Vancouver, Canada - Lecture to educators
Jul 14, 2011 - Houston, TX - Speaker, JCC Dialogues
Jul 19, 2011 - Louisville, KY  - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Louisville Free Public Library
Jun 20, 2011 - Tulsa, OK - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Booksmart at FabLab
Jul 21, 2011 - New York, NY - Guest on The Colbert Report
Aug 23-Aug 14, 2011  - Mountain View, CA - SciFoo conference, Google campus
Aug 23, 2011 - San Antonio - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, Mind Science Foundation
Aug 27-Sep 1, 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Speaker at FQXi International Conference
Sep 4, 2011 - Atlanta, GA - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, AJC Decatur Book Festival
Sep 20, 2011 - Fulton, MO - Public lecture on Why the Net Matters, Westminster College
Sep 27, 2011 - Morris, MN - Convocation Lecture, University of Minnesota
Oct 10-11, 2011- University Park, PA - Lecture at Penn State University
Oct 13-16, 2011 - Santa Fe, NM - Speaker, Amazon.com retreat
Oct 19, 2011 - Andover, MA - Lecture at Phillips Academy
Oct 20, 2011 - Houston, TX - Talk and Q&A with Opera Vista
Oct 23, 2011 - Austin, TX - Lecture and Q&A about Incognito at the Texas Book Festival
Oct 27, 2011 - Houston, TX - The UP Experience, Lecturer and Master of Ceremonies
Nov 2-5, 2011 - San Francisco, CA  - Speaker, Bay Area Science Festival
Nov 5 -6, 2011 - Providence, RI  - Lecture at Brown University conference on Unity of Consciousness
Nov 11, 2011 - Puebla, Mexico - Speaker, La Ciudad de las Ideas
Nov 12-15, 2011 - Washington, DC  - Speaker, Society for Neuroscience Conference
Dec 4, 2011 - Houston, TX - Joseph Preistly Lecture at First Unitarian Universalist Church
Dec 14, 2011 - Atlanta, GA - Talk on creativity to Turner Networks


2010

Feb 4, 2010 - Dallas, TX - Lecture at ISAS conference: Ten Unsolved Questions of Neuroscience
Feb 5, 2010 - College Station, TX - Lecture: Time and the Brain, Texas A&M University
Feb 9-13, 2010 - Palm Springs, CA - TED Active conference
Feb 20-21, 2010 - Galveston, TX - Lecture: Neuroscience and the Law
Mar 12-16, 2010 - Austin, TX - Speaker, SXSW
Mar 24, 2010 - Oxford, UK - Speaker, Oxford Literature Festival
Mar 25, 2010 - London, UK - Speaker, Jewish Book Week
Mar 26 - 28, 2010 - London - Keynote speaker at UK Synaesthesia Association
Mar 29, 2010 - London - Speaker at the Swedenborg Society
Apr 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, Long Now Foundation
Apr 2, 2010 - Berkeley, CA - Seminar speaker, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley
Apr 15-16, 2010 - Casper, WY - Speaker, Wyoming School Psychology Association conference
Apr 17, 2010 - New Orleans, LA - Keynote speaker, Reason Foundation
Apr 21, 2010 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Artist SpeakEasy
May 7-12, 2010 - Naples, FL - Speaker, Vision Sciences Society
May 22, 2010 - Brighton, UK - Musical Reading of Sum with Brian Eno, Brighton Festival (hear Brian discussing the event here)
May 23, 2010 - London, UK - Lecturer, The School of Life
May 24, 2010 - London, UK - Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization, Royal Society for the Arts
May 25, 2010 - Bristol, UK - Speaker, Bristol Festival of Ideas
May 26, 2010 - UK - Speaker, Charleston Festival, with Philip Pullman
May 27, 2010 - London - Bookslam, Notting Hill
May 28, 2010 - Cardiff, Wales - Time and the Brain, University of Cardiff
May 29
, 2010 - Hay-on-Wye, Wales - Hay-on-Wye Festival
Jun 12
, 2010 - Houston, TX - TEDx Houston
Jul 1
, 2010 - San Francisco - Long Now Foundation board meeting
Jul 15
, 2010 - Portland, ME - Musical performance of Sum
Jul 19
, 2010 - London - Reading at iTunes Festival
Jul 23
, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Lecture at educators conference
Jul 31-Aug 1
, 2010 - Mountain View, CA - SciFoo conference, Google campus
Sep 10
, 2010 - Madison, WI - Lecture at UW-Madison program in Neuroscience and Public Policy
Oct 1-3, 2010 - Speaker, American Synesthesia Association National Conference
Oct 8
, 2010 - Baton Rouge, LA - Lecture at University of Louisiana
Oct 21
, 2010 - Houston, TX - Speaker and MC, The UP Experience
Oct 22-23, 2010 - Camden, ME - Speaker, PopTech
Nov 13-17, 2010 - San Diego, CA - Minisymposium chair, Society for Neuroscience annual meeting
Dec 10, 2010 - Washington, DC - Speaker, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Conference on Neuroculture
Dec 13, 2010 - London, UK - BBC Radio

