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The latest headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

new speakers | Jan 4th, 2016

Media in the Age of Terror: Introducing New Speaker Mohamed Fahmy

“Your mind in that cell is probably your worst enemy,” says Mohamed Fahmy is his TEDxVancouver on-stage interview (embedded above). It's a story that has been covered around the world: after a successful career as a journalist, and after accepting the post of Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief in Cairo... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Sep 1st, 2015

If These Clothes Could Talk: Introducing New Speaker Emily Spivack

What makes our clothing—everything from high-fashion heels to everyday kicks—so evocative? What makes our boots, watches, skirts and sandals so redolent of meaning and history? In Emily Spivack’s intimate talks and workshops, we can reimagine personal belongings not only as time capsules of identity... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Aug 16th, 2015

Beyond Bitcoin 101: New Speaker Michael Casey’s The Age of Cryptocurrency

In The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order, new Lavin speaker Michael Casey gives bitcoin—a buzzword, headline, and wildly divisive topic—a rare form of clarity. Along with co-author Paul Vigna, Casey—Senior Advisor to the Digital Currency... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Oct 9th, 2013

Do Cool Sh*t: College Speaker Miki Agrawal On Creating Your Best Life

We're pleased to announce that Miki Agrawal, a seriously cool, seriously successful young social entrepreneur, is joining the Lavin Agency as one of our new speakers. A dynamic presence on stage, she offers valuable advice on growing a business and living a better life—which is something she knows a... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Sep 25th, 2013

Why We All Need to Know How to Make Tech: New Speaker Heather Payne

New speaker Heather Payne is asking some essential questions about our relationship with technology. Why should we care about how technology works—not just how we work it? Why aren’t more women and youth learning how to code? When Payne visited our Toronto office recently, this is the answer she... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Sep 5th, 2013

How to Choose the Best Speakers Bureau: David Lavin Shares His Insight

If you're a keynote speaker looking for representation, how do you choose the best speakers bureau? What questions do you need to ask to determine if an agency truly is the best fit for you? The Lavin Agency has developed a short video to help you make that important decision. In the video, our... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Aug 11th, 2013

Surveillance State: Christopher Soghoian On The New Age Of Security

Big Brother is no longer just a concept in George Orwell's 1984. Luckily, our new speaker, Christopher Soghoian, is uniquely qualified to help us navigate the novel age of Internet and communications security we're living in today. He's currently the Principal Technologist with the Speech, Privacy,... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Jul 24th, 2013

Review: The Unwinding By George Packer Is The "Defining Book Of Our Time"

America is coming undone. So says new Lavin speaker George Packer, in his essential New York Times bestseller The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. Weaving together the harrowing stories of real Americans—a factory worker, a Washington insider, and a Silicon Valley billionaire, among... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Apr 9th, 2013

The Startup Playbook: 5 Innovation Tips From New Speaker David S. Kidder

You've probably seen dozens of books claiming they can teach you how to launch a new venture and steer it to success. The Startup Playbook, by our new innovation speaker David S. Kidder, is nothing like any of those. And we mean that in the best way possible! Yes, it is geared toward breaking down... Continue Reading →
new speakers | Apr 3rd, 2013

Emily Bazelon, A Speaker on Bullying, Extolls the Virtues of Empathy

While it's commonly said that 'sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me,' our new speaker Emily Bazelon begs to differ. A speaker on bullying, with a new book titled Sticks and Stones (playing off the popular saying, check out the book trailer here), Bazelon has become a... Continue Reading →
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