The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

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

Your Commencement Address Affects Which of Your Students Succeed (2:42)

The Science of Belonging: How Do We Build Strong Organizational Cultures? (2:04)

How Your Mindset Affects Your Students’ Success (1:25:48)

We Need Diverse Climate Activists—Environmentalism Is for All of Us (3:10)

Our Greatest Tool for Solidarity and Change? Education (3:00)

What Desegregating a Public School Taught the Little Rock Nine (2:30)

From Insurance to Pizza, AI Will Revolutionize Every Industry (3:16)

Don’t Wait for Policy to Catch Up with AI. Forge Ahead Now (3:35)

Developing a Data Strategy: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself (2:25)

Keeping Cool Amid the Climate Crisis (25:52)

From the Cutting Edge of Tech to Your Business: David Rowan Speaker Reel (2:26)

Curiosity Can Be a Force for Transformation—If We Know How to Use It (19:47)

Curiosity Is Contagious: The Key to Powerful Leadership (1:28)

Feeling Anxious or Stuck? The “Muscle” of Curiosity Could Be Your Way Out (2:15)

Small Talk Is Necessary, but It Isn’t Enough: Shallow vs. Deep Curiosity (2:21)

David Robertson’s Innovation Highlights: From the LEGO Company to The GoPro

Why Your New Ideas Aren’t Getting Accepted (and How to Change That) (4:12)

The 4 Stages to Embracing Change—and Opportunity (1:48)

SXSW 2023: The End of the Billionaire Mindset (1:00:59)

Why You Need to Be a Leader in AI—Not a “Fast Follower” (3:34)

“Will AI Solve This Problem?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask (2:28)


AI Will Drop the Cost of Prediction—and Change Entire Industries (5:35)

Not Just Algorithms and Data: The “Complements” of AI (16:31)

The Disruptive Economics of Power and Prediction (21:46)

Strange Planet Official Trailer

Katy Hessel: The Story of Art without Men (59:31)

What a Confederate Soldier Cemetery Teaches Us about Political Polarization (6:34)

The First Step to Bringing People into a Journey of Social Justice (2:30)

Facing Our Complex History Isn’t a Threat—It’s an Opportunity (5:17)

The Catholic Church Profited from Slavery — ‘The 272’ Explains How (43:34)

The Harrowing Origin Story of the American Catholic Church (26:46)

The Saga of the 272 Enslaved People Sold by the Catholic Church (1:02:33)

How Slavery Informs What We Know About Ourselves as a Nation (3:44)

“Who Were These Families?” The Contemporary Legacy of Slavery in Our Institutions (2:00)

2 Career Tips for People Who Love Data (1:52)

The Big Idea: How to Leverage the Disruptive Power of AI (37:05)

Community Is Your Greatest Tool for Making Change (1:49)

A Better World for Our Most Vulnerable Is a Better World for All (1:49)

The 3 Components of a Good Data Insight (2:31)

How to Convince Your C Suite to Act on Your Data (3:16)

Why AI Will Change Every Aspect of Retail (3:53)

What Your Company Can Do to Prepare for the AI Revolution (2:04)

Human Creativity Is How You Gain an Edge in the Age of AI (2:25)

Bridging Divides with Scott Shigeoka

The Ongoing Legacy of Historically Black Colleges (14:48)

How Can Universities Make Amends for Their Role in Slavery? (9:54)

How Did America’s Colleges Become So Unequal? (3:39)

Racial Equality and the Future of Education (20:04)

Why Doctors Need to Understand and Combat Bias (1:29)

One Way to Decrease Bias in Education and Improve Student Success (3:18)

2 Things You Can Do Today to Eliminate Bias at Work (1:52)

How A Company Used Generative AI to Revolutionize Their Business (2:15)

Implement AI Now. Gain a Competitive Advantage. (1:23)

Why You Need to Change Your Mindset Around Data and AI for Greater Success (3:17)

How Domino’s Pizza Used AI to Revolutionize Their Customer Experience (1:16)

How Do We Maintain Human Values in an Age of Generative AI Art? (4:37)

‘I Know What You Think About Immigration’ (18:11)

Know What You’re Worth (1:44)

Public Salon: #MeToo – Moment or Movement? (8:57)

The First Step to Gaining an EDGE at Work (3:47)

The 2 Kinds of Questions that Determine Your Venture’s Success (6:07)

People May See Your Positive Traits as Negatives. Here’s How to Fix That. (5:21)

Clint Smith with Stephen Colbert: Poetry is the Act of Paying Attention (7:42)

