David Usher is an artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. As a musician he has sold more than 1.4 million albums and performed all over the world. He has had #1 singles singing in English, French and Thai.
When David is not making music, he is equally passionate about exploring the intersection of art, technology and data. His creative studio, Human Impact Lab at Concordia University brings together artists, designers, game developers and interactive programmers to work on innovative social impact projects.
David has worked as a project leader, consultant, and/or presenter for companies such as Autodesk, Cirque du Soleil, Concordia University and the Royal Bank of Canada and as a speaker has shared the stage with acclaimed thought leaders including Seth Godin, Biz Stone (Twitter), Guy Kawasaki (Apple), astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield.
David sits on the advisory board of McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Art and Ideas and the Dawson College Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education.
He has a long history of working to further the cause of human rights around the world and has travelled with WarChild to the refugee camps of Burma to film a documentary on children affected by war and is an active supporter of Amnesty International, David Suzuki Foundation and Fashion Cares.
David has a degree in political science from Simon Fraser University and his best selling book on creativity and the creative process, Let the Elephants Run • Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything is out now.