For speaking and event inquiries, please contact Jayme Boucher at or 212.366.2166.



London, UK
June 8, 2016
British Property Federation Annual Conference 2016
“Building the future: People, Prosperity and Possibilities”
Keynote speaker
The British Museum

Addison, TX
June 2, 2016
Town of Addison Economic Development Luncheon
Keynote speaker
InterContinental Dallas, Addison

New York, NY
May 18, 2016
Recoded City Futurists Salon hosted by Thomas Ermacora
New Museum

New York, NY
April 7, 2016
Inman Global
“What is the Truth about the Housing Market?”
Moderated conversation with Alan Weiss, Weiss analytics, and Hui Shan, economist, Goldman Sachs
“Protocol and Strategies: Secrets to Working with the Elite”
Moderated onversation with Dolly Lenz, Dolly Lenz Real Estate, and Louise Phillips Forbes, Halstead
Mandarin Oriental

New York, NY
March 9, 2016
Fortune CEO Panel
Moderated conversation on building great workplaces with Dr. Jim Goodnight, CEO and cofounder, SAS; James Weddle, managing partner, Edward Jones; and Danny Wegman, CEO, Wegmans
Henry R. Luce Auditorium, Time Inc.

Philadelphia, PA
March 1, 2016
ULI Philadelphia annual breakfast panel
Moderator, “Contagious Urbanization” panel
The Union League

New York, NY
January 27, 2016
Inman Connect
“How does Zillow See the World of Real Estate?”
One-on-one interview with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff
Marriott Marquis

New York, NY
January 12, 2016
Council on Foreign Relations CEO Speaker Series: Business, Government, and Human Security
One-on-one interview with Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey
Council on Foreign Relations

San Francisco, CA
December 1-2, 2015
Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit
One-on-one interviews with Austin Geidt, Head of Launch, Uber; fashion designer Rachel Roy; moderated panels with women COOs and startup founders
Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

New York, NY
November 10, 2015
Asia Society
Daughters of Mother India: a Conversation on Women’s Empowerment
Moderated panel followed by documentary screening
Asia Society New York

Philadelphia, PA
November 6, 2015
Philadelphia magazine’s ThinkFest
It Came from Wharton: Tales of a Successful Startup
One-on-one interview with Neil Blumenthal, cofounder, Warby Parker
LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

San Francisco, CA
November 2-4, 2015
Sharing Disruption: Are You Next?
One-on-one interview with Brian Chesky, cofounder and CEO, Airbnb
Fairmont San Francisco

Alpharetta, GA
October 21, 2015
Urban Land Institute Atlanta
Livable Communities Council
Keynote address
Oak Steakhouse, Avalon

Washington, DC
October 12-14, 2015
Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
One-on-one interviews with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ulta CEO Mary Dillon
Mandarin Oriental

Boston, MA
June 14, 2015
Special Libraries Association Annual Conference
Keynote address
Boston Convention & Exhibit Center

Lansing, MI
April 26, 2015
Building Michigan Communities Conference
Keynote address
Lansing Center

New York, NY
April 15, 2015
Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast
Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop
Keynote address
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

March 14, 2015
South by Southwest Interactive Festival
Moderator, The Building Blocks of a Smart World
JW Marriott Austin

Kansas City, Missouri
January 9, 2015
Downtown Council of Kansas City Annual Luncheon
Keynote address
Kansas City Convention Center

New York, NY
December 9, 2014
Zillow Salon Dinner: The End of the Suburbs
Led conversation with Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries and intimate group of industry leaders
BLT Fish

San Francisco, CA
December 2-3, 2014
Fortune Most Powerful Women: Next Gen Summit
One-on-one interview with Mellody Hobson, president, Ariel Investments

Philadelphia, PA
November 5, 2014
Urban Land Institute Philadelphia
Women’s Leadership Initiative Council Annual Luncheon: A Conversation with Leigh Gallagher
Featured speaker, interviewed by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Chicago, IL
November 3, 2014
The Economic Club of Chicago
“The Future of Cities”
Panel discussion moderated by Fortune‘s Pattie Sellers
Hilton Chicago Hotel

San Francisco, CA
October 23, 2014
Nextdoor Speaker Series
Keynote address
Nextdoor headquarters

Seaside, FL
October 18-19, 2014
Seaside Homeowners’ Weekend
30-minute talk with Q&A
The Seaside Institute

Frisco, TX
October 16, 2014
American Planning Association, Texas Chapter Annual Conference
Great Communities: Planning + People + Places
Keynote address
Frisco Conference Center

Princeton, NJ
October 14, 2014
Guest speaker for professors Frank and Deborah Popper’s undergraduate environmental seminar: “Building, American Style: Land Use Polices and Rules”
Princeton University

Collingswood, NJ
October 11, 2014
Collingswood Book Festival
45-minute talk + Q&A; The End of the Suburbs chosen as festival’s annual “Town Book”

