If you wish to inquire about a possible invitation,
please email james.williams[at]

Some main speaking commitments:

Invited speaker, ‘Ethics by Design’ (debate with Isabelle Falque Pierrotin, Chairman of French Data Protection Authority), Futur En Seine conference (Paris, June 2017)

Invited speaker, The Next Web conference (Amsterdam, May 2017)

Invited speaker, What Makes You Click workshop (Amsterdam, May 2017)

Invited speaker, TEDxAthens conference (Athens, Greece, May 2017)

Keynote speaker, Ethics by Design conference, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Lyon, France, May 2017)

Invited speaker, ‘Capacity-building (and capacity-draining) technologies,’ British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford (March 2017)

Invited speaker, ‘Values and Design,’ University of Oxford Computer Science department (February 2017)

Invited speaker, Digital Mindfulness podcast (December 2016)

Keynote speaker, Conversion Hotel conference (Texel, Netherlands, November 2016)

Keynote speaker, Smart Wearable Technologies Summit (Barcelona, September 2016)

Keynote speaker, meeting of The Association of Dutch Psychologists, on ‘The Ethics of Attention and Persuasion in Technology Design’ (Amsterdam, June 2016)

Keynote speaker, Royal College of Art information design workshop (London, May 2016)

Invited speaker, Domain7 design agency (Vancouver, May 2016)

Keynote speaker, Oxford Geek Night on ‘Distraction by Design’ (January 2016)

Keynote speaker, Breaking Borders design event (Reading, UK, February 2016)

Invited speaker, Bucharest-Oxford Workshop in Applied Ethics (Bucharest, December 2015)

Invited speaker, Oxford Playhouse, on ‘The Ethics of Persuasion in Brave New World and The Tempest’ (Oxford, October 2015)

Invited speaker (with Tristan Harris), Oxford UX group, on ‘Time Well Spent: Demanding a New Kind of Design’ (Oxford, 2015)

Invited speaker (with Nate Silver, Peter Hinssen, and others), Think With Google C-level advertising summit, on ‘The Future of Digital Measurement’ (London, 2013)

Keynote speaker, Google Digital Excellence Program, on ‘User-Centered Measurement’ (Dublin, 2013)

Invited consultant, European Commission, for the OnLife project (Brussels, 2013)

Invited speaker, Seattle Pacific University, on ‘Why Kierkegaard Matters for Product Design’ (Seattle, 2013)

Keynote speaker, Google Complex Buying Cycle conference, on ‘Customer-Centered Advertising’ (London, 2012)