Jason Padgett

Acquired savant,
International speaker
About Jason Padgett
Jason Padgett is a number theorist, author, and international speaker known for his ability to connect with audiences and explain the most complicated math concepts, such as relativity, number Pi, interference, energy, in an easy-to-digest way. His speeches has inspired people around the world to go into science or at least understand it on a higher level.

In 2002, two muggers attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar in Tacoma, WA. The beating was so severe that he thought he was going to die. At the hospital he was diagnosed with a concussion and a bleeding kidney. Following the accident, Padgett began to suffer from PTSD and extreme form of OCD. He locked himself up in the house and cut off any outside communication. But as he was going though the healing process, he began noticing something new about the world around him. Everything looked jittery and strange geometric shapes (he learned later they are called fractals) started to emerge everywhere he looked, from the tree branches to water going down the drain.
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Now, people call Jason Padgett an accidental genius. The scientific term for his new gift is acquired savant syndrome. He was able to develop deep understanding of physics and math even though he's never had a formal training in these disciplines. His new abilities made him enroll in the community college classes and write a book about his personal struggles and math discoveries.

Padgett is currently continuing his studies and traveling around the world giving presentations to the audiences large and small. His 2016 Tedx Tacoma talk was viewed more than 40,000 times.

As a speaker, he provides the intimate account of his journey, from ordinary individual to mathematical genius, as well as explains the most complex physics concepts. His speeches have a profound effect on people by inspiring them and making them excited about science and math.

TEDxTacoma, 2016
Alternate Realities from Relativity

TED Talk, 2015
How math saved my life

Other Speaking Engagements
Executive Coach/Speaker
August 2015 - Nike Executive Summit, Los Angeles, CA, USA

June 2017 - BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute, International Forum on Consciousness, Madison, WI.

March 2017 - WASWUG conference, Bellevue, WA. Keynote speaker

October 2016 - Agnesian HealthCare conference, Fond du Lac, WI. Keynote speaker

June 2016 - National Neurotrauma Society Symposium for brain and spinal cord injury research scientists, clinicians and post-doctoral students

April 15, 2015 - Marian University, Wisconsin, US. Keynote speaker

November 4, 2015 - La Ciudad de las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico. Keynote speaker.

Katherine A. Hale
Director, Strategic Services Department, WSIPC
I'm writing to recommend the talented services of Jason Padgett who was the keynote speaker for WSIPC's 3-day biannual event known as WASWUG... Mr. Padgett's story was inspirational, educational, and incredibly funny. From seeing fascinating diagrams of the interesting ways his mind sees the world to hearing anecdotes, like the time he called the University of Washington believing he had discovered differential calculus, Mr. Padgett kept the room of 1,074 attendees laughing, aweing, and engaged throughout his entire time on stage.
Early post-conference survey results show a high overall rating of Mr. Padgett's presentation. There has been feedback from attendees referring to Mr. Padgett as a "phenomenal" speaker and comments suggesting that his presentation improved the attendee's overall engagement and enthusiasm for the entire conference.
Karin Borgh, Ph.D.
Executive Director, BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
I'm writing to highly recommend Jason Padgett as a presenter to a wide variety of audiences.
Jason is wonderful to work with! From our first contact, through sorting all of the details related to his contributions to the Forum, to his presence here and subsequent related matters, he has consistently been enthusiastic, easy to communicate with and thoughtful. He is dedicated to his mission of sharing information related to his life experience that is of relevance to others, to ways of looking at consciousness and the world around us.
Jason is insightful and adept at sharing complex information in ways that his audience can relate to and understand. He is also a compassionate, caring person who strives to support others as they, too, ask questions...
We asked a lot of Jason - presenting his talk, participating on a panel discussion with other presenters, hosting a dinner discussion with Forum attendees, signing books and being available for informal conversations throughout meals, breaks and receptions. He consistently delivered in an incredibly high quality way.
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