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The latest headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

fintech & blockchain | Dec 7th, 2018

The New York Times Says Lavin Speaker Amber Baldet is “Leading the Blockchain Revolution”

To book Amber Baldet for your next speaking event, contact The Lavin Agency, her exclusive speakers bureau.

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consumer behavior | Dec 5th, 2018

NBC is Developing a Family Workplace Comedy Based on David Sax’s Save the Deli

David Sax is a consumer behavior expert and the critically acclaimed author of The Revenge of Analog, The Tastemakers and Save the Deli—a delightful travelogue about the cultural history of delicatessens, which is now being developed into a family workplace comedy by NBC.  Showcasing his trademark... Continue Reading →
written arts | Dec 3rd, 2018

Gabby Rivera’s TED Salon Has Reached Over 500,000 Views

Featured on the TED homepage, Gabby Rivera’s TED Salon on writing America Chavez—the first queer, Latinx super hero—has reached over 500,000 views (and climbing.) She explains how growing up as a queer Puerto Rican in the Bronx informed America’s narrative: “that myth of having to go it alone and... Continue Reading →
entertainers | Nov 30th, 2018

Peter Mansbridge’s Documentary About the State of Human Rights Airs Tonight on CBC

It’s been 70 years since the UN established the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a set of basic principles to uphold human dignity. In Search of a Perfect World, Peter Mansbridge’s special documentary project, explores the state of human rights today, confronting the subject’s most crucial... Continue Reading →
written arts | Nov 28th, 2018

Legendary Author Margaret Atwood Has Announced a Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

Set 15 years after The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s sequel, The Testaments, was inspired by all of the questions fans had about Gilead—the fictional regime that has taken over America in the original book. “The other inspiration,” she says, “is the world we’ve been living in.”  With over... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Nov 27th, 2018

Martin Ford’s New Book Reveals the Truth About AI, From the People Building It

Are we close to human-level machine intelligence? How will it impact on the job market, the economy, and society? What should we be concerned about, capitalizing on, and planning for? Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots and one of the world’s leading AI speakers... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 23rd, 2018

Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now is One of the New York Times’ Most Notable Books of 2018

In a follow-up interview with bestselling author and Harvard professor Steven Pinker, he explains (among other things) what gave him the idea for Enlightenment Now—a book about why and how the world is getting better. “It was an epiphany from seeing graphs of human improvement that changed my view... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Nov 22nd, 2018

Amber Mac’s The AI Effect Podcast is the Number One Business Podcast on iTunes

Canada is quickly becoming one of the world’s most powerful AI ecosystems, home to a huge concentration of start-ups, research labs and talent. Tech futurist, entrepreneur and author AMBER MAC covers the unprecedented pace of AI’s growth (and all the rewards and perils that go with it) in her... Continue Reading →
entertainers | Nov 19th, 2018

Rick Mercer Final Report is a Toronto Star and Globe and Mail #1 Bestseller

Rick Mercer’s new collection of essays, never-before-published rants, and greatest hits—titled Rick Mercer Final Report—is an instant #1 bestseller in the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. “I think any political junkie out there will want the book—it’s a record of Canadian history and a great... Continue Reading →
written arts | Nov 16th, 2018

Isabel Allende is the First Spanish-Language Writer to Receive an Honorary National Book Award

The House of the Spirits author Isabel Allende received the National Book Award’s lifetime achievement medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, joining previous winners Toni Morrison, John Updike and Joan Didion.  “Allende’s work is proof that stories about women written with women... Continue Reading →
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