"We use a lot of external speakers and the feedback from our audience was that David was one of the best they ever have seen.  I agree.  His message is perfect for this moment in our industry where things are moving quickly and we need to innovate our way forward."
Andrew Sage • Cisco Systems
Vice President

"David is a gifted performer and his presentation at The Art of Marketing was extremely well received.  I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of professional speakers and David brought something to the stage that I had never seen before. His ability to both educate and entertain had the audience completely engaged and we look forward to working with him in other cities."
Scott Kavanagh • Founder, The Art Of Conferences


David Usher is a creative tour de force. He is an artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. As a musician he has sold more than 1.4 million albums, toured all over the world and has had #1 singles singing in English, French and Thai. David is the founding director of the Human Impact Lab at Concordia University and engages artists, designers, game developers and interactive programmers to reimagine solutions for big data social impact problems.

“David’s insightful take on how to both unleash and control one’s own creativity is particularly relevant in today’s world, where new ideas and innovation are becoming a key part of our everyday lives.” Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

David doesn't just talk about creativity. In his dynamic presentation he electrifies audiences and demonstrates that creativity and creative success is a learnable skill that anyone can master. His unique and interactive keynotes use live music, video, improvisation, technology and humour to show audiences the steps they can take to jumpstart their creative process in their work and their lives.

"Go ahead, write in this book. I dare you. David’s writing will change you, possibly forever." Seth Godin - author of the Icarus Deception

David’s best selling book on creativity and innovation, Let the Elephants Run is mixed medium and interactive, encouraging readers, step by step to reengage with their own creative process. It is being used many universities and schools as a textbook to spark creativity. David has a degree in political science from Simon Fraser University and has lived, worked and traveled all over the world. These days he can be found with his family in Montreal or on the road, speaking, teaching or singing.

To book David to speak at your event contact Melanie at Speakers Spotlight: melanie@speakers.ca 1-800-333-4453 Ex 212

Testimonials

“David is an engaging, educational and inspiring speaker. His combining of interactivity, personal insight and music brought a truly unique and compelling perspective on the subject of creativity and technology. Surprising, honest and polished. David brought the same intensity and strength to his presentation as we've come to know in his musicianship. David is an excellent, unique keynote speaker. I recommend him highly.”
– Stuart MacDonald • Founder MESH Conference, CMO Freshbooks

"We asked for a WOW!!! and that is exactly what we got."
– CARSTAR Automotive Canada

“David is a gifted and charismatic performer and speaker. He has a brilliant and disciplined mind for business, and a unique view and understanding of technology. This unique combination of specific skills and creative instincts is rare. His experiments with audience interactivity and his curiosity and thoughts on the next reach of technology in entertainment are ahead of the curve, and a valuable commodity for both businesses and creative companies. He has a sharp eye for where the new opportunities lie within the converging landscape of art, technology and commerce. All of this makes him an exceptional leader and collaborator.”
– Gillian Ferrabee • Cirque du Soleil, Director/Creative Lab

"I've had the pleasure of having David speak at two events and he always delivers. Too many business people see creativity as something that is best left to the artists. David proves that artists can demonstrate the value of creativity in the workplace. He's smart, original and delivers a unique perspective that is humorous, memorable and actionable. With the addition of his musical interludes and performances, it's an event that any company or organization will not soon forget. I know we haven't."
– Mitch Joel • President
 Mirum Agency

“If you’re struggling with innovation in your business, David Usher’s notes should be music to your ears.”
– Rick Spence • The Financial Post

To book David to speak at your event contact Melanie at Speakers Spotlight: 1-800-333-4453 melanie@speakers.ca