Speaking

I love to rock the mic, be it hosting an event, moderating lively interdisciplinary discussions, or delivering provocative talks. Reach out for rates and availability.
“A definite highlight to the conference was Jen Leonard’s presentation… Charming, heartbreaking, inspiring and ultimately instructive. In the truest sense, she shared her presentation with us – and in the end, isn’t that what service design should be all about?”

—Allan Chochinov, Core77

Past Lectures Include:
  • VCUarts, Graduate School Seminar, Richmond VA, Feb 2013
  • Design Beyond Design, Designboost, Stockholm SE, Feb 2011
  • NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), Halifax NS, March 2010
  • Design Fiction panel, SXSWi, Austin TX, Mar 2010
  • Metropolis Magazine Live @ ICFF, New York NY March 2010
  • “City Systems + Community,” COM:PLOT, Guadalajara MX, Oct 2009
  • What the *#&! Is Social Design exhibition, San Francisco CA, Mar 2009
  • “Design and Sustainability,” Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm SE, Aug 2009
  • Clear Village Lab, Barcelona ES, June 2009
  • Design Means, Goldsmiths, University of London, London UK, Jan, 2009
  • “Language as a design medium,” Pecha Kucha, Stockholm SE, Nov 2008
  • “Personalizing Public Space,” Designboost, Malmo SE, Oct 2008
  • The Globalization Council of the Swedish Govt + Färgfabriken, Östersund SE, Jan 2008
  • “Innovating for Sustainability,” INNO Asia, Hong Kong, Dec 2007
  • Emergence (service design conference), Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh PA, Sep 2007
  • Designboost, Malmö SE, Oct 2007
  • Tomorrow Unlimited, New York NY and Los Angeles CA, May 2007
  • Luminous Green, Brussels BE, Apr 2007
  • Design for social innovation, IdcN (Int’l Design Centre Nagoya), Nagoya JP, Mar 2007
  • Utrecht Manifest, “Design and society in times of confusion,” Utrecht NL, Oct 2005
  • Era 05: Design Congress, Copenhagen DE, Sep 2005
  • CALA, University of Minnesota, design + public space, Minneapolis MN, Sep 2005
  • Designmai, “Blueprints of Tomorrow,” Berlin DE, May 2005
  • Power and Pathology of Networks Symposium, Brown University, Providence RI, Sep 2004
  • Change Maker Wednesdays, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON, Mar to May 2004