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Registration is now open for the biggest speaker event of the year, Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas, on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. Get a sneak preview of the speaker lineup and r...
From motivation and leadership to technology and geopolitics, we represent leading experts who address today’s hottest topics and the stories driving tomorrow’s news cycle. Explore our extensive list of...
We're thrilled to announce our exclusive representation of Admiral Michael Rogers, the former Director of the National Security Agency, former Chief of Central Security Service, and former Commander of US Cyber Command. Adm. Roger is one of the most-knowledgeable intelligence operatives and cy...
Legendary investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s new book, FEAR: Trump in the White House, was released last week, and instantly became one of this fall’s biggest stories. And now, it h...
We're proud to represent many TED and TEDx speakers, so if you’re looking for a speaker to generate buzz at your next big meeting, look through this list first!

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.

Meet Our Speakers

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
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
Laila Ali: Going All In
Dr. Geoffrey Tabin | TEDx Jackson Hole
Howard Fineman on Living in "Trumptown"

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Shon Hopwood, Josh Earnest, Annie Duke, Kristen Beck, Ramez Naam

5 New Leading Authorities Speakers

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5 New Leading Authorities Speakers

As you start to plan for your fall 2018 meeting or event or your 2019 kick-off event, we wanted...

Podcast Hector Monsegur and Chris Tarbell

Podcast: The Hacker and the FBI Agent

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Podcast: The Hacker and the FBI Agent

At one point in time, Hector Monsegur was one of the world’s most notorious “black hat”...

Leadership Meeting Speakers

9 Speakers For Your Leadership Meetings

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Are you researching ideas for an upcoming leadership event or team meeting? If you are looking...

Working Together:

We love working with our clients and they love working with us. Together, the three divisions of Leading Authorities, Inc. create and tell stories that inspire action and drive change. See how our people can collaborate with your team to create great content, effective communication campaigns, and impactful events. Individually, we never fail to impress -- see what can happen when you engage a combination of our team.

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Speakers & Video

The Advantages of working together:

Get the most from your investment – put your talent on video to create:

  • Promos that build anticipation
  • Speaker introductions that add excitement
  • Posts for social media that capture your message

video & live

The Advantages of working together:

LAI lives for putting on a good show – this dynamic duo delivers great ideas like:

  • Effective use of cameras and screens
  • Fun Housekeeping videos
  • Social Media assets
  • Happy Faces videos and post-event content

Speakers & Video & live

We create and tell stories that inspire action and drive change.

We’ll help you choose the right experts for your group, design
and execute a memorable event, and use it all to tell the story of
your brand, your cause, your industry through video and social
campaigns that generate likes, shares, and engagement.
Individually, we impress - see what can happen when
you engage a combination of our team.

Speakers & live

The Advantages of Working Together:

Expertise. Subject matter experts + seasoned producers =

  • Strategic content and curriculum design
  • Smooth rehearsals and show management
  • One-stop entertainment procurement and production