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Dr. Kate Darling, a leading expert in robot ethics, just took the TED stage to talk about why we love our Roombas robots and how we build these emotional connections with robots.
Dr. Poppy Crum, an industry leading neuroscientist and Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, whose work sits at the intersection of technology advancement and human evolution, i...
The former Director of Communications at Harley Davidson, Ken Schmidt, is releasing a new book, Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance, explaining the intricacies of breaking through complex and crowded markets using brand loyalty, this week.
In honor of Veterans Day, we put together a list of outstanding and admirable military veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. 
We're very thrilled to announce that LAI is now exclusively representing Hakeem Oluseyi, a renowned astrophysicist, Space Science Education Lead for NASA, and an inspirational keynote speaker.

Leading Authorities, Inc. Speakers Bureau

Here at Leading Authorities, Inc., a Washington, DC-based speakers bureau, our team of seasoned program consultants and event coordinators are ready to share a customized list of speaker recommendations for your event, hunt down the hard-to-find talent, provide speaker availability updates, and offer speaking fee quotes. We'll do all the speaker research for you, share the latest meeting topic ideas and newest industry trends, and handle the speaker's travel details and logistics, so you can focus on the big picture.

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We are often asked, "Who's hot right now?" on the speaker circuit. Our comprehensive roster of keynote speakers includes sought-after personalities in politics, business, and the media as well as people with incredible inspirational stories. These are the speakers that our clients turn to most often for their events.

Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, & New...

Ken Schmidt, Business and Communication Strategist

Former Director of Communications at Harley-Davidson & Author

President at McChrystal Group, Best-selling Author, Leadership Expert, and...

First African American Female Combat Pilot

Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, Best-Selling...

"Facts and Fears" is #2 on the New York Times nonfiction best sellers list.

Watch Our Speakers

David Wasserman: 2018 Political Climate & November Midterm Elections
Pauline Brown On The Next Generation Of Consumer Branding
General John Allen: Lessons In Leadership
Dr. Kate Darling's TED Talk: Robots & Our Emotions
Antony Blinken: The Spectrum Of Hope & Despair
John Hillen, CEO, Business Leader, Leadership Expert, and Author
Ken Schmidt, the former director of communications strategy at Harley Davidson
General Stanley McChrystal On Leadership & Teamwork
Matthew "Griff" Griffin, Entrepreneur and CEO of Combat Flip Flops

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