Thank you very much for booking Gerd Leonhard to speak and present at your event. To help with your preparations, we have compiled his travel and technical requirements as well as a number of promotional items -including high-resolution photographs- that you might find useful.
Please also scroll down to learn how to make Gerd Leonhard’s best-selling book ‘Technology vs. Humanity‘ a part of his appearance at your event, and to review a list of suitable pre-event reading material.
A member of Gerd Leonhard’s Business Team at The Futures Agency will liaise with you by email or telephone to coordinate Gerd’s travel itinerary for timings, locations, air/ground transport and accommodation. For urgent matters, please contact: booking[at]thefuturesagency[°]com.
These requirements need to be reviewed by the event’s technical (audio-visual) production team 4-6 weeks prior to the event. For larger events (800+ participants) we usually set up a conference call with your production manager and Gerd Leonhard’s creative team to discuss these details.
For larger events, extra-wide screen setups and cinemascope formats are much preferred, allowing Gerd to make full use of his designs and animations which are customised for each large event (have a look at these videos to see what this looks like). If your production plans supports such a setup please notify us at least 4 weeks prior to the event which exact pixel ratio is required (e.g. 3840 x 1012). Please note that once you have submitted these details we can no longer revert to 16:9.
Your production team should be familiar with dealing with Apple DHCP issues which sometimes block video signals from MacBooks. Gerd’s complete technical rider can be downloaded » from here.
Gerd makes extensive use of graphics, videos, backgrounds, animations and audio; the default format of his slides – designed in Apple Keynote – is 16:9 (widescreen) ratio. Please note that 4:3 formats are no longer supported, and neither is PowerPoint. Preview decks are provided in PDF and in Apple Keynote.
wireless headset microphone (no clip-on, no hand-held)
beyond the aspect-ratio details noted above, please provide the approximate width and height of the screen(s) or send us some images of the stage design
Gerd always runs his presentation from his own MacBook Pro 2018, which has to be on stage with him during the entire speech. No lectern is required, a small table on the side of the stage (within 10 meters of Gerd’s position) is sufficient. Gerd will have all necessary adapters but kindly note that an HDMI connection, audio-out (mini-jack) and power is required. Gerd also uses his own clicker that offers some special effect options.
unless this is a small event where Gerd can use his own MacBook as monitor, suitable video monitors should be made available in front of Gerd, on the stage’s floor.
Please consider announcing Gerd Leonhard with this freely usable short trailer / visual material before he takes the stage: http://gerd.fm/gerdintros.
For his slides, Gerd makes extensive use of graphics, videos, backgrounds and animations. They are essential to his presentations. Kindly advise film teams to consider wide-angle takes whenever he points to slides, or to prepare for adding Gerd’s visuals during post-production.
To support your PR efforts, and to introduce Gerd Leonhard to your event’s guests and audience, you are free to utilise these materials, or contact us for any other items you require:
With its timely topics and messages, ‘Technology vs. Humanity‘ perfectly complements Gerd Leonhard’s presentations. Most clients and their event managers purchase copies for either all delegates / attendees or for VIPs, or the executive team. Gerd is also happy to hold his popular ‘Meet-the Author’ book signing-session after his speech (during a coffee break, for example).
For the English, Spanish, French and Portuguese language editions we can offer a special conference discount at £7, €8 or US$ 9/Fr. 9 per paperback, which comes almost to 50% of the retail selling price. . Shipping costs apply.
Alternatively, we offer discount codes from, 25% the PDF edition to be included in your delegate pack for participants to purchase the book themselves. Or add a PDF to USB sticks given away with your event material to participants.
The book is also available in 9 other major languages: German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, and Italian (status: 11/2019). Contact books[at]thefuturesagency[°]com for offers and more details, and watch the video clip ‘Technology vs. Humanity. The Future is already here‘.
An online collection of press articles and posts to learn more about Gerd’s work and visions
On the topic ‘Technology, Humanity and the Future’ Gerd Leonhard explains in this Youtube video how a pre-recorded video presentation would work with animated slides and audio narration only. As no live video feed is required, this pre-recorded video can run at any time.
A live Q&A session with Gerd Leonhard can follow the clip.
Should Gerd not be available to travel to an event, he successfully presents via remote talk in high quality with the video conferencing application Zoom.
LIVE – with Gerd in the video, moderating the presentation, or
PRE-RECORDED – as explained in the box to the left.
Any questions? Please contact us anytime using the contact form above.