Robin is an engaging speaker who brings passion to every talk he gives. He is sought out internationally to give keynote talks on urbanism, urban design, urban planning, cities and public health, engaged citizenship, community building, mental health, and personal branding in academia. Robin also offers interactive and engaging workshops on these topics.
Robin’s talks start conversations that lead to change in communities, organizations and cities.
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What people are saying:
Robin was an inspiring and engaging speaker for our students. He did a wonderful job opening their eyes to how they can become involved and active citizens by using his own experiences as examples of how action can lead to positive results. His humour and sincerity and his ability to connect with the audience allowed students to relate to his narrative and learn from his ideas. He left an impression on our students, with many of them describing his talk as “inspiring”. I would definitely recommend Robin as a speaker!
– Stephanie Dupley, Career Advisor – International & Graduate Students, University of Windsor
“Robin talks about things that are critical to city building. He is thoughtful, persistent and persuasive. He is able to connect with audiences, and moreover, his voice resonates.”
– Susan Holdsworth, WinterCity Stratety Coordinator, City of Edmonton
“The perspectives Robin shared on the intersection of the built environment and social and emotional health left a lasting impression. Our local cycling community was inspired, and has continued the conversation about how to build an inclusive city.
– Heather Shearer, President of Bike Ottawa
October 19, 2018, Panelist, UN Urban Thinkers Campus: Behaviour Change for Sustainable Cities, Waterloo
October 22, 2018, Panelist, An Evening With Michael Landsberg, Waterloo
January 31, 2019, Keynote Speaker, Third Age Learning KW, Kitchener
February 10, 2019, Keynote Speaker, Washington Bike Summit, Spokane
September 19, 2018, Presenter, Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, San Diego
June 20, 2018, Keynote Speaker, Population Health Initiative, Sudbury
May 24, 2018, Keynote Speaker, Ontario Association of Architects, Toronto
April 25, 2018: Keynote Speaker, Branding Yourself in Academia, University of Waterloo
April 24, 2018: Keynote Speaker, Branding Yourself in Academia, University of Windsor
April 16-20, 2018: Keynote Speaker, Mode Shift, Winnipeg
February 27, 2018: Keynote Speaker, Civic Tech KW
February 8, 2018: Keynote Speaker, Halifax Winter Bike Week
January 25, 2018: Speaker, Approachable Density
December 18, 2017: Speaker, QA Greenways Open Forum
November 9, 2017: Speaker, Bradford Library #Lightbrary Launch
October 26, 2017: Panelist, Open Conversation, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
October 19, 2017: MC, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Black and Gold Gala
October 19, Keynote, University Health Network OT Month Celebration, Toronto
October 18, 2017: MC, Amplify Waterloo
October 2, 2017: Keynote, Bike Ottawa AGM
September 28, 2017: Keynote, Design Council of Saskatchewan Design Week Speaker Series
September 27, 2017: Lunch and Learn, Design Council of Saskatchewan Design Week Speaker Series
September 15, 2017, Knowledge Integration Seminar Series, University of Waterloo
May 26-27, 2017: Panel Discussion on Smart Cities, Cappsule Tribe Conference
April 14-16, 2017: Keynote Talk, Panel on Vision Zero and Cold Weather Cities, Moscow International Cycling Congress
March 15, 2017: Talk, Waterloo Unlimited Speaker Series
February 17, 2017: Plenary, International Winter Cities Conference
February 10, 2017: Keynote, Winter Cycling Congress
January 18, 2017: Panel Discussion on Healthy Cities, Kitchener Public Library