Hawk has given talks at the SAG/AFTRA Foundation Robin Williams Theatre
with Dame Helen Mirren, the Talks at Google
series, Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Union Club of Chicago. In addition to delivering the commencement address at Chapman University (2013), Hawk has addressed faculty and students at Northwestern University, UCLA, USC, Columbia University, Pace University, The New School, and Temple University. In addition to his keynote speaches at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the South Dakota Film Festival, and the Berlin Film Festival, Hawk has given one-on-one talks with Francis Coppola (LA, 2014), Tom Cruise (LA, 2013), and Jake Gyllenhaal (NYC, 2014) at the Produced By Conference, and was a keynote speaker at the Beijing Film Festival (2018).