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Adam Spencer

Whether you get Adam to deliver a keynote address or host your entire event, laugh and learn with one of Australia’s most dynamic and engaging minds.

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Whether you get Adam to deliver a keynote address or host your entire event, laugh and learn with one of Australia’s most dynamic and engaging minds.

Adam has hosted award-winning breakfast radio shows in Australia’s toughest markets and live current affairs TV. He has won improvised theatre competitions and once interviewed John Travolta in front of 75,000 people. Whether it’s a technically demanding event with dozens of moving parts, or flying by the seat of your pants, Adam prides himself on the high level of energy, engagement and entertainment that he provides whenever on stage, set or screen.

With 25 years experience in television, radio and events, Adam loves curating challenging and thought-provoking conversations. He has interviewed prime ministers, Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and Australians of the Year — and he was also the first person in the world to ever interview our legendary Thai cave rescuers.

Adam loves doing the research and crafting the narrative that helps people tell their story. He’s informative, fun and guaranteed to impart take-aways you’ve never heard before. If there’s only time to ask one quick question of a speaker before moving on, you know it will be an awesome question and just watch what he can get out of them. All done with an obsessive focus on keeping to time that only 15 years of breakfast radio can give you.

In person, online, or hybrid... Adam Spencer brings challenging conversations to life.

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Ted-X Interview
The Project - October 2022
TED Talk - Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers
Studio 10 - The Magic Of Numbers

Embracing AI: A Strategic Imperative

Adam Spencer discusses how recent generative AI developments in everything from customer service to language generation underscore the transformative potential of AI when it comes to leadership and operational efficiency. Read more +

Adam Spencer keynotes on Sustainability

Adam Spencer is one of Australia's most popular mathematicians and science communicators who has a keen interest in sustainability. In his talks, Spencer draws on his expertise in mathematics to highlight the importance of data in driving sustainable business practices. He emphasizes the need for businesses to measure and monitor their environmental impact, as well as the role of technology in helping to achieve sustainability goals. Read more +
Adam Spencer's Maths 101

Adam Spencer's Maths 101

The Curly Questions Your Primary School Kids Will Ask You (With the Answers!)

Adam Spencer’s Maths 101 is the reassuring maths book companion for parents and their children tackling primary school level maths. If you’ve ever been challenged mathematically (and who hasn't?), then Adam Spencer is here with this crucial refresher to help you confidently assist your kids learning maths for the first time.

Covering basic maths methods and concepts taught in primary school, Adam breaks the numbers down to their bare bones so parents can not only hit refresh on their own understanding, but also see the clever ways they can bring these lessons to life for their kids. Ordered in easily digestible sections, Adam Spencer’s Maths 101 is presented with hundreds of diagrams, exercises, simple steps and explanations so you will never be bamboozled again or embarrassed in front of your children.

Well-known for his maths acumen and comic radio and television entertainment, Adam makes maths fun for everyone. Under his wing, parents will discover that they really did understand maths all along and that helping the kids is actually a doddle. If you're concerned about your child's maths skills and want to know how to help them, Adam Spencer’s Maths 101 is for you.

Numberland

Numberland

Yottabytes, massive diamonds, the 1800s version of Fortnight – not to mention more pizza! These are just some of the marvels explained in Adam Spencer’s Numberland. Australia’s funniest and most-loved mathematician is back with a brand new book bursting with fascinating facts, perplexing puzzles and querulous quizzes.

How does GPS work? Could you solve a $1,000,000 maths question? Can honey bees really count? And what do you do when your smartphone locks you out … for 48 years? The answers to all these questions and much, much more can be found in 2019’s most captivating nerd fest. So hold tight as we venture down the rabbit hole into the wonderful world of Adam Spencer’s Numberland.

Adam Spencer's Top 100

Adam Spencer's Top 100

Which number terrifies ogdokontaheptaphobes? Why would you watch the same clock for 14 years? And have you met the 23-milliondigit prime?

Bursting at the seams with puzzles, quizzes, games, numerical trivia and fun, this is the ultimate book for maths nerds and anyone with an inquiring mind.

The Number Games

The Number Games

Who’s smarter — a four-year-old chimp or a four-year-old human? How much does it cost to stop a computer virus? And will you really become a billionaire at 31?The answers to all these questions — as well as over 100 brainbusting and mind-bending number games, puzzles and quizzes — are in Adam Spencer’s The Number Games.

It doesn’t matter if you’re 6 or 60, this fascinating adventure from 1 to 100 is the perfect way to exercise the grey matter, keep you on your toes … and make you, well, generally AWESOME!

So sharpen your pencils and get ready for a most exciting battle: Adam Spencer’s The Number Games.

Adam Spencer's Mini Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer's Mini Book of Numbers

Our very own Sultan of STEM, Crusader of Calculus, Prince of Pi — Adam Barrington Spencer — is back in 2019 with more teasing, tantalising and tricky maths games, puzzles and quizzes for young and hungry minds.

Scared of square roots? Petrified of Pythagoras? Frightened of factorials? Let Australia’s funniest mathematician enthrall and entertain as he demystifies numbers in this bumper new edition.

Adam Spencer’s Mini Book of Numbers follows on from the bestselling Enormous Book of Numbers (2015), Number Crunchers (2016), and The Number Detective (2018), and is guaranteed to keep kids aged 6—12 occupied for hours on end.

Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers

How can a prime number be ‘sexy’ and ‘safe’ at the same time? Why shouldn’t Aussie cricketers be scared of the number 87? And how many bacteria live in your pants …

All the answers and more are in Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers. This is a book for readers of all ages who love numbers, who want to love numbers, or who just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful world we live in.

For 15 years Adam Spencer has been entertaining us. On triple j and ABC radio and television, he’s established himself as Australia’s funniest and most famous mathematician. And now, by popular demand, we have his Big Book of Numbers, a fascinating journey from 1 to 100.

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