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The latest headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

marketing | Oct 26th, 2018

Revenge of Analog Author David Sax on Real Things and Why They Matter in Marketing

“Analog may be more cumbersome and costlier than its digital equivalents,” says consumer behavior expert David Sax, “but it provides us with a richness of experience that is unparalleled with anything delivered through a screen.” In an interview with Content Magazine, Sax explains the ways that... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 24th, 2018

The Icons & Ideas Making the World WIRED: EIC Nicholas Thompson’s Summit Celebrates the Magazine’s Past, Present & Future

The four-day summit, named WIRED25, was a celebration of the ideas, innovations, and icons that made the world wired. In addition to work immersions, keynotes, and even a robot petting zoo, editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson, conducted thoughtful, illuminating interviews with LinkedIn CEO Jeff... Continue Reading →
women & leadership | Oct 22nd, 2018

Fresh, Powerful Perspectives: Say Hello to Our Women in Leadership Speakers

Innovative ideas come from diverse leadership. That’s a fact. Minette Norman, VP of Engineering at software leader Autodesk was the only person who could demolish the silos restricting progress; Maureen Chiquet led Chanel and Banana Republic through a decade of retail disruption; and Margot Lee... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Oct 19th, 2018

“Fierce.” “Impassioned.” “Oscar-Worthy.” The Hate U Give Movie—Based on Angie Thomas’s #1 Bestseller—Opens Today.

Not content to spend 85 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list (where it’s currently enjoying a return to the #1 spot), Lavin speaker Angie Thomas’ phenomenon of a first novel is currently sweeping the nation as a feature film, collecting popular and critical praise—and even being touted as an... Continue Reading →
macarthur fellows | Oct 17th, 2018

Get to Know Lavin’s MacArthur “Geniuses”!

This year Titus Kaphar and Vijay Gupta join a whopping SIX other Lavin Speakers in receiving MacArthur “Genius” Grants—a prestigious honor awarded to those who are forging truly significant progress towards “building a more just, verdant and peaceful world.” Get to know Lavin’s “geniuses”: Titus... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Oct 15th, 2018

Nikole Hannah-Jones is “One of the country’s most distinctive and respected voices” says Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll

Columbia Journalism School has awarded Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter and author of the upcoming book The Problem We All Live With, the 2018 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking reporting on modern segregation in American schools has already... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Oct 11th, 2018

Kavita Shukla Honored at Variety’s Power of Women Event for Tackling Global Food Waste

FreshPaper inventor and Lavin speaker Kavita Shukla—named one of TIME Magazine’s “5 Most Innovative Women in Food”—will be honored alongside March for Our Lives’ Emma Gonzalez, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, and Emmy Award winners Tiffany Haddish, Regina King, and Lena Waithe at Variety’s... Continue Reading →
u.s. politics | Oct 9th, 2018

Three Causes of Populism, and One Solution: Positive Nationalism

Yascha Mounk recently spoke as part of the Rotman School of Management’s #shiftdisturbers series. Drawing from his book The People vs. Democracy, his fact-packed talk explored the populist phenomenon, with examples from around the world: how it gains power, how it fails people, and the three... Continue Reading →
the arts | Oct 4th, 2018

Titus Kaphar, an Artist Who Explores Race, History and Mass Incarceration, Named a 2018 MacArthur “Genius”

Titus Kaphar’s arresting sculptures, paintings and installations converge on art, history and civic agency, highlighting the lack of representation of people of color in the Western art canon. “I’m asking the viewer to try to piece that whole story together without leaving behind the valuable... Continue Reading →
social change | Oct 4th, 2018

Lavin Speaker Vijay Gupta—a Violinist Who Helps the Homeless and Incarcerated—Named a 2018 MacArthur “Genius”

Violinist and educator Vijay Gupta has just been named by the MacArthur Foundation as one of their 2018 Fellows—a distinction known cheekily as the “Genius” Award. Recognizing Gupta’s remarkable work with Street Symphony, his musical engagement program that pairs professional musicians with Skid... Continue Reading →
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