May 15-17, 2021: Sandefjord, Norway
Why Social Contact Matters as We Age
Cycling Without Age Summit

Feb. 19, 2021 | Medicine Hat, Alberta
Together, Apart: Staying Connected in an Era of Physical Distancing
South Eastern Alberta Teachers Convention Association
Medicine Hat College

Feb. 18, 2021 | Lethbridge, Alberta
Together, Apart: Staying Connected in an Era of Physical Distancing
South Western Alberta Teachers’ Convention Association
University of Lethbridge


June 9, 2020 | Remote Keynote
Together, Apart: Staying Connected in an Era of Physical Distancing
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton

May 26, 2020 | Remote Lunchtime Address
The Science of Social Connection
Temple Emmanuel, Montreal, Canada

May 20, 2020: Remote Evening Lecture
Connecting while Apart
Congregation Dorshei Emet, Montreal Canada

April 24, 2020 | Virtual Keynote
Working in Isolation
Jump Trading: Chicago, Illinois

February 8, 2020 | Dallas, Texas
Keynote | The Secret to Living Longer May be your Social Life
CMAA World Conference: Gaylord Texan Resort Center



November 12, 2019 | Lisbon, Portugal
Keynote | BrightHouse Panelist: The Company of the Future

October 22, 2019: Singapore
Face to Face Education in the Digital Age
Neuroeducation Syposium of Asia
Chua Thian Poh Hall, National University of Singapore

October 18-19, 2019 | Arden (Asheville) | North Carolina
Keynote | The Village Effect: The importance of community and how to build it.
Novus Way, Lutheran Church of America
Lutheridge Retreat Centre

July 20-25, 2019| Edinburgh, Scotland
TED SUMMIT| A Community Beyond Borders

April 9, 2019| Salt Lake City, Utah
Keynote| The Village Effect
Environments for Aging Conference: Salt Lake City Palace Convention Centre

March 27-28, 2019 | Queensland, Australia
Urban Development Institute of Australia
The Star Hotel, Gold Coast

February 26, 2019: Newport Beach, California
Keynote: The Importance of Social Interaction
Human Good: The Big Connect: Fashion Island Hotel



September 22, 2018 | Sentosa, Singapore
Asian Healthcare Leadership Summit

August 9, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois
Keynote speech at Premier Elite Event Awards Dinner : Sonova, USA

May 21, 2018 | Detroit, Michigan
The Village Effect : Leading Age Michigan

May 15, 2018 | Sao Paula, Brazil
The Importance of Social Bonds
Santander Theatre, Plenae

May 9, 2018 | Montreal, Canada
New Directions in Men’s Mental Health
Social Psychiatry Research Gp: McGill University

April 28, 2018 | Montreal, Canada
Panel after launch of John Curtin’s documentary, Why the Jews? Blue Metropolis, Concordia University: De Sève Cinema

February 28, 2018 | Bridgewater, New Jersey
The Village Effect: Exxon Mobil Research Club



December 6, 2017 | Sao Paolo, Brazil
Frontiers of Thought

December 4, 2017 | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Frontiers of Thought

November 24, 2017 | Montreal
Macnamara Lecture : McGill University

November 2, 2017 | Toronto
Amica Helping Hands Fundraising Event

October 4, 2017 | Montreal
Mt Sinai Book Club Fundraising Event
Review of Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf

June 13, 2017 | Toronto
Private event at Fasken Martineau

June 8, 2017 | Toronto
Shifting the Conversation
Association of Ontario Health Centres

May 10, 2017 | Portland
The Village Effect
Bridge Meadows

April 27th, 2017 | Vancouver
TED: The Future You
TED2017 Webcast

March 28, 2017 | Brussels
European Parliament
Sex Differences and the Gender Gap



August 12th, 2016 | Ottawa
Keynote: Canadian Bar Association; Canadian Legal Conference

August 9th, 2016 | Washington DC
What Social and Behavioral Science is Newsworthy and How It Is Covered
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

May 11th, 2016 | Edmonton
Keynote: Creating Resilient, Healthier Communities
Two Talks to the City of Edmonton

March 16th, 2016 | Zurich
Keynote: European Trend Day 2016
Gottlieb Duttwieler Institute

February 11th, 2016 | Montreal
Globe and Mail and Concordia University: Thinking out Loud
A discussion about friendship in the digital age, with Prof. William Bukowski.



October 20th, 2015 | Montreal
Why Face to Face Contact Matters in Education
Delta Kappa Gamma International

October 15th, 2015 | Montreal
Face-to-Face Contact: A Matter of Survival
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom:

September 17th, 2015 | Cambridge
Keynote Address: Relational Schools Project
St. Catherine’s College Cambridge University

July 10th, 2015 | Stratford

Ideas at Stratford: The Massey Lectures Forum
The Discovery of the Self with Adam Gopnik and Irwin Gopnik

June 3rd, 2015 | Montreal
Westmount Public Library

April 18th, 2015 | Los Angeles, California

LA Times Festival of Books

I gratefully acknowledge a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, which supported my attendance at this event.