2009

January 16, 2009 - Dallas - Speaker, Dallas Museum of Art: "Synesthesia"
Mar 4, 2009 - Denver, CO
Mar 5, 2009 - Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 13, 2009 - Tuscon, AZ
Mar 14, 2009 - Phoenix, AZ
Mar 16, 2009 - San Diego, CA
Mar 17, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 28, 2009 - Houston - Exploring the Mind through Music conference, Rice University
Apr 21, 2009 - London - The Brain and the Law: Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) lecture
Apr 23 2009 - London - London School of Economics
Apr 24 2009 - London - University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Apr 26 2009 - Concord, MA - Concord Bookstore
Apr 27, 2009 - Boston - Speaker at Google
Apr 28, 2009 - New York
Apr 29, 2009 - Hartford, CT
Apr 30, 2009 - New York
May 8-13, 2009 Naples, FL
May 17-22, 2009 - Squaw Valley, CA - Conference on Neuroscience and Law
May 21, 2009 - Stanford
May 23-24, 2009 - Albuquerque, NM
June 1-8, 2009 - Sydney, Australia - Performance of Sum with Brian Eno at the Sydney Opera House
June 17, 2009 - Dallas, TX
June 25, 2009 - Toronto, Canada
June 26-30, 2009 - Bozeman, MT
July 8, 2009 - Miami
July 15-17, 2009 - Plano, TX - Texas Defenders Service - The Mind and Criminal Defense
Aug 13, 2009 - Houston, TX - Houston Public Library's Author Reading Series
Aug 14-16, 2009 - Vancouver
Aug 17, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Aug 18, 2009 - Portland, OR
Aug 19-20, 2009 - San Francisco, CA
Sept 15-27, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 21-22, 2009 - London, Ontario - Lecture at University of Western Ontario
Sept 24-26, 2009 - Albuquerque, NM
Oct 15, 2009 - Houston, TX - Speaker at the UP Experience
Oct 17-21, 2009 - Chicago, IL - Society for Neuroscience conference
Oct 24, 2009 - Albuquerque, NM - Speaker at gifted and talented educators conference
Oct 29, 2009 - San Antonio, TX - Synesthesia lecture at the Mind Science Foundation
Oct 30, 2009 - San Antonio, TX - Speaker at Gemini Ink
Oct 31, 2009 - Austin, TX - Reading at the Texas Book Festival
Nov 11, 2009 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Discussion of Sum with former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway
Nov 12, 2009 - London, England - Performance of Sum with Philip Pullman, Miranda Richardson, and Jarvis Cocker at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Dec 5-6, 2009 - Sarasota, FL - Keynote speaker at 50th anniversary Nephrology Conference

 

2008

April 9, 2008 - Houston - University of Houston Law Center, Criminal Justice Institute
April 19, 2008 - New York - Colors of the Brain - Columbia University & MoMA
April 26, 2008 - Houston - Conference for Rice Alumni Leaders
May 23, 2008 - Houston - Conference on Neuroscience and Law
May 26, 2008 - San Antonio - Distinguished Speaker, Mind Science Foundation
May 29, 2008 - New York - World Science Festival
July 17-18, 2008 - Albuquerque - Conference on Learning and Neuroscience
July 18-23, 2008 - Brisbane, Australia - Asia Pacific Conference on Vision
July 25, 2008 - New Zealand - NeuroLaw talk for New Zealand Ministry of Justice
July 27-29, 2008 - Aspen - Conference on Consciousness
October 6-8, 2008 - Barcelona - The Nature of Time, from Physics to Psychology
October 16-18, 2008 - Munich - The clock's time, the brain's time and the mind's time
October 21, 2008 - Houston - Scientia series on Biopolitics, Rice University
October 30, 2008 - Houston - Big Questions and Future Directions in the Humanities, Rice University
November 16, 2008 - Washington DC - Society for Neuroscience Meeting

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David's iPad app "Why the Net Matters, or Six Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization" was recently called a "superbook" by the New York Times Magazine. For a taste of the argument, read David's article in WIRED or watch a video of his talk at the Long Now Foundation. Don't have an iPad? The manuscript is now available as an eBook.

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In September, 2009, Sum became the number 2 book in the United Kingdom on Amazon's bestseller list, only behind Dan Brown's Lost Symbol.

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