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Lavin’s multilingual speakers are so talented they can present keynote speeches in English as well as another language. Please send us an email (info@thelavinagency.com) to find out which languages are available.

 
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Neri Oxman

MIT Professor at the Crossroads of Art, Science, and Technology

Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science (such as 3D printing) with design principles found in nature. Imagine a skyscraper made with concrete that can breathe and grow and “think,” or a...

Shlomo Benartzi

Author of The Smarter Screen, a book about online behavior

We live in a world of screens. Many of us now spend the majority of our waking lives interacting with technological devices. Behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi is studying how we think differently o...

Mohamed Fahmy

Award-Winning Journalist Imprisoned in Egypt for 438 Days

Mohamed Fahmy spent 438 days in an Egyptian prison—unjustly jailed for conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood, and for fabricating news for Al Jazeera during his tenure as bureau chief for the Qatari ...

Colm Feore

One of Canada’s Best Actors

One of Canada’s best actors, Colm Feore is known for his iconic roles in theatre, television, and film. Ranging from Shakespearian leads to unforgettable portrayals of Canadian legends to roles in maj...

Nadya Tolokonnikova

Human Rights Activist, Founding Member of Pussy Riot

As co-founder of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova spent two years in jail for performing an anti-Putin concert in a Moscow cathedral. Her imprisonment sparked global debate about freedom of expression ...

Isabel Allende

Author of The House of the Spirits and The Sum of Our Days

A literary legend, a social activist, and a feminist icon, Isabel Allende—now in the fourth decade of a career like no other—has sold over 50 million books in over 30 languages. The massive audiences ...

Esther Perel

Psychotherapist and Expert on Personal Interaction

Esther Perel is a provocative speaker on the science of human interaction—how professional and personal relationships work. She consults Fortune 500 companies on creating harmony within and among team...

Welby Altidor

Executive Creative Director, formerly with Cirque du Soleil

Welby Altidor is an Executive Creative Director who practiced, for nearly 16 years, with Cirque du Soleil. He argues that creativity isn’t reserved to a happy few, but the result of intentional practi...

Maureen Chiquet

Former Global CEO of Chanel | Former President of Banana Republic

As Global CEO of Chanel—and, earlier, as President of Banana Republic—Maureen Chiquet steered global brands through a decade of disruption, and she did so by leading with empathy and collaboration. No...

Erwann Michel-Kerjan

Catastrophic Risk Management & Resiliency Expert

Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan (EMK) is the speaker you call to better understand why we see more catastrophes these days, and what you can do to avoid or overcome them—as well as how to lead, make crucial ...

Judit Polgár

The Greatest Female Chess Player of All Time

Judit Polgár is widely recognized as the greatest female chess player of all time. At age 11, she beat her first Grandmaster. At 15, she became one, shattering Bobby Fischer’s previous record in the p...

Catarina Mota

TEDGlobal Fellow, Maker, and Open Source Advocate

TEDGlobal Fellow Catarina Mota is a maker and open-source advocate and the co-founder of Open Materials. She encourages the making of things using smart materials: ink that conducts electricity; a win...

Eman Mohammed

TED Fellow and Photojournalist

What kind of courage does it take to become the only female photojournalist in the Gaza Strip? TED Fellow Eman Mohammed was only 19 when she began shooting photos for a local news agency—and then the ...

Rahaf Harfoush

New York Times Bestselling Co-author of The Decoded Company

Rahaf Harfoush is a Digital Innovation & Foresight Strategist who has a deep passion for exploring how technology is affecting the way we communicate, work, and play. The co-author of New York Tim...

Suki Kim

New York Times bestselling author of Without You, There Is No Us, Expert on North Korean

Suki Kim is the only writer to ever go undercover in North Korea. An award-winning novelist, Kim’s obsession with the country led her to pursue journalistic assignments there beginning in 2002. Kim vi...

