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It is terrific to travel and speak to a variety of audiences, everything from large conferences such as the International Builders Show to local AIA meetings. This page is continually updated and lists my upcoming appearances. Please use the links or email addresses below for details and registration information.

To schedule a speaking engagement with Sarah Susanka, please fill out the Speaking Engagement Inquiry Form» For all other questions about speaking engagements, please contact Suzanne Herrick.

Sarah has other scheduled appearances that are specifically focused on The Not So Big Life. To see these, please go to


July 14-16, 2017
Continuing the Not So Big Life Journey Workshop
Open only to previous Not So Big Life Workshop participants
Beginning Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 4:30pm and
Ending Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 12:00pm
The Friday Center
100 Friday Center Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Registration is now open!
Register now

August 31-September 2 , 2017
The Not So Big Life Workshop
Open to all
Beginning Thursday, August 31 at 7:30pm and
Ending Saturday, September 2 at 12:00pm
Duke Integrative Medicine
3475 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Register Now!

September 26, 2017
This event is open only to NIHBA members and to non-members in the housing industry.
Northern Illinois Home Builders Association
Membership Dinner keynote
Riverside Receptions & Conference Center
35 N River Lane
Geneva, IL 60134
Contact: email Megan Johnson or call 630-978-9000 x1
Northern Illinois Home Builders Association

Sample Keynote Topics

Sarah Susanka is an engaging and dynamic speaker who customizes each of her talks according to the audience and host's needs. Below are a few samples of her most popular keynote titles. Many of these can also be made into full and half-day workshops.

  • Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability
  • The Not So Big Life: A Personal Approach to Sustainability
  • The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
  • Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live
  • Not So Big Community: A Vision for Our Collective Future
  • Home By Design: The Language of the Not So Big House

These talks includes such topics as:

  • The meaning of "Not So Big"
  • Making the most of your budget
  • What's needed to right size our homes
  • The three Not So Big Remodeling strategies
  • Some Not So Big (and not so expensive) moves to personalize any home
  • Aging in Place
  • Remodeling your own life
  • Not So Big living
  • Finding time in a too busy life
  • Pursuing what we love

To schedule an event with Sarah Susanka, please fill out and submit the Appearance Inquiry Form. We will be in touch shortly once we receive your inquiry. For all other questions about speaking engagements, please contact Suzanne Herrick.

To schedule a media interview with Sarah Susanka, go to the Media Center. For all other inquiries, go to Contact Information.

Past Presentation Venues
Memphis Architecture Month Lecture Series
Build Boston Residential Design Show
Carnegie Mellon University
International Builders Show
Pacific Coast Builders Convention
AIA National Convention
Harvard Graduate School of Design
University of Minnesota
Design Future Council, Salk Institute

Additional Appearances
This Old House
HGTV - Home and Garden Television: International Builders Show Special; Dream Builders
PBS's Wall Street Week with Fortune
WAGA TV - Good Day Atlanta
The Diane Rehm Show
National Public Radio
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Charlie Rose Show

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