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social justice | Aug 26th, 2020

A Beautiful Life: LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs Breonna Taylor’s Family for Vanity Fair

Acclaimed photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier took portraits of Breonna Taylor’s family for the cover story of Vanity Fair’s September issue (guest-edited by Ta-Nehisi Coates, with words by Breonna’s mother Tamika Palmer). Below is LaToya’s powerfully moving statement on the project. I can’t stop... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Aug 19th, 2020

Your Brain is Plastic: A Live Q&A With Neuroscientist David Eagleman

On August 26th, world-renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman will join The Lavin Agency for a stimulating Q&A session discussing his latest book Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.   How can a child function with only one half of his brain? What does drug withdrawal have to... Continue Reading →
race | Aug 12th, 2020

How To Have Better Conversations About Race At Work

We, as a society, haven’t been the same since the horrifying video of George Floyd’s death circulated the Internet earlier this year. Beyond the international protests against police brutality, this tragic incident has sparked a wider conversation about racial bias in all areas of our... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Jul 16th, 2020

Will We Work From Home Forever? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Thanks to COVID-19, the boundaries between work and home life have all but completely dissolved. Seemingly overnight, millions of people made the switch to remote work—and today, videoconferencing your colleagues into your home seems downright normal. This forced transition has certainly melted... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jul 14th, 2020

Silicon Valley, Reinvention, and the Future of Tech: Introducing Lavin Speaker Alex Kantrowitz

In Always Day One, tech reporter Alex Kantrowitz explores the industry’s unique culture of innovation. More than just a catchy slogan, the book’s title refers to the bedrock principle employed by one of the largest, most successful companies in the world: Amazon. The logic being that failure to... Continue Reading →
covid-19 | Jun 26th, 2020

How to Reopen: A Speaker Guide for the Next Phase of Economic Revival

As the economy slowly begins to reopen, businesses are facing big, challenging questions: How should leaders communicate to their stakeholders? Should working remotely become a permanent option? How is this crisis shaping consumer behavior? And which industries will survive, and which will become a... Continue Reading →
activism | Jun 18th, 2020

The Top 10 Social Activist Speakers Changing the World Today

Lavin’s Top 10 Social Activist Speakers are the thought-leaders and advocates pushing for a better world. Whether it’s through art, history, education, or humanitarian efforts, these speakers are not only calling for change, but actively making it happen.  LaToya Ruby Frazier: LaToya Ruby... Continue Reading →
virtual events | Jun 12th, 2020

Planning a Virtual Event: Why The Technology Doesn’t Matter as Much as You Think It Does

As the event planning industry pivots to virtual, we’re hearing a lot of questions about tech. What technology do you need to plan a virtual event, which platform is the right one to host it on, and more importantly, how much is all of this going to cost? As a global leader in the virtual events... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Jun 5th, 2020

Reckoning with Racism: Using Your Organization’s Events as An Engine for Meaningful Change

As public demonstrations take place in all 50 states of America, and numerous other countries around the world, organizations must consider how to respond—and act—thoughtfully. Beyond addressing marginalization in the workplace, businesses also need to acknowledge the deeply rooted suffering... Continue Reading →
race | Jun 3rd, 2020

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from The Lavin Agency

We at The Lavin Agency have prided ourselves on supporting and aligning with diverse perspectives on race, religion, gender, sexuality, climate activism, and social justice. And while we normally let our speakers—the experts—do the talking, we also felt we had a responsibility to speak up ourselves... Continue Reading →
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