David Hunt

TEDxSydney 2017 – The Art of Forgetting: Australians and Their History

Check out the video of my speech at TEDxSydney 2017 – The Art of Forgetting: Australians and Their History.

Corporate speaking and emceeing

If you have an event and want an Australian history flavoured speech, leavened with a little humour, I’m the person for you.  I also speak on innovation, inventions and anything else you care to brief me on.

If you want to discuss a speaking proposal, drop me an email at [email protected].

Speaking endorsements

David Hunt was one of the first speakers on my list for TEDxSydney 2017 – he is a fantastic speaker with endless energy, a fabulous voice and is tremendously funny. TEDxSydney 2017

David Hunt is doing for Australian history what David Attenborough has done for science. His talks are amusing, engaging and informative, demonstrating why he’s completely unfit for politics.
Barry O’Farrell, New South Wales Premier

Who says Australia’s history is boring? David’s anecdotes were funny, entertaining and informative all at once. Thanks to David’s after-dinner presentation we know there’s a lot more to our history than wheat and sheep and much of it is hilarious.
The Resources and Energy Law Association

David Hunt is as informative as he is funny. Popularising of history at its best.
Tim Flannery

I loved working with David. A funny man, he has an instant rapport with audiences. His knowledge is vast and his wit is vaster!
Tim Ferguson, The Doug Anthony All Stars

One of the funniest, most engaging and outrageously entertaining speakers I’ve ever seen.
Benjamin Law

David Hunt MCed a high value event with our board, major donors and their guests along with eminent speakers, including a High Court judge and former Minister. David has a capacity for making serious matters enormously interesting and very funny. He manages to speak with both levity and gravity which is a rare gift.
Centre for Independent Studies

David Hunt had thoroughly researched to topic and styled it to our overall conference themes. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and engaging. Although the speech was conducted over dinner, the people in the room were totally engaged from beginning to end.
Linfox Armaguard Pty Ltd

We invited David to be our conference dinner guest speaker. The audience were really impressed with the level of research he undertook to craft a dinner speech on the history of education in New South Wales, much of which none of us had ever heard and had the room in stitches. David’s personable and engaging manner was a delight. I’m already receiving emails asking if we can have him back next year!
Dr Rosalind Walsh, NSW Department of Education

David’s presentation absolutely hit the mark! Engaging and funny, with the serious undertone of the importance of teaching history to our kids. David is a wonderful speaker.
History Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

Educational speaking and creative writing workshops

If you want me to talk about Australian history or my childrens’ books at your school or university, and/or to hold a creative writing workshop with your students, then click on this link with Booked Out Speakers Agency.

Speaking at readers and writers festivals

If you want me at your festival, then contact my publishers or drop me an email at [email protected].

Other speaking requests

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