Hi, I’m Robin

I aim to maximize human performance.

I host The Robin Zander Show, operate a cafe/events space in San Francisco, and direct the annual Design for Dance and Responsive conferences.

Also, I really like to dance.


Robin is a intellectual acrobat! As agile with his body as he is with his mind! An insatiable, bright and creative entrepreneur, fond of making things and bringing them to life. Robin is gifted at creating space for people to think dynamically and has a contagious positive energy.

Natasha Tsakos, TED Speaker, Artist & Performer

I work hard and get a lot done. I don’t know of many people who get more done than I do. Robin is one of them.

BJ Fogg, PhD, Director Stanford Persuasive Tech. Lab

Robin is talented, sensitive, and articulate. He not only practices compassion with skill but also conveys this gift usefully to others with both art and precision.

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Robin’s events are the most fun I’ve ever had at a conference, and I run conferences!

Amy Cueva, Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Mad*Pow

How We Work

The Robin Zander Show is an interview podcast with guests from disciplines as diverse as the arts, technology, and business to draw out the common practices that can be applied to preserve sanity and accelerate growth.

My annual Responsive Conference is a similar effort to bring together thought leaders on "The Future of Work" to explore issues relevant to succeeding in the 21st century.

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Why Dance

I began dancing at 19, and movement has been my gateway into the study of learning. Most recently, I performed in the San Francisco Opera's Les Troyens.

I direct Design for Dance which was founded at Stanford University to explore new opportunities for dance and behavior change.

Robin's Cafe exists at the intersection of dance and technology, ensconced with ODC Dance and embedded within the technology sector of Silicon Valley.

Say Hello

email: robin (at) robinpzander (dot) com

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