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Here is information for speakers bureaus on David Berman and his presentations. In his keynote speeches David Berman provides your audience with the power to be better: fresh ideas and achievable techniques to get the most important things done well, in alignment with your mission and values. The combination of his inspiration and experience motivate people to create unique and ecologically-responsible strategies, events, branding, design, ethics, and communications solutions. He shares knowledge and experience one-on-one or through keynote speeches and courses given in over 30 countries throughout the World.

David’s one-sheets
David’s most popular topics
David in action
Photos of David Berman
Fee schedule
David’s best-selling book: Do Good Design
Client references
About David
Some of the clients and locations David has provided keynotes, workshops, custom training, and courses
Countries and cities in which David has spoken

David’s one-sheets

David’s most popular topics

  1. Making The Planet Your Client: Design and Responsibility
    David’s most famous presentation: visual communicators have way more power than they think: to do damage or to help repair the World. Which will you choose?
    Making The Planet Your Client event page
  2. Sustainable Strategy: Quadruple-Bottom-Line Design Thinking
    David demystifies the complete design-thinking path to developing a plan to save money, lower stress, save time, while yielding lasting outcomes for profits, people, planet, … and culture.
    Design Thinking event page
  3. Web/Document Accessibility for All
    Learn how accessibility will broaden your audience and make your online content more useful for everyone, while complying with W3C WCAG 2.0, the new Standard On Web Accessibility, AODA, and Section 508.
    Accessibility event page
  4. Plan Or Be Planned: Strategic Priority Management for Professionals course
    Time management is just one part of a larger issue: priority and choice management. First we have to make sure we’re heading in the right direction, and establish who’s in control… only then can we focus on how to do those things most efficiently and precisely, and thus leave the most powerful legacy we can.
    Plan or be Planned event page
  5. Tigers (he loves them)

David in action

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David Berman keynotes at 2015 PLAIN conference: e-Accessibility: Leaving no one behind online

2015 Plain Conference
Dublin, Ireland | September 2015 (42:53)


David Berman keynotes at agIdeas Melbourne: Making The Planet Your Client: Designing Sustainability

agIdeas International Design Week
Melbourne, Australia | May 2012 (4:40)


Weapons of Mass Deception: Good design and doing good

State of Design Festival, BMW Edge, Federation Square
Melbourne, Australia | July 2009 (30:46)
(Video: courtesy SLOW-TV)
Design thought leader David Berman discusses the power and effectiveness of good design, and therefore the need to incorporate notions of social responsibility into design principles.


David Berman speaks at edUI 2010: Beyond Green: Designing Our Sustainable Future

edUI 2010
Virginia Foundation for The Humanities, Charlottesville VA | November 2010


David Berman speaks at Nortel 2006: Expect the Unexpected

Nortel
Ottawa, Canada | 2006


Photos of David Berman

photo of David Berman wearing a microphone, speaking on stage wearing vision impairment simulation goggles on forehead

NALA 10th International PLAIN Conference, Dublin Castle.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright 2015 Fennell Photography (JPG, 1703 × 2432, 375KB)

photo of David Berman wearing a microphone, speaking on stage wearing vision impairment simulation goggles

NALA 10th International PLAIN Conference, Dublin Castle.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright 2015 Fennell Photography (JPG, 2564 × 1795, 386KB)

photo of David Berman wearing a microphone, speaking on stage with hands in air

NALA 10th International PLAIN Conference, Dublin Castle.
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photo of David Berman speaking on stage at PLAIN 2015 Dublin podium

NALA 10th International PLAIN Conference, Dublin Castle.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright 2015 Fennell Photography (JPG, 1795 x 2564, 439KB)

photo of David Berman wearing a microphone, speaking on stage in front of a computer

NALA 10th International PLAIN Conference, Dublin Castle.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright 2015 Fennell Photography (JPG, 2564 × 1795, 425KB)

photo of David Berman wearing a microphone, speaking on stage and gesticulating

NALA 10th International PLAIN Conference, Dublin Castle.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright 2015 Fennell Photography (JPG, 2564 × 1795, 356 KB)

Photo of David Berman at the podium on a stage decorated with United Nations UNDESA and GAID branding

High-level adviser to the UN, David Berman, spoke at the United Nations conference in Monterrey, Mexico in 2011 on the role of design in creating a better world. (JPG, 842×1862, 488KB)

Photo of David Berman on stage pointing to an image of a cell phone designed to dim the portions of the screen that don't currently have focus.

David explaining on how designing for the extremes benefits everyone. “Color For The Colorblind” keynote, Daegu Design Week, Daegu, Korea, 2009. (JPG, 2622×1741, 2.71MB)

Photo of David Berman standing in front of an audience, presenting slides.

David Berman telling the proud story of certification of the design profession, from Ontario to Norway, to a special Grafill certification conference, Norwegian Design Centre, Oslo, Norway, 2008. (JPG, 3264×2448, 4.40MB)

Photo of David Berman standing on a draped stage, holding a remote control.

David keynotes on design ethics at the International Advertising Association’s regional meeting, Bahrain, 2005. (JPG, 3024×2016, 5.07MB)

Photo of David Berman standing in front of an audience, presenting slides.

