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Cory Doctorow

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Science Fiction Author, Tech Activist & Co-Editor of Boing Boing

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Cory Doctorow Biography

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, journalist and technology activist. He is a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; he is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. In 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

His novels have been translated into dozens of languages and are published by Tor Books, Head of Zeus (UK), Titan Books (UK) and HarperCollins (UK). He has won the Locus, Prometheus, Copper Cylinder, White Pine and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards.

His recent books include “Chokepoint Capitalism” (with Rebecca Giblin) (2022), a nonfiction book about creative labor markets and monopoly; “Attack Surface” (2020), a standalone sequel to “Little Brother” intended for adults, “Poesy the Monster Slayer,” a picture book for young children (2020), the nonfiction tech/politics book “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism” (2020), “Radicalized” (2019) and “Walkaway” (2017), science fiction for adults; and “In Real Life,” a young adult graphic novel created with Jen Wang (2014).

His latest young adult novel is “Homeland,” the bestselling sequel to 2008’s “Little Brother.” His New York Times Bestseller “Little Brother” was published in 2008. In 2023, Verso will publish “The Internet Con,” a nonfiction book about monopoly and radical interoperability. In 2023/4, Tor Books will publish two more science fiction novels for adults: “Red Team Blues” and “The Lost Cause.” His latest short story collection is “With a Little Help,” available in paperback, ebook, audiobook and limited edition hardcover. In 2011, Tachyon Books published a collection of his essays, called “Context: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century” (with an introduction by Tim O’Reilly) and IDW published a collection of comic books inspired by his short fiction called “Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now.” “The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” a PM Press Outspoken Authors chapbook, was also published in 2011.

“Little Brother” was nominated for the 2008 Hugo, Nebula, Sunburst and Locus Awards. It won the Ontario Library White Pine Award, the Prometheus Award as well as the Indienet Award for bestselling young adult novel in America’s top 1000 independent bookstores in 2008; it was the San Francisco Public Library’s One City/One Book choice for 2013. It has also been adapted for stage by Josh Costello.

He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, and serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Clarion Foundation, the Open Technology Fund and the Metabrainz Foundation. He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net.

Speaking Topics
  • Heed Not the Autocomplete Worshippers

    "Criti-Hype" is the cardinal sin of technology critics • that's when you take the outlandish claims of the tech industry at face value and criticize them as though they were true: "Holy moly, these evil wizards have invented a superintelligent computer god! Whatever shall we do?"

    There are real problems with AI, but Skynet isn't one of them. The real problems have to do with automating bias, exploiting workers, destroying the environment with pointless, computationally intensive work, and distracting us from the real potential • and problems • of life in the digital age.

    We don't have to accept the claims of mediocre tech bros at face value to condemn them for their misdeeds. It's okay to call them out for monopolies, labor exploitation and bias-laundering without worrying that they have unleashed a transhuman immortal demon that will devour the Earth in its quest to turn us all into paperclips.

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Homeland

Homeland

For the Win: A Novel

For the Win: A Novel

The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations

The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations

Little Brother

Little Brother

Makers

Makers

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

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    Speaking fees for Cory Doctorow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Cory Doctorow are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Cory Doctorow, 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 Cory Doctorow speak about?

    Cory Doctorow is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Literary, Publishing, Science and Technology, Speakers by Industry, Sports, Technology Speakers, Virtual Speakers, Writers and Journalists.
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    Cory Doctorow generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Cory Doctorow 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 Cory Doctorow for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Cory Doctorow 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.
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Cory Doctorow

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Science Fiction Author, Tech Activist & Co-Editor of Boing Boing

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Cory Doctorow Biography

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, journalist and technology activist. He is a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; he is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. In 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

His novels have been translated into dozens of languages and are published by Tor Books, Head of Zeus (UK), Titan Books (UK) and HarperCollins (UK). He has won the Locus, Prometheus, Copper Cylinder, White Pine and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards.

His recent books include “Chokepoint Capitalism” (with Rebecca Giblin) (2022), a nonfiction book about creative labor markets and monopoly; “Attack Surface” (2020), a standalone sequel to “Little Brother” intended for adults, “Poesy the Monster Slayer,” a picture book for young children (2020), the nonfiction tech/politics book “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism” (2020), “Radicalized” (2019) and “Walkaway” (2017), science fiction for adults; and “In Real Life,” a young adult graphic novel created with Jen Wang (2014).

