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Adrian Hornsby is an eloquent public speaker, and is frequently invited to talk at conferences and educational institutes both in the UK and abroad. He has participated in roundtables in Seoul, lectured at Oxford, done battle at the Battle of Ideas, and spoken in the House of Lords. He has variously been described as ‘thought-provoking — really!’ (Teresa Stoppani, Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich), ‘completely different’ (Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas), and ‘among the best speakers we’ve heard in our decade’ (Graham Watson, Head of Economics, Winchester College).

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RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

USING CONCEPTS, BUILDING NARRATIVES, AND STEALING FROM SCIENCE
11 May 2015, Birkbeck, University of London, for The Arts of Experiment series

TALKING DATA-TO-DATA
3 November 2014, St Mary’s, Toronto, Keynote for SIAA Data Conference

SOFT CATACLYSMS
28 September 2014, Clapham Omnibus, London, for Pianocity Series

HOW TO BE A GOOD ANALYST
11 April 2013, OFS, Oxford, for Oxford Jam

IMPACT THINKING
22 November 2012, Unter den Linden, Berlin, for the Social Impact Analysts Association Conference

“I LIKE THE WAY YOU MOVE,” WHISPERED LONDON TO TOKYO. “YEAH RIGHT,” TOKYO SHOT BACK.
16 October 2012, House of Lords, London, for the Vision conference ‘Cities of the Future: Smart Ways to Move’

MONEY, VALUE, AND SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE END OF THE WORLD
3 October 2012, Ramsay Society Lecture Series, Winchester College, Winchester, UK

A GOOD ANALYST IN THE IDB
30 May 2012, Inter-America Development Bank, Washington D.C.

HOW TO BECOME A GOOD ANALYST
29 March 2012, Oxford Jam, Oxford

THE GROWTH WE NEED
17 June 2011, Chair for BMW Foundation 9th Europe Asia Young Leaders Forum, London

GENETIC CITY
15 Aug 2010, Shanghai 2010 World Expo, Dutch Cultural Centre, Shanghai

MYTHAPPLICATION (abstract concepts in practical use)
26 Feb 2010, London School of Economics (LSE), London

SHENZEN BIENNALE 2009, Green From Scratch
7 Dec 2009, Shenzhen, China

BEYOND BEAN COUNTING (Toward a practice of non-financial accounting)
16 Sept 2009, University of Oxford, ISIRC

GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE: IMPLOSIONS INTO AN INNER VOID
5 June 2009, The (G)lobal Architect, University of Greenwich, London (published with Hunch)

DEMOCRACY, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE URBAN FORM
28 March 2009, Kyoto of the Cities, Naples, Italy (published with Cluster)

BEFORE YOU GET TOO EXCITED … What are the challenges of doing business in China?
4 March 2009, Digital Business, Sadler’s Wells, London

DES(P)LOTS — How Cash-Rich Regimes In China And The Middle East Are Managing Their Urban Booms
February 2009, University of Greenwich, London

MAXIMIZING EFFICIENCIES IN THE SOCIAL CAPITAL MARKET
Roundtable of “leading social innovators”
3-6 February 2009, GSIX with Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy

CHINA KEEP GROWING!
4 February 2009, London School of Economics (LSE), London

FROM MAO TO WOW — How shiny Chinese products got us into the credit crunch … and how they’re going to get us out again
11 December 2008, University of Economics, Prague

THE CHINESE DREAM
with Neville Mars
4 December 2008, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (published by 010)

FROM MAO TO WOW
30 November 2008, Winchester Economics Symposium, Winchester, UK

UCS QUESTION TIME
with Stephen Twigg, Douglas Murray, Vivienne Parry, Philip Walters, Ceri Dingle
18th November 2008, UCS, London

WHAT IS CHINA THINKING?
2 November 2008, The Battle of Ideas, Institute of Ideas, Royal College of Art, London (watch on internet tv)

CHINA TRIPTYCH
with Neville Mars & Martijn de Waal
8 October 2008, V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (watch on internet tv)

ASIA EUROPE THOUGHT LEADERS
Roundtable of “global young leaders”
4-7 September 2008, BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum, Park Hyatt, Seoul

IS CHINA THE ECONOMIC SAVIOUR OF THE 21ST CENTURY?
12 July 2008, Battle for China, Institute of Ideas at the Norton Rose Centre, London

CHINA NOW URBANISATION CONFERENCE
25 April 2008, China Now, RIBA, London

GOING SWIMMING — Aspects of Social Impact Analysis
9 January 2008, ‘Embracing The Triple Bottom Line’, University of Lincoln, UK

ON ENCLAVES, ZONES AND THE URBAN IMAGE
9 June 2007, Umweg Über China, Hebel Am Ufer, Berlin