Innovation + Creativity Speakers

These creativity and innovation speakers deliver inspiring lectures that ignite ideas while also providing practical lessons for getting the most from your business and your life.

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Ed Catmull

Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and author of Creativity, Inc.

Seth Goldenberg

Entrepreneur, design visionary, and author of Radical Curiosity

Liz Tran

Executive Coach and Founder of Reset

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Porter Braswell

Executive Chairman and co-founder of Jopwell and author of Let Them See You

Eduardo Briceño

Growth mindset expert, CEO of, and author of The Performance Paradox

John Coates

Neuroscientist, former Wall Street trader, and author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

Adam Davidson

Co-founder of Planet Money, award-winning journalist, and author of The Passion Economy

David Ewing Duncan

Award-winning science and technology journalist and bestselling author of Talking to Robots

Dave Evans

Co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Ping Fu

Co-Founder of Geomagic, author of Bend, Not Break, Executive chairman of Gelsight

Scott Galloway

Marketing Professor at NYU Stern, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur

Marc Goodman

Global security advisor, futurist, and New York Times bestselling author of Future Crimes

Chris Guillebeau

New York Times-bestselling author of The $100 Startup and host of the podcast Side Hustle School

Sara Hendren

Design researcher and author of What Can A Body Do?

Therese Huston

Author of Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Alan Iny

Internationally recognized consultant, author of Thinking in New Boxes

Brian Jay Jones

Celebrated Biographer of Jim Henson, George Lucas, and Dr. Seuss

Valerie June

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist


Award-winning recording artist, disability rights activist, and founder of RAMPD

Amanda Lucidon

Obama White House photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times-bestselling author

Katherine May

New York Times bestselling author of Wintering and Enchantment

Chanel Miller

Artist, activist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Know My Name

Jenny Odell

New York Times-bestselling author of How to Do Nothing and Saving Time

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering

Philippe Petit

Famous french high-wire artist and author of Creativity: The Perfect Crime

Jerry Saltz

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for New York magazine

Ken Segall

Former Ad Agency Creative Director for NeXT and Apple, author of New York Times bestseller Insanely Simple and Think Simple

Victoria Sweet

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, prize-winning historian, and author of God's Hotel and Slow Medicine

Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Fame luminary, Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and bestselling author of Power of Nice and Grit to Great

Jeff Tweedy

Grammy Award-winning musician and frontman of Wilco

Rob Walker

Journalist and author of The Art of Noticing

Tim Wu

Former White House Antitrust Advisor, Columbia Law School Professor, and author of The Curse of Bigness and The Attention Merchants