Celebrating Juneteenth

Politics & Society Annette Gordon-Reed

Lavin Speaker Annette Gordon-Reed was invited to the White House for the long -awaited moment when Juneteenth was declared an official holiday in the US. The acclaimed historian, and author of New York Times bestseller On Juneteenth, reminds us we can never stop fighting for change.

Dismantling Oppression

Social Justice Nic Stone

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone lays bare the systemic racism in America through her vivid and timely novels. Today, we’re pleased to welcome Nic to The Lavin Agency as a speaker on social justice—helping us recognize our humanity through the power of storytelling, and inspiring us to act for change in this pivotal moment.

Last Best Hope

Politics & Society George Packer

2020 was a year of confusion for America, but ultimately clarity—further exposing the nation’s blatant inequalities and deepening societal rifts. In his new book Last Best Hope, acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author George Packer offers a timely diagnosis and illuminates a path toward overcoming injustices, paralyses, and divides.

How to Change Everything

Climate Crisis Naomi Klein

A legendary voice in the fight against climate change, bestselling author Naomi Klein’s latest book, How to Change Everything, provides hope, inspiration and a call to action for a mass intergenerational movement towards achieving climate justice.

Creative Leadership

Leadership Greg Hoffman

Lavin is thrilled to welcome our newest speaker: Greg Hoffman! The former Chief Marketing Officer at Nike, Hoffman is the rare leader who understands the power of creativity to push us forward. His engaging and charismatic talks reveal how we can use it to celebrate diversity, empower our teams, and build an enduring brand legacy that changes the world for the better.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Politics & Society Annette Gordon-Reed

Lavin Speaker Annette Gordon-Reed was invited to the White House for the long -awaited moment when Juneteenth was declared an official holiday in the US. The acclaimed historian, and author of New York Times bestseller On Juneteenth, reminds us we can never stop fighting for change.

Latest News

The latest news and headlines from our world-changing speakers

literature | Editor's Pick
An Ode to Black Joy: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone Collaborate on Blackout

The pandemic brought its share of hardships, but also enabled the most beloved writers in young adult literature to collaborate on a new novel. Blackout features six award-winning, Black, female authors—including two Lavin Speakers: New York Times bestselling authors ANGIE THOMAS and NIC STONE....

New Speakers

The next wave of speakers: tackling tomorrow’s challenges, starting today

Diversity & Inclusion
Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

Co-Founder of The Sadie Collective | Researcher and Speaker on Diversity and the Future of Work

Psychology
Ethan Kross

Leading Expert on the Conscious Mind | Author of Chatter

Social Justice
Kathleen Belew

Historian and Author of Bring the War Home

Happiness & Wellness
James Nestor

New York Times bestselling author of Breath

Mental Health
Lori Gottlieb

Psychotherapist | Bestselling Author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Politics & Society
Yaël Eisenstat

Former CIA Officer | Former Special Advisor to the White House | Future of Democracy Fellow at Berggruen Institute

Trending Topics

Explore the voices at the forefront of today’s most important issues

What if you could receive dispatches from the future, covering the impact of technology on our lives? Introducing Lavin + WIRED : an exclusive partnership that brings the makers of this landmark media institution directly to you in keynotes, trend reports, panels, and moderators—customized to your needs.

Every year, the TED Fellows program brings together an extraordinary group of innovators from around the world, inviting them up on stage at TED or TEDGlobal and giving momentum to their ideas. The Lavin Agency is proud to present our TED Fellow event package: three of these remarkable speakers hand-picked by you or selected by us. To find out how to book a group of TED Fellows to appear at your event, please give us a call: 1.800.265.4870