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We believe in the power of the spoken word. We know great stories, well told, can inspire hearts and minds.

  • In the pursuit of justice, these activists and entertainers are fighting for human rights around the world. Inequalities exist in every sector and in every nation. These courageous speakers shine a light on racism, ageism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism. Sharing stories from the front lines, our roster of justice crusaders…

  • Addiction does not discriminate based on age, race, or socioeconomic status. These speakers are working to make treatment accessible and recovery possible. From the ravages of alcoholism to the devastation of the opioid crisis, the impact of substance abuse and related mental health battles costs not only dollars but lives.…

  • From personal memoirs to historical non-fiction, these distinguished writers offer unique insights on the human condition. Their best-selling books have brought their messages to the masses. Now, through lectures, readings and virtual events, these ideas can go even further. Our roster includes journalists, historians, poets, and people with inspirational stories.…

  • Through humor and wisdom, these speakers are inspiring the next generation of leaders. Our diverse roster has been featured at SXSW, the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) National Convention, and hundreds of college campuses across North America. From large scale lectures to virtual town halls, we offer challenging messages…

  • The novel coronavirus has disrupted every aspect of our lives. This global pandemic will transform the way we communicate, travel, and work. Covid-19 has exposed the cracks in our society’s foundation. From healthcare to employment to the economy, new systems will be necessary for our survival. Will Zoom spell the…

  • True freedom can only be achieved when every citizen has access. Still, many basic services and activities are off limits to those with vision, hearing, mobility or neurological impairments. Proper accommodations require education, awareness, and empathy. Headlined by the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony award, these…

  • With rapidly changing demographics, the world is becoming more diverse.The human condition is improved when we hear from underrepresented voices. Diversity is more than just boxes checked on an application or census form. The intersectionality of social identities contributes to discrimination and disadvantages for anyone with one or more marginalized…

  • Educators and teachers are tasked with preparing their students for an ever-changing world. At a time when budgets are being slashed and teaching methods are challenged, the job has become exponentially more difficult. Emerging technologies can help bridge the gaps as teachers strive to instill a love of education that…

  • Whether they are confronting the patriarchy or ending rape culture, these women are fighting The advocacy of women’s rights has evolved. No longer content with merely a seat at existing tables, this new wave of leaders are building their own. Sexism exists in every industry. The gender pay gap continues…

  • The United States has the largest prison population in the world. In 2010, Michelle Alexander’s ground-breaking book “The New Jim Crow” spotlighted the current age of Mass Incarceration. But the concept has been promoted since Alexis de Tocqueville studied US jails and penitentiaries in the 1830’s. The school to prison…

  • Great leaders know how to listen and respond. They remain open to new ideas and concepts in order to create strategy others will follow. They provide a vision for their organizations, campaigns and movements. Ultimately, great leaders motivate diverse groups to work towards a common goal. Through inspiration and innovation,…

  • Throughout history, people around the world have faced violence and discrimination because of who they love, how they present themselves, or who they are. Sexual orientation and gender identity should never lead to inequality or abuse. These artists work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples’ rights. Collectively, they seek…

  • One out of five Americans will suffer from a mental health condition during their lifetime. Most of these will go untreated due to lack of access to services, lack of insurance, or shame. Sharing their personal stories and expertise, these mental health speakers are working to end the stigma associated…

  • Their music has moved you for years. From intimate clubs to massive stadiums, they have entertained millions of fans. But their creativity transcends the music industry. And their commitment to social causes allows them to harness their talent to enact change. Using new platforms and innovative hybrid presentations, they are…

  • Nonbinary. Genderfluid. Genderqueer. Enby. As our collective understanding of gender norms evolves, we need a more nuanced vocabulary for these conversations. We also need more empathy. Nonbinary people are on your campus and in your boardroom. A healthy culture requires truth-telling and compassion. Gender identity exists as a spectrum. These…

  • Racial equity can only be achieved when identity no longer predicts outcomes. With so many of our systems lacking justice, as well as common sense, striving for merely racial equality is insufficient. Organizations must consider a myriad of factors (socioeconomics, geography, culture) in order to level the playing field. Those…

  • Science has the ability to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The potential for improved quality of life is made possible by technology, engineering and math. Inventions once relegated to science-fiction novels now exist in our living rooms. When we incorporate the arts into our experimentation, we can move…

  • When in-person events are not possible, these artists adapt their content for cyber keynotes, workshops and breakout sessions. These are not standard lectures simply delivered online; these are programs tailored for new platforms and emerging technology. Going virtual requires an increased level of customization. The following artists will work with…

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