Clint Smith on Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (20:24)

How to Raise a Black Son in America (5:12)

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (1:03:45)

Diversity Is the Oxygen for Innovation—and Curiosity Is the Rocket Fuel (4:31)

To Build Creative Teams, Encourage Eccentricity—Not Structure (3:39)

AI Won’t Take Away Health Care Jobs—It’ll Secure Them (1:47)

Why We Should Rethink How We Experience Grief (2:08)

How Your Grief Can Help You Become a Better Person (2:02)

Want Your Business to Outperform Your Competitors? “Just Start Running” (3:36)

How to Make Better Decisions: 4 Questions that Good Companies Ask (3:59)

CAA 2015 Keynote: Jeff Chang (20:57)

Is Diversity For Asian Americans?: The College Admissions Crisis (8:18)

What Should You Do When You Disagree with Your Boss? (2:09)

The Best Way to Handle a Work Crisis—Lessons from a Mega Producer (1:25)

What the Hollywood Film Set Teaches Us About Team-Building (2:01)

AI Is Making Us Ask: Who Are We? (3:13)

We Are in the First Big Wave of Generative AI (4:07)

The Next Global Superpower Isn’t Who You Think (14:58)

What are Primal World Beliefs? (5:13)

Jer Clifton Explains His Research on Primals (3:32)

‘We have more marching to do’ | Charles Booker speaks at March on Washington (2:37)

Healing Together (4:43)

Justice for Breonna Taylor (7:12)

Having a Growth Mindset Will Change Your Organization. Here’s Why (5:41)

Why Deliberate Practice Is The Key to Excelling in Your Field (4:16)

The Best Predictor for Success Is Not Talent—It’s Grit (5:12)

Katy Hessel: The Waterstones Book of the Year Interview (8:21)

Why Are Women Erased From Art History? (3:00)

Bringing Attention to Overlooked Women in ‘The Story of Art Without Men’ (6:41)

Undervalued: Is the Future of Art Female? (37:32)

Progress Is About Technology—But It’s Also About Culture (3:41)

Producing the Science Movie in Hollywood (26:45)

When Women Doubt Themselves, We All Lose (17:23)

Can a Simple Piece of Paper Change the Way We Eat? (5:30)

Why Would People Who Benefit From Bias Want to Change? (2:37)

Why Is It So Critical to Explore Unconscious Bias? (3:08)

Your Brain: Who’s in Control? (PBS Nova)

Raquel Willis on her new series about the transgender community (5:44)

Raquel Willis Discusses Black Trans Liberation (38:40)

Amandla Stenberg Talks Anti-LGBTQ Legislation with Raquel Willis (6:53)

Your Brain: Perception Deception (PBS Nova)

What Do Leaders Owe to Their Communities? (15:10)

We Need a Politics of Empathy (3:50)

Where Will Your Spark Take You? (14:42)

Public Health Means Standing Up For Others (17:42)

How Industries Will Grow with AI (2:10)

AI Is Giving Us Exactly What We Want—Here’s Why (1:40)

6 Steps to Becoming an “AI First” Business (2:29)

How to Use ChatGPT to Boost Your Creativity (2:39)

What Lionel Messi Can Teach Us About Getting Unstuck (2:22)

What Does It Mean to Be Stuck? (1:10)

Jumping Off Into the Great Unknown (46:20)

Insights Sharing: Stories of Minette Norman (29:39)

The Ripple Effect with Minette Norman (35:31)

How AI Can Revolutionize Company Productivity (1:12)

Invisible Child: Andrea Elliott in Conversation

PBS: What If Escaping Poverty Meant Leaving Your Family Behind?

If a 200-Year-Old Government Agency Can Use Artificial Intelligence, So Can You (2:40)

The Looming Board Challenge Oversight of Artificial Intelligence

Michelle K. Lee Message at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

We Need to Empower Women to Get Into STEM

Deploying Real-World Machine Learning (27:45)

What Fast-Growth Startups Can Teach Us About Opportunity

How Technology Is Changing Every Industry

Non-Bullshit Innovation in a World of Constant Change (49:18)

How Tech Disruption Is Shaping the Post-Pandemic World (7:55)

“It’s Not Cheating” – Using ChatGPT as a Tool in Education (2:15)

How to Innovate Like Amazon: The Secrets to Revolutionary Entrepreneurship (3:05)

The Rise of Generation Z (40:26)

Super Channels: Building Better Customer Relationships (25:51)

The Modern Telco: The Unbundling of Telecoms in the Era of 5G (15:08)

Becoming AI First (22:45)

Author’s Corner with Angie Thomas

Why the Supply Chain Is Broken and How We Can Fix It (3:09)

How Can We Make Anxiety Work For Us and Not Against Us?

