Dan is an accomplished public speaker who has delivered scores of speeches and training workshops for schools, businesses, and community organizations. Please contact us for more information or to book Dan as a speaker.

Dan Gediman was a keynote speaker at iFest 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.

Speaking Engagements Offered

First-Year Experience/All-School Read/Summer Read – Many incoming college freshman classes are asked to read a This I Believe book to prepare for the transition from high school to college. Many high schools and universities have chosen one of our books for an All-School Read or Summer Read, and then participate in writing and discussion activities after reading the books. A speaking engagement with Dan Gediman is a unique way to engage students after having read This I Believe or This I Believe II.

“One-Book” Community-Wide Reading Programs – One book projects involve broad community participation of a city, town, school campus, or library system. A speaking engagement with This I Believe is an ideal kick-off or culminating event.

Essay-Writing Workshop – A full-day workshop invites participants to read and listen to recorded This I Believe essays of others, and then write and share one’s own personal philosophy. This workshop is ideal for conferences, retreats, or corporate meetings.

Previous Engagements

• Aquinas College (MI)
• Bellarmine University (KY)
• Bucknell University (PA)
• Coker College (SC)
• Columbus State University (GA)
• Davidson College (NC)
• Eastern Illinois University
• Endicott College (MA)
• Illinois College (IL)
• Ivy Tech Community College (IN)
• Lindsey Wilson College (KY)
• Longwood University (VA)
• Louisiana Tech University
• Minnesota State University, Mankato
• Northern Arizona University
• Northern Illinois University
• Northern Kentucky University
• Ohio State University
• Penn State Berks (PA)
• Penn State New Kensington (PA)
• Ripon College (WI)
• Roberts Wesleyan College (NY)
• Rowan University (NJ)
• Southern Connecticut State University
• Stockton College (NJ)
• Texas Woman’s University
• University of Central Arkansas, Honors College
• University of Dayton (OH)
• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• University of Louisville (KY)
• University of Wisconsin—Parkside
• Walsh University (OH)
• William Paterson University (NJ)

• Bettendorf Public Library (Quad Cities, IA)
• Handley Regional Library (Winchester, VA)
• Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (IN)
• Louisville Free Public Library (KY)
• Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA)

• iFest (Barcelona, Spain)
• IdeaFestival (KY)
• Starbucks (WA)
• Healthways (TN)
• Vi Living (NY, FL, AZ, IL)

Civic Groups
• Dare County Education Foundation (NC)
• Leadership Philadelphia (PA)
• Statesville Chamber of Commerce (NC)

Book Festivals
• Southern Book Festival
• Virginia Festival of the Book
• St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading (FL)
• Wisconsin Book Festival
• Kentucky Book Fair

Please contact us for more information or to book Dan as a speaker.