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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

The Laws of Design | WIRED Smarter 2019

Two Companies, One Goal: Designing a Winning Customer Experience at Verizon and The Nature’s Bounty

By Design | The Kitchen Apron Gets a Stylish Upgrade

Subtle and insidious, technology is designed to addict us

‘Irresistible’ By Design: It’s No Accident You Can’t Stop Looking At The Screen

Design Within Limits: The Urban Agriculture Project

Neuroscientists helped design Europe’s new €50 so that anyone can spot a fake

Corporations Weren’t Designed to Run on Code

A Conversation with Candy Chang, Public Installation Artist and Designer

The future of design, material science and new ways of making things

Emotion By Design – Greg Hoffman just did it for Nike

How Urban Design Influences How Many Friends You Have

The Rise of Design in Tech: Choosing “The Dirt” Over “The Cloud”

3 types of design every company needs to know

John Maeda on What Really Matters in the World of Design

Diversifying Viewpoints by Design

If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code

Design in Tech Report 2017

Toy Designer Cas Holman Is Obliterating Old Notions of Play

The Case For Letting Kids Design Their Own Play

Designing for Free Play with Cas Holman

Abstract | Cas Holman: Design for Play

The Graphic Designer Who Maps the World’s Cities by Smell

How Careful Design Makes Gambling Irresistible

Transforming the Future of Design and Manufacturing (8:05)

How Does AI Help Us Become Better Designers? (8:51)

Why Communicating Design on Paper Still Matters (6:29)

Designing Invisible Worlds—Good Germs and Healthy Buildings

Redesigning AI

Work, Democracy, and Justice in the Age of Automation

Imagine Design Create

How Designers, Architects, and Engineers Are Changing Our World

Emotion By Design

Creative Leadership Lessons from a Life at Nike

Designing Gender

What It Means to Design For Play

Unrestricted Play Sparks Unrestricted Creativity: Lavin Welcomes Award-Winning Toy Designer Cas Holman

Play isn’t just for kids. Rather, Cas Holman says it’s the spark that ignites our creativity and imagination, throughout our lives. Featured in the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design, Cas creates open-ended toys that have no set function or objective, letting kids play and create without fear of failure. And she knows that […]

How Does Good Design Improve Leadership?

Linking Design, Desire, and the Internet of Things

Bringing Together Design, Technology, & Business

Transforming the Future of Design and Manufacturing

Embracing Novelty in AI Design

Can We Design Augmented Reality to Enrich Our Lives?

How Can Designers Use Technology for Social Impact?

Designing Invisible Worlds—Good Germs and Healthy Buildings

Why Communicating Design on Paper Still Matters

Charles Montgomery: Bringing a Culture of Care and Empathy to Urban Design

How Does AI Help Us Become Better Designers?

Sharing His Journey in Design

What If The World’s Not Falling Apart? Designer and Technologist John Maeda Makes an Optimistic Case for the Future

When it comes to loss of life, the coronavirus is no doubt a human tragedy of epic proportions. But when it comes to the future of our economy? It’s not necessarily all doom and gloom. In his latest LinkedIn article, Public Sapient’s John Maeda explains why this crisis is different from those we have previously […]

“A Landmark in the Literature on Race”: Sarah Elizabeth Lewis’s New Book on How Images Can Help Us Combat Injustice

This award-winning art historian’s book, The Unseen Truth, will be out in September!

Turn Your Habits Into Intentional Productivity. Harvard Psychologist Michael Norton on the Power of Rituals

Michael’s new book, The Ritual Effect, shows you how to use simple, everyday rituals for greater motivation and stronger teams.

The Top 5 LGBTQ+ Speakers for 2024: Keynote Speakers on Inclusion, Resilience, and Hope, for Pride Month and Beyond

Today, we have the opportunity to envision—and fight for—a world where we can all embrace our unique identities and shared future. At a moment where the LGBTQ+ community is more visible than ever before, Lavin’s dynamic LGBTQ+ speakers (from pioneering activists to New York Times bestselling authors) offer bold talks on solidarity and hope.

ChatGPT vs. Google: Now That Customers Use AI to Make Decisions, How Do Retailers Win? Retail Futurist Doug Stephens

More and more retail customers are turning to tools like ChatGPT—rather than search engines or businesses—to help them make decisions. And this is just one of the countless ways AI is disrupting your pipeline and funnel. What does this all mean for retailers? Doug Stephens knows.