New York, NY
October 9-10, 2014
SABEW Fall Conference
One-on-one interview with Doug Yearley, CEO, Toll Bros.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Laguna Niguel, CA
October 6-8, 2014
Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
One-on-one interviews with Jane Lauder, Global Brand President, Clinique/Estee Lauder; Lynn Good, CEO, Duke Energy

New York, NY
September 10, 2014
One Day University
60-minute talk
Madison Towers

New Orleans, LA
July 10, 2014
Mortgage Star Conference
Keynote address
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA

London, UK
June 23-24, 2014
Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit
On-stage interviews with Marcia Kilgore, founder, Bliss Spas, FitFlop, Soap & Glory, and Tamara Ralph, founder, Ralph & Russo; and with Maelle Gavet, founder, and Tina Fordham, Chief Global Political Analyst, Citigroup

Santa Monica, CA
June 4th, 2014
CIM Group
Advisory Board Annual Meeting Dinner Lecture
Keynote address
Shutters on the Beach/Annenberg Community Beach House

Laguna Niguel, CA
May 19-21, 2014
Fortune Brainstorm Green
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Ledyard, CT
May 16, 2014
Connecticut Attourney’s Title Insurance Co. Agent Forum
Keynote address
Foxoods Resort & Casino

Philadelphia, PA
May 14, 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity
Keynote address
Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Toronto, ON
April 4, 2014
The Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto
Cities Experts Speaker Series (afternoon keynote address)
Spur Festival featured speaker (evening panel)

March 28, 2014
Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) Midwest
The End of the Suburbs with Leigh Gallagher
(Awarded organization’s Knope of the Week 4/4/14)

Columbus, OH
February 20, 2014
New Perspectives on 2014: a NAIOP of Central Ohio Forecast Event
Keynote address
The Lane, Upper Arlington

Delray Beach, FL
February 17, 2014
Keynote address
Town Hall Lecture Series: Where the American Dream is Moving: The Importance of Cities in the 21st Century
Crest Theatre at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Savannah, GA
February 16, 2014
Southern Living magazine Custom Builders Conference
Keynote address
Westin Savannah Harbor

Allentown, PA
February 12, 2014
City Center Lehigh Valley 

Where is the American Dream Moving?
A conversation with Fortune‘s Pattie Sellers

Miller Symphony Hall

New York, NY
February 6, 2014, 7pm
New York Athletic Club
Keynote address

Washington, DC
November 25, 2013
Bisnow Media Multifamily Housing Conference
Keynote address
JW Marriott

Cleveland, OH
November 15, 2013
13th annual Commercial Real Estate DealMaker Forum
The Changing American Dream: Cities, Suburbs and Surprising Reversals
Keynote address
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Philadelphia, PA
November 9, 2013
Philadelphia magazine’s ThinkFest
Keynote address
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

New York, NY
November 8, 2013
Viacom headquarters
In conversation with Marc Zelanko, SVP, Scratch; hosted by Ross Martin, EVP, Viacom
Paramount Screening Room

Philadelphia, PA
November 4, 2013
Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia
Keynote address

Philadelphia, PA
October 30, 2013
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Fall Lecture Series
Keynote address

Washington, DC
October 25,2013
TEDx MidAtlantic
Featured speaker
Sidney Harman Hall

New York, NY
October 23, 2013
Partnership for New York City breakfast
Led intimate salong conversation
Hosted by Linda Addison, Managing Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Boston, MA
October 19, 2013
Boston Book Festival
The State of Cities
20-minute talk
Back Bay Events Center

Broomall, PA
October 10, 2013
Immaculata University Delaware County Alumni Club
Salon discussion, The End of the Suburbs

Swarthmore, PA
October 10, 2013
Swarthmore Public Library
45-minute talk + reading, Q&A, and book signing

Philadelphia, PA
October 9, 2013
Paradiso Restaurant & Wine Bar, East Passyunk*
Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance
Is it the End of the Suburbs? A conversation between Leigh Gallagher and Pulitzer prize-winning Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron
(*Featured cocktail: the Suburban Sprawl; recipe provided upon request.)

San Francisco, CA
October 2,  2013
Fireside Chat with Trulia CEO Pete Flint
Trulia headquarters

Atlanta, GA
September 22, 2013
(co)lab: A Collaborative Leadership Summit
Cities, Suburbs and the “Downtownification” of Everywhere

45-minute talk
Woodruff Arts Center

New York, NY
September 3, 2013
Authors@Google conversation with Fortune‘s Jessi Hempel
Google New York headquarters

Sag Harbor, NY
August 31, 2013
Canio’s Books
45-minute talk, reading, Q&A, and book signing

Media, PA
August 21, 2013
Dining Under the Stars summer festival
Appearance and book signing
State Street

New York, NY
August 20, 2013
Bryant Park Foundation/HSBC Financial Word for Word book discussion series
Lunchtime Q and A with Meredith Whitney
Bryant Park