Author’s Corner with Neil Hoyne

Creativity Is a Team Sport

Author’s Corner with Annette Gordon-Reed

Author’s Corner with Ethan Kross

Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington

The Life-Changing Power of Narrative

The In-Betweens: How Can We Live Together in America?

We Gon’ Be Alright – Really!

NATO Expansion and the Opportunity for American Unity

AI & The Super Future

How ChatGPT is Changing How We Think About AI (2:38)

How Generative AI is Transforming Business

Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

The Adolescent Brain and Human Capital

Why Adolescence is a Time of Vulnerability and Hope

Age of Opportunity

Activism is a Life Sentence (11:50)

The Importance of Human Connection for the Incarcerated (5:22)

Finding Lifelines in Tough Times and Being a Lifeline for Others (6:17)

James Ellroy Speaking at The Commonwealth Club

TED: The Power of Meaning: Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter [12:18]

Knowing the Difference Between a Happy and a Meaningful Life [11:16]

Want Meaning? Seek Belonging, Purpose, Storytelling, and Transcendence [33:21]

Inventing the Future: The Convergence of Biology, Engineering & Physics (1:12:00)

Making Science More Useful, and the Useful More Scientific (13:35)

Purifying Water Through Biology (2:24)

Biology Will Build the Next Tech Revolution (3:38)

Convergence Is The Tech Story of the 21st Century (6:12)

Meeting the Energy Demands of the Future (2:02)

Jennifer Brea at TED: Creating Awareness of a Disease Doctors Can’t Diagnose

TED: Using Photography to Explore Oil Consumption

Hit Makers: Familiar Beats Novelty and Distribution Beats Content.

Successful Entrepreneurs Watch, Not Just Do (5:01)

Turning Adversity Into Advantage

What’s a Minimum Viable Product and Why Does It Matter? (2:18)

What Is “Edge”And How Do You Develop It? (8:36)

Entrepreneurship = Using What You Have to Get What You Need (5:33)

Using Storytelling To Engage People With Science (2:27)

What is ‘De-Extinction’? (5:07)

Patti Smith On Just Kids, Interviewed By Richard Branson

How Patti Smith Saved Rock n’ Roll

Why Developing the Engineer Mindset is Crucial for Business (2:10)

Turning Western Values Into Behavior

TED: Is Religion Good or Bad?

Writing Your Heritage is Radical Creativity (5:06)

You Dont Need Permission to Tell Your Story (7:21)

The Joy that Comes Out of Hardships Is Revolutionary (4:02)

Busting the Myth of Meritocracy (5:03)

Investing in Gender Equality (4:10)

Gender Equality As an Innovation Challenge (3:25)

Prioritizing Corporate Social Responsibility (1:53)

Identifying Shareholder Trade-Offs (2:31)

The First Rule of Creativity (2:31)

Creating Meaning Through Language (1:49)

Explain the Modern Rise in Living Alone

Boost Donations Using This Odd Trick with Names

Technology Divides Us But Community Spaces Bring Us Back Together

Gamify Your Product and Delight Your Users

Using Scents to Make Products More Memorable

How Do Environmental Cues Affect Our Choices?

Do Audiences Affect Attention & Performance?

Guide Consumer Habits with Choice Architecture

How Careful Design Makes Gambling Irresistible

How Change Can Work For You (4:00)

Change Before You Must (4:03)

Automation and the Future of Workflow (6:18)

Breaking Barriers in the Technological Marketplace (3:14)

The Future of Inventory Management? Microbes. (1:46)

Be Prepared to Overdeliver (2:10)

How Autonomous Vehicles Solve the”Last Mile” Problem in Shipping (1:40)

Why Failures Leading up to the Moon Landing Were a Gift (5:28)

You Either Work With People, or You Don’t (2:08)

Today’s Digital Revolution. It Started With NASA (2:34)

Cracking Open the World with a Silly Question (18:09)

How Did We Pull Off the Moon Landing? (2:30)

A Lifetime of Teamwork Got Us to the Moon (7:29)

How Changing Our Stories Can Change Our Lives (2:28)

ChatGPT Will Upend Education and That’s Not a Bad Thing (2:30)

Yvonne Camus on Not Giving Up

Evaluate Yourself on Your Best Performances

Facilitating Storytelling Through a Screen

TED: The Mental Health Benefits of Storytelling for Health Care Workers (9:44)

Contingent Citizenship in the Age of Ferguson and Baltimore (54:17)

Accepting the 2015 Hillman Prize (8:50)

We Fight, or We Don’t: The Struggle for Racial Equity in the Trump Era (7:08)

Why the American Prison System is Antithetical to Democracy (2:26)

Changing Our Legacy of Violence (22:15)

But What If We’re Wrong About Everything?

