Speaking

“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