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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

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

Innovation

What worked yesterday might not work tomorrow. Lavin’s innovation speakers approach the issue with creativity and verve, offering hands-on methods to innovate from the ground up — improving your future while learning from your past efforts.

30 Innovation
Speakers

Jeremy Gutsche

CEO of Trend Hunter | New York Times bestselling author of Create the Future

This is the year AI changes you. You can let the disruption derail you—or you can find the opportunity in chaos and gain an AI edge.

Radhika Dirks

CEO & Co-Founder of XLabs and Ribo | One of Forbes’ 30 Women in AI to Watch | Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

Generative AI is changing the tech infrastructure of the world. Your biggest dreams—your most ambitious moonshots—are closer than ever before.

Jason Feifer

Editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine | Author of Build for Tomorrow

When we change in a way that is truly valuable, we won't want to go back to how things were before.

Alex Kantrowitz

Reporter and Founder of Big Technology | Author of Always Day One | CNBC Contributor

Six bold predictions on the future of AI can help us thrive through the changes to come.

Gabby Rivera

Author of Juliet Takes a Breath and the Marvel comic series America

Living a revolutionary life starts with joy.

Ellen Bennett

Founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett | Author of Dream First, Details Later

Overthinking kills innovation. You need to dream first, and worry about the details later.

Nathan Pyle

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Strange Planet | Executive Producer of Strange Planet

The road to creativity is right beneath our feet—we just need to learn how to walk it.

Martin Ford

New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots and Rule of the Robots

To adapt to machine learning, we'll need to come up with unprecedented solutions.

David Eagleman

One of the world’s foremost neuroscientists | Host of PBS’s The Brain | Host of Inner Cosmos, one of America's top ten podcasts

The AI future doesn't have to be a war, but a collaboration. As AI enhances our brains, we can unlock new realms of creativity.

Tom Wujec

World Renowned Expert on Innovation | Former Chief Disruptor at Autodesk | Author of The Future of Making

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

Stephanie Mehta

CEO of Mansueto Ventures | Former Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company

Any company can become a Fast Company by pushing their creative boundaries.

Randall Lane

Chief Content Officer of Forbes Magazine

Endless disruption has led to faster innovations, better approaches, bigger opportunities.

Douglas Rushkoff

One of the World's 10 Most Influential Intellectuals (MIT) | Bestselling Author of Team Human, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock, and Survival of the Richest

We can be fully human in a world of technology.

Candy Chang

Urban space artist behind the "Before I Die" walls

With powerful public art, we can engage communities in real conversations.

Justin Reilly

CEO of Wavelo | Former Head of Product at Verizon

The future of business is AI First. By building Artificial Intelligence into the heart of your business, you can innovate faster than ever before.

Welby Altidor

Former Executive Creative Director at Cirque du Soleil | Group CCO, Cityneon

Within every human being lies a creative genius waiting to be unleashed.

Caitlan Maggs

FORMER CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Creativity is a skill, not a talent. You can learn it through practice—and unlock resilience, innovation, and collaboration.

Todd Kashdan

Bestselling Author of The Art of Insubordination and The Upside of Your Dark Side | Award-Winning Expert in Psychology and Well-Being

The best organizations build a culture that embraces healthy dissent.

Cas Holman

Award-Winning Toy Designer of the World-Renowned Rigamajig | Founder and Principal Designer at Toy Company Heroes Will Rise

Play encourages curiosity, collaboration, and creativity—for kids and adults alike.

John Maeda

Microsoft VP of Design and Artificial Intelligence | Author of How to Speak Machine

Information is expanding—if we want to use it correctly, we need to represent it visually.

Katie Drummond

WIRED Global Editorial Director

Breakneck developments in AI have brought us to a new inflection point in technology and society. You can lead your organization through this change.

Laura Huang

Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University | Faculty Director of Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative | Author of Edge

Are you looking for an edge to help you succeed? Guess what—you've already got one.

Doug Stephens

Retail and consumer futurist | Internationally acclaimed author and founder of Retail Prophet

The past few years have transformed shopping forever, but if retailers can adapt to AI and our changing supply chains, they'll survive—and thrive.

Greg Hoffman

Nike's Former Chief Marketing Officer | Author of Emotion by Design

Great brands don’t simply reach customers: they create real emotional bonds with them.

Nicholas Thompson

CEO of The Atlantic | Former Editor-in-Chief of WIRED

Generative AI is changing what it means to be human, and that's just the beginning. You can find the opportunity in emerging AI technology today.

Ajay Agrawal

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert | Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab | Bestselling Co-Author of Prediction Machines and Power and Prediction

Being second in the AI race isn’t good enough. You have to get ahead now to gain a sustained edge over the competition.

David Robertson

Senior lecturer at MIT Sloan | Author of The Power of Little Ideas and of Brick by Brick

The third way of innovation is not radical disruption—it’s a low-risk, high-reward strategy.

Mark Johnson

Co-Founder of Innosight | Author of Lead from the Future and Reinvent Your Business Model

The future is eminently knowable—through visionary thinking.

Michael Casey

Chief Content Officer at CoinDesk | MIT Media Advisor | Author of The Age of Cryptocurrency and Our Biggest Fight

The internet as we know it is broken. But we can still take it back—and turn it into a system that serves us all.

Nina Tandon

CEO and Co-Founder of EpiBone | TED Senior Fellow

How to revolutionize an industry, one cell at a time.