Thought-Provoking Keynotes

Inspirational speakers for commencement or keynote programs – with messages that will stay with your audience

Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde

Essayist, translator, scholar and poet whose work focuses on the nature of imagination, creativity, the “cultural commons” and, most recently, “the art of forgetting” as it appears in myth, politics, art and spiritual life.  A true “writer’s writer.”

Video: Common As Air — Revolution, Art, and Ownership

Steve Brodner

Having covered 9 national elections, Brodner draws upon his use of portrait caricature, art journalism, and visual essays to provide political commentary on hot news of the day.

Video: Need To Know

Jeff Lieberman

Art meets science through interaction, connection, and challenged perception. Scientist, musician, roboticist, and sculptor Jeff Lieberman combines his passions for art and science in ways that reveal how one influences the other.

Video: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge

 

Tim Riley Author

Tim Riley

Journalism professor and NPR commentator, Riley’s books on the Beatles and John Lennon are consider definitive works. He also speaks about the way that social media has changed the face of journalism.

Video: Tim Riley on John Lennon