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The latest headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

social justice | Apr 9th, 2019

Emily Bazelon’s Charged (Out Today!) Outlines a Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

In her new book Charged, renowned journalist, podcaster, and legal commentator Emily Bazelon exposes the unchecked power of prosecutors as a driving force in America’s mass incarceration crisis—and charts an actionable path to fix it.     “This combination of powerful reporting with painstaking... Continue Reading →
the arts | Apr 3rd, 2019

New Speaker Wanuri Kahiu is the Acclaimed Filmmaker Shattering Conventional Representations of African Culture Onscreen

“When I present my work somewhere, someone will always ask, ‘How does it deal with real African issues like war, poverty, devastation, AIDS?’ Well, it doesn’t,” says Wanuri Kahiu, whose work, dubbed “AfroBubbleGum” presents a fierce, frivolous, fun Africa. And this is a political act. “Agenda art... Continue Reading →
innovation speakers | Apr 1st, 2019

How Do You Manage Change? By Booking the Best Innovation Speakers

The world is changing—fast. You want the best innovation speaker to help you navigate your future. The Lavin Agency represents the best innovation speakers—great minds on the front lines of their industry, working to make the world a smarter place.     Jeremy Gutsche is “an intellectual can of... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Mar 29th, 2019

The Voice of Reason From Fyre (the Netflix Doc about Fyre Festival), Marc Weinstein Talks About How To Learn from Failure

One of the benefits of everything going up in smoke? You learn how to avoid making that kind of fire—or Fyre Festival—again. Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and start-up advisor Marc Weinstein is known as the voice of reason from Fyre, the Netflix documentary about the unparalleled disaster that... Continue Reading →
race | Mar 27th, 2019

Lavin’s Most Powerful Voices in the Fight Against White Nationalism

White nationalism looks and sounds different than it used to—in many cases appearing, thinly disguised, in mainstream media and at the highest levels of government. Add to that the power of the internet, making it easier than ever to radicalize, and you’ve got a scary situation that needs strong,... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Mar 26th, 2019

Meet Lavin’s TED Fellows—A Group of Young Visionaries Working to Make the World a Better Place

The TED Fellows represent the brightest, boldest minds making headlines across all fields; they’re filmmakers, journalists, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, musicians and designers, working together, and with TED’s support, to create positive change around the world. We represent over 40 TED... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Mar 20th, 2019

“Hate is Taught. So is Love.” Inclusion Expert Ritu Bhasin on How to Be Inclusive in the Face of Intolerance.

Ritu Bhasin is an inclusion expert, and the author of The Authenticity Principle—an honest and moving insight into the pain of being othered, as well as a guidebook on how to be your most authentic and empowered self, in every interaction. In this thoughtful article she provides guidance on what we... Continue Reading →
innovation | Mar 19th, 2019

Loonshots, Safi Bahcall’s Much Anticipated Book About Nurturing Big, Innovative, World-Changing Ideas, is Out Today!

Already named a top 10 book of 2019 by The Washington Post, Business Insider and Inc., Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots is “not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world.” Bahcall is a physicist and entrepreneur who’s spent his career studying “loonshots”—the wild ideas,... Continue Reading →
economics | Mar 15th, 2019

Forbes editor Randall Lane Reimagines Capitalism in His “Billionaires” Cover Story

“For the past year I’ve had one-on-one discussions with no fewer than two dozen billionaires, including face-to-face meetings with the three richest people in the world—Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet—touching on various aspects of capitalism’s future,” says Forbes editor Randall Lane in... Continue Reading →
sxsw | Mar 15th, 2019

Twelve Lavin Speakers are Appearing at SXSW—Where the Boldest Minds With the Biggest Ideas Meet and Reach for the Future

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a conference that has dedicated itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Since 1987, the festival has attracted the brightest stars on the forefront of their fields to give talks and have candid conversations about the future and their industry. This year... Continue Reading →
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