We are people in the people business. At Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau we work with amazing people—the incredible event and meeting professionals who keep us sharp as we find the perfect solution to their every challenge—the talented speakers we represent who “wow” audiences every time they hit a stage or a screen—our terrific colleagues who jump in with connections, ideas, and “been there, done that” best practices to make sure everyone looks good.
More than 30 years ago, when Mark French opened the doors at Leading Authorities, he created a client-focused business on the ideas that we could use our extensive knowledge of today’s trending topics, the deep insights we have of the talent we represent, our ability to generate fresh and exciting ideas, and our strong creative background to become a leader in the events industry. Today, Leading Authorities, Inc. houses three distinct lines of business—our premier speakers bureau, our video communications agency, and our live events production practice for in-person, virtual, or hybrid events—to help our clients tell their stories and reinforce key messaging.
Leading Authorities, Inc. books events around the world. Headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, we serve the nation’s top trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges and universities, and more. Our international office located in London opens global opportunities for our speakers and gives our meeting planning clients the best access to the world’s top thought leaders.
The Leading Authorities team is one of the most seasoned and talented staffs in the event industry. Our top client service executives have been with the firm for almost three decades, making them a valuable resource for speaker recommendations, corporate entertainment picks, and inside information on the latest trends in the events industry.
Every day, we help our clients achieve business goals, build brand loyalty, overcome obstacles, and produce a return on investment—we’d love to add you to that list. We look forward to meeting with you and finding out how we can help.
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Leading Authorities, Inc. came through for our organization when it mattered most. We had a speaker that is not affiliated with LAI scheduled for an event, and the speaker canceled, giving our organization less than 24 hours to find an alternate. LAI came through in the clutch and our audience was extremely delighted with the speaker they arranged on such short notice.
In all our years of hiring keynotes, we've never worked with a better prepared bureau or speaker, where everyone's on top of things and I don't have to worry about anything. LAI's been amazing.