Speakers for Commencement and Convocation


Whether you are booking a speaker for your commencement or convocation, these speakers inspire students and the wider college community alike, offering advice and words of encouragement.

John Green

John Green

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed, The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, John Green shares universal reflections and personal advice, encouraging his audience to continually listen and learn.

See: John Green at Kenyon College

Bina Venkataraman

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Author of The Optimist’s Telescope and Editor-at-Large at The Boston Globe, Bina Venkataraman inspires us to look ahead to an age in which courage can prevent catastrophe.

See: Bina Venkataraman at University of Southern California

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

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Physician, scientist, and activist Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha gives an empowering sendoff and reminds graduates of their own ability to pursue change in the face of injustice.

See: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at Towson University

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

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Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett shares how to always pursue creativity and innovation.

See: Bill Burnett at Wichita State University

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life, Dave Evans offers insight into how to face life’s big questions, and find direction on one’s personal journey.

See: Dave Evans at Boston College

Carl Hiaasen

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Bestselling novelist and Newbery Honor winner Carl Hiaasen entertains with humor and takes students on a creative journey.

See: Carl Hiaasen at Florida International University

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