Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson

Keynote Speaker: Inventor, Innovator & Former NASA Nuclear Engineer; Creator of the Super Soaker Water Gun & Nerf

Lonnie Johnson Biography

Dr. Lonnie Johnson is the Founder and President of Johnson Research and Development, three technology related spin off companies as well as a non profit organization dedicated to educating disadvantaged youth in STEM. Dr. Johnson is a prolific inventor and holds over 150 patents. He began “tinkering” as a young child and his insatiable curiosity and imagination inspired him to create, experiment and invent.

One day when he was in high school, he was making rocket fuel on the stove in the kitchen of his home. When the fuel caught on fire and the flames went shooting up to the ceiling, he knew his experimenting days would be over as soon as his parents came home. Amazingly, his parents said to him, “Son, you are going to have to take your experiments outside for now on!” Those simple words of wisdom and encouragement inspired him to keep pursuing his dreams.

His first invention, “Linex”, a high school project, was a remote controlled robot, which he built and created from scrap metal he found in a junk yard. Linex won first place in a state wide competition at the University of Alabama and Dr. Johnson was the first African American to ever achieve such an honor.

Dr. Johnson attended Tuskegee University on a Math scholarship and graduated with distinction with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Two years later, he earned a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering and decades later, was bestowed an honorary doctorate in Science from Tuskegee University. He served in the U.S. Air Force where he analyzed NASA space systems and worked on the Stealth Bomber Program. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), he helped develop some of the nation’s most advanced technology in the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Mars Observer Project and the Cassini Mission to Saturn.

He has received numerous honors including two Air Force Commendation Medals, an Air Force Achievement Medal, NASA awards, The Trumpet Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Engineering Hall of Fame Award, Inventor’s Hall of Fame Award and Business of the Year Award just to name a few.

A bona fide rocket scientist, Dr. Johnson is happiest when he is inventing. When he is not working on his innovative heat engine (which converts heat into electricity), he is working on his advanced battery technology or his revolutionary water condenser or any number of inventions he has come up with. In his spare time, he advocates for inner city youth. He has never forgotten what his parents told him that day in the kitchen and continues to inspire children through STEM with his non-profit, Johnson STEM Activity Center.

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Lonnie Johnson Videos

Biography and Reddit Present: Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson
Revolutionary designs for energy alternatives: Lonnie Johnson TEDxAtlanta
Solve for X - Lonnie Johnson - Heat Direct to Electric Energy

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How much does it cost to book Lonnie Johnson?

Booking fees for Lonnie Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lonnie Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Lonnie Johnson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lonnie Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lonnie Johnson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lonnie Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lonnie Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Lonnie Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inventors, Innovation and Engineering. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lonnie Johnson for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Lonnie Johnson generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emily Calandrelli, Daniel Tani and Aprille Ericsson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lonnie Johnson for an upcoming event.

Lonnie Johnson Videos

Biography and Reddit Present: Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson
Revolutionary designs for energy alternatives: Lonnie Johnson TEDxAtlanta
Solve for X - Lonnie Johnson - Heat Direct to Electric Energy

How to book Lonnie Johnson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lonnie Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lonnie Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lonnie Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Lonnie Johnson?

Booking fees for Lonnie Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lonnie Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Lonnie Johnson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lonnie Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lonnie Johnson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lonnie Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lonnie Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Lonnie Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inventors, Innovation and Engineering. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lonnie Johnson for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Lonnie Johnson generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emily Calandrelli, Daniel Tani and Aprille Ericsson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lonnie Johnson for an upcoming event.

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