His latest young adult novel is “Homeland,” the bestselling sequel to 2008’s “Little Brother.” His New York Times Bestseller “Little Brother” was published in 2008. In 2023, Verso will publish “The Internet Con,” a nonfiction book about monopoly and radical interoperability. In 2023/4, Tor Books will publish two more science fiction novels for adults: “Red Team Blues” and “The Lost Cause.” His latest short story collection is “With a Little Help,” available in paperback, ebook, audiobook and limited edition hardcover. In 2011, Tachyon Books published a collection of his essays, called “Context: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century” (with an introduction by Tim O’Reilly) and IDW published a collection of comic books inspired by his short fiction called “Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now.” “The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” a PM Press Outspoken Authors chapbook, was also published in 2011.

“Little Brother” was nominated for the 2008 Hugo, Nebula, Sunburst and Locus Awards. It won the Ontario Library White Pine Award, the Prometheus Award as well as the Indienet Award for bestselling young adult novel in America’s top 1000 independent bookstores in 2008; it was the San Francisco Public Library’s One City/One Book choice for 2013. It has also been adapted for stage by Josh Costello.

He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, and serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Clarion Foundation, the Open Technology Fund and the Metabrainz Foundation. He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net.

Cory Doctorow Speaking Topics

  • Heed Not the Autocomplete Worshippers

    "Criti-Hype" is the cardinal sin of technology critics • that's when you take the outlandish claims of the tech industry at face value and criticize them as though they were true: "Holy moly, these evil wizards have invented a superintelligent computer god! Whatever shall we do?"

    There are real problems with AI, but Skynet isn't one of them. The real problems have to do with automating bias, exploiting workers, destroying the environment with pointless, computationally intensive work, and distracting us from the real potential • and problems • of life in the digital age.

    We don't have to accept the claims of mediocre tech bros at face value to condemn them for their misdeeds. It's okay to call them out for monopolies, labor exploitation and bias-laundering without worrying that they have unleashed a transhuman immortal demon that will devour the Earth in its quest to turn us all into paperclips.

Cory Doctorow Videos

  • Cory Doctorow: "Unauthorized Bread" | Talks at Google
    Unauthorized Bread is the first novella from Cory Doctorow's Radicalized and is available exclusively (for a limited time) in audio on Google Play....
  • Cory Doctorow
  • TEDxObserver - Cory Doctorow - YouTube

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  • How do I book Cory Doctorow to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Cory Doctorow 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 Cory Doctorow, 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 Cory Doctorow or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Cory Doctorow

    Speaking fees for Cory Doctorow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Cory Doctorow are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Cory Doctorow, 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 Cory Doctorow speak about?

    Cory Doctorow is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Literary, Publishing, Science and Technology, Speakers by Industry, Sports, Technology Speakers, Virtual Speakers, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does Cory Doctorow travel from?

    Cory Doctorow generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Cory Doctorow’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Cory Doctorow 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 Cory Doctorow 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 Cory Doctorow 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.

Cory Doctorow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Heed Not the Autocomplete Worshippers. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cory Doctorow for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Cory Doctorow generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bruce Sterling, Jamie Metzl, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cory Doctorow for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cory Doctorow Speaking Topics

  • Heed Not the Autocomplete Worshippers

    "Criti-Hype" is the cardinal sin of technology critics • that's when you take the outlandish claims of the tech industry at face value and criticize them as though they were true: "Holy moly, these evil wizards have invented a superintelligent computer god! Whatever shall we do?"

    There are real problems with AI, but Skynet isn't one of them. The real problems have to do with automating bias, exploiting workers, destroying the environment with pointless, computationally intensive work, and distracting us from the real potential • and problems • of life in the digital age.

    We don't have to accept the claims of mediocre tech bros at face value to condemn them for their misdeeds. It's okay to call them out for monopolies, labor exploitation and bias-laundering without worrying that they have unleashed a transhuman immortal demon that will devour the Earth in its quest to turn us all into paperclips.

Cory Doctorow Speaker Videos

  • Cory Doctorow: "Unauthorized Bread" | Talks at Google
    Unauthorized Bread is the first novella from Cory Doctorow's Radicalized and is available exclusively (for a limited time) in audio on Google Play. This new audiobook, read by Lameece Issaq, is a...
    Cory Doctorow
  • TEDxObserver - Cory Doctorow - YouTube
    Cory Doctorow, "Designing for Human Sensors, Not Human Barcodes"

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