Mr. Kotkin’s speech topics range widely but include many talks about the evolution and future of cities, regional competitiveness, the role of ethnic diversity in the world economy, and the revitalization of small towns and suburbs.   He is comfortable speaking before both small seminar-like groups and large conferences.

Joel Kotkin has spoken at some of the most prestigious settings in the world, including:
Aspen Ideas Festival
The Economist Human Potential Summit
Harvard Global Cities Conference
Opening of the new Melbourne library, Victoria, Australia
World Cities Summit, Singapore
The World Knowledge Forum, Seoul, S. Korea

He has made presentations before such major corporations as:
Caruso Holdings
Deutsche Aerospace
Lowe Development Company
Forest City Enterprises
Ventyx (ABB)

His speeches to business and professional groups have included:
American Chamber of Commerce Exec utives
American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)
Danish Confederation of Industry
Philadelphia Regional Chamber of Commerce
Urban Land Institute

He has spoken before municipal groups in places as varied as:
Anaheim, CA
Salinas, CA
Portland, OR
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas
Fargo, ND

He has appeared at numerous universities and colleges including:
Claremont McKenna
Rice Univerity
Singapore Civil Service College
Smith College
Texas Tech University
University of Calgary
University of Denver
University of Toronto

For speaking or other inquiries contact:
Mandy Shamis
Phone: 657-224-9708