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Speaking

To help spread the word about important ideas and treads, I have been giving lectures around the country.

Most recently, I have been talking about the new science of learning and helping people gain the skill of “learning to learn.” In my talks, I discuss better ways to develop mastery, showing how simple techniques like self-questioning can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways.

Among the important findings and practical tips, I tell a series of fascinating stories, explaining how artist Jackson Pollock learned to paint–and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds.

Some of my past speaking engagements include:

  • Google
  • AXA
  • Boston Public Library
  • Chief Executives Organization
  • George Lucas Foundation
  • Corcoran Museum
  • Providence Public Library

 

Featured videos:

To provide a sense of my approach, I pulled together this trailer on the science of learning.

 

 
I gave the keynote at the Learning and Technologies conference in London. Here’s a video.

Reviews:

Below are some reviews of talks and keynotes that I’ve given over the years.

Thank you for kicking off our network’s learning journey with such energy and enthusiasm this morning. There was a palpable and positive buzz all day, thanks to your presentation.
J.C., VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS
You were just delightful on Wednesday and so very engaging. Everyone with whom I have spoken about your talk and the gathering had nothing but glowing praise for you, the book, and the evening. I have a feeling you are going to have quite a fan club at the University Club. For being such a generous, brilliant and articulate story-teller, I am most sincerely appreciative.
E.B., PROFESSOR, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Your visit to Friends University campus yesterday was a great success from start to finish, including the faculty lunch session, the Advisory Board dinner, and your public lecture, which was informative, engaging, stimulating, and very well presented. Kudos and many thanks!
D.F.M., DIRECTOR, GARVEY INSTITUTE OF LAW, FRIENDS UNIVERSITY
Thank you for treating our guests to such an insightful talk! Everyone has been raving, and we’re so grateful. Thank you!
L.V., MARKETING PROJECT MANAGER, FIRST REPUBLIC BANK
I’ve seen Ulrich speak twice, and I was completely engrossed both times. He commands his audience with expertise, humor, and eloquence. He’s a can’t-miss speaker.
A.A., DIRECTOR OF SECURITY, ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
It was a blast! Everyone was talking about it long afterward. Thank you again for participating. If you’re ever interested in doing another event, please let me know.
J.M., MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THE GEORGE TOWN CLUB
Your presentation was wonderful. We thought the event went very well. Thank you again!
A.R., CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, AXA AMERICAS CORPORATION
Ulrich Boser is an engaging and personable speaker who drew a record crowd at our library. His book is a compelling tale, and its author is a pleasure to host.
L.M., PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Our attendees thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and I would love to have you speak to our group again.
C.G., EDUCATION COORDINATOR, CHIEF EXECUTIVES ORGANIZATION
I’ve had such wonderful feedback from the people who attended your lecture at the Salem Athenaeum on Monday night. Everyone loved it. I truly appreciate your willingness to come to the Athenaeum. Thank you.
S.W.S., ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR THE MASTER OF LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The event went so well. The audience certainly seemed engaged. Our copy of your book has gone out 5 times since we acquired it in September!
L.G., ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SCARSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
You were a great hit here in West Palm Beach and I hope that you and your family will find your way back here again. It was our pleasure to host your talks, and I wish you continued success!
G.T., WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST CURATOR OF EDUCATION, NORTON MUSEUM OF ART