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motivation | Jan 19th, 2018

4 Speakers Who Will Empower You to Change Your Patterns of Action (And Stick To It)

Motivate your employees. Reduce your carbon footprint. Run a marathon. January is the month we want to figure out how to do better—with our time, our colleagues, and our creative endeavours. These four keynote speakers will inspire you to set goals, work through slumps, and make positive change... Continue Reading →
technology | Jan 17th, 2018

Biotech. Beats. Big Ideas. Introducing MIT’s David Kong, the STEM Expert Who Wants to Bring Everyone Into the Lab.

How do we advance scientific progress? We need to be more inclusive, says new Lavin speaker David Kong, Director of MIT Media Lab’s new Community Biotechnology Initiative. We must bring art together with technology. More importantly, we need to invite different minds into the lab and classroom,... Continue Reading →
top speakers | Jan 16th, 2018

Democracy, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, & Compassion: Four Speakers Asking 2018's Biggest Questions

With uncertain political, economic, and social landscapes on the horizon, Yascha Mounk, Ajay Agrawal, Michael Casey and Megan Phelps-Roper are four speakers exploring the subjects that will define 2018.  Is democracy in danger? Americans, specifically young Americans, are losing faith in... Continue Reading →
leadership | Jan 15th, 2018

Three Female Leaders Whose Talks Will Inspire the Next Generation

Women don’t run the world (yet). But these women in leadership speakers—Maureen Chiquet, Jessica Jackley and Margot Lee Shetterly—are some of the strongest in their field, offering dynamic insights into how they’ve leaned in and leveraged their unique skillsets to make it in predominantly male... Continue Reading →
diversity | Jan 10th, 2018

These Three Speakers Explain Exactly What Diversity Means and Why You Should Care About It

Companies do better when they embrace and support diversity. But diversity isn’t just about ethnicity. It’s about gender, age, ability, perspective and it’s different for every industry. Lavin’s diversity and inclusion experts—Ritu Bhasin, Minette Norman, and Ashton Applewhite, to name a few—come... Continue Reading →
astronomy | Jan 9th, 2018

What Can Black Holes Tell Us About Humanity? Janna Levin’s NOVA Episode Investigates

What’s more powerful, mysterious, and let’s be honest—existentially daunting—than a black hole? Tonight, the venerable PBS science show NOVA releases “Black Hole Apocalypse,” hosted by astrophysicist, author, and TED speaker Janna Levin. The two-hour special takes viewers on a journey to the... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Jan 9th, 2018

A.I. Expert Martin Ford Explains What Investors, Managers, (and Everyone Else) Need to Know About the Robotics Revolution

Martin Ford is one of the world’s leading A.I. speakers. He’s the bestselling author of Rise of the Robots and his TED talk has been viewed over a million times. Ford’s latest keynote breaks down some of the key tech underlying this revolution for non-tech audiences, and explains exactly what it... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 9th, 2018

In Treating Depression, We Need More Than Drugs. Johann Hari’s Lost Connections Proposes a New Path

The new book by speaker Johann Hari already has a fan in Hillary Clinton, who says that “Lost Connections offers a wonderful and incisive analysis of the depression and alienation that are haunting American society.”  Is Everything You Think You Know About Depression Wrong? From The Guardian... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 3rd, 2018

Violinist and Street Symphony Founder Vijay Gupta Creates a Formidable New Model for Helping the Homeless

In the January 1 issue of The New Yorker, music critic Alex Ross writes about “visionary Los Angeles violinist” Vijay Gupta and his organization Street Symphony, which invites LA’s homeless, mentally ill, and incarcerated communities to attend and make music with the best classical musicians in the... Continue Reading →
u.s. politics | Dec 28th, 2017

Fighting Fake Stories with Real Ones: Lavin Signs David Rohde, Pulitzer Prize–Winner and News Director of NewYorker.com

David Rohde has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia. But tracking the polarization and propaganda of Trump’s presidency for NewYorker.com has been one of the toughest challenges of his career. On stage, he explains why “original, ethical, fact-based reporting” is more vital than ever.... Continue Reading →
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