Speaking & Workshop Events

We love bringing the Make Time philosophy and our practical advice on making time for what matters to live audiences at conferences, company meetings, and community meetups.

This includes the core Make Time framework for individuals, how to apply these ideas in a team environment, our Design Sprint process for focusing on big challenges, and a variety of other topics.

We offer keynotes, workshops, and other custom engagements. Our events are practical and empowering—all about processes, frameworks, and tools that help you focus on the projects and people that matter most.

To learn more our private events for teams and organizations, check out Make Time at Work, or look below for upcoming events.

Here’s where we’ll be in the coming months:

  • Hologram (private event)
    Fireside chat
    March 4 in Chicago
  • Project North Innovation Summit (private event)
    Design Sprint workshop
    March 20 in Kohler, Wisconsin
  • Official Design Sprint Bootcamp
    March 24–25 in Charlotte
  • University of Wisconsin
    Guest lecture, “Consuming Happiness”
    March 30 and April 1 in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Off/Line (coming soon)
    April 21 in Milwaukee
  • ITX Product Momentum Conference (coming soon)
    Workshop and keynote
    April 22–24 in Rochester, NY
  • Bank of America (private event)
    Make Time keynote
    April 30 in New York
  • From Business to Buttons
    Design Sprint workshop
    May 6–7 in Stockholm
  • Innovation Today
    Design Sprint workshop
    August 21 in Lausanne, Switzerland


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We’ve had the honor of speaking at hundreds of venues around the world. We’ve given keynotes at conferences, guest lectures at universities, and intimate workshops and Q&A sessions with corporate teams.

Our presentations get rave reviews for being inspiring, engaging, and fun. We blend storytelling with proven advice based on our unique experiences and insights from years in the technology industry. But most importantly, our talks make a difference. People walk away with new perspectives, strategies, and tactics they can use to start making time for the projects and people that matter most to them.

Interested in hiring us to speak to your audience? Just send us an email and we’ll get back to you right away.

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Some previous Make Time events

2020:

  • Michigan State University (private event)
    Opportunity Sprint
    February 11 in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Purdue University Krannert School of Management
    Design Sprint keynote
    February 7 in West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Off/Line
    January 23 in Milwaukee
  • Harvard Business School
    Guest lectures about the Design Sprint
    January in Cambridge, Massachusetts

2019:

  • Netflix
    Make Time workshop
    December 10 in Los Angeles
  • Associated Bank
    Design Sprint workshop
    November 15 in Milwaukee
  • Google
    Make Time keynote
    November 4 in Chicago
  • University of Wisconsin
    Make Time keynote
    November 6 in Madison, Wisconsin
  • King & Wood Mallesons
    Better Ideas, Better Decisions
    October 24 in Sydney, Australia
  • Leading the Product Conference
    Design Sprint workshop and keynote
    October 21–22 in Sydney, Australia
  • Michigan State University
    Make Time workshop + Design Sprint workshop
    October 7–8 in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Off/Line
    October 2 in Milwaukee
  • Fall Experiment Conference
    Make Time keynote
    October 4 in Milwaukee
  • Industry Conference
    Make Time keynote
    September 23–25 in Cleveland
  • Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
    Design Sprint keynote
    June 4 in Milwaukee