David Perry gives talks on work-life integration, disability (violence, media, history), liberal learning, and parenting.

He speaks to college and community groups, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

David is an entertaining and dynamic speaker. He combines personal anecdotes, stories drawn from around the world and history, and hard data to support his conclusions.

Take a look at this collection of published work to get a sense of his range of topics. David can help you:

  • build a more publicly engaged student body or organization 
  • reimagine your work or institutional culture to be more diverse, inclusive, and integrated with the rest of life.
  • show academics, activists, and students how to take their insights to the public. 
  • reveal the ways our society, and especially law enforcement, endangers people with disability.
David will work with you to craft your unique event. For ideas, here are some of the talks David is giving recently:

  • Universal Design for Work/Life Balance: As a working dad sharing fully in all the details of parenting, I've spent years trying to figure out how to make it all fit together. In this talk, I draw from the history of the disability rights movement to offer a completely new way to think about integrating work and life. It's time to move past accommodating specific needs and building a culture that keeps us all whole. 
  • Disability Rights are Human Rights: Too often disability rights get relegated to a niche issue. But disability is not a niche; it's a fundamental aspect of humanity. This talk looks at the history of the disability rights movement, but focuses on the challenges ahead, considering policy, technology, stigma, and violence. This talk is suitable for all groups. 
  • Go Public - Getting Outside the Ivory Tower: There is no ivory tower. Universities have never been more connected, for both good and bad, with the world at large. But how do experts get their ideas to a wider public? I address this topic either in a talk, a half-day, or a whole-day workshop. I explain not only why going public matters, but the tips and tricks to writing pitches, promoting your work, and getting paid. For faculty and graduate students considering alt-academic or diversified academic careers. For more information on the workshop - see this detailed flyer.
Contact David Perry at lollardfish@gmail.com to arrange an event.