I’ve spoken at primary schools and universities around the world, businesses large and small, professional organizations and clubs, and conferences like TEDx (four times). I’ve spoken at the Misfit Conference, MeSimple, the I/OWA Technology Conference, and I keynoted for a major Samsung event in Europe. I also tour regularly, speaking to groups of 40 and crowds of 500, both solo and with other speakers and performers.

I speak on topics as diverse as lifestyle experimentation and optimization, personal growth, travel, minimalism and simplicity, intentionality, branding and design, entrepreneurship, blogging, publishing, and the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.

I love having the opportunity to motivate and inspire people, and find that speaking to them live and chatting with them afterward is an excellent way to achieve that end.

My speaking fee is based on the type and duration of the talk, its timing, and several other variables. Travel and lodging expenses will also need to be covered.

For answers to questions, more info, or to get something on the calendar, send me an email.


Recent Talks


“Colin has the ability to make you pause and think differently about your approach to each day. As a poised, wise and witty speaker, audiences of any kind will not be disappointed.”

—Kelly Underell, Deputy Director, Colorado Innovation Network



June 13, 2017 — Columbia Public Library Speaker Series
I’ll speak about minimalism and intentionality at the public library in Columbia, Missouri as part of their Build a Better World speaker series.

September 14, 2017 — SXSW/Mercedes-Benz “me Convention”
I’ll talk about the age of digital nomads and nonstandard lifestyles at the SXSW/Mercedes-Benz “me Convention” in Frankfurt, Germany.


Early November, 2016 — Various New Zealand Locations
I spoke about business and pursuing a fulfilling lifestyle at coworking spaces, business incubators, and a museum in New Zealand.

October 5, 2016 — Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism
I spoke about storytelling and branding, especially as it relates to the tourism industry.

March 17, 2016 — TEDxINSA, Lyon
A talk about intentionality in how we approach different aspects of life.

March 12, 2016 — TEDxYouth, Maastricht
A discussion of nonstandard lifestyle choices and asking oneself upsetting questions.

November 12-13, 2015 — Congreso Iberoamericano Social Media 2015 (Latin American Social Media Conference 2015)
I spoke with live Spanish translation about how I use social media, my blog, and email to interact with my readers, build my audience, and run a business authentically.

November 7, 2015 — ShowMe Writer’s Masterclass
I keynoted about modern publishing and authorpreneurship to a group of authors at various stages in their careers.

August 25-26, 2015 — Colorado Innovation Network (COIN)
I spoke about ‘Why Less is More’ at an invitation-only event comprised of more than 300 executives from higher education, research labs, cross-industry, and government.

May 4, 2015 — TEDx Whitefish
I spoke about balance and imbalance, and how these concepts apply in technology, sustainability, and life.

April 25, 2015 — MeSimple Conference
I spoke about minimalism and simplicity, particularly in how it applies to travel and lifestyle experimentation.

March 17, 2015 — Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge Launch Event
I spoke about living life to the fullest and pushing against your boundaries during the launch event for Samsung’s new flagship phones at an event in Bucharest, Romania.


Author Colin Wright at The Last Bookstore, photo by The Light Affect

Colin Wright Iowa Conf

Musician Skye Steele, authors Josh Wagner, Colin Wright, Joshua Fields Millburn, and Courtney Carver. Photo by Rocío Briceño

Author Colin Wright, photo by Felicia Williams