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Local Keynote Speakers in Boston, Massachusetts

Planning an event in Boston? Why not book a local speaker there, too! Boston is home to numerous professional speakers within all industries—from technology and business to military and media. Plus, booking someone local to the area of your event means you’ll pay less for speaker travel and logistics. Leading Authorities is proud to represent an extensive roster of Bostonian speakers. Check them out below, and don’t forget to click on individual speaker profile pages for further details.

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Dr. Kate Darling, Robot Ethics Expert & Research Specialist at MIT Media Lab

Social Robotics Expert & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
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  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
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A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the MIT Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Dr. Darling’s work has been featured in international media, and she has authored multiple academic publications and contributed to industry publications from Vogue to Die Zeit to the BBC, and in 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner Award in Intellectual Property.
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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechTED SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers
Former President of Trader Joe’s
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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Doug Rauch, a legendary former president of Trader Joe’s, was instrumental in leading the company’s transformation from a 7/11 knockoff to what Fortune magazine called the “hottest retailer in the U.S.” In eye-opening presentations, he shares insights on building a great business based on culture, innovation, leadership, and teamwork. He shows leaders how to push for new and better ways to perform, and audiences walk away with knowledge of how to create a self-sustaining culture of innovation, build a brand in a competitive marketplace, and lead with a purpose.
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InnovationBrandingCustomer ExperienceCorporate Social Responsibility LeadershipRetailTeamworkDisruptionTurnaroundBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs
Mel Robbins, Best-selling Author and Consultant

Best-Selling Author and Consultant

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  • Local: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US East: $55,001 - $75,000*
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Mel Robbins is a best-selling author and coach, working with Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson, AG Edwards, and Bear Stearns. But right now she’s most well known for her viral TEDx talk, “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over”, where she talks about her own version of the 5 Second Rule. She shares this message on how to stop getting in your own way, and get what you really want out of life.
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InnovationEntrepreneurshipHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationLeadershipDisruptionTED SpeakersFemale Speakers
Jacobs-Bert

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Optimist of "Life is Good"

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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Bert Jacobs is the co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist of The Life is good Company. A $100 million privately held business based in Boston, MA, Life is good® spreads positive vibes with its colorful collection of apparel and accessories. Jake, Life is good’s iconic hero with the contagious smile, teaches men, women and children that optimism is fun, healthy, and empowering. Bert has appeared on CNN’s Tips from the Top, CNBC’s Business Nation, and The Donny Deutch Show. Life is good has been featured in the New York Times, on the cover of Inc Magazine, and on NBC’s The Today Show.
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BrandingCreativityEntrepreneurshipCorporate Social Responsibility Health, Happiness, & WellnessCEOsAuthors
Johnny-Cupcakes
Founder and CEO of Johnny Cupcakes
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How do you turn a t-shirt brand that’s sold from the trunk of a rusty car into a global, multi-million dollar business? Johnny Earle transformed Johnny Cupcakes into one of the world’s fastest growing independent businesses. Businessweek named him America’s No. 1 young entrepreneur, and he has been profiled by the New York Times, NPR, MTV, Forbes, Newsweek, the Boston Globe, and INC. By focusing on the customer experience (he wants buying a t-shirt to feel like your birthday), he created such a unique brand that consumers would (and do) line up around the block for his shirts.
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InnovationBrandingCustomer ExperienceEntrepreneurshipGenerations & DemographicsLeadershipMarketingRetailSocial Media & Social NetworkingOvercoming AdversityConsumer BehaviorCorporate CultureCEOsSomething DifferentTED Speakers
Head of the Biomechatronics Research Group at MIT
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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Double amputee Dr. Hugh Herr heads the biomechatronics research group at MIT and creates bionic prostheses that emulate natural limbs. The “Leader of the Bionic Age” according to TIME, his work is revolutionizing the way we approach human limitation. He uses inspiration and humor as he shares his story and creates a powerful message that is both personal and applicable to business. A repeat TED speaker, his story of overcoming tragedy is highly inspirational and his insights on innovation, technology, and the future of the human body are out of this world.
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InnovationHealthcareInspiration & MotivationTechnologyOvercoming AdversityRobotics & DronesTED SpeakersAuthors

Food, Health, & Disease Expert, Founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, &...

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Dr. William W. Li is an international expert on health and disease fighting based on diet, lifestyle, and treatments that keep the body’s blood vessels in balance. Dr. Li’s expertise extends across many health arenas including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, wound healing, and more than 70 other disease conditions. His work has been recognized by O Magazine, The Atlantic, USA Today, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and CNN, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. His latest book Eat to Beat Disease was released March 2019 and is a New York Times Best-seller as well as Amazon #1 best-seller.

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HealthcareHealth, Happiness, & WellnessTED SpeakersAuthors
Former National Counterintelligence Executive and Author of America the...
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Joel Brenner is the former national counterintelligence executive and mission manager for counterintelligence at the Office of the National Counterintelligence (CI) Executive, which directs national, interagency CI for the government. He is the author of America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare. Brenner is a cyber security expert and provides business strategies on this complex issue. He also addresses global risk management, privacy, and data security.
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Cyber SecurityGeopolitics

Best-Selling Author & Expert On Innovation, The Cloud, Future Trends, &...

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Innovation expert passionate about helping business people understand the challenges and opportunities of leading edge technology.

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InnovationCyber SecurityFuture TrendsGenerations & DemographicsHealthcareTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesAuthors

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