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10 years ago today, Capt. Sully & Jeffrey Skiles of US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing on the Hudson River and captivated America's hearts. Hear the story of the harrowin...
Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to communicate because it activates the brain of the person talking and the person listening. If you want attendees to leave your event feeling engage...
Looking for a new female speaker with a dynamic, tech-focused presentation that breaks down today's biggest breakthroughs in AI, blockchain, bitcoin, robotics, and more? Here are 17 fantastic options to consider before your next event.
LAI is excited to announce our new exclusive, Gen. John Nicholson, the most recent commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Uniquely-skilled "warrior-diplomat," Nicholson was the longest-serving commander of...
We're thrilled to share that Undefeated Boxing World Champion, CEO, TV host, and author, Laila Ali, will be speaking at Inspire 2019 on March 8th in DC.  She’ll be taking th...

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

Adm. Michael Rogers: Facing The New Threat Landscape
Micah Zenko: How To Think Like The Enemy
New Exclusive Female Tech Speaker With TED Talk: Dr. Poppy Crum
Doug Rauch: Culture is Your Company's DNA
Ken Schmidt: Make Some Noise
General John Allen: Lessons In Leadership
Dr. Kate Darling's TED Talk: Robots & Our Emotions
Pauline Brown On The Next Generation Of Consumer Branding
David Wasserman: 2018 Political Climate & November Midterm Elections

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As we wrap up the year, we wanted to send over a little insight about which kick-off meeting...

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Prominent African American Speakers For Every Meeting Type

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Prominent African American Speakers For Every Meeting Type

LAI represents some of the most prominent and most popular African American motivational...

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TED Talk Speakers For Your Event

We're proud to represent many TED Talk speakers who have delivered extraordinary speeches on...

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. At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, we represent the talented speakers who “wow” audiences every time they hit a stage. 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.