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Upcoming Events

September 24, 2014
Chicago Public Library
Chicago, IL

October 10, 2014
BookPeople (interviewing Stephin Merritt)
Austin, TX

October 18, 2014
Texas Teen Book Festival
Austin, TX

October 25-26, 2014
Texas Book Festival
Austin, TX

November 5, 2014
Creativity World Forum
Kortrijk, Belgium

November 14, 2014
Confab Higher Ed
Atlanta, GA

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Armed with my hand-drawn slides and a sense of humor, I’m out to convince audiences that creativity isn’t magic, creativity is for everyone.

I’ve given talks and workshops all over for folks such as Pixar, Google, TEDx, and The Economist. Recent keynotes have included SXSW Interactive, HOW Design Live, and Confab: The Content Strategy Conference.

Some praise for my work:

“Kleon isn’t a prototypical business guru—he’s an artist who has some fantastic insights about creativity.”
Business Insider

“Austin Kleon is one of the brightest new minds on the creative landscape…. With simple yet profound insights, and an array of his amazing images, he casts aside old stereotypes of the creative life and tells what it’s really like.”
—Dan Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

“Kleon makes an articulate and compelling case for combinatorial creativity and the role of remix in the idea economy.”
—The Atlantic

Right now, I have two featured talks, both based on my New York Times bestselling books:

  • “How To Steal Like An Artist” – Learn how to be more creative by embracing influence, establishing a creative lineage, and thinking of yourself as a mashup of what you let into your life.
     
  • “Show Your Work!” – Learn how to build a more creative and innovative culture of work by opening up and sharing your process with others.

Additional topics and custom content are available upon request.

Below are a few videos of me in action. To inquire about my availability, drop a line to [email protected]