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In 2012, John broke the world record for paper aircraft distance; a record he still holds. Author of four books of original designs, John has been called the world's foremost expert on paper airplanes. His creations are recognized around the globe, and one was featured in the movie "Paper Planes". His books have been translated into German, Russian, and Chinese. His designs are routinely found at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals.

John has appeared on numerous national television outlets including:
Conan, TV-Globo (Brazil), NatGeo, Discovery, Science Channel, The Hallmark Channel, ESPN, NFL Network, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC. His most recent appearance on WIRED garnered more than 9.25 million views, becoming the number one viral video this year.

His corporate clients have included:
Google (Zeitgeist), Sony, Genentch, United Airlines, Boeing, Mattel, GoDaddy, RBS Global, Intuit (Sunnyvale), Quintiles International (Chicago), ASDI (Palo Alto), XOJet (San Bruno), Impact Unlimited (New Jersey), Nucleus product launch (Las Vegas), Red Bull International (Austria), CR8 Global Summit (Shenzhen, China).

His education clients have included:
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Rice University, University of Pittsburg, Singapore Science Center (Singapore), The Green School (Bali Indonesia), The Tech Museum (San Jose), Hiller Aviation Museum(San Carlos), Evergreen Aviation Museum (Oregon), Exploratorium (San Francisco), Maker Faire (San Mateo), PEN (Parents Education Network)

Print media interest in John's work includes:
Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Discovery, Make, Daily Mail (U.K.), The Straits Times (Singapore) and numerous local papers and websites.

The Paper Airplane Guy YouTube channel has more than 20 million views from all around the globe and more than 55,000 subscribers.

 

Keynote:
Rapid Prototypes, Innovation, Overcoming Fear of Failure

 
"You knocked it out of the park and really set the tone for the whole day."
Teri Theuriut
Hawaii Electrical Company

Keynote:
Living a creative life leads to innovation.

 
"I was struck by what he did and his story!"
Kit Parker
Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Harvard SEAS

Keynote:
For the Love of Flight

 
"John Collins has been a great partner in meeting our mission to 'Inspire and Educate,' and we look forward to working with him again and long into the future."
Larry Wood
Executive Director, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Keynote: Early Math Sumposium

 
"John creates magic. It was not lost on anyone that ordinary objects can be a springboard for rich discovery. I particularly appreciated the interactive nature of John's presentation. His captivating keynote address was relevant and engaging."
Carolyn Pfister
State Board of Education