International Speaker


I most commonly speak on creativity and innovation. But not in an airy-fairy mystical way. I draw on neuroscience, social psychology and academic research to offer practical advice. Because the ability to think differently in business has never been more important than it is now.

I speak on a business leadership level, explaining how organisations can use creativity more effectively. I offer checklists, frameworks and practical advice to help companies understand when, where and how to apply creativity to get the best results.

I also speak on a personal level, showing individuals how to come up with more ideas and better ideas. I explain the creative process and give them tips and techniques to help them come up with fresh ideas that solve real problems.

I speak at conferences, deliver internal presentations to businesses and do after dinner talks. I run immersive workshops to help people learn and try out new creative skills. And I facilitate idea-generation sessions for businesses looking to get fresh thinking on any part of their business.

And, if you're really lucky, I'll whip out my harmonica and entertain the audience when there's a technical glitch.

You can see more films of me speaking right here.

"Everyone absolutely loved Dave’s presentation, and it was great to give our teams a different outlook on how data is evolving in really cool and interactive ways. As always, Dave’s presentation style is engaging, honest and really makes you sit up and listen. We’d love to work with him again."

Rachel Evans, Experian Data Quality
"An excellent end. Very thought-provoking and engaging. Fantastic end to the conference. Really enjoyed this session. Left on a high. Great emphasis on how we should really stand for something. Lots to take away from this one. Excellent. Brilliant. Loved the interactive debates. – this is just some of the feedback we have already had and I know there will be more of the same!"

Tory Gillingham, AMDIS

Dave is my new hero.

Dave MC'd a conference I recently produced and did it with professional aplomb. He confidently conducted the stage, engaged the speakers, managed the audience and even filled dead space when the IT failed us. He went over and above what was asked of him. Next time I organise an event, Dave will be my first point of call.

Matt Desmier
Silicon Beach

Extraordinary quality

Dave Birss is a British expert on creativity, advertising, branding and transmedia. Dave taught how to design and produce branded content. The quality of his work was extraordinary, which is why I highly recommend working with him. We hope to have a new opportunity to work with him in the future.

Fernando Acuña Díaz
Universidad Católica de Chile

Endlessly entertaining

Dave's delivery is endlessly entertaining. The ability to seamlessly switch between the serious economics of adland and the whimsical playing of a harmonica is something few people could master. Whether hosting, or speaking, or maybe even just entertaining, we'd have Dave back in a flash.

John Newbold
Canvas Conference