Anab Jain

Innovation Speaker, Founder & Director of Superflux

Designer, entrepreneur, TED Fellow, futurescaper: Anab Jain wears many hats, and brings them all together at her multidisciplinary design studio, Superflux. Based in London and India, Superflux is bot...

Cesar Harada

TED Fellow and Inventor of Protei, a Technology that Cleans Oil Spills

Cesar Harada is using technology to save our planet, starting with our oceans. A French-Japanese entrepreneur and TED Fellow, Harada is the brains behind Protei—a groundbreaking, low-cost invention us...

Rolf Dobelli

Author of The Art of Thinking Clearly

Have you ever invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all...

Dr. Benedetta Berti

Expert on Modern Terrorism, Security, and Civil Wars

What do armed groups like ISIS and Hezbollah do “when they’re not shooting?” The answer to this question is the focus of Benedetta Berti’s work. A security expert who’s worked with organizations acros...

Nouriel Roubini

Cofounder and Chairman, Roubini Global Economics and NYU Professor

Keynote speaker Nouriel Roubini is an economist of massive influence—an expert on why global economic crises happen, and the actions we can take to prevent them. Named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Glob...

Srdja Popovic

Founder of Otpor! and CANVAS; author of Blueprint for Revolution

“People power and nonviolence are here to stay,” says Srdja Popovic. Named among Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers—and author of inspirational handbook Blueprint for Revolution—Popovic is a fou...

Uldus Bakhtiozina

Photographer and Visual Artist from Russia, TED Fellow

Based in Russia, Uldus Bakhtiozina is a photographer who asks ordinary people to model for elaborately staged and surreal portraits. Full of color, whimsy, and drama, her images inspire wonder while r...

Parvez Sharma

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker of A Sinner in Mecca and A Jihad for Love

Parvez Sharma makes fearless, award-winning documentaries about faith, identity, and social justice. In A Sinner in Mecca, shot mostly with an iPhone, guerrilla-style, Sharma travels to Mecca to revea...

Shereen El Feki

TED Global Fellow and Author of Sex and the Citadel

In Sex and the Citadel, TED Global Fellow Shereen El Feki sheds light on a highly sensitive and still largely secret aspect of Arab society: the sexual lives of men and women. Linking sex to political...

Vanessa Woods

One of the World’s Foremost Bonobo Researchers

An inspiring scientist, Vanessa Woods wonders what makes humans, well, human. To find out, she lived amongst the world’s most endangered ape, the peace-loving Bonobo, which shares 98.7% of our DNA. In...

Marcelo Suarez-Orozco

Worldwide Expert on Globalization, Immigration and Education

America has more immigrants than ever before, and debates over immigration are boiling over. Again. But how is this wave of immigrants vastly different from previous ones? Assured and reassuring, the ...

Mira Nair

Director of Queen of Katwe, Salaam Bombay!, The Namesake, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Raised in India, schooled at Harvard, and living in New York City, Mira Nair uses her natural grasp of identity conflict to make films that explore race, gender, inter-generational strife, cultural ap...

Jean-Baptiste Michel

Author of Uncharted and Leading Data Scientist

Jean-Baptiste Michel is a leading data scientist and the founder of Quantified Labs, a company that turns big data into products. While at Harvard and Google, he invented new ways to extract meaning f...

Catriona Le May Doan

Olympic Gold | Languages: French

In any endeavour, crossing the finish line first—and repeatedly—takes incredible determination, dedication and talent. Catriona Le May Doan knows all about it. Articulate, engaging and fluently biling...

Chantal Hébert

National Affairs Columnist for The Toronto Star

Given Canada’s historic linguistic duality, it helps to have political commentators who not only understand that reality, but who have actually lived it. Chantal Hébert is one such commentator. Knowle...

Sophal Ear

Author, Refugee, and Expert in Diplomacy and World Affairs

Sophal Ear escaped the Khmer Rouge thanks to his mother’s determination and moved to the US at the age of ten. He’s overcome both genocide and poverty to become a world-renowned expert on war, peace, ...