Stop Being So Nice at Work! The Secrets to Effective Workplace Communication, With New Speaker Tessa West

Star NYU psychology prof Tessa West has spent her career studying how to communicate (effectively!) in uncomfortable workplace situations, and she says it’s not magic—just a simple set of research-backed strategies that will net you higher productivity and stronger teams.

We Can Build a Better Internet—Really! 4 Speakers on Tech, Democracy, and Our Path Forward

The internet as we know it is broken. But it’s still not too late to build a better one. Really. In his new book, Our Biggest Fight, acclaimed tech journalist and SXSW speaker Michael Casey offers a vision of an internet with less polarization, more autonomy, and more community. And he shows us how to get there.

Build a Growth Mindset for Your Entire Organization. Star Psychologist Mary Murphy’s Book Is Finally Here

Cultures of Growth—the revolutionary book on company-wide growth mindsets that’s already been featured in Forbes and more—is out now!

Your Fall ’24 Events: Hispanic Heritage Month Speakers on Innovation, Diverse Stories, and More

Every Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we pay tribute to the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities in America. Lavin’s trailblazing speakers—from the first Latina in space to the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author—celebrate the progress we’ve made and encourage us to play our part in the fight for inclusion.

Your Fall ’24 Events: Welcome Week and Orientation Speakers on Pop Culture, Thriving in School, and More

Welcome Week represents a vital moment for new and returning students alike to kickstart their learning, connect with their community, and get excited for the new year. Our Welcome Week and Orientation speakers offer encouraging talks on topics that matter to college audiences: from racial justice to mental health, and beyond.

Your Fall ‘24 Events: Speakers on the 2024 Election, Solidarity, Beating Polarization, and More

This election year, our students and colleges are polarized. But we can still come together in the pursuit of a stronger, more equal democracy. Lavin’s inspiring political speakers offer powerful, hopeful talks for your Fall 2024 semester.

Your Mental Health Awareness Month Event: The Top 10 Speakers on Meaning, Growth Mindset, and Rebuilding Trust

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Lavin’s cutting-edge speakers offer new perspectives on the 2024 theme: “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World.” They reveal how to become your own best coach (instead of your worst critic), how to design cities that bring us together, and more.

2020 Revealed the Soul of Our Democracy. Sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s New Book Shows Us How to Heal

This election year, our democracy is at a crossroads. How can we get through this together? First, we need to look back, Eric says. The overlapping crises of 2020, from the pandemic to the George Floyd protests, revealed issues that we’re still living with today. And we must work through them to find our way forward.

The Top Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Speakers for 2024

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, when we celebrate the AAPI communities who have made this country what it is. Lavin is proud to represent the world’s top AAPI Heritage Month speakers on solidarity and social justice, who embody and explore the 2024 theme of “Advancing Leaders Through Innovation.”

The Top Juneteenth Speakers for 2024: On Racial Justice, Shared Freedom, and How the Past Influences the Future

Every Juneteenth, we commemorate the end of slavery, reflect on the progress we’ve made, and commit to our ongoing fight for true freedom and racial justice. Our brilliant speakers—including the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of On Juneteenth—illuminate the history and importance of this celebration.

The Top 12 Women’s History Month Speakers for 2024: An Exclusive Video on Solidarity, Gender Equality, and More

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s progress and contributions to this country since its founding. Lavin is proud to exclusively represent the world’s top Women’s History Month speakers: from Margaret Atwood, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale, to Ellen Ochoa, first Latina in space.

Lavin Speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones Wins Emmy for 1619 Project Docuseries

Congratulations to Lavin speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones, who just won an Emmy for her 1619 Project docuseries! Based on Nikole’s #1 New York Times bestselling book—which includes her Pulitzer Prize-winning essay—this Hulu series won the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series this week.

3 Major Releases of 2024: Growth Mindset, a MoMA Show, AI and the Future of Education

2024 promises to be a blockbuster year for our exclusive speakers: from groundbreaking new books to Museum of Modern Art exhibitions, their ideas are poised to catch fire nationwide. Here’s a sneak peek at just three of the releases you’ll see from our speakers this year.

The 7 Best Books of the Year (and the Biggest Ideas for Next Year): Our Speakers’ Books on the TIME Top 10 and More

This was another banner year for books by Lavin speakers, which again helped shape the national conversation. We’re proud to have books by so many of our speakers on every Year-End list: from TIME to The Economist to The New York Times and beyond.

