Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas

Event Overview Agenda

Doing speaker research or planning a keynote event in 2020 or 2021? Join us at INSPIRE!

Leading Authorities, Inc. is hosting a day-long event featuring some of the hottest keynote speakers on the circuit today. Our 2020 Inspire Day of Ideas event is designed to give meeting professionals and other key event stakeholders a unique opportunity to preview great speakers on a wide array of topics all in one place, all in one exciting day.

Attendees can expect:
  • Abbreviated and engaging presentations from ten of our best-selling keynote speakers
  • Insights on the biggest industry trends and the topics your stakeholders will be focused on next year
  • A chance to network with Washington, DC's top meeting and event planners and our team of sales professionals


Event Details & Travel Logistics

Event Date & Time

  • Friday, March 13th, 2020
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Event Location

The Watergate Hotel – Moretti Ballroom 
2650 Virginia Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20037

Event Transportation & Parking

  • For self-parking, use the North Drive entrance located off the Virginia Avenue access road. It’s the first right after the Watergate West apartment building. 
  • Valet is available in the Front Drive. Please mention the Leading Authorities’ event so you get the discounted valet rate. 
  • We'll have staff at both entrances when you get to the hotel to direct you to the Moretti Ballroom. 


Inspire 2020 Speaker Lineup

Who Will Be The Remarkable Inspire 2020 Speakers This Year?

We have announced the first half of our Inspire line-up and get ready to be blown away by these entrepreneurs, innovators, and activists. Keep reading to find out more about Angie, Daymond, Scott, Steve, and Kristin!

Angie Bastian

Angie Bastian


Daymond John Inspire

Daymond John

Founder of FUBU & Star of Shark Tank

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Scott Harrison

Founder & CEO of charity: water

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Steve Boyes

Conservationist and National Geographic Fellow


Kristin Beck

Kristin Beck

Former Navy SEAL and Civil Rights Activist


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Mystery Inspire Lineup


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We will continue to update this page as we announce more updates about our fantastic lineup of speakers and share more details about the hot-button issues and trending topics that these experts will be covering on the Inspire stage in the coming weeks, so please check back to stay up-to-date on the new additions we make to our Inspire speaker lineup.


Why Attend?

Find Out What Makes Inspire So Special

Watch our Inspire 2019 recap video below to see why you won't want to miss out on joining 250+ of the top meeting and event professionals for one of the most inspiring days of the year:

Best Of Inspire 2019

See what we covered at our second Inspire conference last year and get a better feel for what you can expect from Inspire 2020.

  • Check out our Inspire 2019 Edition of The Circuit to see some of the most inspiring moments and highlights from Inspire 2019, including key takeaways from each of our keynote speaker
  • Visit the LAI Video portfolio page to find out how out how Leading Authorities, Inc.'s video team leveraged video to take our event experience to the next level
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Inspire show came together thanks to the creativity and hard work of the LAI Live team who flawlessly produced and managed Inspire from start to finish



Our Event Sponsors

We would like to thank our event sponsors for Inspire 2020.
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Want To Become A Sponsor?

If you have any questions about event sponsorship or if you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email Daniel Chase or call 202-416-4668.

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