COMMENTS

“You were awesome. The feedback from our audience was over the top positive. They did get it and appreciated your intellect and humor.”

- Nike Inc.

“Mr. Burke's lecture was a smashing success! He actually spoke for more than 1 hour and had the audience spellbound the whole time.”

- University of New Mexico

“...Your comments on the history of technology were insightful. I particularly appreciated your stress on the idea of the web approach to learning. Your interview will be a valuable part of the documentary.”

- George Lucas Educational Foundation

“...you were articulate, brilliant, engaging, insightful and reasonably droll. For all of this, we are profoundly grateful.”

- Microsoft

“I can speak confidently for the Abbott attendees that James Burke's talk was thoroughly engaging, entertaining and enlightening”

- Abbott Vascular, Inc

“James Burke is a genius.”

- The Conference on California's Future

“Great event! Great speech. He is a lovely person and speaker who really makes you think!”

- Indiana University

“James was absolutely delightful. Our folks really liked him. One person sought me out and said he was the most fascinating speaker she had heard in her 20+ years with the Company.”

- Phillip Morris USA, Inc.

“James was right on the mark with our message. He was entertaining, provocative and inspiring. He challenged the audience. It was a great start to our conference. In addition to his fabulous presentation, he was delightful to be with.”

- U.S. Department of Labor

“Mr. Burke was absolutely brilliant.”

- Envision Pharma

“Your wit, your style, your insight was just what the doctor ordered for our attendees and exhibitors.”

- IPC's APEX Conference

“My own feeling (borne out by the written evaluations of the conference by the attendees), was that your presentation was the best we have had in our nine years' experience. To be able to hold the attention of 1,000 faculty from diverse academic fields from colleges and universities throughout the world is no small task " but you did it admirably. Thank you for being with us and providing such an enthusiastic, absorbing and stimulating presentation. You are truly a gifted individual and we feel fortunate to have had you address our group.”

- The International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

“...thank you for your inspirational, informative and thought provoking key note address.”

- The Discovery Centre

“...I would like to say how much we appreciated the keynote speech given by James Burke on Multi-Media at the Windows & OS/2 Conference in San Jose. It was first rate in every way. Please pass on our appreciation to James. We have a very high quality of computer industry executive attend our conference and the response from those attendees to his presentation was the best we ever had.”

- Windows & OS/2 Conference

“A star speaker and a fabulous moderator!”

- Business Software Alliance

“Your session on Innovation and Change was informative and engaging - it got people thinking and talking.”

- Mentor Graphics Corporation

“...just wanted to thank you again for your very engaging presentation for our Science Awards for Excellence program here at Carnegie Science Center in March. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed your rapid-fire connection of innovations ideas, and anecdotes.”

- Carnegie Science Center

“...Thank you for a terrific job chairing our conference on "The Information Superhighway." The day turned out better than we could ever have hoped. The discussions were extremely informative due to your extensive preparation and excellent questioning skills. It was an honor to have you on our podium.”

- Worlds Affairs Council of Philadelphia

“...A belated, but sincere thank you on your well received speech. We received many positive comments on your presentation and we appreciate your time and valuable information.”

- ITAA Management Conference

“...Everyone I spoke with was energized by your remarks, ...You helped make the meeting a success--thank you so very much.”

- Department of Energy

“...It was everything that we wanted. You were entertaining and, at that same time, thought provoking....luncheon speaker that quotes Rene Descartes to a room full of politicians and gets an ovation at the end of his talk!”

- National Conference of State Legislatures

“...Your presentation at the opening Session was superb, setting just the right tone for the total program.”

- Medical Library Association

“You were wonderful. People are still talking about your presentation.”

- Industrial Designs of America

“...We have received many accolades from our conference notion that the "1+1=3" speech would challenge and stimulate the audience. Many superlatives have emerged as participants express gratitude for having Mr. Burke as the keynote speaker....I want you to know that I consider the entire experience, inviting Mr. Burke to speak at TECHCON and being able to see the process through to his departure, to be the highlight of my professional career.”

- Semiconductor Research Corporation

“Commencement is a special time for a University, and you made ours exceptional! Your comments were right on target for our graduates, and we are extremely grateful that you could share this time with us.”

- Virginia Commonwealth University

“Seldom a day goes by that someone I see doesn't tell me how very much they enjoyed your lecture, Technology, Change and the Arts. We did bask in the afterglow for several days after you left " soaking up the accolades meant for you by the way telephone calls, e-mail and letters. And there was, of course, lively discourse generated by your words that will be debated for months to come in the arts community. People who have been Institute devotees were astounded that we nearly filled Gammage Auditorium. The final count was 1721 " and that is about 1650 more than we usually have for an evening event in our small venues. Especially gratifying to us is the fact that you attracted such a abroad audience - students, faculty and members of the community both young and old.”

- Arizona State University

“It was a wonderful evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. I had no idea that Mr. Burke was so well loved by his fans. Our crowd was at capacity. It was a joy to the end the year with his lecture.”

- Rice University

“...We had frequent contact with Mr. Burke in preparation for his talk, and we were pleased that he was able to incorporate several of RLE's research contributions into his speech. Everyone found Mr. Burke talk to be excellent. It was stimulating, humorous, and contained many important insight's...this was a very positive experience, and we were extremely pleased with Mr. Burke's talk.”

- Research Laboratory of Electronics

“Your presentation of the "Axemakers of the 21st Century" has brought high praise and wide acclaim for this important event in our institution's development. You really intrigued and delighted our audience with the connections which have shaped our environment and triggered technological innovation.”

- The Tech Museum of Innovation

“...This is most pleasing. In past years we have struggled to provide our users with a thought provoking and interesting keynote address. What they really need is a slight change of pace and an opportunity to think, "outside the box". as it were . You certainly supplied them with sufficient information to agitate the grey matter, of course your delivery and ability to target your audience made ALL that you discussed, accessible and interesting even with simultaneous translation and a multi-lingual audience.”

- Sterling Software International (UK) Ltd.

“...Our feedback on Mr. Burke's participation has been very positive. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have had Mr. Burke involved in our program. Mr. Burke's presentation was very pertinent to our program. His "complexity and change" presentation aroused the attendee's philosophical thinking about change and innovation...Thank you again and we hope to have the privilege to work with you in the future.”

- Dun & Bradstreet Software