Top 10 AI Speaker Justin Reilly: Your Company Needs to Become “AI First”

Just as the internet brought business into the Digital First and then Mobile First eras, breakneck advances in Artificial Intelligence are quickly bringing us into an “AI First” era, says Wavelo CEO and top AI strategy speaker Justin Reilly.

Top 10 AI Speaker Kate Crawford: Artificial Intelligence Is “Neither Artificial nor Intelligent”

“We are at a crucial inflection point where the power of AI is beginning to outpace our ability to understand its far-ranging impacts,” says Kate Crawford, author of Atlas of AI and one of the TIME100 AI. She demystifies the inner workings of AI, and helps us use these tools to build a more just and democratic world.

Mental Fitness Is Your Superpower: Five Perspectives on Unlocking the Best Version of Yourself and Your Team

In boardrooms across the country, conversations around mental health have shifted to include mental fitness: the quality that allows everyone at your organization to develop resilience and avoid burnout. Our speakers provide cutting-edge tools from their own research—strategies like listening to your anxieties or giving yourself a pep talk with your own name—that you and your team can use to overcome challenges and thrive.

The Art and Science (and Everything Else!) of Creativity: Five Perspectives from Lavin Speakers to Help You Unlock Innovation

In an age of rapid automation and innovation, creativity is the only thing that sets successful organizations apart from the rest. These speakers illuminate the many different facets of creativity—they explain why you should never sit down and try to be creative, why your most creative ideas come after you get stuck, and much more.

Lavin Welcomes Prominent Black Trans Activist Raquel Willis: Race, Gender, and the “Painter’s Palette” of Intersectionality

Co-founder of the Trans Week of Visibility and Action and former executive editor of Out magazine, Raquel shows how we can use our diverse talents and experiences to build solidarity in our fight for social justice.

7 Steps to Implementing AI in Your Company: Lavin Welcomes Former Amazon Exec Michelle Lee

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a legacy company or a startup of five, says Michelle, the founder and CEO of Obsidian Strategies—any organization can follow a 7-step process to unleash the power of Artificial Intelligence and unlock your competitive advantage.

How to Get Unstuck: Adam Alter’s New Book Is a Roadmap to Creativity and Success

Everyone feels stuck, whether you’re wrestling through a difficult project or trying to mend a friendship. “People believe that stuckness is inevitable,” says Adam Alter, whose new book Anatomy of a Breakthrough is out today. “And it is—but it turns out to be surmountable.”

What Does ChatGPT Mean for Democracy and the Future of Creativity? Kate Crawford and Stephen Marche Explain

Artificial Intelligence is changing everything: from our work to our politics to even our novels, and far beyond. Lavin’s Kate Crawford and Stephen Marche are making headlines everywhere from The New York Times to MSNBC for their sharp and prescient discussion of the biggest questions of our day.

Five Ways to Use ChatGPT (Effectively!) Today—Plus, the Speaker Who Can Help Your Company Become “AI First”

Every leader needs to know not only what Artificial Intelligence can do for their company, but also how to actually implement it. As tech leaders and CEOs, Justin Reilly and Radhika Dirks are spearheading company-wide AI strategies that take advantage of the meteoric rise of generative AI technologies like ChatGPT—and they’ll show you how to do it too.

AI, Human Creativity, and Racial Justice: Five Highlights from Lavin Speakers at SXSW 2023

This past weekend, several of our top speakers spoke at SXSW, an annual conference dedicated to bringing diverse topics and people together. Our speakers talked about a variety of hot topics in the world, like the rise of AI and what it means for our businesses and personal lives, or how through racial justice we can create a future where everyone can thrive.

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Content Marketing Specialist

Pride Month and LGBT History Month: Celebrate Diversity and Joy with Our LGBTQ+ Speakers

June is Pride Month, and October is LGBT History Month—two occasions that offer us the chance to take inspiration from the immense contributions and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. Lavin is proud to represent an incredible roster of LGBTQ+ speakers who celebrate queer joy and resilience.

The Case for Tall Wood Buildings

Design Construction and Performance

The Case for Tall Wood Buildings

Design Construction and Performance

The Psychological Safety Playbook: Minette Norman’s How-To Guide for Building Successful Teams

Congratulations to Minette Norman, former VP of Engineering Practice at Autodesk, whose book The Psychological Safety Playbook is out now! It’s the ultimate how-to guide on developing psychological safety—feeling safe to ask questions and take risks—which is the key ingredient for successful teams.

