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meeting planners | Jun 13th, 2012

Creating a Better Conference Culture: Jeremy Gutsche

One of the great things about a keynote from Trendhunter’s Jeremy Gutsche is that he can adapt his message of methodical innovation to any audience. Recently, he spoke in front of an influential group of meeting planners about, well, how to plan better meetings and conferences. It’s a topic that,... Continue Reading →
awards | Jun 12th, 2012

David Livingstone Smith's Book Less Than Human Is Honored

Acclaimed philosopher and Lavin speaker David Livingstone Smith has received a 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others, which The New York Times called “an unusually lucid book about an under-studied subject.” In winning the award, Smith joins... Continue Reading →
digital innovation | Jun 12th, 2012

Success from Anywhere: Amber Mac Speaks at Social Mix 2012

Today, Amber Mac is one of the most in-demand digital innovation speakers around, giving keynotes from Vancouver to Chicago to Sydney. But the bestselling author and Fast Company contributor comes from humble beginnings in Canada's East Coast. And that’s what makes her the perfect speaker for the... Continue Reading →
people power | Jun 10th, 2012

How to Topple a Dictator: Srdja Popovic’s Peaceful Revolutions

The Lavin Agency is pleased to announce our new exclusive speaker, Srdja Popovic—a visionary figure in the art of non-violent protests.Popovic was recently named among Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, for "inspiring Arab Spring protestors directly and indirectly.” Popovic is perhaps most... Continue Reading →
health | Jun 7th, 2012

Laurie Garrett & Michael Osterholm: How Effective are Vaccines?

At the World Science Festival in New York City recently, leading health journalists and scientists gathered to reflect on past mistakes and discuss the future of public health. Among them were Lavin speakers Michael Osterholm, a public health scientist, and Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning... Continue Reading →
changes | Jun 5th, 2012

Jonah Lehrer Joins the New Yorker as Staff Writer

Great news! Jonah Lehrer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, is now a staff writer at The New Yorker, one of America’s premier showcases for thoughtful long-form reporting. Lehrer’s recent New Yorker articles include a profile of Edward O. Wilson (focusing on... Continue Reading →
the new north | May 31st, 2012

In Norway, Laurence C. Smith Points to the Rise of Northern Economies

Scientist Laurence C. Smith is a bit of a celebrity in Norway—at least he's treated like one when we send him there for keynotes. Recently, Smith spoke at a Norwegian economic conference, and he ended up on the front page of the country’s biggest financial paper. Even the Crown Princess paid him a... Continue Reading →
social entrepreneurs | May 29th, 2012

Collaboration Economy: Tonya Surman's Centre for Social Innovation

"The new economy is all about collaboration," says Tonya Surman. And she should know. Surman is the co-founder of The Centre for Social Innovation, a 5,000 square foot shared workspace in downtown Toronto—the first of its kind in the world—that contains an ecosystem of nearly 200 not-for-profits and... Continue Reading →
education | May 27th, 2012

Salman Khan: Tech Makes Classrooms More, Not Less, Interactive

Last month, we were in the audience in Toronto’s TIFF Lightbox building as Salman Khan spoke about his world-famous Khan Academy—a nonprofit that provides free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” through online videos. The Khan Academy is the perfect example of the positive power of media... Continue Reading →
conferences | May 24th, 2012

Diversity in Higher Education: Four Lavin Speakers at NCORE 2012

If you are interested in intelligent discussions of race and ethnicity in American higher education, then the annual NCORE conference is the place to be. Next week, at NCORE 2012, in New York City, we’ll have four Lavin keynote speakers on hand to discuss various aspects of their leading edge work.... Continue Reading →
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