Tim Urban

Creator, "Wait But Why" Blog

From a corporate keynote in Davos to the main stage at TED2016, Tim Urban is redefining the live speaking experience for the digital era. With head-spinning thinking, quirky graphics and his signature stick figures, he’s proving that complex and long form thinking can capture and captivate a short attention span world.

As the creative force behind the extremely popular Wait But Why blog, Tim has authored dozens of viral articles on subjects ranging from why we procrastinate to why we haven’t yet encountered alien life forms. Wait But Why has topped 10 million unique visitors during peak months and attracted thousands of patrons, including famous fans like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, TED Curator Chris Anderson and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

Known for delighting audiences with smart, fascinating and truly original content, Tim synthesizes complex concepts and presents them in a humorous, highly entertaining and memorable way. Follow his spellbinding train of thought to ignite your own insights and energize your thinking. Whatever the topic, Tim makes getting there more than half the fun.