Select Speaking Engagements

Previous and upcoming engagements include:

  • Social Travel Summit — Keynote — Leipzig, Germany
  • Email Marketing Evolved — Keynote — Stockholm, Sweden
  • APPA National Conference — Closing Keynote — Chicago, IL
  • Digital Marketing World — Keynote —
  • International Car Wash Expo – Speaker – Las Vegas, NV
  • Roller Skating Association International – Speaker – Las Vegas, NV
  • Window and Door Manufacturers Association — Keynote — Cambridge, MA
  • Eating Words: The Edible Institute Food Writing Conference — Speaker — Iowa City, IA
  • Expanding Entrepreneurs Expo — Keynote — Jefferson, IA
  • Quad Cities Public Relations Network — Keynote — Moline, IL
  • Storm Lake United — Keynote — Storm Lake, IA
  • Inbound Marketing Conference (Hubspot) — Bold Talk — Boston, MA
  • Marketing Nation Summit (Marketo) — Speaker — San Francisco, CA
  • Dreamforce (Salesforce) — Speaker — San Francisco, CA
  • MarketingProfs B2B Forum — Speaker, Workshop Presenter — Boston, MA
  • Kinseth Hospitality Leadership Conference — Speaker — Rock Island, IL
  • Iowa Grocery Industry Association – Speaker – Dubuque, IA
  • Social Media Integration Conference — Speaker — Atlanta, GA
  • Explore Minneapolis (Social Media Explorer) — Speaker — Minneapolis, MN
  • AMA Iowa — Speaker — Des Moines, IA
  • Cadillac Dealer Group — Speaker — Dallas, TX
  • Iowa Health Care Association — Speaker — Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa City Area Association of Realtors — Speaker — Coralville, IA
  • ACT’s National Workforce Development Conference — Speaker — Chicago, IL
  • MarketingProfs University — Speaker — (Webinar)
  • EntreFEST — Speaker — Iowa City, IA
  • BarcampICR — Speaker — Iowa City, IA
  • Social Media Club Des Moines — Speaker — Des Moines, IA
  • American Advertising Federation (AAF) — Speaker — Cedar Falls
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) — Speaker — Cedar Rapids, IA
  • American Marketing Association (AMA) — Speaker — University of Iowa
  • Iowa City Chamber of Commerce Expert Edge Series — Speaker — Iowa City, IA


“Lots of people say they understand digital marketing and social media. After all, we’re all on Facebook, right? But Nick Westergaard understands the ONLY difference that matters: how to use social media to build your business. He’s smart, funny, knowledgeable, and engaging – the perfect storm for speakers. Hire him, or risk getting all wet.”
— Jay Baer, Convince & Convert, Author of Youtility

“Nick did a terrific job presenting the opening keynote at the Social Travel Summit in Leipzig, Germany. He fully understood the brief and helped to set the tone of the conference by providing valuable insights on the ‘Future of Social’ in a humorous manner. The audience remained captivated throughout his keynote and the thunderous applause at the end only confirmed the fantastic job he did. Thank you once again Nick for your great contribution to the very first Social Travel Summit!”
— Keith Jenkins, Organizer of the Social Travel Summit, CEO of iambassador

“Nick did a fantastic job speaking to our business school students at Pepperdine University. He was able to engage our students, and break down the many forms of social media as it relates to business. He kept it fun, informative, and students and alumni were able to walk away with a better understanding of how social media relates to how they currently work and to their work in the future.”
— Jessica Cheng, Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management

“If you are looking for the perfect blend of killer content with humor and wit, Nick Westergaard is your man. Nick has a unique ability to keep today’s social media ADHD crowd focus and tuned in – not an easy feat in today’s world of multi-taskers.”
— DJ Waldow, Co-author of The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing

“Nick’s presentation was relevant, interesting and educational without being lecture-like. It isn’t always easy to find new and useful information to share with a room of marketing professionals, but Nick somehow managed to do so. All with a sense of humor and approachable style. I’d easily book him again.”
— Jennifer Kramer Williams, American Advertising Federation (AAF) Cedar Valley

Working with President Obama’s Jobs Council, Nick led our team of national stakeholders, industry partners, and educators in creating the Right Skills Now brand to combat the talent shortage in advanced manufacturing. He helped us build the brand from the ground up and launch it online. Nick combines classic, proven branding insights with the latest digital marketing best practices.
Darlene Miller, Permac Industries/President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Nick’s keynote really helped explain the power of storytelling in a way I could ACTUALLY understand. I’ve seen a number of storytelling presentations and his was the best.
Lynn Melling, Digital Summit Attendee

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