David Peck, Conference Speaker in Toronto


David works as a keynote speaker and conference presenter; he is a social change consultant and an author. He is known for his commitment to social justice and international development. He has expertise in production, program management and mentorship, and has a passion for encouraging and equipping others to get involved and take innovative risks. All these factors make him a sought-after speaker for a variety of conferences and events.

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David is a sought after keynote speaker – across Canada and around the world – on topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, global development and social justice issues. He is an expert in social change, program management and mentorship. His passion for encouraging and equipping individuals and teams to mobilize toward their goals with innovative risk-taking has made David a popular conference speaker in the Greater Toronto area and beyond for both the corporate and non-profit sectors.


David’s books Irreconcilable Differences and Real Change is Incremental (recognized with a Word Guild Culture Award) focus on his passion for dialogue and the mystery of how change happens. Both are available from Amazon.

David is working on his next book called Fifty Ways, which will highlight his eclectic past and draw out 50 lessons learned during his years working as a professional magician, electrician and social change consultant.



SoChange logoDavid Peck is the founder of SoChange, a social enterprise that works with the corporate and NGO community in leadership development, innovation and entrepreneurship.
David has spoken for such companies and NGO’s as UNICEF, Royal Bank of Canada, Make Poverty History, IBM, World Vision, York University, Campbell Soup Company, Maravino Visual and Bayer. He has consulted for leadership, MNCH, education, health and literacy projects in Ontario, El Salvador, Rwanda, Kenya, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Mongolia.
He created the Mosquitoes Suck Tour – a global youth initiative that entertains, educates and advocates for the eradication of malaria. He is founder of yChange, a social justice conference that has been held in Toronto, Vancouver and Hong Kong.
David was named a Global Hero by Verge magazine in 2009. His books Irreconcilable Differences and Real Change is Incremental (recognized with a Word Guild Culture Award) focus on his passion for dialogue and the mystery of how change happens.
David hosts a podcast called Face2Face and a blog called Splash and rabble.caRipple on Rabble.ca and writes for a variety of other publications.
With a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Guelph, David has also completed postgraduate work in International Development and teaches in the business school at Humber College in Toronto.
Not everyone knows that David is also a former professional magician and co-producer and creator of the award winning children’s television show Spellz – unique experiences that make David at ease and entertaining as a keynote speaker in venues around the world.


David’s unique value proposition is that he will offer you and your event an extra benefit or two that you will find nowhere else.

Once you have finalized details, David will interview one of your relevant team members and post them on Face2Face, his Rabble-hosted podcast, for your clients and employees to listen to at their leisure. This provides your social media team a unique opportunity to advertise and promote your event.

And as a special value add he will interview 2-3 of your team members on stage to provide valuable lessons learned from the keynote speech, some comedic opportunities for your audience to enjoy and a few relevant take aways.




  • Real Questions. Real Change, Toronto
  • The Face, Forgiveness and the Other, Oxford University, UK
  • Leadership in Transition, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • What’s Next, Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, Humber College
  • Issues in International Development, Humber College
  • Teaching for Tomorrow, Peel Board of Education
  • Bio Sand Water Filters and Incremental Change, Erindale Secondary School
  • Taking What You Love and Making It Your Own, York University
  • Cambodia and Human Rights, Oakville Concert for Peace in Words and Music, Oakville
  • Discovering Careers in International Development, York University
  • An Evening With Stephen Lewis and Panel: Facilitator and Emcee, Ancaster, Ontario
  • Why Everything Must Change: Facilitator and Emcee, Oakville, Ontario
  • Impact Based Leadership, Phuket, Thailand
  • Participatory and Impact Driven Development, Asian Outreach International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
  • Nelson Mandela, HIV/AIDS and Hope, Toronto, Ontario
  • Spread the Net, UNICEF and Malaria in the Majority World, Guelph, Ontario
  • The Theory of Quantum Change, CoreNet Global, Houston, Texas
  • Why Everything Must Change: Facilitator and Emcee, Oakville, Ontario
  • RBM in International Development, Asian Outreach Canada, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Management, Mentorship and the Tacit Dimension, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
  • A Window of Hope, HIV/AIDS Workshop, York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Irreconcilable Differences Conference: Organizer and Chair, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
  • One Step at a Time, Nexus Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • In the Face of Change, RBC Financial Group, Toronto, Ontario


David is a thought leader with a charismatic stage presence and an entertaining, eclectic approach, which makes him an in demand professional, motivational speaker.

He has spoken around the world on a variety of topics that he will relate back to your event and draw out relevant lessons for your audience.

Whether you’re interested in booking David as your guest speaker, or just want to find out more – please get in touch. Fill out the form below and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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