Happy City

Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

How to Speak Machine

Laws of Design for a Computational Age

The Laws of Simplicity

Design, Technology, Business, Life

Innovate for Communities, Not Individuals: David Robertson on How Cherokee Values Help You Innovate Better

Nobody lives in a vacuum. Our behaviors, needs, and desires are highly influenced by the people around us. So why does so much of our innovation center solely around the individual? MIT innovation expert David Robertson knows that if we can tap into the communities we serve, we’ll be able to develop a framework of […]

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Charles Montgomery

The city you live in has a powerful effect on how you behave. How, then, do we design happy cities?

Tom Wujec

An era of continuous disruption is changing, forever, how we design, manufacture, and consume.

Cognitive Scientist Steven Pinker Makes the Case for Rationality in His New Book

It seems like rationality today is in short supply. On one end of the spectrum, scientists are achieving medical break-throughs—like developing the COVID vaccine—in record time. Yet on the other end, lies misinformation, fake news, and conspiracy theories bordering on hysteria. How can this be? And what can we do about it? Steven Pinker explores […]

The Power of Creative Leadership: The Lavin Agency Welcomes Former Nike CMO Greg Hoffman

There is perhaps no one more qualified to advise you on the ins-and-outs of creative leadership than new Lavin speaker Greg Hoffman. Throughout his 20+ years at Nike, Hoffman helped lead the sporting giant’s most innovative branding, marketing, and design efforts—from the Emmy Award-winning Colin Kaepernick campaign to the most remembered ad of the 2016 […]

Reckoning with White Supremacy: Introducing New Speaker Kathleen Belew

The Lavin Agency is proud to announce its new speaker and white supremacy historian, Kathleen Belew. Author of Bring the War Home, Kathleen shows us that with a sustained attention to the white supremacist violence of our past, we can avoid future terrorist attacks designed to undermine American democracy. The Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 was […]

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 world that […]

Navigating Our AI Future: Lavin’s Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Speakers

Once the stuff of dystopian nightmares, artificial intelligence has become an essential part of our daily lives. Today, AI recommends our products, routes our taxis, predicts our Internet searches. Tomorrow? It will be a tool as fundamental as electricity. Lavin’s Top 10 artificial intelligence speakers help us navigate the changes to come. Radhika Dirks: There […]

Lavin’s Top Happiness & Wellness Speakers Inspire Personal Growth and Positive Change

Everyone wants to be happy and healthy—but it doesn’t come easy. The pressure of performing well at work and having a fulfilling personal life can often be hard to manage—and that’s where Lavin’s Top Happiness & Wellness Speakers come in. Experts in how to actively enhance our inner lives and outer selves, they inspire audiences […]

Connecting to Today’s Consumers: Lavin’s Top Ten Marketing Speakers

The last decade has seen a complete transformation in the way we do business. Lavin’s Top 10 Marketing Speakers expertly navigate us through the changing tides, and help leaders and organizations win the hearts of tomorrow’s consumer.   Sarah Kaplan Corporate social responsibility has morphed from a nice-to-have into an absolute must-have. In her talks, […]

Empathy Expert Jamil Zaki Shares Techniques for Nurturing Kindness in Washington Post Profile

In these divided times, it can often seem like empathy is difficult, if not downright impossible to find. But for Jamil Zaki, the Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, we have a unique opportunity these days to strengthen our ability to relate to and care for one another—maybe even more than at any other […]

Six Lavin Speakers Featured on TIME Magazine’s “100 Must-Read Books of 2019”

Congratulations to Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Jayson Greene, Lori Gottlieb, David Wallace-Wells and Shoshana Zuboff for penning stirring, thought-provoking works that have captured the world’s attention.   Salman Rushdie—Quichotte The prolific author’s 14th novel reimagines the famous Don Quixote character in a satirical metafiction. Quichotte is set in Donald Trump’s America and follows “pharmaceutical-product salesman […]

The Science of Praise: Forbes Covers New Management Research by Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Some bosses manage their employees through negative reinforcement, while others prefer positive reinforcement. But which managerial style is more effective? New research by Lauren Eskreis- Winkler reveals that encouraging management yields far better results than those that focus on failure.  Lauren Eskreis- Winkler and her team at the University of Chicago designed an experiment to […]

Curious About the Future of Retail? Two of Lavin’s Retail Experts Will Answer Your Questions.

