Leading Authorities Speakers At SXSW

Whenever experts and thought leaders converge to share ground-breaking insights, the team at Leading Authorities speakers bureau is there too.

SXSW kicked off on March 11th, and since then, many of our keynote speakers have been on hand to discuss everything from revolutionary consumer behavior insight to robotics to achieving the seemingly impossible.

We're proud to represent many repeat SXSW speakers who deliver extraordinary speeches on innovation. They discuss both shifting your thought process to solve an age-old problem and how to capitalize on technological advances to turn a new problem completely on its head.

Here is a quick list of five fantastic Leading Authorities speakers who always bring energy and ideas to the SXSW conference stage.

5 Speakers Who Bring Energy & Ideas To SXSW

  1. Jonah Berger
  2. Erik Weihenmayer and Mick Ebeling
  3. Robert Bryce
  4. Jerry Kaplan

Take a closer look at each of these SXSW speakers and click on the links below to browse through each of their individual speaker profile pages for more information about their speaking topics and expertise.

Jonah Berger

Jonah Berger: Wharton marketing professor, best-selling author, and Leading Authorities exclusive speaker Jonah Berger kicked off South by Southwest with opening remarks aimed at addressing “virality” and demonstrating to generate it. Called a “must-attend” event by SXSW organizers, his speech also gave audiences an insider’s look at his book, Invisible Influence.

Erik Weihenmayer & Mick Ebeling

Erik Weihenmayer and Mick Ebeling: This powerful duo of Leading Authorities speakers teamed up on Sunday for a talk titled, “Believing is Seeing: Tech+Attitude Trumps Blindness.” Weinhenmayer, the first blind person to scale Mt. Everest and Ebeling, founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, talked about innovation, crafting creative solutions to real-world problems, and Mick and Erik’s mantra, “If not me, then who? If not now, then when?” 

Mick Ebeling's company, Not Impossible, also won the SXSW 2017 Interactive Innovation Award for the third year in a row. Click here to read more about Mick and his three SXSW nominations and awards.

Robert Bryce

Robert Bryce: On the 15th, prominent journalist Robert Bryce hosted a talk called “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper”, based on his book of the same name, on the possible answers to today’s environmental and economic challenges. He’s also hosting a book-signing at the SX bookstore to autograph copies of his work.


Jerry Kaplan: AI expert (and the inventor of the touch-screen!) Jerry Kaplan gave a talk on robotics and why Americans don’t need to be scared of the “machines.” You can read a SXSW interview full of fascinating information on AI and the future of the American job market here.

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