Saying what needs to be said

in a lecture hall or conference venue near you

How does Dan share his experiences, shift thinking, transform perspectives and inspire action?


I say what I believe needs to be said: moving towards a human-centered practice of innovation, applying design thinking to the world’s wicked problems, a different way of leading and a hero’s journey - my own.


My thinking is grounded in experience and I share it in engaging and usable ways.  My aim is to shift people’s perspectives and inspire action.


Here are some of the organizations I have presented to:



I have been a guest lecturer at leading institutions such as:

My articles on design, innovation and leadership have been published in Innovations, Product Development Best Practices, Alberta Ventures, Globe and Mail Report on Business, and Huffington Post.

And I have been quoted in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and Design Management Institute Journal.


My media appearances have included CTV Primetime, NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.


“Your presentation was so inspiring, we’d follow up anywhere”

Conference Attendees

Interested in having me speak at your organization? Contact me.

© Dan Buchner 2020