April 9th, 2015 | Toronto, Spur Festival
Alone, Together

March 30, 2015 Los Angeles
Video On Youtube
Featured on Google’s 2015 Year in Review

March 29th, 2015 | Pasadena, California
Caltech Distinguished Speakers Series

March 25th, 2015 | London
The School of Life: Face Time with Susan Pinker

March 23rd, 2015 | Oxford, UK
Oxford Literary Festival

February 10-14th, 2015 | New Haven, Yale University
Yale Poynter Journalism Fellowship
Branford College

February 9th, 2015 | New York City, NY
The Lotos Club Science and Technology Series

February 4th, 2015 | Toronto, Canada
Argyle Academy

Relationship Building in the Digital Age

LINCWell Speakers Series
St. Clement’s School

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2014 Speaking Engagements

Dec 13th,2014 Holden Memorial Address
International Society of Intelligence Research,
Graz, Austria

November 22nd,2014 The Miami Book Fair  

November 18th,2014 New York State Writers’ Institute Lecture
SUNY University at Albany Science Library – 8 pm  

November 4th,2014 Harvard Barnes and Noble Coop: Joint Event with Steven Pinker

October 25th,2014 Susan Pinker at Ottawa International Writers Festival.
Ottawa ON  

October 22nd,2014 Susan Pinker at Conference at Pointe-Claire Public Library.

October 19th,2014 Susan Pinker at Paragraph Bookstore Books and Breakfast Series.



2013 Speaking Engagements

April 28, 2013 Autism: Treatment, Hope and Bad Animals Blue Metropolis
Montreal, QC


April 27, 2013 Healing Words: Writing Mental Health Blue Metropolis
Montreal, QC


2011-2012 Speaking Engagements

November 2, 2011 Is the Boy Crisis a Myth? American Enterprise Institute: Working Group on Boys
Washington, DCMarch 28, 2012 Keynote on International Women’s Day Presidential Speaker Series,
Delta College, Michigan

March 5, 2012
Keynote: Honouring Women’s Career Choices Women and Business Conference
Sponsored by Ha’aretz and The Marker, Tel Aviv, Israel For conference info (Hebrew): 



2010 Speaking Engagements

November 26, 2010 Keynote: Bold Ideas for Academic Leaders Speakers Series
Humber College  

November 5-6, 2010 Keynote: The Differences Between the Sexes: From Biology to Behavior European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
Heidelberg, Germany

October 28, 2010 Keynote: Gender, Happiness and the Crisis in the Global Economy dbb Forum,
Berlin, Germany Conference organized by Budeszentrale fur politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) in cooperation with the Hessen State Agency for Civic Education. Budenscentrale:  

August 13, 2010 William James Book Award Address, Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.  

May 17, 2010 Keynote: The Sexual Paradox: High Ability, Creativity and Giftedness Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development Belin Blank Center for Gifted Education,
The University of Iowa, Iowa City


2009 Speaking Engagements

December 3-4, 2009 Conference/Workshops (all given in English) Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg GmbH (
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

November 3, 2009 Keynote , Professional Development Day
Vanier College

October 24th, 2009 Ottawa Writers Festival: Reading and Discussion
Ottawa, Canada

October 29, 2009 Guest Lecture: Evolution and Gender (Biology 436, Evolution and Society) McGill University, McIntyre Medical Building 1027, 2:30 pm  

October 17th, 2009 The Sexual Paradox McGill University Homecoming Weekend Books and Brunch, Omni Hotel, Montreal  

June 17, 2009 Talk on The Sexual Paradox Westmount Public Library, 7 pm  

May 6, 2009 The Michael Lauter Memorial Lecture Jewish Public Library, 7:30 p.m.
5151 Côte Ste-Catherine

2008 Speaking Engagements

October 16-18, 2008 Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society,
Deauville, France  

October 15 Frankfurt Book Fair “Der Geschlechterparadox” DVA stand, Hall 3.0 E106  

August 18, 2008
Edinburgh International Book Festival,
Edinburgh UK  

June 18, 19, 20, 2008
Idea City,
Toronto Canada  

June 11, 2008 “Gifted Women and the Real Gender Gap.” University of Toronto Women and Leadership Speaker Series, 5:00 to 7:15. Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto,
Toronto Canada  

May 9, 2008 The Ottawa Hospital Nurses’ Association,
Ottawa Canada  

May 1, 2008 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, 8h30 pm Delta Centre-Ville Hotel, 777 University Street,
Montreal Canada  

April 23, 2008 Public lecture and panel discussion,
Amsterdam Holland

March 27, 2008 A Brief Talk about The Sexual Paradox, Paragraphe Books, 2220 McGill College Ave,
Montreal Canada  

March 18, 2008 Discussion with Helena Cronin, co-director of the London School of Economics Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, 6-8 pm, at Canada House, Trafalgar Square,
London England  

March 16, 2008
Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Books and Brunch, King Edward Hotel,
Toronto Canada  

March 6, 2008 Lunch and Learn Speaker, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada,
Ottawa Canada  

March 5, 2008 “Celebrate Women” Annual Lecture, Laurentian University, Fraser Auditorium,
Sudbury Canada  

February 28, 2008 Book Launch, Nicholas Hoare Books,
Montreal Canada  

February 18, 2008 Ontario Psychological Association Annual Convention, Lunchtime Address, Eaton Centre Marriott Hotel,
Toronto Canada

January 19, 2008 Women’s Health Matters Forum, Women’s College Hospital Toronto Convention Centre, South Building,
Toronto Canada