Dan Goods

Design | Creativity | Space | Speaker

Through his humour and unpretentious style, Dan uses his artistic talents to translate abstract ideas and complex concepts into compelling stories that inspire and awe.

Watch as he shows you particles from exploded stars as you learn about the wonders of the universe, and enjoy powerful artwork. Some will get goose bumps, others will learn something new about themselves, everyone will come away invigorated and ready to take on the world in a new way. In the process, Dan gives insights into creativity, innovation, risk taking, multidisciplinary collaboration, and what it means to be human.

Named “One of the Most Interesting People in Los Angeles” by the LA Weekly, Dan Goods’ love for big ideas and questions about humanity has taken him on an unconventional journey. Having never taken an art class in high school he ended up graduating valedictorian from the prestigious ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Goods then created his own job at NASA’s famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There, he leads a creative think tank that collaborates with JPL’s visionaries to imagine future missions, and develops art and design projects that speak to the incredible discoveries that NASA makes.

After hours he collaborates on creative projects around the world. He won an International Design Excellence award for the eCLOUD, a 110-foot long digital sculpture at the San Jose International Airport. Currently he is consulting with the Museum of the Future in Dubai, and recently co-founded of the Museum of Awe with David Delgado. He has been profiled in The Guardian, CNN, Los Angeles Times, FORTUNE, Mashable, and the Wall Street Journal.

His approachable delivery and universal story of curiosity, inventiveness, and risk taking has resonated with diverse audiences around the world, from CEO’s, to scientists, engineers, artists, teachers, bankers, marketers, and accountants. Recent speaking events have taken him to Korea, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Dubai, Thailand, South Africa, Denmark and across the United States for clients as diverse as NIKE, VISA, Deloitte, Oracle, the American Institute of Architects, and Korea’s StartupCON.

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