Exclusives | February 12, 2016
Lavin Weekly #25: Thorne, Motley, Konnikova, & Levitin
— 1. Kip Thorne and LIGO Celebrate the Discovery of Gravitational Waves...
Science | February 11, 2016
The Music of the Cosmos: Janna Levin and Songs from Outer Space
— After decades of searching, scientists have finally detected gravitational waves from black holes—a discovery that confirms another aspect of Einstein’s theory of relativity, and marks a moment in science comparable to the discovery of the Higgs particle or the DNA sequence. For Lavin keynote speaker Janna Levin, this revelation also heralds...
Exclusives | February 10, 2016
The 12th Floor: Meet Petar from the Toronto Office
— In The 12th Floor series, our Marketing Writer Spencer Gordon will be interviewing the many amazing professionals who make up the Lavin team here in Toronto, Canada. The Lavin Agency relies on its diverse, intelligent, and passionate staff to represent its roster of world-changing speakers. Here you’ll get a chance to meet the people who work behind the scenes to ensure that you find the right guest for your unique event, and that the event goes...
Economics | February 09, 2016
New Videos: Diane Francis on Canada–US Economics, Elections, & Clean Energy
— Diane Francis is known for her timely, perceptive analyses of the most important headlines in the world of business. In her National Post columns, she covers wealth, immigration, and political and economic power with an insight honed by decades of experience. And her debate-stirring, conversation-starting book
Innovation | February 08, 2016
First Look: Douglas Rushkoff’s New Book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
— The digital economy is ruled by a host of intriguing concepts: big data, automation, algorithms, power law dynamics, the sharing and start-up economies. But are they actually designed for human prosperity? In other words, have technological advancements made life better for shareholders and the unemployed alike, or have they trapped and divided us in new ways? For media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, the answer’s clear:...
Exclusives | February 05, 2016
Lavin Weekly 24: Duckworth, Dolan, Leffler, Prevette, & Prothero
— 1. Angela Duckworth Previews Her Upcoming Book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance...
In a riveting interview conducted by Riaz Meghji, Mohamed Fahmy recounts tales of his imprisonment in Egypt, the importance of journalism, and what this means to each of us in today’s society.