Richard Florida

Best Selling Author, Urbanist

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Florida, USA

  • Richard Florida`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Richard Florida`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Florida, USA

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Creative Class Communities: City, Regional and Global Economic Growth

No longer are cities competing with neighboring cities, rather mega regions are competing globally. Focusing on city, regional, and global economic growth, Richard Florida shares the knowledge that gives community leaders the tools they need to generate greater economic ...

No longer are cities competing with neighboring cities, rather mega regions are competing globally. Focusing on city, regional, and global economic growth, Richard Florida shares the knowledge that gives community leaders the tools they need to generate greater economic prosperity in their region. In this talk, Florida presents the most current regional economic and demographic data of cutting-edge community-building practices to give you framework to make your community more competitive and vibrant.

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Innovation, the Culture of Creativity and Managing for It

Richard Florida ignites new thinking and strategic initiatives on how to manage, motivate and inspire creative people. Drawing from his breakthrough Harvard Business Review article and more than two decades of research and experience on leading edge companies, Florida show ...

Richard Florida ignites new thinking and strategic initiatives on how to manage, motivate and inspire creative people. Drawing from his breakthrough Harvard Business Review article and more than two decades of research and experience on leading edge companies, Florida show teams of executives and managers how to manage.

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Creative Class Consumption: Marketing to the Creative Class

Who is the Creative Class and why do they matter? They are a consumer group, consisting of scientists, engineers, managers, innovators and people in research and development, as well as artists, writers and musicians are the most educated and demanding consumers in the ...

Who is the Creative Class and why do they matter? They are a consumer group, consisting of scientists, engineers, managers, innovators and people in research and development, as well as artists, writers and musicians are the most educated and demanding consumers in the marketplace. The Creative Class is 40 million strong and makes up 30 percent of the U.S. workforce, with 50% of wages earned. They control nearly 70% of discretionary spending in the US. That is over $500 billion in purchasing power annually. In this talk, Richard Florida presents years of data on who they are, where they are, what they read, what they purchase and the ethos that drives their decisions.

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The Dawn of The Creative Economy

Between 1980 and today, even with one of the greatest crises in world history, the United States added 20 million new jobs in the creative sector of the economy. This shift toward a “creative economy” has been the focus of Florida’s research, and, of his ...

Between 1980 and today, even with one of the greatest crises in world history, the United States added 20 million new jobs in the creative sector of the economy. This shift toward a “creative economy” has been the focus of Florida’s research, and, of his keynote speeches. This transition has not only transformed our economy, but, it has transformed our communities. And, it continues to do so even today.

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The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity

In this presentation, Richard Florida provides an engaging and sweeping examination of previous economic “resets,” distilling the deep forces that shaped their physical and social landscapes, reshaping economies and societies. Looking toward the future, Florida ...

In this presentation, Richard Florida provides an engaging and sweeping examination of previous economic “resets,” distilling the deep forces that shaped their physical and social landscapes, reshaping economies and societies. Looking toward the future, Florida identifies the patterns that will drive the next Great Reset and simultaneously reshape virtually every aspect of our lives, from how and where we live, to how we work, to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, and how we shape our cities and regions. In a refreshingly optimistic tone, Florida shows how these core elements, when taken together, will spur a fresh era of growth and prosperity, define a new geography of progress, and stimulate surprising opportunities for each of us.

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About Keynote Speaker Richard Florida

Richard Florida’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Richard Florida is the Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. A Global Research Professor at New York University and the founder of the Creative Class Group, he works closely with governments and companies worldwide.

Richard Florida is perhaps the world’s leading urbanist, “as close to a household name as it is possible for an urban theorist to be in America,” according to The EconomistEsquire has included him on its annual list of “The Best and the Brightest,” and Fast Company dubbed him an “intellectual rock star.”  MIT Technology Review recently named him “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.”

Dr. Florida is the author of several global best sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class and is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he co-founded and serves as Editor-at-Large for Atlantic Cities, the world’s leading media site devoted to cities and urban affairs.

Florida appears regularly on CNN and other news broadcasts and is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of major newspapers and magazines. TIME magazine recognized his Twitter feed as one of the “140 most influential in the world.” In 2013 he was named a Global Thought Leader by the Gottleib Duttweiler Institute, alongside Al Gore, George Soros, Jeffrey Sachs, Elon Musk and Deepak Chopra.

More About Speaker, Richard Florida . . .
Richard Florida previously taught at Carnegie Mellon and George Mason University, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Testimonials

“Your presentation was very thought-provoking and is part of a continuing dialogue we are having with the utilities industry regarding their evolving role in urban infrastructure.”

Garry Spencer

Program Leader, Global IUN Coalition, IBM Energy & Utilities Industry

“Thank-you for coming all the way to speak at our London Conference. It was a spellbinding session and really rounded off the day provoking thought and exciting people about the possibility of change.”

Jess Tyrrell

Deputy Director, Communications, Centre for London

“It was fantastic to listen to Richard…the performance not only fulfilled our expectations but opened a new stage of inspirations for our Ministry to work on the development of regions.”

Patrycja Artymowska

Office of President, Poland Ministry of Regional Development

“Your speech was insightful, thought provoking and wonderful! We have received rave reviews and a tremendous amount of positive feedback from our students and guests.”

Diana Cazares

Director of Event Operations, Columbia College Chicago

“…listening to a living classic of Economy and Sociology speaking live is a tremendous experience for the young and bright men and women and I am sure it has left a deep imprint in their minds and hearts.”

Mamonov Mikhail

Federal Agency on Youth Affairs, Government of the Russian Federation

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