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Big Think Speakers

Browse our motivational and inspirational keynote speakers on Big Think to engage, educate, and entertain your audience. These top-rated speakers and performers include industry experts, authors, and business leaders who can present their knowledge in a variety of different formats, such as a keynote speech, moderated conversation, Q&A, or a fireside chat. Contact us today to book a Big Think speaker for your next in-person, hybrid, or virtual event.

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Bill Richardson

Former Governor of New Mexico; Former U.S. Energy Secretary

Barney Frank
(2 ratings)

U.S. Congressman (1981-2012); Chairman, House Financial Services Committee (2007-2011)

Peter Diamandis
(1 rating)

Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation; Author; Named One of The World's 50 Greatest Leaders

Carl Bernstein
(2 ratings)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author & Political Analyst

Van Jones
(5 ratings)

CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN host, Emmy Award-winning Producer & NY Times Best-Selling Author

Dr. Michio Kaku
(4 ratings)

World-Renowned Futurist & Theoretical Physicist

Jorge Castaneda

Global Distinguished Professor of Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Pablos Holman
(1 rating)

Technology Futurist, Inventor, World-Renowned Hacker & Viral TED Speaker

Ray Kurzweil
(5 ratings)

Chairman of Kurzweil Technologies, Inventor & Futurist

Sir Richard Branson
(1 rating)

Businessman & Founder of Virgin Group

Vinod Khosla

Co-founder of Daisy Systems; Founding CEO of Sun Microsystems

Vali Nasr

Academic and Author Specializing in the Middle East and Islamic World, Former Senior Advisor to US Representative to Afghanistan

Sylvia Earle

Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic & Oceanographer; Former Chief Scientist of the NOAA

Gary Hamel

Internationally Renowned Expert on Business Strategy, Professor at London Business School & Author

Daniel Burrus
(10 ratings)

Technology Futurist, Business Strategist & Hall of Fame Speaker

Steve Martin
(2 ratings)

Iconic Actor, Comedian, Author, Playwright & Musician

Adam Bly

Ex-VP of Data at Spotify; Founder of Seed; Founder of an AI startup, Stealth

Annette Gordon-Reed
(2 ratings)

Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Scott Galloway
(2 ratings)

Professor of Marketing at NYU’s Stern School of Business; Serial Entrepreneur & CNN+ Host.