Jaron's Public Events:

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Friday, August 9: San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands. "Virtual Reality is the Opposite of Artificial Intelligence".

Tuesday, March 26: Boston, MA at the Museum of Science. "Doubling Down: Preserving Our Humanity in the Digital Age".

Monday, March 25: New York, NY for the New York Live Arts 2019 Live Ideas Gala.

Tuesday, March 19: San Antonio, TX for the Mind Science Foundation.

Saturday, January 5: Park City, UT for the Park City Institute.


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, December 11, 12 & 13: Istanbul, Turkey for MARKA 2018.

Monday, December 10: Berlin, Germany for the Willy Brandt Foundation Annual Lecture.

Friday, November 16: Hartford, CT for The Connecticut Forum's Big Tech conversation with Sherry Turkle, Nicholas Thompson and host John Dankosky at the Bushnell Theatre.

Tuesday, November 13: Lawrenceville, NJ at Rider University. Social Media: Addiction, Deceit and Manipulation.

Sunday, November 11: Chicago, IL at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Tuesday, November 6: West Lafayette, IN at Purdue University - part of Purdue’s 150th Anniversary: "A giant leap in AI, Algorithms and Automation; Balancing Humanity and Technology”.

Monday, October 29: Santa Cruz, CA at UC Santa Cruz for The 2018 Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture.

Sunday, September 30: Big Sur, California at The Philip Glass Center - Indigenous World Part TWO – “Philip & Friends” with Philip Glass, Lavinia Meijer, Tenzin Choegyal, Will Calhoun and Alex Weston.

Monday, June 11: Hannover, Germany at CEBIT.


Monday, December 4: Seattle, WA for a Town Hall event.

Tuesday, November 21: Berkeley, CA at Books Inc.

Tuesday, November 14: Brighton, UK for the Brighton Digital Festival.

Monday, November 13: London, UK for Intelligence Squared.

Saturday, November 11: Bristol, UK at the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

Friday, October 6: New York, NY at The New Yorker Magazine TechFest.


May 21: Durham, NC for Moogfest 2016.

March 9: New York, NY for Intelligence Squared (at the 92nd Street Y).

January 16: Bern, Switzerland for "The Spirit of Bern" conference.


April 2: Palo Alto, CA at Stanford University. "A Conversation about our Digital Future with Jaron Lanier and Sebastian Thrun".


November 11: Half Moon Bay, CA for the Techonomy Media Conference.

September 26: Big Sur, CA for Philip Glass & Friends: Music and Poetry.

September 2: Seattle, WA for the Western Arts Alliance Conference.

April 24: Orange, CA at Chapman University for "Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson."

April 24: Los Angeles, CA at the UCLA Digital Cities Conference.

April 23: Manhattan Beach, CA at {pages} a bookstore

April 6: San Francisco, CA for the Annual Meeting of American Association of Neurological Surgeons

March 22: Miami, FL at the Wolfsonsian Museum

March 17: Williamsport, PA at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

March 7: New York, NY at The Cooper Union

March 4: National broadcast interview on The Colbert Report


November 3: Santa Fe, NM. at Iconik Coffee Roasters

October 30: San Francisco, CA at City Arts & Lectures

October 10: New York, NY. at the New York Public Library

October 9: Fairfield, CT. at Sacred Heart University

August 26: Baton Rouge, LA. at the Louisiana State University

August 11: Oakland, CA. at Diesel Bookstore

July 31 & August 1: Sydney, Australia for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, “Wired for Wonder” Conference

June 29: Chicago, IL. for Techweek

June 29: Chicago, IL. for the American Library Association Convention

May 31: Seattle, WA. Lecture for Authors’ Series at Microsoft

May 30: Seattle, WA. Town Hall

May 23 & 24, 2013: Eugene, OR. Lane Community College

May 21: San Francisco, CA. In-store reading at City Lights Bookstore

May 16: San Francisco, CA Jewish Community Center, SF – Kanbar Hall

May 15: Menlo Park, CA Keplers Bookstore reading and book signing

May 14: Palo Alto, CA Commonwealth Club at Schultz Cultural Hall

May 13: Corte Madera, CA Book Passage talk and signing

May 9: Washington DC Evening onstage interview at the Smithsonian

May 8: Philadelphia, PA. at the Philadelphia Free Library

May 6: Brooklyn, NY. at the Powerhouse Arena

April 24 and April 25: DeKalb, IL. Northern Illinois University. Lecture and book signing

