Ali Abdaal – Keynote Speaker

Author and Youtuber

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Specialist Subjects

  • Make it Easy – by reducing the obstacles that stand between you and your work
  • Make it Fun – by building games and treats into the tasks before you
  • Make it Last – by taking active rests and focusing on what really matters


  • English


Ali Abdaal is a YouTuber, podcaster, entrepreneur, and online teacher. After graduating from medical school at the University of Cambridge in 2018 he worked as a doctor for two years. He now lives in London and is writing his first non-fiction book, which is due to be published by Penguin Random House in 2023.

Ali started his YouTube journey in 2017, making videos about study techniques and his medical school experience. The channel grew dramatically over the next two years, and began to cover broader topics like productivity, wealth, and how to lead a happier, more fulfilled life. Ali currently has 2M+ subscribers, a total of almost 150M views, and posts new videos every week.

His new podcast Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal debuted at #1 in Education on the Apple Podcasts charts. Each episode features a new guest, and Ali delves into the minds of these entrepreneurs, creators, and other inspiring people to uncover their journeys towards finding joy and fulfilment. Ali also co-hosts the podcast Not Overthinking with his brother Taimur, where they laugh, bicker, critique each others’ life choices, and discuss the human condition (sometimes with a guest, like Justin Kan). Ali has been a guest on several podcasts including The Diary of a CEO, Noah Kagan Presents, and The Daily Stoic.

Ali Abdaal runs several online courses on topic including video editing, revision skills, and entrepreneurship. His course list includes the hugely successful Part-Time YouTuber Academy: a cohort-based, 6-week live online course where Ali teaches hundreds of students how to grow their YouTube channel into a sustainable, income-generating side hustle. The course has now run four cohorts and has almost 2000 alumni from all over the world.

While studying at Cambridge, Ali founded a company called 6med which helps thousands of students each year to apply to medical school and pass their UCAT, BMAT exams. The company also gives out a significant amount of bursaries to students from low-income backgrounds.

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