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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

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

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Speakers presenting at the cutting edge of politics, social justice, the arts, science, and more.

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Speakers

Angela Duckworth

Author of Grit, the #1 New York Times Bestseller | Pioneering Researcher on Grit, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

Grit, more than talent, IQ, looks, or wealth, is a powerful indicator of success.

Heather McGhee

Author of New York Times Bestseller The Sum of Us

Racism has a cost for everyone—but there are ways we can prosper together.

George M. Johnson

New York Times Bestselling Author Of All Boys Aren’t Blue & We Are Not Broken | Emmy Nominee | LGBTQIA+ Activist

Stories of queer identity and Black joy have the power to educate us on diversity, inspire social justice activism, and build community.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of The 1619 Project | Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-Winning 1619 Project Hulu Docuseries | MacArthur Genius

Black history is American history.

Hua Hsu

Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of Stay True | New Yorker staff writer | CBS Sunday Morning contributor

Telling our own stories enlarges the circumference of our imaginations.

Eddie Huang

Celebrity chef | Bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat | Writer and director of Boogie and Tuna Melt

Follow your dreams—but with the same discipline as running a business.

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.

Shoshana Zuboff

Bestselling author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism | Harvard Business School Professor Emerita | Activist and scholar

We may have democracy or we may have surveillance society, but we cannot have both.

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.

Kristin Neff

Author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself | Co-founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Self-compassion makes you strong.

Jelani Cobb

New Yorker Staff Writer | Columbia Journalism School Dean | Speaker on race, history, politics and culture in America

In the fight for racial justice, we must face the past to forge a better future.