The retail industry has undergone a massive, unprecedented transformation in the last few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Retail Reinventionist Joe Jackman and Retail Futurist Doug Stephens join forces to answer your most burning questions about the industry and where it’s headed.   Joe Jackman is a master of retail reinvention. […]

The Years That Matter Most—A New Book By New York Times Bestseller Paul Tough—Is Out Today

Who gets into college, who doesn’t, and why does it matter? Based on six years of reporting, education speaker Paul Tough’s hotly-anticipated new book explores how social mobility affects higher education—and what this means for America’s future generations.   In The Years That Matter Most, Tough shares true stories of students trying to find their […]

The Must-Read Books for Fall 2019: Four Lavin Speakers Release Exciting New Titles

Pacific Standard has rounded up twenty-five must-read books being released in Fall of 2019. Among them are Lavin Speakers Margaret Atwood, Naomi Klein, Megan Phelps-Roper, and Patti Smith.  Margaret Atwood—The Testaments The highly anticipated sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal book The Handmaid’s Tale is almost here. Fans who have followed along with the book’s heroine […]

Welby Altidor Unveils Record-Breaking Touchscreen Display for Hunger Games Attraction

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, a new attraction created by Victoria Hill Exhibitions, features the world’s largest interactive touchscreen display. As the exhibition was unveiled to the public, Welby Altidor—CCO of Victoria Hill—spoke about the company’s record-breaking achievement.  Located in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition features iconic costumes, […]

What Are the Consequences of Facebook’s New Mind-Reading Technology? Nita Farahany Weighs In

Facebook has been funding research at the University of California to develop “speech decoding” technology with far-reaching effects. Neuro-ethicist Nita Farahany explains the potential it has to change our lives.   A report published in Nature Communications details how researchers used electrodes— placed directly on the brains of their volunteers—to predict the answers to a […]

A “Poem of Contemporary America”: Teju Cole’s New Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Photography

Go Down Moses, a new art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, features 150 archival images depicting a longing for freedom. Selected to guest curate the exhibition is acclaimed author, photographer, and Harvard professor Teju Cole.  Go Down Moses, an exhibition which uses photography to reflect on themes of freedom and suffering, […]

Lavin Speakers Nominated for Thinkers50: The World’s Most Prestigious Ranking of Management Thinkers

Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business leaders, announced the nominees for their 2019 Distinguished Achievement Awards. Dubbed the “Oscars” of Management Thinking by the Financial Times, this year’s shortlist features no less than six Lavin Speakers, whose ideas are being recognized for their potential to change the world.   Ajay Agrawal—Digital Thinking Award In […]

Grit Speaker Lauren Eskreis-Winkler Investigates the Motivational Benefits of Advice-Giving

Common wisdom would suggest that offering advice to those who are struggling is helpful to them. But findings from the University of Pennsylvania suggest the opposite is true. In fact, it is the actually person dispensing the advice who is benefiting most. Lauren Eskreis-Winkler reveals the surprising insights from her new study. Wharton post-doctoral researcher […]

Charles Fishman Explains How an Unlikely Pairing—Between NASA and Playtex—Led to the Apollo Spacesuits in Fast Company

In One Giant Leap, Charles Fishman writes the untold story of the moon landing—charting how the ambitious project was scaled through innovation, teamwork, and technological advancement. As part of Fast Company’s 50 Days to the Moon series—which features a story each day leading up to the 50th anniversary—Fishman explains how a bra company beat out […]

Learning to Care: Lavin Speaker Jamil Zaki Challenges Us to Exercise Kindness

Can human beings teach themselves to become kinder? According to science, all signs point to yes. Stanford psychologist and author of The War For Kindness Jamil Zaki has designed a week-long kindness challenge to push people outside of their comfort zones—and into connection with each other. Humans are the world-class champions of empathy, superior to […]

New Speaker Michael Green Has a Solution to Housing Shortages—And It’s Sustainable

With the climate crisis rapidly snowballing, how can we afford to house the 3 billion people who will need homes in the next twenty years? For sustainable architect Michael Green, the answer is building with wood. Almost half of our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are related to the building industry. The materials of […]

Lavin Speaker John Maeda Appointed Chief Experience Officer at Leading Digital Transformation Company

