Adam Spencer 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.
As an event MC Adam loves doing the research and crafting the narrative that helps people tell their stories. He's informative, fun and guaranteed to impart takeaways 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.
As a keynote speaker Adam brings a combination of humour and intellect that is rare. His TED talk on massive prime numbers has over 2 million views and he has informed and entertained hundreds of corporate clients on topics at the cutting edge of technology and education.
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.
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.
Adam was not only informative and knowledgeable, he was engaging and humorous in his delivery and a pleasure to work with.
Municipal Association of Victoria
Adam held a room of Nobel Prize Winners in the palm of his hand
Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics
Adam nailed it. he's smart, funny, and kept the audience engaged, laughing and interested
MD, Google Australia & New Zealand
The things Adam Spencer talks and writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.
Adam’s enlightening presentation showed us the incredible opportunities AI presents in every corner of our lives while providing a lighthearted capstone to both events.
VP, Corporate & Brand Marketing BlackLine
My speaking topics...
Winning the numbers game in our digital world
Australia’s favourite and most entertaining mathematician Adam Spencer shows you how factors like AI, Cyber Security and ChatGPT are disrupting business. Learn how you can win in this digital world.
- How Artificial Intelligence will impact every industry and how to harness its potential
- The crucial role every worker plays in your cyber security
- The business potential of holding a supercomputer in your hands
- How to keep up if the pace of digital disruption feels overwhelming
Cyber security - Beware the cat video!
A cybercrime is reported in Australia every seven minutes. Whether it’s catphishing, ransomware, deep fake videos - cyber is a new game altogether. It is slick. It is personalised. And it is everywhere. As Adam likes to say, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link … and that link is Gary from accounts - who just LOVES cat videos.”
- The cutting-edge best (or worst) examples of cybercrime
- The sheer scope and types of cybercrime in Australia
- Practical tips you can employ right now to improve your cyber security
- Why protecting your business is a people and culture issue as much as a software one
How digital transformation will change work and business forever
Your mobile phone has the power of what 20 years ago was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. Artificial Intelligence can already do multiple aspects of your job faster and more accurately than you can. Don’t put all this in the too-hard basket - let Adam Spencer show you how to make AI technology work for you today and carry you into tomorrow.
- The power of everyday devices - you’re carrying a supercomputer in your pocket!
- Why you must understand how AI, and in particular large language models like ChatGPT, can help your business
- Tips for keeping up if you feel overwhelmed by the pace of change
- The power to be drawn from the youngest people in your workforce
Mathematics education and the importance of numeracy
As Australia’s most famous popular mathematician, Adam Spencer has been entertaining and inspiring educators, parents and kids with his joy for all things mathematical. His TED Talk on Monster Prime Numbers has had over 2 million views and is regularly voted one of the top 10 best TED maths and science talks and he was one of the featured speakers in Carmen Gallo’s 2022 book Talk Like Ted - the 9 public speaking secrets of the world’s top minds.
- The joy of mathematics
- The importance of maths and STEM education
- Encouraging girls into maths and science
- Cool maths facts you can use to blow other people’s minds
MC and panel hosting specialist
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, he prides himself on the level of energy, engagement and entertainment that he always provides whenever on stage.
With 25 years of experience in television, radio and events ... Adam loves curating challenging, thought-provoking conversations. He has interviewed Prime Ministers, Hollywood Stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and Australians of the Year … and was 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. Informative, fun and guaranteed to contain takeaways you’ve never heard before. If there is only time to ask one quick question of a speaker before moving on, you know it will be an awesome question. If you give him 10 minutes, 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.
If you want your CEO, your experts, and your customers brought to life in a conversation from 3 minutes to an hour let’s chat.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.