Keynotes & Public Speaking

I love the old-fashioned, face-to-face, decidedly low-tech challenge of connecting with people via keynotes, lectures, and fireside chats. Since 2005, I’ve appeared on stage nearly 200 times, including at Harvard University, Netflix, and SXSW. (Check the bottom of this page for a list of places I’ve given talks.)

John Zeratsky on stage giving a keynote talk

Current Topics

All are available as 40- or 60-minute sessions, including time for audience questions.

  • The Design Sprint
  • How to Redesign Time
  • Making Time for What Matters
  • Making Time at Work
  • The Design Mindset

Get In Touch

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Previous Appearances

Some of them, anyway.


  • Airbnb (San Francisco)
  • Netflix (Hollywood)
  • Lyft (San Francisco)
  • IDEO (San Francisco)
  • Stripe (San Francisco)
  • Google (Mountain View, California)
  • Facebook (Menlo Park, California)
  • Uber (San Francisco)


  • SXSW (Austin)
  • Google I/O (San Francisco)
  • Code Conference (Rancho Palos Verdes, California)
  • Forward Technology Conference (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference (Milwaukee)
  • UX Camp (Copenhagen)
  • Push Conference (Munich)


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Columbia University (New York)
  • London School of Economics
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

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