David M. Williams, Ph.D. is a popular and engaging speaker at meetings and conferences around the globe. He’s known for inspiring active audience participation and making complex topics easy for participants to understand and activate. Talks include diverse topics on the science of improvement and quality as a business strategy. Sessions are customized to meet the learning needs of the audience and current issues.

Dr. Wiilams speaks to groups in a range of formats:

  • Keynote/Plenary– Opening or featured speaker sessions for large groups.
  • Core Sessions– Smaller sessions with prepared presentations and experiential topics.
  • Learning Labs / Mini-Courses– Focused quarter, half-day, full-day, and multi-day workshops blending didactic and experiential learning.


Sample Speaking Engagements

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare

IHI Change Conference

BMJ/Institute for Healthcare Improvement International Forum on Quality and Safety Europe

BMJ/Institute for Healthcare Improvement International Forum on Quality and Safety Asia Pacific

Institute for Healthcare Improvement International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community

Middle East Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare

Medical Group Management Association

Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA)

The University of Texas at Austin

Seton Family of Hospitals

National Association of EMS Physicians

EMS Chiefs of Canada

American Ambulance Association

EMS Today

EMS Expo

National EMS Management Association

National Academies of Emergency Dispatch

ESO Solutions WAVE

Pinnacle EMS Forum