David keynotes on design ethics at the International Advertising Association’s regional meeting, Bahrain, 2005. (JPG, 3024×2016, 5.31MB)

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David in Washington giving talk and gesturing behind the National Press Club podium

David in Washington giving talk and gesturing behind the National Press Club podium. high resolution (PNG, 2120 × 1192, 3 megabytes)

Photo of David Berman standing in front of sculpture at Carleton University

David Berman standing in front of sculpture at Carleton University. Photo by Chris Roussakis (PNG, 1300 × 450, 650 KB)

Photo of David Berman standing in front of sculpture at Carleton University

David Berman standing in front of sculpture at Carleton University. Photo by Chris Roussakis (PNG, 700 × 460, 388 KB)

Fee schedule

Keynote: $5,500 to $8,950

Half/full-day course: $6,500 to $9,500

Nonprofit: please ask regarding possible donations

David’s best-selling book: Do Good Design

Do Good Design 2013 edition book coverPreview the first 30 pages of Do Good Design (Pearson, 2009) Google Books

 

About David

“In Yiddish, a mensch is a person of integrity and honor and it seems David Berman fills the bill. Changing the world for the good never seemed more appealingly possible.”

Edward Asner, former President, Screen Actors Guild

David Berman has been named a high-level advisor with the United Nations on how design can be used to help fulfill the Millennium Development Goals.

David’s recent best-selling book, “Do Good Design; How Design Can Change the World”, was published in January, 2009 by Penguin/Pearson Education, is now available in 4 languages.
https://davidberman.com/social/dogood.php
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David Berman has over 25 years of experience as an internationally renowned author, expert speaker, facilitator /trainer, designer, communications strategist, typographer and consultant. His professional work has brought him to over 20 countries in the past few years.

David Berman provides you the power to be better: fresh and easy techniques to get the most important things done well, in alignment with your mission and values. The combination of his inspiration and techniques motivate people to create unique and ecologically-responsible strategy, events, branding, design, ethics, and communications solutions. He shares knowledge and experience one-on-one or through keynote speeches and courses given around the World.

In 1999, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada named him a Fellow for his eco-friendly Code of Ethics. David was elected V.P. Ethics of the Society in 2000, and since has served as Ethics Chair. In 2005, he became a Vice-President of Icograda, the World body for graphic design, which organizes global conferences

His clients include IBM, International Space Station, World Bank, Norwegian Design Council, the Aga Khan Foundation, Environment Canada, Health Canada, Parks Canada, Statistics Canada, Treasury Board and others. David’s work includes award-winning projects in the application of plain language, custom typeface design, and the development of a system to republish the laws of Canada in plain writing and design.

Some of the clients and locations David has provided keynotes, workshops, custom training, and courses:

  • ACI Manitoba
  • Algonquin College
  • Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
  • Arc The Hotel
  • Association for Manitoba Archivists
  • Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD)
  • Aula Magna CSIC (Spain)
  • Bauhaus School of Design (Germany)
  • Brookstreet Hotel
  • Caldas University (Colombia)
  • Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Marketing Association
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Carleton University
  • Central Academy of Fine Arts (China)
  • CapCHI (Computer-Human Interaction)
  • Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Concordia University
  • Daegu Conference Center (Korea)
  • DDI (Sociedad estatal para el desararrollo del diseno) (Spain)
  • Dublin Castle (Ireland)
  • CONADIS (Mexico)
  • eXplorance Inc.
  • Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil)
  • FontShop
  • Forum of Federations
  • Friction Creative
  • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Go Training
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany)
  • Havana Conference Center (Cuba)
  • Health Canada
  • Honda Canada
  • Hong Kong Design Centre (Hong Kong)
  • House of Commons
  • How Magazine
  • Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts (Hungary)
  • Icograda
  • Indigo Hotel
  • Industry Canada
  • International Advertising Association (Bahrain)
  • International Centre for Creative Innovation and Sustainability (Denmark)
  • Internet Institute
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Kyoorius Designyatra (Grand Hyatt Goa, India)
  • Lebanese American University (Lebanon)
  • London College of Printing (United Kingdom)
  • Magdalena Festival (Slovenia)
  • Maribor City Hall (Slovenia)
  • MaRS Discovery District
  • Manitoba Public Insurance (Winnipeg)
  • Meeting Planners International
  • Multiset Users Group (Seattle)
  • National Disability Authority (Ireland)
  • National Press Club (Washington, DC)
  • National Research Council
  • National University at Pernambuco (Brazil)
  • Nortel Networks
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (North Bay, Ontario)
  • Omni Hotel
  • Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
  • Performance Management Consultants
  • PPAC/PPPC
  • Promotional Products Association International
  • ProTech Training (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Public Service Commission of Canada
  • Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
  • Québec City Tourism
  • RGD Web Design Accessibility Conference (Toronto Reference Library)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • Scotiabank Place
  • Shaw Media (Toronto, Canada)
  • Sheridan College (Oakville, Canada)
  • Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Strathcona Hotel
  • St. Lawrence College (Kingston)
  • Tasmeem Doha
  • TYPOBerlin
  • Tunney’s Pasture (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Union for Democratic Communications
  • United Health Group
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • Vancouver Convention Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Qatar)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)
  • Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (Windsor, Ontario)
  • Yarmouk University (Jordan)

Countries and cities in which David has spoken

  • Amman, Jordan
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • Banff, AB
  • Beijing, China
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Bendigo, Australia
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Boston, MA
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Brno, Czech Republic
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Calgary, AB
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Daegu, South Korea
  • Delhi, India
  • Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Dessau, Germany
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • Fredericton, NB
  • Goa, India
  • Halifax, NS
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hornbaek, Denmark
  • Ibri, Oman
  • Irbid, Jordan
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Kingston, ON
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • London, UK
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Manama, Bahrain
  • Manizales, Colombia
  • Maribor, Slovenia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Moncton, NB
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • Montreal, PQ
  • Mumbai, India
  • Muscat, Oman
  • Nanaimo, BC
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Quebec City, QC
  • Recife, Brazil
  • Regina, Canada
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane (Australia)
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Torino, Italy
  • Toronto, ON
  • Tunis, Tunisia
  • Ubud, Indonesia
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Reviewed July 12, 2012


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