Tiago Forte delivers presentations and keynotes on design, productivity, innovation, and how technology is changing the way we work. Read below for more information.

Potential topics:

  • Digital Organization and Building a Second Brain: innovating on how knowledge workers capture, organize, and share their knowledge to unlock their creative potential

  • Design Thinking and Innovation: creativity, innovation, and problem solving in a rapidly changing digital world

  • Workflow Design and Personal Productivity: using systems thinking, cognitive science, and technology to support personal and team productivity

  • Behavior Change and Habit Formation: strategies and techniques for distilling business needs into effective habits and routines


  • Tiago will work with the event organizer to customize a speaking topic and format that matches your audience and business needs

  • The event can be presentation-only, or include interactive exercises chosen specifically to advance the goals of the event

Example formats

  • 20-40 minute TED-style talk

  • 30-60 minute keynote presentation, including Q&A

  • 60-180 minute workshop, with facilitated exercises to put new ideas into action

  • Lecture-style or interactive, depending on time available and objectives


  • We can provide a handout for all attendees, with full-color slides for notetaking in hard copy

  • Other worksheets and materials for interactive sessions will be provided as needed

Conferences and corporate events

Keynote delivered by Tiago Forte at Reactive Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia for an audience of 1,000 developers.

Keynote delivered at the Genentech Innovation Forum, for the Evidence, Science, and Innovation division.

Presentation by Tiago Forte on using technology to improve health and wellbeing delivered for U.S. Medical Affairs at Genentech

Live workshops

Highlight reel for a Design Thinking Crash Course, facilitated by Tiago Forte at the open incubator Parisoma in San Francisco

Video of a hands-on workshop, Design Your Workflow, facilitated by Tiago Forte at the Parisoma open incubator, San Francisco

A 2-hour talk and workshop on the Building a Second Brain method, delivered by Tiago Forte, Lauren Valdez, and David Perell at Collective Academy, Mexico City.

Highlight reel of live workshop Design Your Habits, facilitated by Tiago Forte at the Parisoma open incubator in San Francisco, CA.


Presentation on using network science to understand personal habits, delivered by Tiago Forte at a Quantified Self San Francisco meetup

Presentation delivered by Tiago Forte at the Silicon Valley Quantified Self meetup, at Evernote headquarters in Redwood City, CA

Virtual Events

An excerpt from a short presentation to participants of Discover Praxis on how to use a Second Brain as a springboard to a successful and fulfilling career.

Presentation on How to Use and Master Your Second Brain in 2019, by Tiago Forte at ProdCon