Joel Speaks
"The best presentation I have ever heard--on any topic!" That's
one of the most common comments on Joel's talks. He draws
on an amazing breadth of knowledge and a wealth of
refreshing humor to make the complex simple. And his
sensitivity to the needs of individual audiences ensures that
they leave satisfied.

Q: Dr. Orr, you consistently delight and surprise your audiences.
How do you do it?

A: Customization! I research the needs of every audience and
give them the information they need. I think the surprise comes
because I am always on the lookout for rich new metaphors to
help me understand the power and impact of technology. And
I love to make people laugh!

Some Satisfied Clients: Rave Reviews
"You gave us far more than we had hoped for!" -IBM

"His presentations about trends in the technology are informative
as well as entertaining and inspiring. He has a way of making the
audience appreciate the cosmic significance of advancements in
computer technology--not only to engineering and business
processes, but to our society, culture, and personal lives."
-CAE Magazine

"A dazzling presentation, yet full of practical information. When
can you come back?" -Herman Miller

"We had beginners, managers, and technical experts in the
audience, and all of them were satisfied. How do you do it?"
-Control Data Corporation

After a two-day, two-city (Bombay and New Delhi),
ten-presentation marathon: "In India, Joel Orr is a god!"
 -Autodesk Corporation

"You have a special talent for addressing international
audiences. Please come back!" -Architektenkammer Hessen

A/E/C Systems
ITESO, Guadalajara
Kimberly Clark
Kongsberg Norway
American Gas Association
Library of Congress
American Society of Engineering Educators
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Photogrammetry
Architektenkammer Hessen
Arthur Andersen
National Computer Graphics Association
Becton Dickinson
National Design Engineering Show
Nippon Computer Graphics Association
Control Data Corporation
Pella Windows
Cornell University
Philip Morris
CSUN Center on Disabilities
Prime Computer
Silicon Graphics
Digital Equipment Corporation
Society for Manufacturing Engineers
Ernst & Young
Foresight Institute
Gartner Group
Stone & Webster
Government of Singapore
Tech-ex Argentina
Harris Corporation
The Kalthoff Group
Harvard University
Trinidad & Tobago Oil Co.
Herman Miller
University of Melbourne
Hewlett Packard
University of Oregon
Human Interface Technology Lab
US Surgical
International Facility Management Insititute
INTEVEP Venezuela

Joel Orr: Keynote Speaker

"I wish we could listen to Joel all day!" is a typical comment
of audience members at Dr. Orr's presentations. His powerful
use of metaphor couples with his warm humor to produce
an uplifting, informative, and exciting experience for his

Trained in math and computer science, Joel has spent
the last twenty-five years advising the leading corporations
of the world on ways to improve. To do this, he has researched
the relationship between people and information technology--
focusing on what makes computers difficult for people to use.

Joel's insights into the future of technology ignite his audiences
worldwide. His books on engineering and manufacturing automation
have been translated into Japanese and other languages.

His columns in CAE, Machine Design,, and other
publications here and abroad are always among the most popular features.
In 1992, North Carolina State University honored Joel by presenting him
with the Orthogonal Award (held by only six others), for
excellence in computer graphics education.

Joel is a communicator of exceptional brilliance and flexibility
who consistently delivers knockout performances. He lives in
California, has six children and twenty-four grandchildren, and
is listed in Who's Who.


Dr. Orr's fees are negotiated on an individual basis. For details,
or to reserve a date, call 650/969-6752.