Leigh has addressed audiences of all sizes and types, speaking about her books, business and economic trends and other topics, to companies like Google, Nextdoor, Trulia, Viacom and Zillow; to host organizations including TedX, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Athletic Club, The Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute; to academic institutions including Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Rotman School of Management; and to trade associations, chambers of commerce, town halls, book festivals, and local bookstores and libraries.

For speaking or event inquiries related to The Airbnb Story, please contact Megan Wilson at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at megan.wilson@hmhco.com or 617.351.3377.

For all other speaking inquiries, please contact Jayme Boucher at Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at jboucher@penguinrandomhouse.com or 212.366.2166.










Upcoming Events

Still being finalized—please check back soon.



Past Events

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?”
Conversation with Alan Weiss, Weiss analytics, and Hui Shan, economist, Goldman Sachs
and “Protocol and Strategies: Secrets to Working with the Elite”
Conversation with Dolly Lenz, Dolly Lenz Real Estate, and Louise Phillips Forbes, Halstead
Mandarin Oriental

New York, NY | March 9, 2016
Fortune CEO Panel
A 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.

San Francisco, CA | December 1-2, 2015
Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit
On-stage one-on-one interviews with Austin Geidt, Head of Launch, Uber; fashion designer Rachel Roy; 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




Philadelphia, PA | March 1, 2016
ULI Philadelphia annual breakfast panel
Moderator, “Contagious Urbanization”
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

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


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
Luncheon speaker
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

Austin,TX | 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