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psychology | Jan 8th, 2019

Lavin Speaker Lera Boroditsky Had the Most Popular TED Talk of 2018

Lavin speaker Lera Boroditsky had the most popular TED talk of 2018. Millions have watched her explain how language shapes the way we think. Watch it below. In her funny and fascinating breakdown of how language shapes the way we think, cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky draws on examples from... Continue Reading →
social justice | Jan 7th, 2019

Read the First Excerpt from On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’ Highly Anticipated Follow-Up to The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give, which garnered widespread critical acclaim and was turned into a major motion picture. Thomas’ highly anticipated sequel On the Come Up, is out Feb. 5. Read an exclusive excerpt in Entertainment Weekly.  In the video... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 4th, 2019

Top 10 Innovation Keynote Speakers

The world is changing—fast. Innovation and creativity are becoming the most valuable assets a company can hire for, encourage and cultivate. But how does innovation actually happen? What does it really look like in action? These innovation keynote speakers are professors, entrepreneurs, scientists;... Continue Reading →
building communities | Jan 3rd, 2019

“Great Architecture Can Heal.” Welcome Acclaimed Architect Michael Murphy to the Lavin Roster.

The way we make buildings reveals a lot about us says Michael Murphy—the acclaimed, visionary architect behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. In revealing talks he explains how architecture can kickstart transformative change, drawing from his work with MASS... Continue Reading →
creativity | Dec 21st, 2018

The Office Star Rainn Wilson is Now a Lavin Speaker, Delivering Funny, Candid Keynotes About the Power of Creativity

For nearly a decade, Rainn Wilson endeared himself to millions of viewers on the hit show The Office, earning three Emmy nominations for his portrayal of eccentric paper salesman Dwight Schrute. In warm, funny talks Wilson asks, and answers, the big questions in life: How do you get out of your... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Dec 20th, 2018

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speakers

AI isn’t the new internet—it’s the new electricity, poised to change everything about the way we experience the world. These AI keynote speakers provide CEOs, business owners and non-tech professionals with clear, actionable guides on how to understand, adapt, and seize the potential of this... Continue Reading →
digital | Dec 18th, 2018

Douglas Rushkoff’s Rousing “Team Human” TED Talk is Now Live

Douglas Rushkoff is a world-renowned philosopher whose bestselling books, documentaries and articles help communities, companies, and governments navigate our digital future. In his newly released TED talk, Rushkoff passionately argues for a more human future: “we have to stop using tech to... Continue Reading →
innovation | Dec 13th, 2018

New Lavin Speaker Safi Bahcall Wrote the Book on Loonshots: Big, Innovative Ideas That Change the World

Safi Bahcall is a physicist and entrepreneur who’s spent his career studying “loonshots”: the wild ideas, widely dismissed as crazy, that end up changing the world. In Loonshots, his much-anticipated new book on the subject, Bahcall uses illustrative historical examples and bold analysis to reveal... Continue Reading →
entertainers | Dec 12th, 2018

In Honor of His Hotly-Anticipated New Show, The New York Times Chats With Illusionist David Kwong

A New York Times crossword builder, TED speaker, and illusion consultant for major Hollywood blockbusters, David Kwong’s latest project is The Enigmatist: an immersive theatrical event, set in New York City’s historic High Line Hotel. In anticipation of the show, The New York Times sat down with... Continue Reading →
building communities | Dec 11th, 2018

Public Art Can Transform a City. Jane Golden’s Story Proves It.

Jane Golden turned Philly’s 1984 graffiti crisis into a wealth of opportunity for talented young artists. “What’s our responsibility to young people in this city? To offer them every opportunity and option possible,” she says in her celebrated TEDx talk. In lively, enthusiastic keynotes, she... Continue Reading →
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