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?" 

Nov 6 - 8, 2014 - Puebla, Mexico - Speaker, Ciudad de las Ideas 
Nov 14, 2014 - Pasadena, TX - Talk: "Livewired: How the brain learns and remembers," San Jacinto College Central

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Lecture Archive

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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Newsflashes

McGovern Award for excellence in Communication

David was honored to receive the 2014 John J. McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Education from the American Medical Writers' Assocation. Noted past recipients include authors Oliver Sacks and Abraham Verghese.

New York Times bestseller

IncognitoA 26 week New York Times bestseller, Incognito was named a Best Book of the Year by both Amazon and Goodreads. For a taste of the book, see a review in the Wall Street Journal, listen to a conversation on NPR's Fresh Air, or watch a video dialog with Wired Magazine. Reading Incognito now? We'd love to hear feedback!

Neurolaw: The Brain on Trial

Want to know how neuroscience will force major changes in our criminal justice system? Read David's article The Brain on Trial in The Atlantic. Now anthologized in 2012 Best American Science and Nature Writing.
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