Keynote Presentations

David Gonzalez


Keynote Speaker, Conference Speaker, Creativity, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Bilingual, Storytelling

“David is an extraordinay speaker. He shares unforgettable life lessons, capturing head and heart through his magical stories and poetry. Our conferees loved him!”

Proctor and Gamble

David Gonzlez performing with mic


Dr. David Gonzalez is an International  speaker with decades of experience empowering people to realize their creative potential. He has given more than five thousand presentations at companies, colleges, theaters, conferences, and schools. David blends poetry, storytelling, and music into his work to inspire and motivate.

David’s audiences come away with a greater capacity for functional and effective creativity.

Why is creativity important?

  • Creativity is essential for solving problems, especially in our fast-paced world.
  • Creativity is contagious and inspirational, encouraging teamwork and collaboration.
  • Creativity gets people motivated as they get ownership over their roles.
  • Creative workplaces are more likely to attract and retain employees.

“David’s is a most necessary voice, concerned with a profound, inspiring view of humanity.”

Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States

Creative Problem Solving: CREATIVITY IN ACTION

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“Mr. Gonzalez works his magic… absorbing, funny and suspenseful.”
New York Times


Our Powerful Stories

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“Mr. Gonzalez is inspired and wonderfully evocative.”
Orange County Register


Run It Down

David Gonzalez holding a mic

“An amazing spoken-word production blessed by the poetic modern word interpretations of Gonzalez.”
Latin Beat Magazine

Team Building Through Spontaneous Acts of Funk: A Playshop

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“Mr. Gonzalez has the gift of creating magical worlds and drawing his audience into them.”
New York Times

Celebrating LatinX Diversity:

Mi Gente

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“He had everyone in the crowd on their feet singing.”
L.A. Times



Latin Beat Magazine

""An amazing spoken-word/Latin jazz production blessed by the poetic modern word interpretations of González and the funky urban spirit and soul of the city.""

New York Times

""With speech, sound, music and, above all, inspired imagination, Mr. Gonzalez has the gift of creating magical worlds and drawing his audience into them. ""

New York Times

""Masterful, mesmerizing, and marvelous. ""

New York Times

""He had everyone in the crowd on their feet singing. ""

New York Times

""Mr. Gonzalez works his magic… absorbing, funny and suspenseful. ""

Recent Blogs

New Workshop! From Page to Stage

I’m thrilled to invite you to our exciting and free “From Page To Stage” workshop and performance series. In these three engaging sessions, we’ll explore the art of transforming written poetry into powerful performances. Join us to discover the magic of giving your words a voice and breathing life into your creations. Together, we will

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My poetry playlist in Soundcloud

As an actor, speaker, and storyteller, I deeply value how poetry can confront today’s pressing issues, nurture cultural unity, and offer comfort and inspiration amidst individual and societal struggles. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with gifted artists on several poetry albums. Given the challenges we face in the world today, I’ve decided to share these

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The effects of gravity

In the realm of creativity, ‘The Effects of Gravity’ stands as a mesmerizing masterpiece, a collaboration between yours truly, Luke Keller, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Álvaro Domene, Guitarist, Composer, Educator. This unique performance beautifully marries art and science, seamlessly blending imagery and sound, inquiry and imagination. It narrates the epic tale of our

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