Born in Oxford England, David Usher lives in Montreal with his family but works and travels all over the world. He is an artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. As a musician he has sold more than 1.4 million albums, won 4 Junos and has had #1 singles singing in English, French and Thai.

When David is not making music, he is equally passionate about his other life, as a Geek. He is the founder of Art + Icons a creative studio working at the intersection of art, artificial intelligence and the human experience. Art and Icons works with some amazing partners, such as Google Brain and Element AI.

David is also the founder and creative director of the non-profit, the Human Impact Lab  at Concordia University. The Lab uses interactive storytelling to reimagine the story of climate change and the second machine age. David is the co creator (with Dr. Damon Matthews) of the Climate Clock: Adding the metric of time to the story of climate change.

David has a degree in political science from Simon Fraser University and his book on creativity and the creative process, Let the Elephants Run • Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything is out now. 

“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

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

"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


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