Grammy-Nominated Rock Star Just Added To 2019 INSPIRE Speaker Lineup


Our team wanted to share some exciting news about our upcoming 2019 INSPIRE: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas conference, which will be taking place on March 8th, 2019 in Washington, DC.

In addition to the solid lineup of speakers that we’ve already announced, our team is very excited to announce that we’ve recently added a new headliner to the Inspire lineup—The Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling singer and songwriter, John Ondrasik, from the band “Five for Fighting.”

John will take the stage and seamlessly blend his speech—packed with stories and lessons on creativity, entrepreneurship, refusing to quit, and collaboration—with a live performance of some of his most famous songs. His hits include “100 Years,” “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” “Chances,” and “The Riddle.”

John likes to call himself “a twenty-year overnight success.” To date, Five for Fighting has released six major albums (two of which were certified Platinum) and sold 2.5 million records worldwide. John is also a well-received public speaker who has performed at TEDx.

Click here to learn more about John and his speaking topics and check out his video footage to see him in action on stage.


Here are three other inspiring names you can expect to see at this year’s INSPIRE conference:

  1. Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management & Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley
  2. Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Astrophysicist & Space Science Education Lead for NASA
  3. Sekou Andrews, Creator of “Poetic Voice”

Check out our Inspire event page to see our full speaker lineup, learn more about each of the amazing speakers confirmed so far, and click through to view each of their individual speaker profile pages to find out even more about their speaking topics and expertise and to watch video footage from their recent keynote talks.

We will continue to share announcements about our upcoming Inspire event and we will be unveiling the names of the last few featured speakers joining our lineup in the coming weeks, so please check back to our Inspire event page to stay up-to-date on the new additions we make to our Inspire speaker lineup.


Are you hosting an event, meeting, or conference in 2019 where John may be a good fit? Please let us know!

If you would like to have John perform and speak at one of your upcoming events, contact our team today, and we’d be more than happy to send over information on his speaking fee and availability.

To get in touch with us, you can also fill out the form below, send us an email, call 1-800-SPEAKER, or live chat with a member of our team right now.

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