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trending | May 20th, 2020

The Reason Why 80% of Attendees at Our Virtual Conference Said the Networking Was Better Than a Live Event

The trickiest part of pivoting to a virtual event from a live one is maintaining the sense of connection and community among the audience. Yet after our first-ever virtual conference, we’re happy to report that 80% of attendees said that the post-event networking sessions were as good, or better,... Continue Reading →
trending | May 4th, 2020

We Put on Our First Virtual Conference. Here’s What We Learned.

The social distancing era has created an unprecedented challenge for the events industry. And while we know that nothing can replace an in-person event or conversation, we also know we need to stay connected in these uncertain times. So, in an effort to adapt to the current situation—and bring a... Continue Reading →
trending | Apr 24th, 2020

What’s the Future? Join us for Our First Virtual Event and Find Out!

Join Naomi Klein, Angela Duckworth, Wajahat Ali, and many more of the world’s top thinkers at What’s the Future @ Lavin Live—a free virtual event diving into the enormous challenges we’re all facing as a result of COVID-19.  The longer we stay under lockdown, the less likely we are to return to a... Continue Reading →
trending | Apr 15th, 2020

Level Up During Isolation: These Podcasts Featuring Lavin Speakers Will Make You Smarter

As we continue to socially distance ourselves in the name of safety, we have more time than ever to catch up on books, movies, and podcasts. This round-up of podcasts featuring Lavin Speakers will not only keep you entertained, but challenge, inspire, and motivate you to create real change. Lavin... Continue Reading →
trending | Apr 9th, 2020

Dragons’ Den Star Manjit Minhas Transforms Her Brewery into a Sanitizer Facility Amid the Coronavirus

Manjit Minhas is well-known for her role as a judge on the critically acclaimed program Dragons’ Den. She also runs one the world’s largest breweries—worth a whopping $187 million dollars. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Minhas shows us how it’s possible to repurpose your business and... Continue Reading →
trending | Apr 3rd, 2020

“Act As If You’re Really There”: Futurist Douglas Rushkoff Reveals How to Develop Presence Working Remotely

There is no real substitute for in-person contact. That’s true. But it doesn’t mean that our video conferencing and telework has to be completely alienating, either. In his latest article, futurist and author Douglas Rushkoff offers practical tips for making our work-from-home feel engaging.... Continue Reading →
trending | Mar 25th, 2020

Tech Reporter Amber Mac Offers Tips for Working from Home on CTV News

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, those lucky enough to be able to work from home have since made the transition— some for the very first time. Amber Mac joined CTV News to offer her top tips for staying productive, connected, and safe while under lockdown.   Conventional wisdom would... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 18th, 2019

Protecting Civil Discourse: Former White House Advisor Yaël Eisenstat Joins The Lavin Agency

How did a former Intelligence Officer for the United States of America become an insider at Facebook? As crazy as it sounds, this is the story of new Lavin speaker Yaël Eisenstat. In talks, she reveals why she joined the tech giant, the reason it’s so difficult for them to get elections right, and... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 28th, 2019

Entertainment Weekly Names Works by Patti Smith and George Packer as Some of the Decade’s Best

Among Entertainment Weekly’s top 10 non-fiction books of the decade is Patti Smith’s beloved memoir Just Kids and George Packer’s historical juggernaut The Unwinding. Patti Smith—Just Kids In Just Kids, bohemian rocker Patti Smith takes readers through her artistic awakening in the raw and... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 26th, 2019

The New York Times ‘100 Notable Books of 2019’ Features Six Lavin Speakers

 Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review, The 100 Notable Books of 2019 feature the year’s most memorable reads. The latest list include works by Lavin speakers Shoshana Zuboff, David Wallace-Wells, Margaret Atwood, George Packer, Andrew Marantz, and Karen Armstrong.  Shoshana... Continue Reading →
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