A leader in the world of design, technology, education, and computer science, John Maeda is one of Silicon Valley’s most revered names. Now, he’s spearheading design at Publicis Sapient—a digital consultancy firm—to guide legacy companies through the peaks and valleys of the digital revolution. As the Global Head of Computational Design at Automattic—the parent company […]

Top 10 Team-Building Speakers: Fostering Meaningful Connections in the Workplace

A company can’t succeed without its people, and people can’t succeed without each other. These Top 10 team-building speakers illuminate how to create long-lasting connections in the workplace—improving productivity, collaboration, and happiness in the process. Darby Allen is widely celebrated for safely evacuating the residents of Fort McMurray during Alberta’s 2016 forest fires. Today, the […]

Unforgettable Workshops & Interactive Keynotes from Our Leading Workshop Speakers

Does your event call for hands-on audience engagement? Expertly led workshops? An unforgettable interactive keynote experience? These speakers do it all—speak, teach, and get people out of their seats for entertaining and motivating interactive workshops and keynotes, tailored to your audience’s precise needs.   David Robertson – How Do You Lead Innovation? David Robertson, MIT professor […]

Meetings Matter. The Revenge of Analog Author David Sax Explains Why In His New Talk.

As companies globalize and everyone shifts to digital conferences, Skype meetings, and online productivity trackers, David Sax triumphantly proves the incredible value of meeting face-to-face. Author of the #1 Washington Post bestseller The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, Sax is a funny, sophisticated observer of human behavior in the digital age.  […]

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 Red Bull” (Association Week), a New York Times bestselling author and one of our most booked […]

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 Fellows. Get to know a few them below:  “Healthy, productive women are the cornerstone of […]

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 twelve Lavin speakers were invited to speak.   […]

These Speakers—Behavioral Scientists, Grit Experts, and Psychologists—Help Audiences Stick to Their Goals

It’s a month into 2019, do you know where your New Year’s resolutions are? These speakers—behavioral scientists, grit experts, and psychologists—help audiences define and stick to their goals, both at work and at home.   Angela Duckworth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit—her landmark work on the importance of passion, perseverance and […]

Top 10 Business Keynote Speakers

Great companies start with great leaders. Leaders who recognize incredible talent, even when it’s hard to see; leaders who can spot, manage, and prevent risk; leaders who build successful teams, adapt to change and create cultures of innovation. These business keynote speakers blend personal, compelling leadership stories with years of immersive research, interviews and anecdotes […]

Top 10 Innovation Keynote Speakers

The world is changing—fast. Innovation and creativity are becoming the most valuable assets a company can hire for, encourage and cultivate. But how does innovation actually happen? What does it really look like in action? These innovation keynote speakers are professors, entrepreneurs, scientists; they’re working on the front lines of innovation, helping you to better […]

Introducing New Speaker Markus Giesler: One of the World’s Most Influential Consumer Sociologists

“The winner with consumers will always be whoever has the best strategy for managing the cultural, ethical and political factors of their innovation,” says Markus Giesler—one of the 40 Best Business Professors Under 40 and an incredibly influential consumer sociologist and ethnographer. Markus Giesler teaches the world’s first MBA course on Customer Design Experience and […]

“The First Book to Explain the Economics of Artificial Intelligence”: Advance Praise for Prediction Machines by Speaker Ajay Agrawal

“This may be the best book yet on what may be the best technology that has come along.” Lawrence H. Summers, former US treasury secretary on Ajay Agrawal’s highly anticipated book Prediction Machines—a crystal clear, realistic assessment of how AI will actually affect the economy. No hype, no speculation, just the tools and economic frameworks managers can use right […]

Wired Magazine’s Nicholas Thompson is the Leading Authority on the Facebook Data Breach and What it Means for Private Citizens

Last month, Wired Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson wrote a gripping and comprehensive cover story about Facebook’s tumultuous last two years: suppressing conservative media, disseminating “fake news,” and failing to grasp the power of the platform. Now largely considered one of the leading authorities on the wide-reaching implications of Facebook’s recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, Thompson was one of only three […]

Does Your Event Need a Workshop? A Moderator? Audience Engagement? These Three Speakers Do It All

Does your event call for a workshop, a moderator, an MC, or some other form of hands-on audience engagement? Tom Wujec, Misha Glouberman, and Ritu Bhasin do it all—speak, teach, and get people out of their seats for entertaining and motivating sessions. Best of all, these presentations are tailored exactly to you and your audience’s needs. Disruption […]