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Tackle the issues head on. We all know the issues that face our education system are far and wide. Our education keynote speakers have expert insight to share with your audience. Whether you are looking for a professor, researcher, teacher, politician or even a TED talker, a Speakers.com's agent will connect you with a top education keynote speaker that will not only address the issues of today, but also inspire and prepare your audience for the future.


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Charlie Batch

NFL Quarterback, Community Advocate, Author, Entrepreneur and Professional Speaker

NFL Quarterback, Community Advocate, Author, Entrepreneur and Professional Speaker Charlie Batch is an NFL quarterback, community advocate, author, media personality, entrepreneur  and professional speaker who takes his “Expect Your Best” message to audiences across the country at Fortune 500 companies, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Pennsylvania, United States


Kathy Cleveland Bull

Training and Organizational Development Speaker and Consultant

Organizational Development and Change Management Consultant Kathy Cleveland Bull is respected among her peers as one of the finest motivational speakers and consultants in the professional field. Her company, N~Compass Consulting, guides clients as they “Navigate the Art and Science …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Ohio, United States


David Cutler

Health Care Advisor to President Obama, Former Member of the Council of Economic Advisors and Harvard Professor of Applied Economics

Health Care Advisor to President Obama, Former Member of the Council of Economic Advisors and Harvard Professor of Applied Economics One of the nation’s most influential health economists, David Cutler has served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard from …

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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


Erin Gruwell

Inspirational Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation

Inspirational Educator & Author of “The Freedom Writers” Erin Gruwell has earned an award-winning reputation for her steadfast commitment to the future of education. Her impact as a change agent attracted Hollywood’s attention, and in 2007, Paramount Pictures released Freedom …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Angel Harris

Social Inequalities, Policy and Education speaker, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Duke University

Social Inequalities, Policy and Education speaker, Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Duke University Angel Harris wants to change the way people think about the academic achievement gap across racial and ethnic groups in the United States – an …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
North Carolina, United States


Jeff Havens

Hilarious Career and Management Trainer; Author of How To Get Fired!

Hilarious Career and Management Trainer; Author of How To Get Fired! A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University, Jeff began his career as a high school English teacher before following his father Rex Havens into the world of stand-up comedy, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Michigan, United States


Marc Lamont Hill

Activist, Professor, and Leading Intellectual of the Hip-Hop Generation

Activist, Professor, and Leading Intellectual of the Hip-Hop Generation An activist, social critic, and one of the nation’s most notable African American leaders, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is among a new generation of public intellectuals who move with equal ease …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Neil Howe

Best-Selling Author and Renowned Authority on Generations in America

Best-Selling Author and Renowned Authority on Generations in America Neil Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. An acclaimed author and speaker, he is the nation’s leading thinker on today’s generations—who they are, what motivates …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Virginia, United States


Ivan Joseph

Director of Athletics at Ryerson University, Award-Winning Performance Coach, Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert

Director of Athletics at Ryerson University, Award-Winning Performance Coach, Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert Dr. Ivan Joseph is a six-time Coach of the Year recipient and Director of Athletics at Ryerson University. He is a sought-after speaker on developing personal …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Canada


Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services, Inc., Author, Motivational Speaker, and Educator

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services, Inc., Author, Motivational Speaker, and Educator Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned charismatic, passionate and influential speaker who carries a powerful message of what it takes to be …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Nevada, United States


Monica Knight

Entertaining Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Teamwork Expert

Entertaining Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Teamwork Expert Dr. Monica Knight is an entrepreneur, speaker, facilitator, motivator, teacher and consultant whose career path has taken her from Europe to India and Africa and finally Canada, where she manages Shosholoza! EDUtainment and is …

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Travels From
Unknown, Canada


Jonathan Kozol

Active advocate for public education in the US and best selling author

Advocate for Public Education in the US and Best Selling Author After being fired from his teaching job for reading a Langston Hughes poem to his students, Jonathan Kozol wrote Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


