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new speaker | Mar 30th, 2023

What Leaders and Parents Need to Know About Young People Today: Lavin Welcomes Dr. Laurence Steinberg

In just one generation, the world of young adulthood has changed drastically. As a world-renowned developmental psychologist and the author of the first (and only) comprehensive guide for parents of adult children, Laurence shows leaders, parents, and children how to communicate across generations.

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new book | Mar 23rd, 2023

"A Master Class in Resilience": Laurel Braitman's Stunning New Memoir on Loss, Change, and Growth

In her memoir What Looks Like Bravery, Laurel explores how we can navigate disruption and come out stronger on the other side. Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, calls it "a life-changing lesson in healing from loss and trauma and a master class in resilience."

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speaker news | Mar 17th, 2023

AI, Human Creativity, and Racial Justice: Five Highlights from Lavin Speakers at SXSW 2023

This past weekend, several of our top speakers spoke at SXSW, an annual conference dedicated to bringing diverse topics and people together. Our speakers talked about a variety of hot topics in the world. In case you missed it, here are the top five highlights from this week!

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top speakers | Mar 17th, 2023

Juneteenth: Lavin Speakers on the Holiday's History and Legacy, and Our Continued Fight for Racial Justice

Juneteenth is the new federal holiday that marks the end of slavery. On June 19, we celebrate the strides we've made towards racial justice. We're proud to represent many leading speakers who illuminate the history of this celebration, celebrate the resilience of Black communities, and help us build a better future.

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new book | Mar 9th, 2023

AI That Can Read Your Thoughts? It's Already Here. Nita Farahany on This Technology's Enormous Potential—and Its Dangers

Devices that use Artificial Intelligence to track our brains are already being used worldwide, and this is just the beginning. In The Battle for Your Brain (out next week!), Nita Farahany says neurotechnology can vastly increase human potential, but first we need to ensure that our brains still belong to us alone.

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top speakers | Mar 2nd, 2023

Pride Month and LGBT History Month: Celebrate Diversity and Joy with Our LGBTQ+ Speakers

June is Pride Month, and October is LGBT History Month—two occasions that offer us the chance to take inspiration from the immense contributions and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. Lavin is proud to represent an incredible roster of LGBTQ+ speakers who celebrate queer joy and resilience.

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new book | Feb 24th, 2023

A New Generation Tackles Inequality: Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us, Now Adapted for Young Readers

With her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee proved that when we fight inequality, we all win. Now, she’s bringing her crucial message to a new generation with The Sum of Us: Adapted for Young Readers, out this week!

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new book | Feb 24th, 2023

The Psychological Safety Playbook: Minette Norman's How-To Guide for Building Successful Teams

Congratulations to Minette Norman, former VP of Engineering Practice at Autodesk, whose book The Psychological Safety Playbook is out now! It's the ultimate how-to guide on developing psychological safety—feeling safe to ask questions and take risks—which is the key ingredient for successful teams.

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top speakers | Feb 21st, 2023

Your Fall '23 Events: Our Top Diversity and Culture Speakers for Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year during Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate the Hispanic and Latinx leaders and communities whose contributions have made this country what it is. This year, we want to help you bring one of our incredible speakers to your campus or organization.

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top speakers | Feb 17th, 2023

ChatGPT is Disrupting Every Industry. Nine Speakers on What’s Next

Generative AI is already changing the way we think about work, the economy, investments, education, and society at large. It promises to be more disruptive than the internet itself. Lavin has been exploring the potential of AI for years, and we are proud to share the insights of our leading thinkers.

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