Dan Zen is an Inventor who works with creative technology. He is a futurist working with short stories to advance invention. He uses philosophy as a creativity framework and gives talks, presentations and classes concerning creativity and advanced interface technologies.
Dan Zen is very busy building however on occasion, he does talk at conferences, user-groups, workshops, schools and the like. Here are some examples of past engagements. Please contact door at danzen.com to discuss possibilities.
Commercial Creative Technology – Keynote at CreateInTO (CITO) – 2014
Dan Zen Museum Launch – 2014
DEMO CAMP DEMOS: DRONER, TILTY, KITTY TARTAN, TOUCHY, OPARTICA TUNNEL – 2014, 2013, 2012
Mediated Reality: Past, Present, and Future – Function Keys Conference – 2012
Mobile Techniques: Making of Hipster – FITO – 2012
Creativity and New Forms of Mobile Games – Keynote Hamilton DemoCamp – 2011
CyberSpace Meets Social Change – TalkMedia at Art Gallery of Hamilton – 2010
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Developing iPhone Applications – mDot Mobile Technology Group – 2010
Creating in WordPress – Toronto WordCamp Presenter – 2009
Inventing for the Web – EntMent Entrepreneur Group – 2009
FITO Educational Panel – 2008, 2011
Gesture Technology – FITO 2007
Zen Mix Vlogging Tool – Dorkbot Toronto 2006
Dan Zen is unquestionably a gifted thinker. It is a pleasure to tell you that Dan Zen is also an extremely engaging speaker. He explains his complex, intriguing explorations with such clarity and unbridled enthusiasm that the audience can not help but be captivated; and it is obvious his listeners are of paramount importance to him. To that end, his talks are inclusive, making each audience member feel that they are a participant in the entertaining experience regardless of their level of knowledge about the given area. Equally enjoyable is witnessing his delight in sharing his thoughts with others and encouraging them to think, to be creative.
If there is an opportunity to have the incredibly inventive Dan Zen speak, or present, my recommendation is to seize it.
As the host of “In Conversation: TALK MEDIA” presented by The Factory: Hamilton Media Arts held November 19, 2010 at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, the above reference is written from personal experience.
Host, In Conversation: TALK MEDIA
Professor – Media & Entertainment Mohawk College
Former Media Relations Manager and Producer CHCH TV
Dan Zen blows my mind! I am always intrigued and delighted by the expansion I feel when I engage in Dan’s ideas. His talk “Creativity and New Forms of Mobile Games” was brilliant. I learned things about creativity that I had never considered before and that is saying a lot since I have devoted my life work to creative expression!
When I first decided to attend Dan’s talk I worried that it would be too technical for me. I was relieved when he included interactive exercises to express his ideas in a way that made sense.
I would highly recommend a dose of Dan Zen to anyone who wants to expand their mind and open up to their creative potential.
Soul Artist and CEO