April 17: Los Angeles, CA at International Music Summit

April 7: San Francisco, CA NCIBA author reception and book signing

March 5: Economist Conference

March 6: In Conversation with Jaron Lanier


January 25 & 26: Learning Without Frontiers/

January 28: Concert with David Rothenberg at October Gallery

February 8 & 9:http://www.coloradocollege.edu

February 13: SF Music Tech

February 16: The Hill School

Feb 25: Wonder Cabinet at Cantor Film Center NYU - Music and philosophy with David Rothenberg

March 6: Las Cruces, NM - NM State University Honors College. http://www.nmsu.edu/

March 12: SXSW Austin, TX chat and music http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/11853

March 16: Miami Beach, Florida concert with Robert Dick  at New World Symphony

March 21: Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore  - Launch event for new edition of the classic "Close to the Machine" with intro by Jaron

April 19: "Mind" event

September 20: Franklin & Marshall College

Jan 22: Will play glass armonica, octave spinettino, and other eerie instruments to support players at the Edwardian Ball

Jan. 20: UC Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures


Dec. 5: Will play a little in Barbara Higbie's show at Triple Door, Seattle

Nov. 16: TEDx talk San Francisco

Nov. 13: Unusual Instrument Trio at Kosin Loft Space, Besler Building Oakland, CA 7:30- 9:30 pm; tickets/info:http://unusualtrio.eventbrite.com/

Nov. 12: Unusual Instrument Trio at Dance Palace, Point Reyes, California, 8PM -

Nov. 10: Talk at Tech+ Forum, 10:15 AM – 10: 35 AM  Seoul Sports Complex Gymnasium, Jamsil Gym, Olympic Street 9, Songpa-gu

Oct. 24:  Premier of Jaron's Symphony for Amelia, Winter Park, Florida

Oct 6: Keynote at UIST NYC, 3:30PM

Oct 4: Talk at 6PM Shorenstein Center, Harvard

Oct 3:  New Yorker Festival: 2PM  Book signing andpanel.

Sept 15: Dean’s Open Forum: Jaron Lanier, USC Annenberg’s 2010 Innovator In Residence (in LA)

June 17: Talk at Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

May 20:  Talk at FutureFlash, Collingwood, Ontario

April 30:  Talk + panel appearance at a Stanford Law School conference

April 22: Talk + a little music in Winter Park, Florida (near Orlando)

March 15: Austin, Texas: Keynote at SXSW, Austin Convention Center

March 13: Concert with Rick Sacks at Arraymusic, Toronto

March 12: Talk at Canadian Music Week, Toronto

Feb. 23: Played some odd instruments in Yoko Ono + Sean Lennon's show in Oakland at Fox Theater

Feb. 16: San Francisco: Talk at City Lights Bookstore,  7PM

Feb 4: Cambridge, UK: 15.00 Microsoft Research, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Lecture Theatre  

Feb 3: Music performance with the London Tourbillion at The Vortex Purchase tickets here

Feb 2: London lecture at London School of Economics Info here

Feb 1: London lecture at RSA 18:00 Get free tickets here

Jan 28: Los Angeles lecture: Zocalo Public Square Info here

Jan 27: Berkeley lecture: Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., 7:30 PM

Jan 26: Seattle Town Hall lecture 1119 Eighth Ave. (at Seneca St.), 7:30 PM Info here

Jan 25: Talk at Microsoft Research, Redmond 1:30 PM in The Commons (Building 98), second floor, room 2015 (“The Mixer”)

Jan 14: NYC:  Will be interviewed at 92nd Y by Robert Krulwich, 8:15 PM Info here

Jan 13: Harvard Bookstore talk, 1256 Mass. Ave, 7:00 PM