Practice Nonviolence—and Win Friendship and Understanding

What If All Our ‘Facts’ Proved to Be False?

Defining Anew What it Means to Be an American [25:44]

Practice Like a Pro (4:47)

With Grit, You Can Be a “Genius” If You Choose to Be (5:04)

How to Reach Your Goals (4:46)

TED: Grit as the Surprising, and Inspiring, Science of Success (6:13)

How to Unlock Your True Talent (1:27)

Why Effort Matters More Than Talent (6:24)

How To Save Democracy | TEDxBerlin

The Fate of Diverse Democracies

Criminogenic – How Prisons Cause More Crime

Building a Cooperative Culture (5:31)

How Does Perception Influence Reality? (10:05)

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others (5:26)

Building Strong Teams in an Age of Hybrid Work (2:56)

What Chickens Can Teach Us About Ending Workplace Bullying (3:26)

Ready for Brain Transparency?

Get What You Want—and Save the Relationship

Listen – Really Listen

How The Handmaid’s Tale Is Becoming More Than Fiction (1:22)

Make Equality Reality (8:05)

What Made You Become a Writer? (4:36)

Inspiration, Adaptation, and what The Handmaid’s Tale Means in a Post-Trump America (7:42)

Science and Creativity: Can Hip Hop Save Biotech? (17:02)

Young Canadians Are Both More Open and More Patriotic (1:28)

Sparking a Human Connection with People of the Past (1:27)

Historical Context is Key to Understanding Today’s Challenges (1:43)

Jonathan Metzl discusses “Dying of Whiteness” on MSNBC

NSL Bites: Jonathan Metzl on Guns in America

Jonathan Metzl on Real Time with Bill Maher (5:51)

The Young Turks: Why Gun Violence Is Rising In America

Jonathan Metzl on Political Issues That Could Impact Your Health (2:38)

Mental health “1 piece of the puzzle”: Psychiatrist on Buffalo shooting

Should US increase gun regulations, or do gun freedoms reduce violence?

What’s Left to Explore?

The Intersection of Race and Public Policy in America (1:18:30)

Criminalizing Race Compromised the American New Deal (1:22:10)

Understanding Crime Fighting in Black America (1:15:46)

The Importance of Race Education (5:46)

Are American Civil Rights Really Getting Better? (1:04:10)

Race as an Aggravating Factor in Sentencing (2:31)

The Centrality of Slavery to the American Story (4:00)

The Biggest Barrier to Collective Action Is Hopelessness (4:44)

Lack of Action on the Climate Crisis Is Genocide (1:17)

Change Capitalism, Change Our Planet (23:39)

Front Lines First: What a Green New Deal Really Means (2:09)

Want to Instill Grit? Teach Kids About Failure (4:33)

How Do Children Succeed? (1:05:02)

We Need a Green New Deal for Everyone (1:21)

What Character Traits Predict Success in Children? (3:34)

What’s the Best Antidote to Childhood Stress? (5:37)

Do Kids Work Harder If They Believe They Can Change? (2:28)

Getting Students Back on Track Requires Outside Help (3:47)

Testing Grit to Identify Future Success (3:15)

How Children Succeed: The Hidden Power of Character (19:46)

Managing Failure in Education (3:42)

Diversifying College Campuses Empowers Students to Succeed (9:48)

Do Our Children Need More Adversity? (3:07)

The Reality of Social Mobility in College (3:53)

Higher Education is Unfair – But the Stakes Truly Matter (5:34)

How and Why We’re Hardwired for Innovation

How Education Went from Enabling Social Mobility to Preventing It (1:09)

The Creative Company: Bending, Breaking, & Blending Ideas (56:42)

Considering the Displaced Working Class

LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze

Why Innovating Your Process Matters (4:30)

What Do Americans Want From Corporations? (4:26)

What Does It Take to Be *Truly* Disruptive? (5:10)

Meet the Billionaire Whiz Kid Behind Oculus VR (5:42)

Program or Be Programmed (5:46)

The One Mindset that Helped Snapchat Succeed (5:46)

How Do Humans Fit into the New Economy? (3:58)