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Kent Larson

Director of MIT Media Lab's Changing Places Group

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Kent Larson Biography

A majority of the world’s population lives in cities, with more people streaming in daily. At MIT’s Media Lab, Kent Larson thinks up better ways for people to live, play, and work—and even just move around—in urban environments. Larson’s solutions for transportation and shelter combine mind-blowing new technologies with classic human needs.

Kent Larson directs the MIT Media Lab's Changing Places group. Since 1998 he has also directed the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning. His current research focuses on four related areas: responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments. He practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with work published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, and Global Architecture among others. His book, Louis I. Khan: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by The New York Times Review of Books.

Speaking Topics
  • Brilliant Designs to Fit More People in Every City

    How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments, and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past. Our original settlements were built at human-size, every aspect of infrastructure was accessible and local. Through innovative strategies with public transportation and the design of buildings, Larson illustrates how we can recapture the feeling of intimacy with our surroundings all while boosting modern population density, the economy, and the environment.

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Louis I. Kahn : Unbuilt Masterworks

Louis I. Kahn : Unbuilt Masterworks

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  • How do I book Kent Larson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kent Larson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kent Larson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kent Larson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kent Larson

    Speaking fees for Kent Larson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kent Larson are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kent Larson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kent Larson speak about?

    Kent Larson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Architecture, Business, Culture, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers, TED, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Kent Larson travel from?

    Kent Larson generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kent Larson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kent Larson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kent Larson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kent Larson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Director of MIT Media Lab's Changing Places Group

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Kent Larson Biography

A majority of the world’s population lives in cities, with more people streaming in daily. At MIT’s Media Lab, Kent Larson thinks up better ways for people to live, play, and work—and even just move around—in urban environments. Larson’s solutions for transportation and shelter combine mind-blowing new technologies with classic human needs.

Kent Larson directs the MIT Media Lab's Changing Places group. Since 1998 he has also directed the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning. His current research focuses on four related areas: responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments. He practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with work published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, and Global Architecture among others. His book, Louis I. Khan: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by The New York Times Review of Books.

Kent Larson Speaking Topics

  • Brilliant Designs to Fit More People in Every City

    How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments, and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past. Our original settlements were built at human-size, every aspect of infrastructure was accessible and local. Through innovative strategies with public transportation and the design of buildings, Larson illustrates how we can recapture the feeling of intimacy with our surroundings all while boosting modern population density, the economy, and the environment.

Kent Larson Videos

  • Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city
    How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that...
  • Kent Larson: "Innovative Cities" | Talks at Google
  • Kent Larson: Cities of tomorrow - YouTube

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FAQs on booking Kent Larson

  • How do I book Kent Larson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kent Larson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kent Larson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kent Larson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kent Larson

    Speaking fees for Kent Larson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kent Larson are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kent Larson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kent Larson speak about?

    Kent Larson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Architecture, Business, Culture, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers, TED, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Kent Larson travel from?

    Kent Larson generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kent Larson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kent Larson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kent Larson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kent Larson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Kent Larson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Brilliant Designs to Fit More People in Every City. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kent Larson for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Kent Larson generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cesar Kuriyama, Jake Barton, Carlo Ratti, Joe Sabia and Karim Rashid. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kent Larson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kent Larson Speaking Topics

  • Brilliant Designs to Fit More People in Every City

    How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments, and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past. Our original settlements were built at human-size, every aspect of infrastructure was accessible and local. Through innovative strategies with public transportation and the design of buildings, Larson illustrates how we can recapture the feeling of intimacy with our surroundings all while boosting modern population density, the economy, and the environment.

Kent Larson Speaker Videos

  • Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city
    How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a...
    Kent Larson: "Innovative Cities" | Talks at Google
  • Kent Larson: Cities of tomorrow - YouTube
    Interview: Kent Larson, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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