Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert

Keynote Speaker: Psychologist, Happiness Expert & Harvard Professor

Daniel Gilbert Biography

Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong -- a premise he supports with intriguing research and explains in his accessible and unexpectedly funny book, "Stumbling on Happiness."

Gilbert believes that, in our ardent, lifelong pursuit of happiness, most of us have the wrong map. In the same way that optical illusions fool our eyes -- and fool everyone's eyes in the same way -- Gilbert argues that our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy. And these quirks in our cognition make humans very poor predictors of our own bliss.

The premise of his current research -- that our assumptions about what will make us happy are often wrong -- is supported with clinical research drawn from psychology and neuroscience. But his delivery is what sets him apart. His engaging -- and often hilarious -- style pokes fun at typical human behavior and invokes pop-culture references everyone can relate to. This winning style translates also to Gilbert's writing, which is lucid, approachable and laugh-out-loud funny. The immensely readable "Stumbling on Happiness," published in 2006, became a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 20 languages.

In fact, the title of his book could be drawn from his own life. At 19, he was a high school dropout with dreams of writing science fiction. When a creative writing class at his community college was full, he enrolled in the only available course: psychology. He found his passion there, earned a doctorate in social psychology in 1985 at Princeton, and has since won a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Phi Beta Kappa teaching prize for his work at Harvard. He has written essays and articles for The New York Times, Time and even Starbucks, while continuing his research into happiness at his Hedonic Psychology Laboratory.

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Daniel Gilbert Videos

Daniel Gilbert, Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You
Luck/Happiness | Debate | Robert H. Frank & Daniel Gilbert
The surprising science of happiness | Dan Gilbert

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Who is the agent for Daniel Gilbert?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Daniel Gilbert for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Daniel Gilbert for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Daniel Gilbert or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Daniel Gilbert or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Daniel Gilbert is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Sales and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Daniel Gilbert for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Daniel Gilbert can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shawn Achor, Mark Victor Hansen and Richard Florida. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Daniel Gilbert for an upcoming event.

Daniel Gilbert Videos

Daniel Gilbert, Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You
Luck/Happiness | Debate | Robert H. Frank & Daniel Gilbert
The surprising science of happiness | Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert - The Writer's Perspective
Dan Gilbert Talks About the Secret to Happiness

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How to book Daniel Gilbert?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Daniel Gilbert for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Daniel Gilbert, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Daniel Gilbert or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Daniel Gilbert?

Booking fees for Daniel Gilbert, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Daniel Gilbert, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Daniel Gilbert?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Daniel Gilbert for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Daniel Gilbert for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Daniel Gilbert or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Daniel Gilbert or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Daniel Gilbert is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Sales and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Daniel Gilbert for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Daniel Gilbert can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shawn Achor, Mark Victor Hansen and Richard Florida. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Daniel Gilbert for an upcoming event.

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