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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 →
fintech & blockchain | Dec 7th, 2018

The New York Times Says Lavin Speaker Amber Baldet is “Leading the Blockchain Revolution”

To book Amber Baldet for your next speaking event, contact The Lavin Agency, her exclusive speakers bureau.

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consumer behavior | Dec 5th, 2018

NBC is Developing a Family Workplace Comedy Based on David Sax’s Save the Deli

David Sax is a consumer behavior expert and the critically acclaimed author of The Revenge of Analog, The Tastemakers and Save the Deli—a delightful travelogue about the cultural history of delicatessens, which is now being developed into a family workplace comedy by NBC.  Showcasing his trademark... Continue Reading →
written arts | Dec 3rd, 2018

Gabby Rivera’s TED Salon Has Reached Over 500,000 Views

Featured on the TED homepage, Gabby Rivera’s TED Salon on writing America Chavez—the first queer, Latinx super hero—has reached over 500,000 views (and climbing.) She explains how growing up as a queer Puerto Rican in the Bronx informed America’s narrative: “that myth of having to go it alone and... Continue Reading →
entertainers | Nov 30th, 2018

Peter Mansbridge’s Documentary About the State of Human Rights Airs Tonight on CBC

It’s been 70 years since the UN established the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a set of basic principles to uphold human dignity. In Search of a Perfect World, Peter Mansbridge’s special documentary project, explores the state of human rights today, confronting the subject’s most crucial... Continue Reading →
written arts | Nov 28th, 2018

Legendary Author Margaret Atwood Has Announced a Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

Set 15 years after The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s sequel, The Testaments, was inspired by all of the questions fans had about Gilead—the fictional regime that has taken over America in the original book. “The other inspiration,” she says, “is the world we’ve been living in.”  With over... Continue Reading →
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