Brandon Leake

Award-Winning Poet, Artistic Educator, America’s Got Talent Winner, and Motivational Speaker

Award-Winning Poet, Artistic Educator, America’s Got Talent Winner, and Motivational Speaker An artistic visionary whose roots lie in the ghettos of south side Stockton, California, Brandon Leake is a spoken word poet, educator and motivational speaker and the winner of …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
California, United States


James Loehr

Co-author of The Power of Full Engagement and The Mentally Tough Training Programs

World-Renowned Performance Psychologist and C-Suite Coach, & New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, whose ground-breaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved worldwide recognition. The Power of Character From his more than 30 …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Florida, United States


Dave Marcus

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Education Expert

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Education Expert Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David L. Marcus has been a high school teacher, a visiting professor, and an educational consultant. In between, he wrote two highly-praised books about education and parenting. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Dave …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Curtis Nelson

Author of The Recipe for Business Success

With over thirty years of successful national and international business creation and leadership experience, Curtis Nelson has directed the development and successful launch of over 45 new businesses and more than 300 new products for the communications, IT, military, transportation, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Iowa, United States


Charles Petty

America's leading family humorist

Charles Petty is funny and educational. He has the rare ability to package profound, life-changing truths in humor. He has a soft southern accent and uses original humor that is never off-color. Charles’ programs range from 15 minutes to 3 …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
North Carolina, United States


Debbie Phelps

Educator, Children's Activist, and Mother and #1 Supporter of the Greatest Olympian of All Time, Michael Phelps

Educator, Children’s Activist, and Mother and #1 Supporter of the Greatest Olympian of All Time, Michael Phelps As swimmer Michael Phelps won his 22nd Olympic medal (his 18th Gold) he lovingly tossed his Olympic bouquet to his mother in the …

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Travels From
Maryland, United States


Michelle Rhee

Founder of StudentsFirst, Chair of St. Hope Public Schools, and Former DC School Chancellor

Founder of StudentsFirst, Chair of St. Hope Public Schools, and Former DC School Chancellor In the ever-evolving landscape of education in America, Michelle Rhee has been working tirelessly for the past two decades to give children the skills and knowledge …

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In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
California, United States


Jeremy Rifkin

Author, Economic and Social Theorist, Advisor to the European Union and Heads of State, and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

Author, Economic and Social Theorist, Advisor to the European Union and Heads of State, and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends Jeremy Rifkin is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is …

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In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Richard Riley

Former U. S. Secretary of Education

Former U. S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley is the former U. S. Secretary of Education (1993-2001) and former Governor of South Carolina (1979-1987). He currently is a senior partner in the law firm of Nelson Mullins, Riley & …

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Travels From
South Carolina, United States


Dr. David Satcher

16th US Surgeon General, Former Assistant Secretary for Health, Former Director of the CDC & Founder of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse College

16th US Surgeon General, Former & Founder of Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse College Sworn in on February 13, 1998, Dr. David Satcher became the second person in history to ever hold the positions of Surgeon General and Assistant …

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Travels From
Georgia, United States


Pat Schroeder

Former Congresswoman, leader on educational issues and a champion of free speech.

Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder is president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade organization of the U.S. book publishing industry. She left Congress undefeated in 1996 after serving in the House of Representatives …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Timothy M. Stearns

Internationally Recognized Authority on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Internationally Recognized Authority onEntrepreneurship and Innovation Professor Timothy M. Stearns is an acclaimed scholar and practitioner of entrepreneurship who is recognized for his innovative methods around the globe. An author and teacher, he has coached over 1000 entrepreneurial start-ups in …

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Travels From
California, United States


John Wood

Founder and Board Co-Chair of Room to Read, Philanthropist, and Literacy Advocate

Founder and Board Co-Chair of Room to Read, Philanthropist, and Literacy Advocate  John Wood is the founder and board co–chair of Room to Read, an organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


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